Courses

Indoors is the new outdoors. Join Helena van Vliet AIA for an introduction to the design of "Well-Being Places." This multi-sensory seminar builds on innate human spatial preferences, their evolutionary origins, purpose, and relevance in meeting todays' sustainability and health challenges.


Friday, November 11, 2022, Hybrid/ Manhattan
Learn specifications writing techniques that boost your confidence to research, evaluate, write, and edit construction specifications. Understand the correct specifications writing language; use master electronic specifications systems and the internet to research, evaluate, and specify products and systems for construction. Explore the history of specifications writing, from development to present.


Friday, September 30, 2022, Online
October 21-22, 2022, Hybrid/ Manhattan
Learn how communities throughout New York City and New York State began their revitalization processes, how they learned to capitalize on their assets, and how the extensive amount of information is organized into a comprehensive strategy with a specific work plan for implementation. This course carries 7 LU, 7 AIA, 7 HSW credits.


Thursday, October 13, 2022, Hybrid/ Manhattan
An overview of Feng Shui, from its ancient origins to its various schools of interpretation to its practical application in modern construction, will be presented. Case studies of buildings erected with and without these principals will be studied and compared. Symbolic and cultural aspects in architecture will be examined, including what constitutes a harmonious landscape in accordance with Feng Shui principles


Thursday, October 20, 2022, Hybrid/ Manhattan
Learn the technical and theoretical information necessary for the examination, documentation, and analysis of historic structures and their materials. Explore the various tools for preserving historic and existing buildings as established by the Secretary of the Interior's Standards for the Treatment of Historic Properties


November 12-11, 2022, Pratt Manhattan
Learn the engineering fundamentals and practical considerations for the design of components and layout of HVAC systems. Learn how to calculate cooling and heating loads for commercial buildings and apply the principles of psychrometric processes to the design of optimal air-conditioning and heating systems. Learn and identify the different types of HVAC systems and equipment commonly used in commercial buildings. This practical course outlines the design process for all major HVAC components including equipment selection and air and water distribution (ductwork and piping) and its major components (fans and pumps). You also study best practices in HVAC system design strategies for high efficiency building design from real-world case studies.


October 17, 2022 to December 19, 2022, Hybrid/ Manhattan
Discuss the history of green design, including the research, studies and experiments that led to the adoption of the LEEDŽ rating system. Participants will earn how to correlate studies to green design, understand the LEEDŽ rating system, and learn how to implement LEEDŽ principles in specifications. Learn how to create and edit Division One General Requirements Sections to cover the procedural and administrative requirements necessary to make sustainable architecture practices a reality


Friday, November 4, 2022, Hybrid/ Manhattan
Focus on the prescriptive compliance path of the NYC energy code and on the selections of the code highlighted, explanations of the applicability of the section, and corresponding images of real-life building situations of compliant and non-compliant constructions. Review and analyze the mechanical, envelope and lighting/power requirements for commercial buildings.


Tuesday, October 18, 2022, Hybrid/ Manhattan
For architects or engineers currently planning a conversion project or who would like to supplement and enhance their range of knowledge and generate possible new sources of revenue, this course will enrich the professional's tools by developing the knowledge required to understand and plan the conversion of commercial and manufacturing buildings to legal residential use. Issues involving the NYC Building J Code, the NYS Multiple Dwelling Law, the NYC Zoning Resolution, and the NYC Housing Maintenance Code will be investigated. The review process by the NYC Buildings Department and the NYC Loft Board will be explored.


Tuesday, September 27, 2022, Hybrid/ Manhattan