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.
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!
Material selection is a core service provided by architects, but that process is far from simple. The Materials Matter Certificate Program untangles the complexities of that process in five essential courses. The key? Materials transparency. When you know everything you can about the materials you use, you’re able to make the best product decisions for projects, people, and the environment. The courses cover different types of impacts, and best practices for reducing these impacts, from industry-best instructors. Take all five courses and earn a certificate!
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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.
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.
Do you want to integrate resilience into the design services your firm offers? The Resilience and Adaptation series is your answer. This exclusive multi-course series covers mitigation, resilience and adaptation, technical design application, and design process application. Take all courses in the series to learn best practices for mitigating risk for hazards, shocks, and stresses and adapting to changing conditions. Perfect for midcareer architects. Anyone completing all courses in the AIA Resilience and Adaptation series will receive a certificate acknowledging their completion of all courses in the program, in addition to the individual course certificates available for each course.
Educational sessions drawn from the Custom Residential Architecture Network (CRAN®) Symposium will allow participants to explore regional residential architecture. The Symposium is held each September in a different location. Sessions may explore the architecture of that year's location, work of specific architects, or practice-related topics such as designing for your climate, business best practices, and other topics of interest to residential architects.
The CRAN® Symposium Series is supported by Sub-Zero, Wolf, and Cove.
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!
All architects require at least some knowledge about running a business, and many architects require a lot of knowledge. The courses in this Business Foundations certificate program are designed to help practicing architects develop knowledge and skills they need to effectively manage a business. The courses in this program are intentionally diverse, to give a broad overview of information on a variety of topics, from finance and risk management through intellectual property and business development.
Anyone completing all courses in the Business Foundations series will receive a certificate acknowledging their completion of all courses in the program, in addition to the individual course certificates available upon completion of each individual course.
Emerge by AIAU, a new course series, 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.
AIAU's Energy Series gathers courses on a variety of energy topics, including energy modeling, net-zero, climate considerations, HVAC design, and others. These courses will help you get up to speed and stay current on the latest information on energy utilization and efficiency. Check back often as this series will grow and change over time.
The building sector is the single largest consumer of energy and producer of greenhouse gas emissions. The AIA 2030 Commitment provides an actionable framework for architects and designers to meet the 2030 Challenge goals of carbon neutral buildings by 2030. This series will inspire architects to meet the 2030 goals through design strategies, efficient technologies and systems, and renewable energy resources.
Anyone completing all courses in the AIA+2030 Online Series will receive a certificate acknowledging their completion of all courses in the program, in addition to the individual course certificates available upon completion of each course.