Hosted by the Florida Chapter | 6 credits towards the Certificate in Classical Architecture (Proportion) | 6 AIA CES Learning Units|Elective
This course provides a fundamental introduction to architectural proportion, with an emphasis on the art of geometric proportion. Students will learn design techniques for achieving well-proportioned spatial compositions, practice drawing, and study the congruous proportions of famous architects in the classical tradition such as Andrea Palladio and Thomas Jefferson. The course includes: an introduction to the value of proportion and the experience of drawing with a compass and rule; useful definitions and theorems; step-by-step instructions for drawing geometric constructions and elementary √2, √3, and golden mean systems of proportion; techniques for composing spaces harmonically; analyses demonstrating the appearance of incommensurable proportions in the human anatomy, the natural world, and works of design and architecture.
Instructional Delivery Method: Live In-Person Learning Program
Program Level: Introductory
Prerequisites: None required.
AIA CES Program Approval Expiration Date: September 27, 2025
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.
This event is generously sponsored by:
With appreciation and gratitude to our:
Patron’s Circle Sponsors
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Rachel Fletcher is the author of Infinite Measure: Learning to Design in Geometric Harmony with Art, Architecture, and Nature and Harmony by Design: The Golden Mean. Her work as a theatrical designer led to her deeper study into the principles of geometric proportion as a design system, resulting in an International Center for Jefferson Studies Fellowship Award to study geometric proportions in Thomas Jefferson’s architecture, as well as a post for ten years as contributing editor to the Nexus Network Journal of Architecture and Mathematics. Fletcher is a faculty member of the New York School of Interior Design and teaches for the Institute of Classical Architecture & Art. A resident of Great Barrington, MA, she is the founding director of the town’s Housatonic River Walk.
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