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Continuing Education

Skyfold offers two continuing education courses approved by AIA, IDCEC, AIBC and the Alberta Association of Architects (AAA) for you and your design studio or architecture firm. Check with your local association for how our courses can count towards your continuing education.

You don’t need to be a member of an association to benefit from these courses. Architects and designers outside of the U.S., Alberta and British Columbia who are eager to learn about flexible space solutions and acoustic partitions are welcome to request a Lunch & Learn as well.

Earn continuing education credits towards your profession with one (or both) of our Lunch & Learns:

SKY-0003 — Acoustic Separation Using Motor Driven Operable Partitions

Have you thought about incorporating acoustic separation into your design plans, but struggled with the design concepts, planning and choosing an acoustic option? Then this is the class for you.

In in this Lunch & Learn, you will:

  • Understand the importance of flexible space division and acoustic separation, as well as the revenue flexible acoustic space division generates;
  • Learn about three types of electrically powered partitions;
  • Explore the overall considerations of the various types of motorized acoustical partitions;
  • Understand the acoustical performance properties, available options, and how to best enhance performance;
  • Understand the structural considerations of these dynamic systems and their impact on the overall design of the building;
  • Earn 1 HSW (Health, Safety and Welfare) learning unit.
Duration 1 Hour Credits 1 Learning Unit

SKY-0004 — Flexible Space Design Trends

In today’s offices, hotels, restaurants and schools, spaces need to be more than just beautiful they need to be inspiring. By inspiring, we mean that spaces should be equal parts aesthetical pleasing and functional. Function shouldn’t be sacrificed for design, or vice-versa.

In this Lunch & Learn, you will:

  • Explore space utilization trends and challenges in three major industries: Workplace, Hospitality, and Education;
  • Explore what space flexibility means to the designer/architect, to the client, and to the people inhabiting the space;
  • Understand acoustics, the meaning of acoustical ratings, and how they are tested;
  • Understand the importance of acoustical control in all types of space, especially in environments where noise can affect productivity, learning and revenue;
  • Explore the need and demand for flexible space and how it can impact overall design, both structurally and aesthetically;
  • Earn 1 HSW (Health, Safety and Welfare) learning unit.
Duration 1 Hour Credits 1 Learning Unit

Interested in attending or organizing a Lunch & Learn for your firm? Request one today.

What is AIA?

The American Institute of Architects (AIA) was created in 1857 by 13 architects in New York City with the goal of promoting architects, architecture and industry standards. Now, AIA has over 88 000 members worldwide and stands by their original mission.

Licensed architects in the United States of America are responsible for earning continuing education credits each year to retain their AIA membership and/or their state license(s).

What is IDCEC?

The Interior Design Continuing Education Council (IDCEC) is an organization that aims to strengthen and advance the interior design profession through continuous skill, knowledge, competency and personal attitude improvement. A professional organization or a legal registration (by jurisdiction) may require a certain number of continuing education units. Members of IDCEC can fulfill those requirements by completing approved courses and activities.

What is AAA?

The Alberta Association of Architects (AAA) is a self-governing association in accordance with the Architects Act that ensures all architects and licensed interior designers have the necessary education, experience and certification in order to perform their occupation in the province.

What is AIBC?

Also a product of the Architects Act, the Architectural Institute of British Columbia (AIBC) is a self-governing association that sets rules and regulations for the profession for the benefit of the public. For 100 years, the AIBC has also been providing programs and support to their members.