Texture in Architecture

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Webinar On-Demand
Sponsored by EQUITONE facades
Narrated by texture and material expert, Jim Biddulph with RIBA Honorary Fellow and poet LionHeart

Learning Objectives:

  1. Understand the psychology of texture and how texture impacts human experience.
  2. Describe how texture and the natural world draw from each other.
  3. Describe the history of texture in architecture.
  4. Recognize how texture impacts our senses and emotions.


1 AIA LU/Elective
AAA 1 Structured Learning Hour
This course can be self-reported to the AANB, as per their CE Guidelines
AAPEI 1 Structured Learning Hour
MAA 1 Structured Learning Hour
This course can be self-reported to the NLAA.
This course can be self-reported to the NSAA
NWTAA 1 Structured Learning Hour
OAA 1 Learning Hour
SAA 1 Hour of Core Learning
This course can be self-reported to the AIBC, as per their CE Guidelines.
This course is approved as a Structured Course
This course can be self-reported to the AANB, as per their CE Guidelines
Approved for structured learning
Approved for Core Learning
This course can be self-reported to the NLAA
Course may qualify for Learning Hours with NWTAA
Course eligible for OAA Learning Hours
This course is approved as a core course
This course can be self-reported for Learning Units to the Architectural Institute of British Columbia

From nature to neuroscience, poetry to production, Texture in Architecture presents a multi-faceted exploration of how architects think about texture and how humans experience it.



Kellie Knuff Perkins, the past fifteen years, Kellie Knuff Perkins has worked for building manufacturers that mainly specialize in rainscreen applications. She began her career in design and construction, working at architectural firms as the Business Development Manager. Having an interest in working closely with architects and general contractors, Kellie joined EQUITONE in 2016 to work in the field.

As a professional in the industry, Kellie is passionate about promoting the use of performance-driven rainscreen assemblies that contribute to more durable, healthy, energy-efficient, and safe buildings. Currently, Kellie serves on the Board and acts as the Second Vice-Chair on the Executive Committee for the Rainscreen Association in North America (RAiNA).


EQUITONE facades EQUITONE is a through-colored facade material designed by and for architects. The high-density fiber cement panels are available in sizes up to 4x10’ and are offered in 5 textures and 60+ colors. With a life expectancy of over 50 years, EQUITONE is both beautiful and durable.


Originally published in November 2022