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Thursday, March 18, 2021
1:00 – 3:00 pm CDT

Presented by
Ariel Steuer, ASID, NCIDQ

A new frame of reference for thinking about building and design
Insight into the past and how it can inform contemporary design
An understanding of subtle energy
Modern and ancient approaches to forming and
informing the built environment uncommon to today’s practice
How design and technology affect human and environmental health

Webinar Instructions

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Certificates of completion can be downloaded in PDF form upon passing a short quiz. A link to the quiz will be sent to each qualifying attendee immediately after the webinar. The certificate can be downloaded from the Results page of the quiz upon scoring 80% or higher.

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Professional Engineers:
2.0 PDHs

2.0 CE Hours (Non-HSW)

AIA:  (AIA credits only available for attending live Webinar)
2.0 LU| Elective

International Code Council:
.2 CEUs (Building)

Continuing Education Credit Information

Individual courses for engineers and architects are not subject to
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and NJ or land surveyor courses in FL, KS, NJ, TN and TX, unless expressly stated.

HalfMoon Education Certifying Entities
American Institute of Architects Continuing Education System (No. J885)
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Landscape Architect Continuing Education System
American Institute of Certified Planners (APA)
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for engineers, architects, and landscape architects via its registration with the
American Institute of Architects Continuing Education System (Regulations of the
Commissioner §68.14(i)(2), §69.6(i)(2), and §79-1.5(i)(2)).

Completion certificates will be awarded to participants who complete this event,
respond to prompts, and earn a passing score (80%) on the quiz that follows the
presentation (multiple attempts allowed).


Ariel Steuer, ASID, NCIDQ

Interior Designer, The Kubala Washatko Architects

Ms. Steuer, has over 15 years of experience as the lead interior designer at The Kubala Washatko Architects, where a design philosophy of Wholeness is practiced, in which the built environment supports and enhances both human activity and natural living systems. With an overarching concern for how people are affected by the built environment, her goal is to integrate restorative and living practices into spaces for the benefit of people and planet. Advocacy for non-toxic and sustainable design practices are folded into her approach that interiors should be timeless and integrated with the environmental and cultural context of place. As a lifelong learner who is always diving deeper, Ariel is guided by practical and established methodologies for bringing wholeness to the forefront. By synthesizing various fields of study, she connects the dots to illustrate how human health and wellbeing is interconnected with the quality of our natural and built environments, resulting in new perspectives for approaching how we design buildings and spaces. 

AIA Info

AIA Provider Statement:

HalfMoon Education Inc. is a registered provider of AIA-approved continuing education under Provider Number J885. All registered AIA/CES Providers must comply with the AIA Standards for Continuing Education Programs. Any questions or concerns about this provider of learning program may be sent to AIA/CES ( or (800) AIA 3837, Option 3).

This learning program is registered with AIA/CES for continuing professional education. As such, it does not include content that may be deemed or construed to be an approval or endorsement by the AIA of any material of construction or any method or manner of handling, using, distributing, or dealing in any material or product.

AIA continuing education credit has been reviewed and approved by AIA/CES. Learners must complete the entire learning program to receive continuing education credit. AIA continuing education Learning Units earned upon completion of this course will be reported to AIA/CES for AIA members. Certificates of Completion for both AIA members and non-AIA members are available upon request.

Course Title: The Energetics of Space: Modern and Ancient Approaches to the Built Environment

Delivery Method: Live Online

Course Description: Energetics, as defined by Oxford Language, is “the properties of something in terms of energy” and Energy defined in is the “habit of vigorous activity and the ability to act, lead others.” Design and construction can be viewed in this light. Energy, or change, in terms of building materials and construction processes is vigorous. But that does not invalidate the ways of the past. Common is the phrase, “They don’t build them like they used to.” So, it behooves the design professional to learn and act on the value of lessons from the past as well as from the present.

Learning Objectives:

Learning Objective 1:
Learners will be able to inform their designs by looking into the past and seeing how spaces were designed and constructed in the past.

Learning Objective 2:
Learners will be able to use subtle energy to improve the quality of the built environment.

Learning Objective 3:
Learners will be able to identify ancient approaches to design that are uncommon in design practice in the 21st century.

Learning Objective 4:
Learners will be able to describe how design and technology have affected human health in the past and how they continue to do so.

LUs: 2.0                                                                                              LU Type: LU|Elective

Prerequisites: Experience with design and construction practices

Advance Preparation: None

Program Level: Intermediate

Course Expiration Date:  01/11/2024

Complaint Resolution Policy:

Complaints regarding this course can be emailed to or by calling (715) 835-5900. A HalfMoon Education representative will respond within 72 hours to resolve the complaint, which will include, but not limited to, access to another CE activity at no or reduced cost or a full or partial refund. Each instance will be resolved on a case-by-case situation.

Streamable MP4/PDF Price: $110.00