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Historic Architecture One

6 HSW Credits - AIA CES Provider: Philip Fretwell, Architect
The development of Architectural Form over four major epochs: Egyptian, Greek, Roman, and Gothic. Traverse the arc of history and watch building forms we still use emerge and develop.
This AIA approved course also counts for non-AIA Architects.

SEMINAR PREVIEW - 84 of 700 PowerPoint Slides Total
Part 1: Egyptian
Part 2: Greek
Part 3: Roman
Part 4: Gothic

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

Historic Architecture One Preview

Key Words:
Egyptian, Greek, Roman, Gothic

Learning Objectives:
  1. Acquire knowledge of the geographical, mythological and social circumstances surrounding the development of ancient Egyptian art and architecture manifested in temples and culminating in the pyramids.
  2. Understand how Greek culture rose to its height, including various innovations in technology, mathematics, surveying, philosophy and art.  Review the classical orders, and study such examples as the Parthenon, the temples at Paestum, and the Temple of Athena Nike.
  3. Learn about the history and legend surrounding the founding and development of the Roman Empire, beginning with the Etruscans, the ancestors of the Romans.  Understand politics, engineering and religion, and the resulting architecture, such as the aqueducts, baths, roads, the Pantheon, Coliseum and Catacombs.
  4. Understand the cultural and religious circumstances surrounding the fall of the Roman Empire and the rise of Christianity in Europe, and how this gave way to the Carolingian and Romanesque styles and ultimately, the Gothic style.  Gain knowledge of the innovations in structural elements that allowed churches and cathedrals to grow dramatically taller and lighter.
To take this seminar remotely, on your own computer or media device, 
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Online Course #  AIA4010320BB
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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.