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CRAN: Crafting the Intersection between Indoors and Outdoors
August 10

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.


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