AIA Northern Virginia
CRAN: Crafting the Intersection between Indoors and Outdoors
August 10
12:00-1:30p


At Hen Quarter, 919 Ellsworth Drive, Silver Spring, MD 20910.

An architect puts pen to paper, dreaming up an initial sketch that melds a building seamlessly with its environment, complementing topography, and surroundings. The ability to bring the outdoors in, and for a building to reflect its surroundings, is a hallmark of modern design. Outdoor rooms that flow naturally into interior spaces not only enhance a structure’s footprint, they also provide ventilation, fresh air, and daylight, and connect occupants to nature.

Please join AIA Potomac Valley and Capital Area CRAN at Hen Quarter in Silver Spring to view a recent installation and learn more about using multi-panel door systems to create and intersection between indoors and outdoors.

Instructor: Amanda Voss, MPP
Sponsored by LaCantina Doors and Barrons Lumber (an AIA Potomac Valley Annual Partner)


Learning Objectives:

After this course, you should be able to:

• Examine the types of multi-panel systems available and their most appropriate applications, both aesthetically and from an energy performance standpoint.

• Describe the range of material and threshold options, and their critical energy performance and sustainability impacts on the building envelope.

• Identify the key specifying considerations for multi-panel door systems.

• Discuss essential manufacturing core competencies when considering multi panel systems providers, including necessary energy performance testing, sustainability considerations, and certifications.

1 AIA LU/HSW, 1 GBCI CE

Free for AIA members, $25.00 non-members. Register HERE.