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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. 

Ancient Light in Residential Architecture (CRAN Symposium Webinar) 

09-04-2013 04:09 PM

This webinar is part of a series sponsored by the Custom Residential Architects Network (CRAN) community on AIA KnowledgeNet. Examine the philosophical dichotomy and conflict of romantic and pragmatic influences that can be seen in the undercurrent of architectural design as it relates to cultural context and regionalism. LEARNING OBJECTIVES: - Participants will learn how to Reflect on the underlying impact previous periods of architecture can have on fundamental present-day design decisions. Particularly ancient architecture. - Participants will learn how to scrutinize the effect site specific conditions have on the built environment. - Participants will learn about the fundamental design challenges facing custom residential projects - Participants will learn how to use microclimates, sun angles, views and topographyto determine the overall massing and character of a house


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