AWA is Now an Approved AIA Continuing Education System Provider

AWA is Now an Approved AIA Continuing Education System Provider

AWA is proud to announce that we have been approved as a Continuing Education System (CES) Provider by the AIA (American Institute of Architects). We are currently offering two courses listed below. Another three courses will be added in April. Each course can be of 60 minutes duration (1 CES Learning Unit) or 90 minutes duration (1.5 CES Learning Units).
Courses are as follows:

1. Trends in the Lighting Industry: What Will 2020 bring?
Course #: AWATRENDS01
Course Description:
Changes in lighting technologies have sprouted new design paradigms in the lighting industry that must be addressed in order to stay relevant. This course will examine the technologies that currently impact lighting trends. Future implications of these lighting trends for the architecture and design industry will be discussed.
Learning Objectives- At the end of this course, participants will:
1. Understand the current state of the lighting industry.
2. Understand the paradigm shift in lighting that 2020 will bring.
3. Become familiar with built examples that utilize some of these technologies currently.
4. Apply trends in current and future lighting technologies to projects.

2. The Unspoken Relationship Between Light and Health
Course #: AWAHEALTH01
Course Description:
Light triggers critical physiological and psychological responses within human beings- the level and quality of light within the built environment has real implications on our health and wellness. As we become more aware of light’s implications on our health, and as technology affords us a greater range of options, we have a larger repertoire with which to impact a positive benefit on our health.
Learning Objectives- At the end of this course, participants will:
1. Become familiar with the current research on light and health.
2. Understand the impact of electric light on the human body
3. Understand the therapeutical properties of color in light.
4. Implement knowledge of the physiological and the psychological effects of light to architectural projects.

AWA Upcoming CES Courses (April 2013):
3. The Impact of Culture and Climate on Lighting Design Solutions
4. LED Lighting Systems for Infrastructural Projects
5. Light Masterplanning: Illumination Strategies for Large Scale Urban Developments

Please contact us at newyork@awalightingdesigners.com For more information regarding course availabilities and scheduling.