FGA AIA Course
Introduction of Textiles as a Communication Channel

As a member of FGA, a division of ATA, you can be involved in The American Institute of Architects (AIA) Continuing Education System (CES). FGA, has a course that you may present to architects in your area.

AIA plays an active role in the continuing education of its members. The AIA offers valued opportunities for AIA members to maximize their professional skills through effective learning partnerships with firms, continuing education providers, and all AIA components. The AIA makes specialized information available to registered CES providers as well as to AIA members. FGA provides this opportunity by being a division of IFAI, an official provider of the American Institute of Architecture (AIA) Continuing Education System (CES).

Architects will receive credits for the courses and learn more about the advantages of incorporating shade systems into their designs. To maintain accreditation, architects are required to attain 24 credit hours of continuing education every 2 years. Below is FGA’s AIA-accredited course that architects can attend to obtain credits to help fulfill architect certification, as well as create mutually beneficial one-on-one relationships with architecture and design firms.

Course description
Explore fabric as a medium for art, wayfinding, branding, and placemaking with material selections that can help transform the built environment into a sensory experience. Learn about the categories of fabric used to layer, stretch, stitch, sew and print as we explore lighting effects, acoustics, and sustainability. Technical details on textile constructions and print technologies will be provided.

Learning objectives:
• Gain materiality insight to integrate vibrant, environmental graphics into architectural solutions (Transformation)
• Learn the universal language to clearly specify fabric products ensuring initial design intent carries through fabrication and installation (Technical)
• Obtain ways to solve for impactful human-centered experiences using fabrics including a focus on lighting and acoustics. (Lighting / Acoustics)
• Explore sustainability now, near, and next (Sustainability)

As a member of ATA’s Fabric Graphics Association this course is available for you to present to your local architectural firm.

Jill Newman
+1 651 225 6953