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Evolution of Architecture

6 HSW Credits - AIA CES Provider: Philip Fretwell, Architect
Beyond the practical realities of everyday architecture, "Evolution of Architecture" captures the essence of designer imagination through time. Step back in time and watch pre-historic shelter transform and evolve into modern architecture.
This AIA approved course also counts for non-AIA Architects.

SEMINAR PREVIEW - 60 of 700 PowerPoint Slides Total
Part 1: Evolution of Shelter
Part 2: Form Currents
Part 3: Structure and Form
Part 4: International Style

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

Evolution of Architecture Preview

Key Words:

Primitive / Cabins / Ante-Bellum / 30's / Now / Memories / Id / Ego / Historical / Nature / Geometry /Industrial / Cast Iron / Steel / Concrete / Shells / Art / Fresh / New / Anti-Traditional Building of the 20's and 30's

Learning Objectives:
  1. Discuss the evolutionary steps from primitive structures to early modern structures. Discuss significant constructional practices and form changes.
  2. Prioritize the contributions of psychology, gestalt, optical allusion, scale, harmony, form, and nature in achieving a finished architectural design.
  3. Explain how architectural form changed with the introduction of cast iron, steel, concrete, and glass. 
  4. Describe changes that occurred in Western European culture at the beginning of the 20th century and tell how these changes led to the International Style of architecture.
To take this seminar remotely, on your own computer or media device, 
click the following link:

Online Seminar Registration Form
Online Course #  AIA4010320AA
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.

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.