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Great Ideas In Architecture

6 HSW Credits - AIA CES Provider: Philip Fretwell, Architect
Ideas that shaped the 20th Century: Vitruvius, Ruskin, Loos, Sullivan, Wright, Corbusier, Bauhaus, Mumford, Jacobs, Carson, Green Building, and Modern Architecture. Includes an exhilarating year-by-year pictorial of the evolution of Modern Architecture, covering the essentials of 20th Century Design.
This AIA approved course also counts for non-AIA Architects.

SEMINAR PREVIEW - 81 of 700 PowerPoint Slides Total
Part 1: The Stream of Ideas
Part 2: The Influence of Gropius and Corbusier on 20th Century Design
Part 3: Technology, Culture, and the Environment
Part 4: Green Buildings.

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

Great Ideas in Architecture Preview

Key Words:

Vitruvius / De Architectura ("On Architecture") - Ruskin / Seven Lamps of Architecture – Louis Sullivan – Arts & Crafts / Wright. Greene & Greene. Maybeck. Webb. Morris. – Adolf Loos / Ornament and Crime – Wright's Broadacre. Bauhaus / Art. Architecture. Graphic Design. Interior Design. Industrial Design. Typography. Some Bauhuas Artists: Anni Albers. Josef Albers. Marcel Breuer. Wassily Kandinsky. Paul Klee. Laszlo Moholy-Nagy. Piet Mondrian. Walter Gropius. Le Corbusier / Toward A New Architecture: Three Reminders to Architects. . .Mass. Surface. Plan. Lewis Mumford / The City in History, The Urban Prospect, Art & Technics. Values For Survival. Megatechnics. Biotechnics. Polytechnics versus Monotechnics. Megamachines. Jane Jacobs. Rachel Carson / Silent Spring. Elixirs of Death. Surface Waters and Underground Seas. LEED and Building Sustainability / Sustainable Sites. Energy and Atmosphere. Water Efficiency. Materials and Resources. Indoor Environmental Quality.

Learning Objectives:
  1. Compare Vitruvius’s motivation for writing De Architectura to John Ruskin’s motivation for writing The Seven Lamps of Architecture.
  2.  Discuss the general effects of ornament and texture on architecture in both aesthetic and functional terms.
  3.  Describe “regulating lines”, and explain how this form of design and construction works, compared to other forms.
  4.  Evaluate the merits of Jane Jacobs call for diversity in city planning and give your opinion as to whether “top down” diversity strategies are realistic options in free enterprise societies.

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

Online Seminar Registration Form
Online Course #  AIA4010320NN
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.