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Architecture and History

6 HSW Credits - AIA CES Provider: Philip Fretwell, Architect
The exciting story of architecture related to a backdrop of monumental events in history. This seminar explores the challenges experienced by architects who designed extraordinary structures. Search with the masters to shed light on the mysteries of architecture.
This AIA approved course also counts for non-AIA Architects.

SEMINAR PREVIEW - 99 of 785 PowerPoint Slides Total
(Architecture is represented in each period)
Part 1: Hammurabi to Jesus
Part 2: Constantine to Luther
Part 3: Spanish Armada to World War I
Part 4: Russian Revolution to World Trade Center Collapse

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

Architecture and History Preview

Key Words: (Architecture is represented in each period)
Hammurabi, Moses, Buddha, Confucius, Solon, Marathon, Hippocrates, Caesar, Jesus, Constantine, Muhammad, Bologna, Dante, Black Death, Columbus, Michelangelo, Erasmus, Luther, Spanish Armada, Battle of Vienna, Lexington, Gettysburg, Adam Smith, Karl Marx, Darwin, Pasteur, Wright Brothers, Archduke Assassination, Russian Revolution, Stock Market Crash, Hitler, Roosevelt, Atomic Bomb, Mao Zedong, Kennedy Assassinated, King – I have a Dream, September 11, 2001

Learning Objectives:
  1. Discuss the relationship of buildings to monumental historical events. How did historic changes affect building designs?
  2. Discuss the differences between capitalist and communist architecture in the 20s and 30s.
  3. Pick 3 historic periods and explain why a clear connection exists between history and architecture.
  4. Describe how building technology changed since the advent of the Industrial Revolution in the early 1800s.
To take this seminar remotely, on your own computer or media device, 
click the following link:

Online Seminar Registration Form
Online Course #  AIA4010320WW
Your seminar will be emailed within 4 working days. 
Once you receive your online seminar, it is yours to keep.

Click Here for Seminar Fees
  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.