Register Now for the Next Art In Architecture Webinar: Four French Architects You Should Know (1 AIA LU)

Posted by Pete Hicks on 12/12/14 11:38 AM  |  2 min read time

Our Art In Architecture webinar series has taken viewers from the origins of iconic architecture in post-World War I Russia through to its emergence as an international trend in the design industry. The third installment, titled “Four French Architects You Should Know – Eiffel, Prouvé, Perrault, and Ricciotti,” taking place on Wednesday, December 17, at 2:00 pm ET, will explore the work of four designers in an examination of their common cultural roots and the historical influences that guided their creative energy. Register here and attend this free webinar to earn 1 AIA Learning Unit.

“We’ve gotten to the point where the over-arching themes of the series are becoming evident through the design work being analyzed,” says series presenter Steve Alden, AIA, architect at Nemetschek Vectorworks. “Those who have been with us from the start have seen iconic architecture evolve from a small movement to an architectural norm, as well as the growth of the technology that empowered the evolution. However, each of the webinars can stand alone for those who are only interested in one facet of the discussion.”

The four architects being covered in the December 17 webinar have made a distinctive impact on the world of architecture, and by examining their influences, today’s designers can find inspiration for their own future innovations. Gustave Eiffel, creator of the Parisian landmark that bears his name, is perhaps the most recognizable, but his body of work is surprisingly large and extends around the world. Jean Prouvé is renowned for combining new manufacturing technologies with social responsibility as he pioneered pre-fabricated architecture in the first half of the twentieth century through the post-war 1940s. Dominique Perrault received international acclaim as a young designer for the French National Library completed in 1995, and is an architect and planner who believes in the power of bold gesture and inspiration. Finally, Rudy Ricciotti is a master of unexpected solutions in the design of large-scale, world-class cultural centers and exhibition spaces.

Participants who attend and register with their AIA member number will earn one AIA Learning Unit upon the completion of a short follow-up quiz. We'll be leading a discussion on Twitter throughout the webinar. Follow @Vectorworks and #ArtInArch to join in on the conversation live!

[UPDATE: Visit for more opportunities to earn continuing education credits through our Art in Architecture program, as well as inspiration to help you stay creative.]

Topics: Academic, BIM (Architecture)

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