Architectural Record BE - Building Enclosure

House of the Month: Case Studies

This course is no longer active
Presented by Architectural Record, Sponsored by Western Red Cedar Lumber Association
Continuing Education

Learning Objectives - After this course, you should be able to:

  1. %ITo understand how particular design choices were made.  The architects will describe their process with regards to involvement of the client, and challenges of particular constraints (budgetary, siting, code).
  2. %ITo identify effective means for communicating with clients about the budgetary/design balance.
  3. %ITo discuss effective means for working with local building departments, community boards, etc.
  4. %ITo understand why specific material choices were made with regards to site, climate, budget, and local vernacular.
  5. %ITo understand why specific technology choices were made, specifically with regards to the project's sustainable features.


The architects of a selection of houses recently published as Houses of the Month-the most visited feature on Architectural Record's website-will present case studies of these projects that illustrate best practices in current residential design.  Topics to be covered include meeting and managing client expectations; addressing constraints of site, budget, and program; material and technology choices; and the challenges of integrating modern design into more traditional communities.