2022 CE Courses

Since 2014, the Civita Institute has been a Provider of the AIA CES and has offered an annual series of professional Learning Units for architects and anyone with an inquiring mind. This year as part of our 2022 Virtual Fundraising Gala, the Civita Institute is offering a series of four AIA Continuing Education sessions in a virtual format, available as an addition to Gala registration.

2022 Continuing Education Seminars
The four pre-recorded, on-demand sessions will be viewable for 1 month following our Virtual Fundraising Gala (March 20–April 20). Not overly technical, these sessions will be enjoyed by anyone interested in creativity, education, cultural exchange, Italy, and Italian hill towns. Visit our website for complete descriptions.

Register HERE or by clicking the orange button to the right. Questions: email us at info@civitainstitute.org

Purpose + Place
Angie Brooks and Larry Scarpa, Brooks + Scarpa
Civita Institute Partners in Design Climate Action Fellows, 2020

Using design directed research from the presenters’ 2020 Civita Institute Partners in Design Climate Action Fellowship, this seminar will explore new models of architectural design that incorporate principles from historic Italian Hill Towns and transform buildings and developments in the U.S. into cutting-edge architecture. Early modern examples in the U.S. and 17th and 18th century examples from Italian Hill Towns illustrate design principles that have been woven into current work by the presenters. The ubiquitous use of the air conditioner in the 1960s contributed to sprawl and a general decline of design excellence in architecture. Through examples of early modern architecture in the U.S. and historic Italian Hill Towns, we will illustrate how passive principles can inform design excellence, meet climate goals, enrich lives and create a sense of place. Download PDF with Presenter Bio and Learning Objectives

Integrated Design as a Path to Place
Rich Franko, FAIA, LEED AP
Partner, Mithun

Integrated design will focus on higher performing buildings for health, resilience, resource conservation, and energy conservation. The Louisiana Children's Museum case study looks at using the site as a periodic storm receptor to reduce flooding and increase safety in a localized storm basin. The Blakely Elementary School on Bainbridge Island, Washington case study examines the use of full timber graded tree sections for structural columns and reducing embodied carbon. The National Nordic Museum in Seattle, Washington case study includes technical classification of exhibit spaces to reduce energy loads and improve visitor experience. The Xunaa Cultural Center and Museum in Hoonah, Alaska speaks to integrated design results in projects better suited to climate, resilient stressors and the needs of each location. Download PDF with Presenter Bio and Learning Objectives

Parrington Hall: Preserve, Restore, Reuse
Patrick Donnelly, AIA, LEED AP
Director of Sustainable Design
Integrus Architecture

The case study will feature the renovation of the historic Parrington Hall on the campus of the University of Washington. The historic character of Parrington was preserved. Its utility as a state-of-the-art academic facility was restored. And reuse extends the functional life of the materials, avoiding carbon emissions associated with the production of new materials. Key design tools will be examined, including existing facility assessment, programming, Life Cycle Assessment, and seismic design. Seminar participants will gain an understanding of how to apply these tools in their own sustainable design practices. Download PDF with Presenter Bio and Learning Objectives

Cultural Sustainability – Understand, Honor, Evolve
Samantha Josaphat-Medina, RA, NCARB, NOMA, LEED 
Luis Medina, Certified Passive House Designer
Principals, STUDIO 397 Architecture

This presentation on cultural sustainability will focus on how Studio 397 approached two separate projects that had cultural sustainability at the core of their purpose. The first recently completed project is the re-development of “Flatbush Caton Market” located in Brooklyn, NY. The second project will focus on “531 Westview Ave” a residential renovation in State College, Pennsylvania that is currently under construction and scheduled to be completed in June of this year (2022). Download PDF with Presenter Bio and Learning Objectives