Past, Present and Future Uses of Exterior Shutters

Tue, Dec 4, 2018 2:02 PM EST


1 AIA HSW Learning Unit

Speaker: Harry Rembert, Vice President, New Horizon Shutters, LLC, Charleston, SC

Course Description
This course will describe the historical evolution of exterior shutters including use, materials, and construction methods and explore historic and contemporary designs that incorporate exterior shutters. Information on different materials and their best applications in shutter design and performance will be reviewed.

Learning Objectives

  • Summarize the origin of exterior shutters and identify the historical uses as it relates to air flow, light control, and protection.
  • Analyze material composition and construction methods prior to 20th century.
  • Evaluate the progression of construction techniques driven by introduction of new materials from 20th century to today.
  • Explore how to include exterior shutters in future designs using old world techniques and purpose while preserving the art in architecture.
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