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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.

2024 CRAN® Symposium

September 18-22

The Westin Seattle
1900 5th Avenue 
Seattle, Washington 98101

Registration will open in July 2024.

Sponsorship Opportunities

Download the prospectus for the CRAN forum at AIA24 and the CRAN Symposium sponsorships. 

AIAU CRAN Courses and Recordings

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

2024 AIAU On-demand
Accessory Dwelling Units: A Solution to Housing Inequity
Speakers:  Jörg Rügemer and Warren Lloyd, AIA,
Recorded March 13, 2024
1 LU | HSW
Available on demand >

2022 AIAU On-demand

Getting Your Work Published II - Print Media
Speakers: Mary Jo Bowling, S. Claire Conroy, Eve Guilbaud, Kevin Harris, Assoc. AIA, Michele Grace Hottel, AIA, Sheri Olson, FAIA
Recorded live December 7, 2022
Available on-demand >

Getting Your Work Published I

Speakers: Ann Fugeron, FAIA, Kevin Harris, Assoc. AIA, Liza Hausman, Michele Grace Hottel, and Paul Petrunia
1 LU
Recorded live May 18, 2022
Available on-demand >

2021 AIAU On-demand

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 influenced 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.  

The Iconic House in Contemporary Design I
Speakers: Peter D. Moor & Chris Baker, AIA, Stuart Cohen, FAIA, Mark Larson, AIA, Jean Rehkamp Larson. AIA, and Thomas Ryan, AIA
1 LU
Available on-demand >

Iconic Houses: Lessons Learned on Detailing for Durability
Speaker: Matthew Bronski
1 LU
Available on-demand >

Iconic Room in Contemporary Design
Speakers: Stuart Cohen, FAIA, Dell Mitchell, AIA, Celeste Robbins, AIA, and Anke Barnes, FAIA
1 LU
Available on-demand >

The Farnsworth House

Speakers: Ashley Wilson
1 LU
Available on-demand >

The Iconic House in Contemporary Design II
Speakers: Stuart Cohen, FAIA, Blake Held, AIA, Thomas Kligerman, Joeb Moore, Clay Rokicki, and James Strickland
1 LU
Available on-demand >

Working Across Typologies

Speakers: Kristen Chin, Warren Lloyd AIA, David Neiman, Alex Salazar, AIA, NOMA, and Jesse Thompson
1 LU
Learn more and register >