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The Custom Residential Architects Network (CRAN®) Knowledge Community develops knowledge and information to benefit architects who are engaged in, or who are interested in learning more about, custom residential practice. CRAN® presents information and facilitates the exchange of knowledge and expertise to promote the professional development of its members via discussion forums, national symposia and conventions, publications, and local activities.

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The next CRAN® Symposium is scheduled for September 8-11, 2022 in Chicago, IL. Registration will open early July 2022.

2021 AIAU CRAN Course Calendar

By Alexander Chaconas posted 01-19-2021 12:40 PM

2021 AIAU CRAN® Course Calendar
The topics and dates are subject to change.

The Iconic House Series 

Contemporary neuroscience using MRI imaging of people’s brains while they perform tasks, has revealed a much more important role for memory in the creative process. The Iconic House Series will explore the ways our response to or experience of highly memorable houses may consciously or unconsciously influence our thought processes as residential designers. Each of the Iconic House and Iconic Room programs will ask three residential architects to present an Iconic House that has been personally important to them and to show one of their own design projects, explaining how their chosen Iconic example has influence their thinking. The Durability and Details of Iconic Houses Program will explore how the details of iconic historic and modernist houses have contributed to their durability or lack thereof, and what we can learn from their successes and failures in detailing our own projects for durability. Restoring Iconic Houses will discuss the specific problems of restoring, and upgrading various systems essential to preserving architectural structures that are important to the history of our profession.  

Register for live and on-demand courses in click:

The Iconic House in Contemporary Design I
Wednesday, March 17 | 1-2:30 pm ET
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Iconic Houses: Lessons Learned on Detailing for Durability
Wednesday, April 21 | 1-2:30 pm ET
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Iconic Room in Contemporary Design
Wednesday, May 19 | 1-2:30 pm ET
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The Farnsworth House
Wednesday, September 15 | 1-2:30 pm ET
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The Iconic House in Contemporary Design II
Wednesday, October 20 | 1-2:30 pm ET
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Working Across Typologies
Wednesday, December 15 |1-2:30 pm ET
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2020 AIAU CRAN® Series
Now available on-demand

The CRAN (Custom Residential Architects Network) Virtual Seminar Series focused on timely topics including working in the COVID-19 environment, social equity, and sustainability. These six informative and engaging sessions are hosted on the AIAU platform. CRAN is excited to share these sessions on-demand to help custom residential architects and design professionals advance their practices in this challenging and evolving environment.

All courses are $25 member / $40 nonmember

Beauty and Performance – Exploring the Framework for Design Excellence on Residential Projects
Speaker:  Tate Walker, AIA
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AIA's 2030 Commitment - Are You Up for the Challenge? 
Speaker:  Nathan Kipnis, FAIA
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The COVID Practice
Speakers: Luis Jauregui, FAIA; Alice Kimm, FAIA; Joy Meek, AIA; and Heather Philip O'Neal, AIA, NOMA
1 LU
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Black Stories in Architecture
Speakers: Joclyn Oats
1 LU
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Solid Resilience
Speakers: Shawna Meyer, AIA, LEED AP and Christopher Meyer, AIA, LEED AP
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Speaker: Hiroko Yamamoto
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