The session involves a brief discussion of the basic how-and-why of traditional neighborhoods, including iconic platting elements like small front yards and public spaces, and the design of individual units with an eye on the block-face to achieve harmonious streetscapes. This program will touch on various elements of sustainability, Green, OSHA requirements, fire safety, wind load, and other general code matters associated with vinyl siding and trim.

Learning Objectives

  • Learn the basic tenants of traditional neighborhood design and architecture.
  • Learn how to select the best fit modern material to use in building traditional exteriors.
  • Examine the key benefits and limitations of each material, and how to design with these limitations in mind to avoid disappointing results.
  • Learn concepts of resilience in urbanism and material selection.

Pre-Requisite: Basic knowledge of the innovative materials available to the designer today that can help developer clients meet their budgetary requirements while maintaining authenticity.