Yestermorrow Offering Discounted Courses to AIA Members

Please note the courses listed below are not hosted by AIAVT. AIA Vermont shares event details from partner organizations and allied members with our membership. 

In hands-on classes that explore and engage, Yestermorrow Design/Build School teaches the arts of design and building as an integrated process, and provide instruction in fundamental skills. We offer nearly 100 classes in Land & Community Planning, Whole Structure Design/Build, Building Systems & Building Science, Woodworking & Craft and one-on-one Tutorials.

Many of our courses are approved for AIA Continuing Education Units.

In addition to offering these credits to AIA Members, we are also extending an additional $25 discount on tuition for most courses. To qualify, indicate your AIA Member number on your registration form.

Info on Yestermorrow's courses can be found here:

We offer many courses to choose from but here's a few that we think you might be particularly interested in:

Certificate in Building Science and Net Zero Design  (140 LU|HSWs)
February 4 - March 1, 2019, Scholarships available! 
Use code Net Zero to waive the application fee
Through lecture, case study, demonstration, hands-on testing, and design exercises, students will gain a firm grasp of the science behind building performance, and explore how design with the laws of physics and the forces of nature. 

Green Rehabilitation & Deep Energy Retrofits (16 LUs)*
February 9 - 10, 2019

This will be a “soup-to-nuts” approach to green remodeling, covering all of the essential principles of building science on projects ranging from weatherization to gut rehab to deep energy retrofits.

Super Insulation for Zero-Energy Buildings (14 LU|HSWs) 
February 11 - 12, 2019

Learn the basics of design and construction for Zero-Energy Building (ZEB) and Near-ZEB for new construction and existing homes and buildings.

Constructing The Universe Through Geometry (16 LUs)*
February 17 - 22, 2019

Learn ancient practices still used today that apply geometry to real-world building techniques, including plan layouts, complex roofing, and construction waste reduction.

Regenerative Development and Design (18 LU|HSWs) 
March 8 - 10, 2019
Students will draw inspiration from the ability of natural living systems to self-organize higher levels of complexity and exchange. Learn to apply that understanding as a means to redefine how we think about and design the built environment, social and ecological aspects of community, and the role of design.

Passive House Certified Builders Training (32.5 LU|HSWs) **
March 11 - 14, 2019

This PHIUS Certified Builders Training program, offered in partnership with Passive House Institute US (PHIUS), prepares construction professionals to meet the passive house challenge. The program curriculum runs from an introduction to design theory and climate-specific detailing to materials, techniques, project management and quality assurance.

Permaculture for Regional Planning (16 LUs)*
March 16 - 17, 2019

Ideal for architects, regional and city planners, community organizers, land trusts, watershed groups and local food advocates, this course will provide participants with the vision and tools for coordinating and synthesizing efforts to improve regional economies and the quality of life for future generations.

Sustainable Pre-Fab Design and Delivery- online (35 LU|HSW|SDs)
Thursdays 7:30-9:30 pm April 25 - August 29

Through a combination of weekly interactive video discussions and a guided design process utilizing SketchUp software, participants will prototype a factory-friendly design and strategy to maximize this affordable green architecture.

Intro to Revit Architecture (14 LUs)
April 13 - 14, 2019

Designed to integrate 3D visualization with technical drawing, Revit Architecture is a powerful computer software package used to develop design ideas from a napkin sketch through construction drawings. Students will learn the fundamental concepts of the program from instructors who use the program every day.

Delivering High Performance Buildings at Market Rate (21 LUs)
June 5 - 7, 2019 at the Burlington Electric Department

This class will discuss the basics of Integrated Project Delivery (IPD), Passive Building design principles, LEAN construction, work flows specific to IPD, BIM integration and in-depth instruction in design estimating integration needed for a successful project.

The Business of Design/Build (14 LUs)
June 8 - 9, 2019

Students will learn how to create a design/build business that flourishes. We'll examine aspects of planning, marketing, estimating, system development, project management, human resources, accounting, and legal concerns, all in direct relation to the specifics of design/build. 

Neighborhood Design/Build (84 LUs)
August 4 - 16, 2019

In this course led by Jersey Devil Design/Build co-founders Steve Badanes and Jim Adamson, and New York based architect Bill Bialosky, participants will engage in a hands-on process of designing and building a full scale community project

*Pending AIA credit approval
**Not eligible for AIA Member Discount