Pop-up Nation: Design of Temporary Installations

Explore the new wave of temporary installations for design potential and client attraction.


Looking for a new way to draw in clients and demonstrate the potential of your designs? Pop-ups and temporary design installations, one of the latest architecture trends, have the power to attract attention, show possibilities, and raise your profile as a professional—whether they’re designed for a client or not.

In this course, you’ll learn how young architects and emerging professionals are using small-scale temporary design and pop-up installations to achieve personal design goals while promoting public awareness of the power of design. Leading designers will highlight a variety of temporary design installations and pop-ups, and introduce strategies for creating small-scale temporary projects.

Learning objectives

Participants will be able to:

•    Identify the ways design of temporary installations can positively shift the public perception of a place.

•    Distinguish the variety of design goals that can be accomplished through design of temporary small projects.

•    Determine means of engaging the public in the outcomes of design and implementation of temporary installations.

•    Develop their design philosophy and values by undertaking pop-up projects.

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 $40  non-member
 $25  member
1.00 LU
  • RIBA


  • Jean Dufresne


    Principal, SPACE Architects + Planners LLC

    Jean Dufresne is the co-founder of SPACE Architects + Planners, a boutique architecture firm...
  • Josh Flowers


    Vice Chair, AIA National Young Architects Forum

    Josh Flowers, AIA, LEED AP BD+C, is the 2015 Vice Chair of the AIA National Young Architects Forum...
  • Jessica Sheridan


    Project Manager/Architect, Gensler

    NY Regional Director, AIA National Strategic Council

    Jessica Sheridan, AIA, LEED AP BD+C, is an Architect and Project Manager at Gensler, where she...

Course details

Contents: Video, quiz, evaluation

Expiration: One year after purchase

Duration: 1:00

Passing Score: 80% on quiz