Pulp Studio Launches New CEU Course: Designing with Architectural Decorative Glass

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Pulp Studio, the leading designer and manufacturer of technically superior decorative glass, has launched a new online CEU in partnership with Architectural Record. The new course, “Designing with Architectural Decorative Glass,” dives into the options, technology, fabrication techniques and performance of architectural decorative glass.

“Many architects and designers don’t have a full grasp on the range of possibilities available from glass manufacturers,” says Kirk Johnson, Chief Operating Officer of Pulp Studio. “We are very excited to offer this new, comprehensive CEU to our course library. This course will provide readers with fundamental knowledge of glass manufacturing and fabrication used in buildings with the intent of creating buildings that exceed in design and performance, now and in the future.”

Learning objectives of the 1 AIA LU/HSW credit educational course include:

  1. Identify and recognize the characteristics of different types of architectural glass and some of the national safety performance standards that are applicable.
  2. Investigate the design potential and innovative opportunities to create building exteriors and interiors that are safe and attractive using glass technology.
  3. Assess the fabrication options of architectural glass to contribute to the welfare of building occupants through light and artistic applications.
  4. Specify different appearances, textures, and properties for architectural glass for use in new and existing commercial buildings of all types.

Course Description: Few building materials have as great an impact on aesthetics, performance, and function as glass does. Yet, not all the different types of glass and their potential for being fabricated into different architectural components are as well-known as they could be. This course provides architects and other design professionals with an overview of the full range of possibilities available from glass manufacturers and fabricators. The intent is to provide a fundamental knowledge of glass manufacturing and fabrication as used in buildings. In the process, a design palette emerges based on architectural decorative glass that can help to create buildings that excel in all areas of design and performance. The principles and concepts covered are applicable to both new and existing building designs.

Pulp Studio offers a collection of educational videos on glass manufacturing. Visit their website to view their learning center. 

To access the course, click here

About Pulp Studio

Pulp Studio employs craftspeople, artists, scientists, and inventors who view working with glass as an artistic endeavor – their medium being glass. The company’s capabilities include bending, hand-color coating, laser etching, glass carving, screen print imaging, drilling, notching, and a patented system for uniformly illuminating panels using high-intensity LEDs. Every project is another opportunity for Pulp Studio to further enrich the idea of “custom” by delivering products that are superior in design and functionality. One of the company’s insulated glass products, Ombra™ achieves a solar heat gain coefficient superior to that of other insulated glass units, dramatically reducing climate control requirements and providing significant energy savings over the life of a building.

Working in collaboration with architects and design studios, Pulp Studio’s products have been used in numerous high-profile projects including: Moynihan Station, New York, N.Y., the Space Needle in Seattle, W.A., David Geffen Hall at the Lincoln Center in New York, N.Y., the Aquarium of the Pacific in Long Beach, C.A., Wilshire Grand in downtown Los Angeles, C.A. and the Gores Group Headquarters in Beverly Hills, C.A.

For more information, visit www.pulpstudio.com