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Ancient Design Principles for the Modern Day

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Live course date: 07/30/2024 | 03:00 PM

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Tuesday, July 30, 2024 | 3:00pm EST

Ancient Design Principles for the Modern Day looks to the past in order to pave way for a more sustainable future. In this course, we’ll investigate the design and architectural universality of four historical cultures across space and time. Explore how past relationships to color, wellness and ecology can ignite modern designs that not only sustains future generations, but continues the legacy of timeless inspiration.

Learning Objectives


Understand why it is important to integrate ancient principles in contemporary design practices to support the creation of a sustainable and healthy environment that enhances and regenerates the planet and people's health and wellbeing.


Learn how 4 distinct ancient design theories utilized their relationship to color from cultural, geographical or ecological contexts to drive the iconic historical architecture that is recognized in the modern day


Learn how the early history of color psychology influences modern color trend cycles


Learn how 4 ancient design theories apply to current design practices and how to implement the basics of ancient design principles to modern interiors to enhance wellness benefits for occupants


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

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Darla Ferreira is an architecture and design representative (ADR) for Benjamin Moore in the Northern California territory, specifically the south Bay Area, East Bay, and Sacramento territories. As an ADR, Darla’s mission is to serve as a color product expert, educator, and brand ambassador to the architect and design community for Benjamin Moore. Additionally, she is responsible for closing the gap between color selection, specifications, and product sales to help drive sales results. In this role with Benjamin Moore, Darla is involved in helping architects and designers specify products, write master specifications specifically for firms, give product presentations and AIA CEU presentations, and provide color tools necessary for firms to select products. Darla has a bachelor’s degree in Interior Design from Sacramento State University. She began her career as a manufacturer’s representative and has always worked in that field with interior products and services such as carpet, concrete polishing, and architectural signage. She has always worked with the architecture and design community in the Northern California territory and provides a consultative approach in aiding in specifications and product knowledge. She is a member of ASID and IIDA.