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Architecture Case Studies

6 HSW Credits - AIA CES Provider: Philip Fretwell, Architect
Masterworks explained and illustrated in story form:  Rich, fascinating, inside-edition stories illuminate case histories and make architectural works personable. Often the back-stories we did not learn in college are more fascinating than the construction stories. See these projects from every angle and viewpoint – almost like being there.

SEMINAR PREVIEW - 88 of 732 PowerPoint Slides Total
(Architecture is represented in each period)
Part 1: Palais de l'Industrie to Trinity Church
Part 2: William Watts Sherman House to World’s Columbian Exposition
Part 3: Biltmore Estate to Pennsylvania Station
Part 4: Hill House to Het Schip

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Architecture Case Studies Preview

Key Words: (Architecture is represented in each period) 
Palais de l'Industrie, Oxford Museum, London Railway, Clifton Bridge, Oriel Chambers, St Pancras, Roebling Bridge, Palais Garnier, Trinity Church, Sherman House, Casa Vicens, Ponce de León, Cleveland Arcade, Monadnock, Wainwright, Columbian Exposition, Biltmore, Vienna Secession, Maison du Peuple, Flatiron, Amsterdam Exchange, Larkin Building, Martin House, Penn Station, Hill House, Casa Milà, Gamble House, AEG Factory, NY Library, Taliesin East, Panama Canal, Helsinki Railway,
 Het Schip, +more

Learning Objectives:
  1. Explain the difference between works of architecture that are considered masterpieces and other notable published works that are not.
  2. Discuss the construction of Ellis’s Oriel Chambers and tell how it related to developments in modern architecture.
  3. Maison de Peuple, Wardenclyffe Tower, Larkin Building, and Pennsylvania Station were all demolished. Compare the thought processes then with current attitudes toward preservation of historic structures.
  4. Analyze the difference between the exhibited architectural philosophies contained in Mackintosh’s Hill House and Frank Lloyd Wrights Robie House, both built around the turn of the 20th Century.
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Online Course #  AIA4010320V
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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.

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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.