Credits: 1 AIA LU/Elective; 1 AIBD P-CE; 0.1 ICC CEU; 0.1 IACET CEU
May qualify for learning hours through most Canadian architectural associations
This webinar is part of the Custom Home Academy
This lively and informative webinar will provide a brief history of the Mid-Century Modern (MCM) movement in the U.S., including basic principles, leading architects, and key projects that exemplify this well-known and well-loved style. Additionally, we will hear from architecture and design professionals who will present case studies of recent custom home projects that either creatively revive existing Mid-Century Modern homes or channel MCM principles into new builds, detailing how and why this iconic building style is seeing a resurgence. In addition to highlighting the aesthetics of MCM architecture, our presenters will also examine how today’s goals of increased sustainability, performance, and occupant comfort are incorporated into this design aesthetic.
At the end of the presentations, we will have time for a Q&A session with the presenters to discuss key points from the webinar.
- Identify the key design elements and features of mid-century modern architecture in residential projects and understand how they contribute to the overall aesthetic and functionality of the design, including adherence to current building safety codes and standards.
- Analyze the historical and cultural context of mid-century modern architecture and its impact on residential design, including how social, economic, and technological factors influenced the style.
- Evaluate the sustainable design strategies, materials, and building techniques used in mid-century modern residential projects and their relevance and applicability to current sustainable design practices.
- Apply knowledge of mid-century modern architecture to design solutions for new and remodeled residential projects, particularly in the featured case studies, using an understanding of the style’s principles and best practices to create designs that are functional, aesthetically pleasing, safe, and sustainable.