Glass in Architecture Academy
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  4 AIA LU/HSW; 4 AIA LU/Elective

When Frank Lloyd Wright lamented in 1928 that the Persians, the Egyptians, and the Moors knew more about the secrets of glass than American architects — who at the time had the thoroughly modern material readily at their disposal — he could not foresee the leaps in creativity and utility that architects would make almost 100 years on. Today, glass is a prominent material in commercial and residential projects, bringing in light, providing views, and balancing thermal comfort. Modern buildings, using new glass technologies, do their best to consider the health and well-being of occupants, and glass is being used in new ways to enhance aesthetics, provide privacy, and improve energy efficiency. The Glass in Architecture Academy presents information on advances in glass technology and examples of the many ways glass enhances a project.

Earn 8 AIA LU (4 AIA LU/HSW + 4 AIA LU/Elective).

Academy Courses
High-Performance Glass for Sustainable Design
A comprehensive guide to understanding the benefits of and best practices for specifying high-perfor...
Innovations in Glass
An exploration of how architects are pushing the limits of technology to exploit the mutable nature ...
Bird-Safe Design
Three projects demonstrate how glass buildings can be designed to protect our feathered friends from...
Daylighting Design Update
New standards and new glazing options raise the bar on performance and benefits