Architectural design and education

Earn AIA Continuing Education Credits

The APA currently has two AIA Continuing Education Programs available to architects: the Building Your Vision Seminar Series, the lunch box PowerPoint Presentation which offers one to three learning units, and a Production Facility Tour which offers one learning unit. Take advantage of this great opportunity to learn about the benefits of using architectural precast concrete products while building professional relationships with your local precast community. If you would like more information on scheduling an AIA CE Program with a provider in your area, please contact us.

Building Your Vision Seminar Series (1-3 Learning Units)

This Seminar series is delivered face-to-face by an APA Certified Manufacturer. They are typically offered in a Lunch and Learn format and can be held at your office or other convenient location. The complete Series is designed to give you an overview of the types and benefits of architectural precast concrete. In addition, you will learn the early consultation points that help ensure the timely and cost-efficient use of architectural precast concrete. Finally, the variety of textures and finish applications that are available for architectural precast concrete will be reviewed.

Architectural Precast: Building Your Vision – APA005

After this course you will know: The unique benefits and common applications of using architectural precast as a building material. The production processes of architectural precast. The final considerations for shipping and installing architectural precast for your project.

Cast Stone: Building Your Vision – APA006

After this course you will know: The unique benefits and common applications of using cast stone as a building material. The production processes of cast stone. The final considerations for shipping and installing cast stone for your project.

Glass Fiber Reinforced Concrete (GFRC): Building Your Vision – APA007

After this course you will know: The unique benefits and common applications of using GFRC as a building material. The production processes of GFRC. The final considerations for shipping and installing GFRC for your project.

Architectural Precast Concrete Practices (1 Learning Unit)

This one hour Production Facility Tour fosters an interactive learning experience as Architects observe the manufacturing processes of Architectural Precast Concrete products.

Scholarship

Tom Cory was a founding member of the APA and in his honor, the APA developed the Tom Cory Scholarship. This $2,000 scholarship is awarded annually to one deserving student in an architecture program. If you would like to donate to the scholarship fund, please contact us.

Students

The 2016 Tom Cory Memorial Scholarship application & FAQ are available.  Please complete the application below and submit to the APA office on or before March 31, 2016. For more information, go to the FAQ or contact the association office.

2016 Tom Cory Scholarship Application

Past Tom Cory Scholarship Recipients

2015: Abbye Torgerson, University of Kansas
2014: Pieter Conradie, Florida Atlantic University
2013: Alec Saline, University of Nebraska at Lincoln
2012: Megan Paris, University of Tennessee at Knoxville
2011: Cody Blanchard, Louisiana State University
2010: Deirdre Zoder, University of Hawai'i at Manoa
2009: Axelle Zemouli, University of Florida