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1 AIA Learning Unit

Presenters: Ryan Mulkeen, Director of Marketing and Communications, Kuiken Brothers Company, Inc., Midland Park, NJ and Phillip J. Dodd, Bespoke Residential Design, Greenwich, CT

This session will demonstrate through case studies, shop drawings and images, how stock mouldings developed with profiles and geometry drawn from classical and neoclassical architectural elements and rooms can meet the needs of discerning clients for traditionally inspired residential and commercial interiors. An emphasis will be placed on Vitruvius and his goals of firmness, commodity and delight for all architecture.

Learning Objectives:

  • Assess existing rooms and design new rooms with the geometry of classical and neoclassical ideals in minds.
  • Compare and contrast period moldings with contemporary replications and period-inspired alternatives. 
  • Consider the geometric proportions and relationships between elements such as crown moldings, wainscots, base board, and doorways and mantels and entire rooms.
  • Select materials, including wood species and composites, such as medium density fiberboard for use in projects.