Contemporary Design for Changing Times: How Windows and Doors Influence Architecture

Tuesday, December 7, 2021 | 3pm ET

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The COVID-19 pandemic, climate change, and other forces are changing the face of architecture, including a gravitation toward more contemporary styles and solutions. Many of the related architectural elements — including windows and doors — are rooted in principles introduced by modernists nearly a century ago. This course will closely examine the connection between current events and fenestration design, the enduring influence of modern architecture, design trends and influences in contemporary architecture, and fenestration options for contemporary window and door solutions.

Learning objectives

  • Design and manage building projects considering current events and how this may affect fenestration design moving forward.
  • Examine the evolution of modern architecture, architects who influenced the style, and how fenestration played a major role in the movement, which continues today.
  • Explore design trends in contemporary architecture and current influences on the style.
  • Describe fenestration options for contemporary window and door solutions, as well as performance issues that must be considered when designing with large glass.

This free live course is brought to you through a partnership with Andersen Windows. By registering for this course, you grant AIA permission to share your name and email address with Andersen Windows.

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