Online AIA Learning Units

Our new online offering captures some of the remarkable presentations made in person.  It is available for Learning Unit fulfillment, or purely for pleasure, anywhere there is internet connectivity.  Once purchased for $20.00 and downloaded, the presentation remains available for 72 hours and can be viewed as many times as desired (only one offering of the Learning Unit is available however).

Alan Maskin

the architecture of…museums, exhibit design, stories, start-ups, atypical architects and producing culture

Alan Maskin is a partner and principal at Olson Kundig Architects. For more than two decades he has focused on the design of cultural projects including the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Visitor Center, Zooraji Park in Busan, South Korea, and the Bezos Center for Innovation at the Museum of History and Industry (MOHAI). His work has been published in a variety of national and international media including The New York Times, The Los Angeles Times, Architectural Record and The Wall Street Journal.

Betty Merken

Architecture, Art and Color: Demystifying Color for the Built Environment

Betty Merken is a visual artist, an architectural colorist, and an educator. She has researched color extensively and teaches seminars nationally to architects and design professionals giving participants the tools necessary for understanding color for the built environment. Her enhanced skills as a professional artist and a teaching professional (UCLA, University of Oregon, University of Washington) are reflected in the work of numerous architects and other professionals working in the fields of art and design. As such Betty is a strong advocate for architecture as a cultural, cross disciplinary practice and for expanding upon the historically innate and nuanced rapport between artists and architects.