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Architectural History I – ARE Supplemental Course
February 17

At AECOM, 3101 Wilson Boulevard, Suite 900, Arlington, VA 22201 and via simulcast at AECOM, Wells Fargo Tower, 10 South Jefferson Street, 16th Floor, Roanoke, VA 24011.

The Young Architects Forum has scheduled the 2016 Architect Registration Exam (ARE) Prep Courses. The series run through May and includes sessions on each section of the exam, as well as supplemental courses to provide information on topics that are sprinkled throughout the exams.

All ARE sessions offer continuing education credit and can be taken by members as review sessions.

Architectural History I – Egypt to the Renaissance

This session provides an overview of early periods of architecture, covering examples of structures from the Egyptians through the Renaissance. Using the Vitruvian principles of commodity, firmness and delight, participants will examine and define characteristics of each period.

• Participants will examine major monuments from numerous style periods, including Egyptian, Greek, Roman, Early Christian, Byzantine, Gothic and the Renaissance.

• Participants will consider design elements and social influences that define particular styles.

• Participants will examine structural systems, available materials and construction trends that contribute to the development of each style.

• Participants will consider the influence of both design concepts and structural advances as they contribute to the architectural form of subsequent periods.

2 HSW LU. $25 for AIA members and $35 for non-members. The cost includes refreshments and study materials. Advance registration is required one week prior to class.

Information and registration for the 2016 ARE series are available on our ARE page.