Architectural design has grown increasingly complex with the evolution of structural technology. Successful architects embrace and emphasize structural elements to articulate their ideas and define space. However, increasing complexity also presents numerous design, workflow, and communication challenges as well as opportunities for progressive and transformative built environments.

This course will explore how architects can use BIM software to take their ideas from concept to refinement to presentation and implementation while benefiting from seamless workflow, collaboration, and communication. The CEU will also address the various issues associated with modern building practices and structural complexity and present examples of projects that exemplify a structure-based process and mindset.

Take Course to Earn: AIA Credit: 1 LU/HSW

Learning Objectives

  • Understand how architects use structural elements to define space and articulate design concepts.
  • Examine the issues of structural complexity arising from new technologies.
  • Explore how BIM technology supports the design and presentation process.
  • Analyze examples of architectural work that rely on modern building technology for structural integrity design decision-making.