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American Styles

6 HSW Credits - AIA CES Provider: Philip Fretwell, Architect
How did America’s rich tapestry of architectural masterpieces evolve? In some cities, it looks as though parts of Europe and Asia were scooped up and placed on our streets. What were the processes and timelines? Who were the leading architects? Which styles became most firmly rooted in our soil? What might be predicted about the future of American architecture? The answer to these questions can be found in our presentation of “American Styles.”
This AIA approved course also counts for non-AIA Architects.

SEMINAR PREVIEW - 91 of 700 PowerPoint Slides Total
Part 1: American Colonial to Dogtrot
Part 2: Moorish Revival to European Medieval
Part 3: Italianate Architecture to International Style
Part 4: Pueblo Revival to Brutalist

 Preview plays automatically.  You can pause it.
You can change the slides at your own pace.

American Styles Preview

Key Words:

American Colonial, Log Structure, Georgian, Palladian, Greek Revival, Neoclassical, Moorish Revival, Arts and Crafts, Bungalow, Art Nouveau, Mission Revival, Beaux Arts, Italianate Architecture, Chateausque, Richardsonian Romanesque, Victorian, Queen Ann, Shingle Style, Pueblo Revival, Mayan Revival, Mediterranean Revival, WPA, Art Deco, Streamline Moderne, Modern, Miami Modern, Brutalist

Learning Objectives:
  1. Demonstrate knowledge of the geographical and social circumstances surrounding the evolution and development of American architectural styles.
  2. Review classical historical styles and explain the connection between historical architectural styles and the American social movements that spawned historic re-creations.
  3. Consider politics, engineering, and religion and how architecture such as government buildings, roads, bridges, and churches resulted.
  4. Determine whether the multiple changes in American architectural styles developed sensibly and slowly or randomly and indiscreetly. Discuss which changes occurred most randomly.

To take this seminar remotely, on your own computer or media device, 
click the following link:

Online Seminar Registration Form
Online Course #  AIA4010320GG
Your seminar will be emailed within 4 working days. 
Once you receive your online seminar, it is yours to keep.

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  What is an online seminar?
It is exactly like the preview slides, shown in a slideshow format - a series of discrete individualized slides of high resolution.

We email the web access link and you can watch it on a laptop, iPad, Kindle, or a Nook whenever you want and wherever you are.

How do I get Credit?
Online seminars come in 4 parts.  Write a paragraph on each part.

Your paragraph would cover what slides were
most informative and your reactions to selected slides.

he best scheme is to open a word document and simply type in comments as you pass interesting slides in the seminar.
When you finish, you will have what we require as a response to document that you have completed the seminar.

Email it to us at
architectseminars@gmail.com. It then becomes part of your course record and credit is approved.

Our Online Seminars are 6 credit hours each.

You can see previews and sign up for any of our online courses by clicking the links below:

Online Seminar Advantages:

  • You can watch as many times as you like for references and resources.
  • Any architect in your office can get AIA credit by paying the online fee and following reporting instructions.
  • Any IDP in your office can get free AIA credit by pairing with an architect who has paid the registration fee.
  • Conduct your own seminar.  Designate a discussion leader.  Use an office projector.
Get 6 AIA credits for colleagues in your office, in one day, without leaving the premises (each must sign-up individually to receive a certificate)... An economical way to get LU credits for your entire staff.

Have fun.  Discuss the topics.  Earn credits.