Academy of Research and Design for Architectural Practitioners and Scholars


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Are you an architect wanting to win more clients with innovative designs that position your firm at the leading-edge?

Spending long hours working and waiting for a design breakthrough without a strategy and with the same old way of thinking is unpredictable and frustrating. That is why I created this Academy...

...with courses to help your design projects reach new levels of true innovation, creative beauty, and a redefined architectural functionality and meaning. Uplift quality of life for occupants through architectural designs that excite your clients and exceed their goals.

Take one course, or take them all. Learn at your own pace. Lessons are easy to understand and simple to apply. Just imagine how your mindset and skillset will improve your designs after you take these courses.

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Learn from Maria Lorena Lehman, "one of the leading experts on delivering exceptional occupant experiences through smart building design". — ArchDaily

Emotive Environments: Transcendent Design Course

The Transcendent Design Course will teach you to create environments that surpass the initial vision used to create t...

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Design Innovation:
ArchThink Method Course

$1,000.00 USD

Design Innovation: ArchThink Method Course will teach you six keys to unlocking architectural design innovation. Lear...

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Design Development:
ArchiSensing System Course

$500.00 USD

Design Development: ArchiSensing System Course will teach you how to integrate Sensing Architecture ® into your d...

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Design Evolution:
ArchiFutures Course

$150.00 USD

Design Evolution: ArchiFutures Course will teach you to use Design-Growth Maps so you can create pivotal sensory envi...

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Design Formulator:
Poetic Experience Course

$100.00 USD

Design Formulator: Poetic Experience Course will teach you how to create awe-inspiring architecture by using the new ...

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Design Formulator:
Concept Genesis Course

$50.00 USD

Design Formulator: Concept Genesis Course will teach you the new Pattern-Detection Technique, step-by-step, so you ca...

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What You Will Learn

Get personalized mentoring. Earn your Certificate. Become a Sensing Architecture ® Specialist.

Idea Breakthroughs

Master strategic design decision-making that leads to increased idea breakthroughs.

Sensory Design

Learn to use sensory design to predict and meet real-time occupant needs.

3D Visualization

Use 3D visualization tools to see deeper into your designs to maximize results.

Concept Formulation

Discover new techniques to design beautiful and innovative architectural concepts.

Design Process

Unlock advanced methods to improve your design process for project results that win.

Adaptive Design

Learn to innovate with new technology for life-changing adaptive design effects.

About Maria Lorena Lehman, Founder

Maria Lorena Lehman is a visionary architectural author, designer, and educator focusing on links between architectural design, science and new technologies. Lehman is the Founder of the Sensing Architecture ® Academy and Author of Adaptive Sensory Environments. She is recipient of the Harvard University Digital Design Prize, and holds degrees from both Virginia Polytechnic Institute and the Harvard University Graduate School of Design. Maria Lorena Lehman is internationally published and in numerous periodicals, including The Architect's Journal, Esquisses Magazine, Architect Magazine and Forbes. Currently, her research looks for new ways environments can uplift quality of life by innovating experience through multi-sensory design, adaptive design, and emerging architectural design process tools, strategies, and methodologies.