Hanley Wood University

 

Design

  • Perfecting the Process: Keeping Clients Happy from Design Through Build

    Managing the client relationship well from initial interview through project delivery can bolster a firm's strength through tough times. This session is This session focuses on managing your client relations every step of the way. This session is registered with the AIA for 1 hour. Take the course.

    Posted:
    June 2012
    Subject(s):
    Architecture, Business, Conferences, Design
    Sponsor:
    Milgard Windows and Doors, Plastpro
  • The Future of Residential Practice – Alternative Practice Models, New Building Types and Construction Methods in the Years Ahead

    Winners of residential architect magazine's Leadership Awards discuss how Take the course.

    Posted:
    June 2012
    Subject(s):
    Architecture, Business, Conferences, Design
    Sponsor:
    Milgard Windows and Doors, Plastpro
  • Progress Report: Adapting and Evolving – Residential Practice in the New Economy

    Every architecture firm has streamlined during this recession, but lean doesn’t mean you can’t still go for those big firm commissions. In his keynote address, learn how Rick Joy, AIA, known for his jewel-like single-family commissions has stretched his small practice to tackle complex and sometimes far-flung master planning and design projects. This session is registered with the AIA for 1.5 hours. Take the course.

    Posted:
    June 2012
    Subject(s):
    Architecture, Business, Conferences, Design
    Sponsor:
    Milgard Windows and Doors, Plastpro
  • A History of Tension

    Frei Otto's Olympic Stadium for the 1972 Summer Games in Munich, Germany, intimated a future filled with organic and mind-bending forms. Have tensile fabric structures lived up to their promise? This article addresses the materials used in tensile design, the advantages and challenges of this form of architecture, and advancements made within this fast-growing design segment. Take the course.

    Posted:
    June 2012
    Subject(s):
    Building Envelope, Design
    Sponsor:
    Birdair
  • The New Face of Zone Design for the Kitchen

    Kitchen design has changed pretty significantly over the last 60 years. Kitchens are larger, they are used as gathering, entertaining and work spaces. They are the center of the home. More appliances and technology are used. We spend less time preparing meals but more time in the kitchen. This article discusses different “zones” in a kitchen and how to design a kitchen strategically, to incorporate all the needs of today’s families. Take the course.

    Posted:
    June 2012
    Subject(s):
    Kitchen, Design
    Sponsor:
    Jenn-Air
  • Enhancing Exteriors and Other Polymetric Siding

    This program is registered with the AIA for 1 CEH. No matter what exterior cladding is selected, architects, designers and other building product specifiers want assurance that the homes they’re designing will look beautiful and are durable with the passage of time. Vinyl siding is the most popular exterior cladding in the United States and Canada for new construction and remodeling, as it is engineered for sustainability to meet today’s environmental challenges and new technologies allow vinyl and other polymeric siding to beautifully replicate woods, without wood’s maintenance issues or high cost. Options for profile design, colors, and architectural trim and accessories continue to grow so that vinyl and other polymeric siding can be used to achieve virtually any architectural style. Vinyl siding is the only exterior cladding with both third-party product certification and certified installer programs, both of which will be reviewed in this course. Take the course.

    Posted:
    December 2011
    Subject(s):
    Building Envelope, Siding, Design
    Sponsor:
    Vinyl Siding Institute
  • Dissecting Diagrid

    This article appears in the print and digital editions of the October 2011 issue of ARCHTIECT magazine. You can find the related article in the print or digital editions of ARCHITECT magazine. It is registered with the AIA for 1 LU hour. This article compares several traditional design and construction practices to one that is taking the profession by storm: diagrid. Diagrid uses a series of triangles that combine gravity and lateral support into one, making the building stiff, efficient, and lighter than a traditional high rise. With this exoskeleton in place, the designer can cut down on internal supports, saving on space and building materials, allowing naturally broad apertures, and providing greater flexibility for systems installations. The article discusses several diagrid buildings, expands on the benefits of this design principle and also touches on why it is getting so much attention. Take the course.

    Posted:
    October 2011
    Subject(s):
    Design, Building Science
  • Baths for Today and Tomorrow: An Overview of 2010 ADA Standards

    1 LU AIA/HSW

    Thank you for your interest in the codes and standards that govern accessibility requirements. This course explores the demographics that are driving the accessible bath fixture market. All manufacturers must comply with the same requirements in order to meet UFAS and ADA standards. The accessibility standards common to all manufacturers challenge them to evacuate water on a shower floor that has a ¼-inch pitch to the drain. This is made more difficult by the fact that accessible showers have dams with minimal heights. The evolution of accessibility standards, the federal guidelines, and the products that meet these standards will be reviewed. At the end of this course you will be able to list codes and standards that govern accessibility requirements, identify project types that require accessible bath fixtures, and specify bath fixtures and accessories that meet current accessibility guidelines. Take the course.

    Posted:
    September 2011
    Subject(s):
    Codes and Standards, Universal Design, Design
    Sponsor:
    Aquatic
    Certification(s):
    AIA
  • The Kitchen Evolved

    This course covers the history of kitchen design in the modern era, reviewing the post World War One period, through the Fifties and up to the current day. Today's kitchen will be further examined by identifying how unique elements and different materials are combined to meet the new uses that today's kitchen’s face. Moving forward, we will explore trends and get a glimpse of the future of kitchen design and use. Take the course.

    Posted:
    July 2011
    Subject(s):
    Bath, Kitchen, Design
    Sponsor:
    Sub-Zero
  • Mounting Solutions for Flat Screens and AV Equipment: Improving User Experience in Various Settings

    Homes, hotels, hospitals, restaurants, businesses, etc., are all incorporating flat screen TVs and other audio/visual information systems into interior spaces. Whether they are used for individual or public purposes, these systems improve the functionality of the space, the aesthetics of the space and thus the user experience. Mounting solutions allow the technology to be cleanly integrated into the space, even on a wall or ceiling, freeing up useable space and enlarging the area. Audio-visual mounts allow the designer and user to dictate how they will interact with the technology and the space. This program showcases various mounting solutions in different settings and briefly describes how mounting solutions are related to ADA requirements for digital signage. Take the course.

    Posted:
    July 2011
    Subject(s):
    Design, Technology
    Sponsor:
    CHIEF