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Architectural Materials: Designing for Excellence and Sustainability

Materials are one of the classical bedrocks of architecture: the key component to designing beautiful, functional, sustainable spaces. This course covers everything you need to know about architectural materials, including their history, social context, categories, methods of assembly, functionality, and much more.

Join instructor and architect Branka Knezevic as she explores a wide range of current design practices using architectural materials for sustainable development. Gather insights into the latest cutting-edge trends with products and materials categories to understand how to select the most appropriate and sustainable materials for your next project. Along the way, you’ll learn about some of the best practices for specifying materials in your designs, such as MasterSpec and green building standards like LEED. By the end of this course, you’ll be prepared to leverage new opportunities in your field and take your craft and technical skills to the next level as a designer.

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