Home Design (Online)

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This course teaches students how to design a home and communicate that design through floor plans, sections, elevations, and a scale model. Through conversation, lectures, and slides we explore such issues as site planning, climatic design, sustainability, building layout, structural principles, materials, energy conservation, solar strategies, and what makes a building a beautiful expression of its occupant's lifestyle. The class visits local homes to view original, creative, and traditional design concepts. Students learn the fundamentals of a design process that they can apply to their individual projects. This class is perfect for those interested in new home construction, remodeling or renovation, or exploring a new career.


This program will be offered as an online 5-day program January 11th - 15th, 2021. The course will meet 9am - 12pm and 2pm-5pm and will include a mix of live lectures, pre-recorded content, open studio hours, and more. You can view the schedule and course materials & expectations by clicking the links.


AIA Credit Courses, Building Systems Design and Building Science, Online


Beginner, Intermediate


  • Sterling College: 2 Continuing Education Units ($260 additional)
  • American Institute of Architects (AIA): 49 HSW Learning Units

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