Custom Home Academy
Brought to you by Marvin

  6.25 AIA LU/HSW; 2 AIA LU/Elective

When it comes to the art and science of designing truly unique and personalized residential spaces, modern custom homes need to embody the hopes, dreams, and visions of clients who look to their homes for comfort, performance, and flexibility. The Custom Home Academy offers an array of courses that dive into the various aspects of designing a one-of-a-kind home, examining the many trends, styles, and processes for creating a unique residence, including the resurgence of Mid-Century Modern design, and incorporating glass for breathtaking views and natural light. We will explore single-family home design—for both new homes and renovations—and the importance of lighting, thermal comfort, outdoor space, accessibility, and sustainability, as well as the latest innovations in 3-D design. With the world constantly evolving, this Academy provides architects with the knowledge and skills required to adapt to changing environments and design trends, while meeting the specific needs of clients. After all, there is no place like home.

Academy Courses
Mid-Century Modern Revisited
A contemporary look at mid-century modern influences in residential architecture
Big Glass, Big Returns
How windows and doors can deliver on light, air, and views
3-D Printed Houses
The Fine Print: Will additive manufacturing technology revolutionize residential design and construc...
Design Trends for Custom Homes: Form, Function and Flexibility
These unique projects embrace the latest residential trends, ensuring high-performance and beautiful...
Beyond Function: Designing with Exterior Glass Doors to Improve Well-Being
Current products offer exciting choices in design, style, and performance
Trends in Daylighting and Tunable Lighting
New strategies and technologies can bring health benefits to commercial and residential spaces
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...