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Architectural Record Academies of Digital Learning

From the industry leader in AIA continuing education, Architectural Record announces its Academies of Digital Learning program: a new educational offering that allows architects to fulfill some or all of their annual CE requirements within individual academies focused on specific areas of design interest.  

The program is free and open to the public, and it provides an innovative extension to the scope and breadth of the current CE Center. Each academy will provide an editorial-rich curriculum that includes courses, articles, research reports, live webinars, and other educational materials instructionally designed into an 8-hour program focused on a specific building type. Upon successful completion of each academy, participants will receive 8 CEUs as well as a digital badge from Architectural Record recognizing and validating their accomplishment.

Multifamily Housing

The Multifamily Housing Academy focuses on housing and explores the meaning of “home” in the early stages of the 21st century, specifically in the context of the cost, regulatory, site, and development constraints of a rapidly urbanizing world. Innovative design is critical to addressing the multiple problems and obstacles that inhibit delivery of the massive amounts of new housing now needed across the globe.

Sustainability

The Sustainability and Healthy Materials Academy focuses on the increasing use of safe, eco-friendly materials within the larger tent of sustainable design within the sphere of residential, commercial and industrial applications. It explores environmental and aesthetic benefits, technical advances, code-compliance, as well as the inherent opportunities for using healthy materials and sustainability strategies to enhance not only aesthetics but the overall lifecycle and integrity of a given project. As innovative design solutions become increasingly critical in creating sustainable, cost-effective, modern structures, healthy, natural materials and products are seeing a renaissance for both their beauty and performance qualities.

Wood Structures

The Wood Structures Academy delves into the innovative design and structural uses of wood materials in residential and commercial applications. It explores environmental and aesthetic benefits, technical advances, code-compliance, as well as the inherent opportunities for using wood in both conventional and unconventional ways. As innovative design solutions become increasingly critical in creating sustainable, cost-effective, modern structures, wood is seeing a new surge in popularity for both its natural beauty and performance qualities.

Education

The K-12 Schools Learning Academy, as the name implies, focuses on architectural and design innovations for schools and provides a rich mix of learning opportunities, including: two courses featuring nearly two dozen Architectural Record Building Type Study articles addressing the K-12 market; two editorial CEUs from the magazine highlighting innovative school design practices and strategies with specific attention paid to security, safety, and energy savings; one special-focus CEU examining the features and functions of spray-foam insulation in school construction; and one interactive webinar bringing together school design experts from across the country to discuss three recent high-profile, extraordinary school projects. The academy highlights multiple examples of such innovation across a wide range of K-12 projects, and in the process, provides practicing architects with a curated portfolio from which to draw endless inspiration.

Upon successful completion of the academy, participants will earn 8 AIA LUs: 6 AIA LU/HSW and 2 AIA LU, as well as a digital badge from Architectural Record recognizing and validating their accomplishment. Each course within the academy is accompanied by a quiz. Complete and pass each quiz to receive your credits, certificate of completion, and digital badge.

Daylighting

The Daylighting Academy focuses on challenges, benefits, and solutions being utilized in bringing natural light into commercial applications. It explores environmental and aesthetic benefits and technological advances, as well as the inherent opportunities—particularly occupant comfort and energy savings—in incorporating daylighting and shading strategies into modern building design. As innovative design solutions become increasingly critical in creating cost-effective, sustainable, modern structures, the use of natural light and automated shading systems are seeing a rise in popularity in order to meet the visual and performance goals of a wide variety of projects.

Upon successful completion of the academy, participants will earn 8 AIA LU: 6 AIA LU/HSW and 2 AIA LU, as well as a digital badge from Architectural Record recognizing and validating their accomplishment. Each course within the academy is accompanied by a quiz. Complete and pass each quiz to receive your credits, certificate of completion, and digital badge

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