Certificate and Content Series
The American Institute of Architects publishes nearly 200 standardized contract templates of agreements and forms. Prepared by the AIA with the consensus of owners, contractors, attorneys, architects, engineers, and others, the documents have been finely tuned during their 125-year history. As a result, these comprehensive contracts and forms are now widely recognized as the industry standard.
The AIA is pleased to offer high-quality education programs designed to help you develop your knowledge of AIA contract documents, expand your skills and keep you current on industry trends. Whether you are an architect, contractor, owner, developer, or other industry professional, we have a course that addresses your needs, schedule, and budget!
Build your knowledge and skills with this series of five state-of-the-art courses delivered by experts on the building envelope, high-performance design and codes.
Series sponsored by Kingspan.
En consorcio con el Colegio de Arquitectos de Costa Rica, AIAU está dichoso de anunciar los cursos en español que se enumeran a continuación. ¡Más cursos vendrán pronto!
In partnership with the Colegio Arquitectos de Costa Rica, AIAU is pleased to offer the courses listed below delivered in Spanish. More courses are coming soon!
Licensed architects and affiliated design professionals have, in their professional practice, a positive duty to protect the public’s health, safety, and welfare. As America’s healthcare expenses continue to rise and we rebuild post-pandemic, collaboration with public health professionals will be more critical than ever. Through this series of courses, you will learn from architects and public health experts as they guide you through the opportunities in rethinking the design process to create healthier buildings.
If you’re not considering embodied carbon as part of each project’s CO2 emissions, this series is for you. Embodied Carbon 101 is designed to help AEC professionals understand embodied carbon and immediately apply that knowledge to projects to reduce emissions and get to zero carbon. Unlike operational carbon, which can be reduced during a building’s lifetime, embodied carbon is “locked in” as soon as a building is completed. Over 12 courses, you’ll learn how to measure, manage, and implement practical solutions from expert practitioners including architects and sustainable building product manufacturers. Buildings contribute about 40% of the world’s carbon emissions, and embodied carbon is a big slice of the pie. Let’s all do our part to get to zero together.
Emerge by AIAU provides emerging professionals on the path to licensure with experience hours in NCARB’s Architectural Experience Program (AXP). Courses in this series are free for Associate AIA members. You can gain extra experience hours that you might not get in a firm on your own time, on your own terms. Watch these videos to help you complete AXP and jump-start your career.
This series presents courses on research being conducting about the built environment and our interactions with it. Discover what the evidence-based findings tell us and learn how they can be applied to architectural practice.
The courses in this series demonstrate the value of research for your practice. Gain strategies for applying research thinking to your design projects and solutions.
As a small firm owner, you often must be the architect, the business leader, marketing professional, strategic planner, personal assistant, and account manager all rolled into one. Every day you wear many hats and start juggling competing priorities before most people have their morning coffee. The Small Firm Exchange selected the courses in this series to make the most of your time by providing you actionable tools, resources, and knowledge to grow your small firm into the prosperous business you envision.
The simultaneous crises of climate change, COVID-19, a looming economic depression, and systemic racial injustice have exposed structural failings that architecture, and society, must address. It’s a perfect storm that has created an unprecedented call for change. Where do we go from here?
Designed to help you confront these challenges and change your practice and the architecture profession for the better, this selection of sessions from our Architecture in Turbulent Times: Equity, Environment, Health, & Economy virtual learning event features the latest thinking by leading architects, climate champions, civic leaders, academics, and new voices. You’ll hear the brave ideas and honest dialogue that architecture needs now and leave with the knowledge you need to be part of the solution.
Contemporary neuroscience using MRI imaging of people’s brains while they perform tasks has revealed a much more important role for memory in the creative process. The Iconic House Series will explore the ways our response to or experience of highly memorable houses may consciously or unconsciously influence our thought processes as residential designers. Each of the Iconic House and Iconic Room programs will ask three residential architects to present an Iconic House that has been personally important to them and to show one of their own design projects, explaining how their chosen Iconic example has influenced their thinking. The Durability and Details of Iconic Houses Program will explore how the details of iconic historic and modernist houses have contributed to their durability or lack thereof, and what we can learn from their successes and failures in detailing our own projects for durability.