Online Courses


The AIA California Council has joined forces with aecKnowledge to provide online continuing education for the design and construction industry. This allows professionals to purse educational opportunities at their own pace and according to their own schedule. While, legislation in California requires architects to complete a number of CE credits in accessibility, there are other subjects all members of the industry are interested in as well. Choose from a wide range of subjects in design, finance, marketing and management – each one professionally developed and delivered by industry leaders.

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New accessibility courses

  • Provide guidance on the latest accessibility codes including CBC, ADA and IBC
  • Deliver valuable HSW credits
  • Fulfill state licensing requirements (including California SB1608)
  • Include downloadable diagrams and transcripts as reference material
  • Offer series discounts to individuals and group rates for firms
  1. Designing for All-Integrated Universal Design

    Presented by: Bill Leddy, FAIA, designer of the award-winning Ed Roberts Campus, a widely cited example of innovative Universal Design

  2. Architecture Beyond Sight

    Presented by: Chris Downey, AIA, one of the few practicing blind architects

  3. Universal Design is Good Design—Part One

  4. Universal Design is Good Design – Part Two

    This two part course features projects selected for their outstanding commitment to Universal Design principles. Presented by, Stephan Castellanos, FAIA, Executive Director, California Commission on Disability Access, Steve provides commentary and narrative about how and why certain decisions were made that enables the project to be designed “beyond the code”.

Be sure to watch a video preview of the 2014 Accessibility Courses: Designing for All-Integrated Universal Design

Firm package pricing also available. Click here for more information.

AIACC Online Courses

Disabilities Access for Dwellings, 1.5 LUs (HSW)
Accessible Public Accommodations, 1.5 LUs (HSW)
Accessibility: Stepping Through Vertical Heights, 2.0 LUs (HSW)
Accessibility: Path of Travel 1.5 (HSW)
Accessibility: Public Buildings 1.5 (HSW)
Accessibility: Existing Buildings 1 (HSW)
Accessibility: Multi-Family Buildings 1 (HSW)

CALGreen: An Overview, 1.0 LU (SD/HSW)
CALGreen 2010 Non-Residential Measures, 1.5 LUs (SD/HSW)
CALGreen 2010 Residential Measures, 1.5 LUs (SD/HSW)
Designing Net Zero Energy Buildings, 1.0 LU (SD)

Practice Management
Contract Language: The Foundation of Good Business, 1.0 LU (HSW)
Minimizing Risk During Construction Administration, 1.25 LUs (HSW)
Arbitration & Litigation: A Trial Attorney’s Perspective, 1.0 LU (HSW)
Making Chaos Work for You: Keys to Firm Management, 1.25 LUs
Financial Management: Beyond Intuition, 1.25 LUs
Firm Development: Times of Transition, 1.25 LUs
Ownership and Leadership Transitions, 1.0 LU
Marketing and Business Development Strategies, 1.0 LU
Taking Your Marketing Off-Road, 1.0 LU

Lorcan O’Herlihy: Ruthless Optimism, 1.0 LU
MDC Courses
MDC 2011: Fish, Sticks, Birds and Bricks by Jeanne Gang, FAIA, LEED AP, 1.0 LU (SD/HSW)
MDC 2011: The 9/11 Memorial and Its Precedents by Peter Walker, FASLA, 1.0 LU
MDC 2011: The Vertical Farm and the Rise of Urban Agriculture by Dr. Dickson Despommier, PhD, 1.0 LU (SD/HSW)
MDC 2011 – Borja Ferrater: Architecture and Geometry
MDC 2011 – Michael Maltzan, FAIA: No More Play
MDC 2011 – Brigitte Shim, Hon. FAIA: Linking Light and Landscape
MDC 2011 – Tom Kundig, FAIA: Landscape, Community and Craft