Presented by Fernando Pages, this presentation serves as a resource and primer for product specification and complements the book Architectural Design for Traditional Neighborhoods published by the Vinyl Siding Institute (VSI) in 2019.

This course aims to provide design professionals full control of the design’s aesthetic outcome with polymeric sidings, trim, and ornamentation, respecting the architectural style, target market, and project budget. These specifications will refer to traditional architectural features in the language of art.

This effort aims to put the power of good design details and recommended installation practices within the architectural designer’s easy reach.

Learning Objectives

  • Learn about the variety of polymeric claddings available.
  • Learn how to specify polymeric claddings in traditional design.
  • Learn how to access design documents and material resources.
  • Learn how modern materials support resilience and sustainability.

Pre-Requisite: Basic knowledge of ornamental building products used in traditional architectural design.