AIA CE: Artisanal Craft in Sustainable Spaces

Oct 22, 2020

12:00pm - 01:00pm

This presentation celebrates the value of incorporating artisanal, handcrafted fixtures and furnishings into a building’s design. Not only are these products unique, functional, and aesthetically appealing, but they can also establish a sense of connection with their maker. Many artisanal handcrafted products are made using traditional techniques that have been passed down over time, often from generation to generation. And because many of these products are made from sustainable, recycled, or reclaimed materials that are locally available, they can help reduce the environmental impact of a new build. This course illustrates how sourcing artisan-made products for their projects can allow designers and builders to effect social, economic and environmental change.

Provider No. 404108113

Course No. AIAartisan19

This CEU is registered with the AIA CES,  Interior Design Continuing Education Council (IDCEC), National Kitchen & Bath Association  (NKBA), National Association of the Remodeling Industry (NARI), American Society of Interior Designers (ASID), International Interior Designers Association (IIDA) for continuing education credits.

Learning Objectives

At the end of this program, participants will be able to:

EXAMINE how designer and consumer interests have evolved to include products that demonstrate sustainable, environmental, ethical, and, socio-cultural values—and how these values are reflected in their enhanced appreciation of artisan products in hospitality and residential spaces

IDENTIFY a variety of sustainable and reclaimed materials used by artisans for home, commercial, and hospitality design, and discuss the importance of material transparency, traceability and thirdparty certifiers to the maker and the consumer

DISCUSS how sustainable craft plays a strong role in protecting and caring for the environment, stimulates employment, enhances people’s lives, and preserves cultural heritage

RECOGNIZE why the look and feel of sustainably made, handcrafted kitchen and bath fixtures and furnishing can promote the physical, mental, and social well-being of occupants and users of these spaces

For questions please contact:  Vicky Neal,

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