Masonry Academy
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  5.5 AIA LU/HSW; 3 AIA LU/Elective

The Masonry Academy will examine the many aspects of masonry, which is one of the oldest forms of construction known to humans. From a high-level overview of materials, such as concrete, stone, and brick, to detailed breakdowns of a variety of innovative projects throughout the world, the Masonry Academy will provide architects and designers with inspiration and practical knowledge about incorporating masonry into contemporary residential, commercial, and institutional design—whether new construction or exacting renovations—as aesthetics, cost savings, and performance benefits are highlighted.

Earn 8.5 AIA LU (5.5 AIA LU/HSW + 3 AIA LU/Elective).

Academy Courses
Modern Masonry: Fire Protection and Enhanced Performance
A proven material upgraded for code consistency, fire protection, and high-performance building
Pushing the [Brick] Envelope
Architects find new forms of expression with an ages-old material.
Rammed Earth
In the Mix: Architects tap the ancient technique of rammed earth, giving it renewed relevance.
Masonry Construction
Brick by Brick: Architects and engineers enlist one of the oldest building technologies to create in...

Academy Resources

Editorial Resources

An essay from August, 1928, by Frank Lloyd Wright.

EchelonTM Masonry Resources

In storm-prone areas such as New Orleans, a building’s durability and resilience are often as important—or more so—than its aesthetics.