San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) November 16, 2011
aecKnowledge and the AIA California Council (AIACC) release the first three keynote lectures in a series of eight filmed at the 2011 Monterey Design Conference held at the historic Asilomar Conference Grounds. For the first time ever, keynote lectures from the renowned event will be made available as online, video continuing education courses that will be available for AIA/CES learning units at http://www.aecKnowledge.com.
“This is a new chapter in the legacy of the Monterey Design Conference.” stated Nicki Dennis Stephens, Hon. AIACC, LEED Green Assoc., Senior Director, AIACC. “The conference is known for spotlighting some of the foremost thinkers in architecture, and now this cutting edge knowledge is available online to a national audience and throughout the broader AEC community.”
The courses released today are:
- Fish, Sticks, Birds and Bricks (http://www.aecknowledge.com/courses/39) by Jeanne Gang, FAIA, LEED AP, Principal and Founder, Studio Gang Architects
- The 9/11 Memorial and Its Precedents (http://www.aecknowledge.com/courses/46) by Peter Walker, FASLA, Partner, PWP Landscape Architecture
- The Vertical Farm and the Rise of Urban Agriculture (http://www.aecknowledge.com/courses/40) by Dr. Dickson Despommier, PhD, The Vertical Farm Project
According to Michael Strogoff, FAIA, Founder + President, aecKnowledge, “Every two years, AIACC hosts the Monterey Design Conference, widely seen as one of the most inspirational architectural design conferences in the nation. Capturing these incredible lectures on video provides design professionals everywhere with the opportunity to learn from and get inspired by some of our nation’s top design talent.” Strogoff also stated, “Every one of the presenters captivated the audience from the moment they set foot on stage—seeing these online is the next best thing to being at the conference.”
Each one-hour course allows those taking a course to earn 1.0 AIA/CES Learning Unit. Upon successful completion of an online quiz, viewers receive a Certificate of Completion and learning units are directly reported to AIA.
aecKnowledge is an established web-based, peer-reviewed knowledge sharing platform for the AEC industries headquartered in the San Francisco Bay Area. aecKnowledge enables members of the architecture, engineering, construction and land use planning industries to instantly, simply and seamlessly share unbiased, distilled knowledge and to leverage their collective intellectual capital. With a mission to transform how design and construction professionals throughout the AEC industries collaborate with and learn from each other, aecKnowledge targets the over 6 million professionals and tradespersons throughout the highly-fragmented AEC industry, and allows allied professionals and other knowledge providers to create a strong presence throughout the AEC industry.
See http://www.aecknowledge.com/ for more information.