Custom Home Academy
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  3 AIA LU/HSW; 5.5 AIA LU/Elective

For your clients, building a custom home can be quite literally making their dream come true. The Custom Home Academy takes a look at the many aspects of designing a unique residence, such as trends in home layout and ideas for contemporary kitchen and bathroom design. The courses of the Custom Homes Academy explore single-family home design and the importance of lighting, thermal comfort, accessibility, sustainability and performance. With an ever-faster evolving world, architects are being challenged to not only adapt to changing environments and design trends, but to an increasingly unpredictable human condition.

Academy Courses
Trends in Daylighting and Tunable Lighting
New strategies and technologies can bring health benefits to commercial and residential spaces
Modern Residential Architecture: Reimagining the Cottage
These projects strive to incorporate sustainability and emerging environmental technologies
Kitchens and Baths: Good Design is Good Business
From London to California, these innovative kitchens and baths are awe inspiring
How Windows and Doors Can Make a House Feel Good
Designing a custom home that promotes occupant well-being includes specification of windows and door...
Custom Homes: Address Design Challenges & Constraints
Whether the goal is to preserve the past or to innovate for the future, these projects demonstrate u...