This course provides an overview of the elements and principles of design, specifically the ways in which modern and contemporary design interpret those tenets and principles.

Variations on modernist and contemporary design in the US Northwest, Northeast, Southwest, and Southeast are also considered. Finally, the learner will be able to identify the role of extruded aluminum trim in various regions and climates, as well as its functional and aesthetic values.

Learning Objectives

  • Identify the principles and elements of design and the ways in which they are integrated into current architecture.
  • Examine how extruded aluminum trim can aid architects in creating a modern and contemporary aesthetic.
  • Describe the various profile, corner, and color options available in extruded aluminum trim systems.
  • Examine regional case studies of modern and contemporary projects in the residential sector and examine why extruded aluminum trim systems were used on these projects.

Prerequisites: None.