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SENSING ARCHITECTURE ® ACADEMY

Become a design expert at the nexus of architecture, neuroscience and new technology.      Position yourself as a leader of the next architectural design evolution.

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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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10X CONCEPT MASTERY

Elite Mentoring

$30 per month

New and advanced design drivers to 10X your concepts. Be first to learn leading-edge design research teachings, tools, and techniques directly from Maria Lorena Lehman. Available to all membership levels, these resources are updated monthly . Achieve greater design mastery.

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Your Sensing Architecture ® Success Path

The Lehman Lens

This design prism maps your extraordinary student journey.

Your Sensing Architecture success path is divided into four tracks: concept design (red), sensory design (orange), adaptive design (green), and transcendent design (blue). Each track topic builds upon the last, and guides you from initial design concept vision to your ultimate transcendent design solution. Plus, elite mentoring through the 10X Concept Mastery program (yellow) gives you ongoing monthly first-access to special design drivers (strategies, methods, tools, and more) to 10x your designing potential.

Why the design prism?

The Lehman Lens (design prism) works by helping your realize your own architectural masterpiece. The goal is to achieve a design that stands synergetically, as it transcends its intial design vision. This means more than simply solving for a short-term need or programmatic problem. You see, it also means solving for long-term goals that lead to hightened design potential for you, your building occupant, and your client. Just as the white light turns into a multi-colored light as it passes through the crystal prism, the aim is for your design vision to turn into a visionary poetic masterpiece as you learn and grow on your journey through the Sensing Architecture Academy.

What You Will Learn

Become a Sensing Architecture ® Design 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.

Special Features of the Academy

Your Course Library

Once you enroll in the Academy, you will get immediate access to your own course library. From here, you can collect all Academy courses, and access the learning resources for each one!

Organize Your Learning

Modules help you easily progress through course teachings. Plus, you can download additional learning resources right from within the modules! The Academy gives you a great learning experience.

Track Your Progress

As you make progress through each course, your achievements are tracked. This helps you to quickly see what is left to do, and it motivates you toward completion.

Your Questions Answered

When learning new mindsets and skillsets, you will likely have questions. That is why there is a Q&A Forum section in all course modules. This ensures you get answers directly from Maria Lorena Lehman.

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.