American Building Design and Technology April 6-7

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With Professor Thomas Visser, 
author of The Field Guide to New England Barns and Porches of North America
Thursday and Friday, April 6-7, 2017
Williston Campus, Vermont Technical College
Presented by The Preservation Education Institute, Historic Windsor, Inc.
Examine microscopic details to entire buildings to unravel the history of 
buildings and the architectural elements that make them so interesting.
Course Description:
Available materials, technological changes, and popular taste combine in any century to influence the design of structure. This course will cover American architectural history in the context of how changes in technology have shaped architectural design since the 17th century.  Milling and shaping technology, masonry, nails and hardware, glass, heating and lighting, evolution of structural systems and the impact of building codes will be addressed. 
Learning Objectives:
  • Describe the relationship between raw and finished materials, techniques used to shape them, and the architectural concepts that dictated form.
  • Evaluate periods of architectural style and the significance and physical integrity of architectural elements and buildings.
  • Identify character-defining features of architectural styles.
  • Compare and contrast high-style and vernacular architectural styles.
  • Explain the significance of architectural elements and the rationale for their preservation and continued use in situ.
  • Explain how building codes have increasingly driven architectural design
Cost: Includes text, tuition, and lunch both days
$250 for members of Historic Windsor, Preservation Burlington, VTC students, faculty and staff
Others: $280
Please register by April 3 by contacting the office or register on 
Eventbrite at: PEI ABDT Workshop Registration  or at this link
Architects: Contact us about earning Learning Units for this course.
Others: One college transfer credit is available for this course. Additional course requirements apply.
For more information:  
PO Box 1777 Windsor, VT 05089-0021 
Historic Windsor is a nonprofit 501c3 organization. Its mission is to foster preservation of historic buildings by its own action and that of others. 
Friday, April 7, 2017 - 9:00am