Design

  • Illustrative Guide to Classical Moulding Design for Cabinetry and Furniture

    In this learning unit we will highlight the how Classical Moulding Design can be used throughout the home. We will discuss different heights and proportions and offer guidelines for different types of cabinetry in your project. This course also focuses on entablatures, which is a classical term referring to the area consisting of a series of mouldings, usually found above the column and capital. Entablatures can range from very simple to very elaborate. By understanding and identify the anatomy of an entablature, the designer will be able to adapt cabinetry design to fit the clients’ needs. While understanding the concepts is important, this course delves deeper into explaining how you can adapt the concepts to fit your design needs. Take the course.

    Posted:
    June 2011
    Subject(s):
    Design
    Sponsor:
    White River Hardwoods
  • Design Elements of Winning Residential Kitchens

    1.0 LU

    You will recognize and identify ways to: make the space of the kitchen the primary design element; use color and materials as the primary design element to create an exemplary kitchen; choose a visual theme - related to the residence as a whole or for the kitchen proper- as the primary design element of a kitchen; and adapt the kitchen design to the client's lifestyle and functional needs. Take the course.

    Posted:
    July 2010
    Subject(s):
    Design, Finishes and Surfaces, Interiors
    Sponsor:
    Sub-Zero
    Certification(s):
    AIA
  • Daylight Harvesting: Controlling Electric Light in Response to Daylight

    1 LU HSW/SD

    By the end of this online unit you will be able to define what daylight harvesting is and several benefits associated with this design strategy. You will be able to list daylight harvesting design control considerations and related components. Finally, you will be able to determine the best applications to take advantage of daylight harvesting controls. Take the course.

    Posted:
    November 2009
    Subject(s):
    Daylighting, Design, Energy Efficiency, Lighting, Lighting Design
    Sponsor:
    Leviton Lighting Management Systems
    Certification(s):
    AIA
  • Specifying Lockers for Functionality, Safety and Security

    1 LU

    After completing this course you will be able to specify lockers based on different styles, latches, accessories, finishes and ADA requirements; you will be able to describe how to determine which style of locker is best suited for your project based on usage expectations, maintenance needs and ADA accessibility; you will be able to describe why finishes can affect the health and sanitation of locker users in public facilities and be able to list to which LEED credits lockers can contribute. Take the course.

    Posted:
    October 2009
    Subject(s):
    Metal, Design, Interiors, Cabinets
    Sponsor:
    LYON Workspace Products
    Certification(s):
    AIA
  • Firmitas, Utilitas, Venustas: The Essence of Good Architecture

    1 LU

    This learning unit focuses on the Classical Orders of Architecture in part one, and in part two, discusses how the Classical Orders affect moulding design, ornamental motifs, contemporary design, and how they mutually influence each other. Take the course.

    Posted:
    June 2008
    Subject(s):
    Design
    Sponsor:
    White River
    Certification(s):
    AIA
  • What is New Urbanism and Common Exterior Siding Options

    1 LU

    This course examines what New Urbanism is and identifies the benefits and requirements of New Urbanism developments. You will learn how fiber cement siding has impacted the growth of New Urbanism and will be able to identify strengths and weakness of commonly used siding systems. You will earn one hour of AIA credit upon successful completion of this course. Take the course.

    Posted:
    April 2008
    Subject(s):
    Design
    Sponsor:
    James Hardie
    Certification(s):
    AIA