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In Need of Last-Minute CE Credits? Opportunities Here

Posted by Rowena Winkler on 12/5/17 12:02 PM
Need to check a few continuing education credits off your to-do list? It’s not too late — here are some of our AIA-accredited continuing education opportunities from the past year so you can earn CE credits before the end of 2017. Click the title of each to register and earn over 5 CEUs, including 3.5 AIA LU HSW. Read More

Topics: Continuing Education Credits, continuing education, AIA, A Placemaking Approach to Design, Universal Design, Architectural Record, Architect magazine, BIM, King + King Architects, The Design Buro, Passive House, Living Building Challenge, webinars

Co-Housing Project "Brutopia" Wins Belgium's Blue House Prize

Posted by Julie McClure on 3/19/14 9:05 AM
Constructed in Brussels, the Brutopia housing cooperative illustrates that sustainable design can also be affordable and award-winning. In fact, this multi-story residence recently received The Blue House Prize, which recognizes durable architecture in Belgium developed with private funds. And, the project is satisfying desires of local citizens who dreamed it up, including its design architects, who also happen to live at Brutopia and maintain offices on its ground floor. Read More

Topics: AAAArchitectures, Architecture, Blue House Prize, Brutopia, Passive House, Project Highlight, Serge Fraas, stekke + fraas architecte(s)(n), Vectorworks Fundamentals

Vectorworks users credited with designing world’s first Passive House-certified museum

Posted by Julie McClure on 3/15/13 9:09 AM
Vectorworks users at the architectural firm of Lederer + Ragnarsdóttir + Oei in Stuttgart, Germany have achieved something remarkable: they have designed the world’s first museum certified in the Passive House standard. The accomplishment was no small feat since the building’s design required small windows to shield the displayed art from excessive sunlight as items are showcased with artificial lighting. (In typical Passive House construction, the opposite is often true; architects look to capitalize on large windows to achieve the solar gain necessary to reduce energy and heating costs.) Read More

Topics: Architecture, Art Museum Ravensburg, Community, Lederer + Ragnarsdóttir + Oei, Passive House, Project Highlight, Vectorworks Architect

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