Colonial American Architecture: A Design Resource for Contemporary Traditional Architecture: Part I
2 AIA CES Learning Units|Elective and 2 credits towards the Certificate in Classical Architecture for completion of Parts I & II
For the past century and a half, America’s colonial-period buildings have inspired countless architectural designs. With numerous illustrations, this class will explain the rationale of many of the forms and details that give character to colonial works, both northern and southern. Emphasis will be placed on domestic architecture, demonstrating how their design features, when properly applied, can serve to enhance literate, if not creative, contemporary modern versions.
This is Part I of a two-part course. You can watch Part II here.
1. Survey a variety of examples of colonial architecture.
2. Understand the forms and details of colonial works.
3. Compare northern and southern styles of colonial architecture.
4. Understand how to apply colonial styles to contemporary architecture.
About the Presenter
Calder Loth is Senior Architectural Historian for the Virginia Department of Historic Resources and a member of the Institute of Classical Architecture & Art Advisory Council. He was the recipient of the 2010 ICAA Board of Directors Honor Award and the 2017 Virginia AIA Honor Award for significant contributions to the understanding of Virginia's built environment. He is the author of Congressional Resolution 259 honoring the 500th anniversary of the birth of Andrea Palladio, passed unanimously.
Quiz & Credit
Viewers may receive 2 AIA CES Learning Units|Elective and 2 credits towards the Certificate in Classical Architecture by watching this two-part video course and subsequently scoring at least 70% on a quiz that tests your understanding of the material. Please note that, as this is a two-part program, the quiz for this program is at the end of Part II, and the quiz will test material from both video segments. For more information on Continuing Education credit, please email [email protected], or call 212-730-9646 x 112.
Course Navigation and Review Questions
As you watch the video, you can browse by subject using the course outline and timestamps below. As you progress through the video, you can follow along with optional (ungraded) review questions here to help assess your understanding of the material.
2:00: Origins of Colonial Architecture; Framing
17:54: Roofs and Roofing Materials
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There are no pre-requisites required for this course.
AIA Continuing Education Provider Information
Course Delivery Type: On-Demand e-learning Program
Program Level: Introductory
AIA CES Program Approval Expiration Date: August 31, 2023
Provider Number: G193
Provider Statement: The Institute of Classical Architecture & Art is a registered provider of AIA-approved continuing education under Provider Number G193. All registered AIA CES Providers must comply with the AIA Standards for Continuing Education Programs. Any questions or concerns about this provider or this learning program may be sent to AIA CES ([email protected] or (800) AIA 3837, Option 3).
This learning program is registered with AIA CES for continuing professional education. As such, it does not include content that may be deemed or construed to be an approval or endorsement by the AIA of any material of construction or any method or manner of handling, using, distributing, or dealing in any material or product.
AIA continuing education credit has been reviewed and approved by AIA CES. Learners must complete the entire learning program to receive continuing education credit. AIA continuing education Learning Units earned upon completion of this course will be reported to AIA CES for AIA members. Certificates of Completion for both AIA members and non-AIA members are available upon request.