Tree Towns is proud to host two separate AIA-certified training programs. These courses, which aim to provide continuing education opportunities for architects as well as avenues through which to pursue licensure, reflect the health, safety, and welfare (HSW) requirements that must comprise the majority of LU credits in the AIA program.
Members should provide their membership numbers to ensure their participation is registered correctly. Here is an overview of the AIA-certified training programs that Tree Towns provides, including what attendees can expect to learn and how they may adjust their future work accordingly.
Interior Décor — Opportunity and Applications for Graphics
AIA Course #: RMXgraphics
This AIA-approved session is meant to inform interior designers and architects about the current and future changes anticipated in the interior décor market, including how it is forecasted to grow and which channels are falling out of favor. The course addresses how numerous industries approach personalization and customization within their interior spaces.
In addition, it covers digital fabrication methods and the markets and applications in which they are viable. Relevant materials include options for walls, floors, and windows, regardless of their texture or use in interior spaces.
Participants who have completed this course on interior graphics will be able to explain the market trends that impact digital décor and its use in customized spaces, as well as the opportunities available to be capitalized upon in the digital décor market.
Those completing this course should be better able to identify the benefits businesses can enjoy by strategically utilizing interior décor and which technologies they should incorporate when crafting the appropriate designs for clients.
Digital Decor Health Safety Welfare
AIA Course #: HP RMX HSW
Tree Towns’ course focusing on the AIA’s HSW criteria addresses the elements of both interior and exterior décor that could impact the health, safety, and wellness of the people who utilize the spaces in which these installations exist.
Most commonly, the affected parties are the printers in charge of providing the graphics, the AEC implementer, and the users, such as guests and employees occupying the space.
Current trends are transitioning toward water-based ink systems, which avoid the combustibility and hazardous materials present in the formerly popular solvent inks utilized in interior and exterior design.
Instead, this course focuses on clarifying the advantages of water-based inks in their avoidance of hazardous air pollutants and strong odors.
Significant attention will be paid to wall graphics, the rise in architectural fabrics as part of a comprehensive design plan, and the integration of white ink into interior and exterior applications.
Care should be paid to how these strategies will impact the ultimate occupant of the space. Finally, the course covers how the substrate beneath the décor functions as a key choice during design, as well as how architects can pursue environmental stewardship certifications through their work.
While students are not required to be acquainted with the digital printing process prior to enrolling in the course, such knowledge is beneficial.
Once they have completed the course, participants will be able to explain the current trajectory of the design industry and which elements are driving the changes and advances in digital décor. They will also be competent in sustainability on multiple fronts, from the designers to the end users.
As part of this qualification, they will be able to explain the terminology necessary to meet the requirements of end users. They will gain competence in selecting the ideal substrates, printing modalities, and materials for each task and understand the printing requirements that result in a successful project.
Continue Your Education with Tree Towns
Licensing requirements typically mandate that professionals continue to invest in education over time to remain at the top of their field and avoid new hazards discovered in architectural innovation.
Tree Towns is proud to offer multiple AIA-certified training programs to assist professionals in this endeavor, whether they are pursuing their licensing requirements for the first time or maintaining their continuing education.
Both courses address the trends and techniques essential to properly understanding interior and exterior décor and applying it appropriately to jobs of a variety of sizes and scopes.
If you would like to sign up for one of Tree Towns’ courses, do not hesitate to reach out to enroll. The team at Tree Towns has collaborated with professionals in a variety of market sectors to improve their digital décor expertise and equip them with the skills necessary to create sustainable, effective installations.
Contact Tree Towns to participate in their AIA-certified training programs.