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Virtual Schools

With an industry bustling with demand, now is the time to ensure you have the expertise and education the consumer requires. GENESIS® virtual trainings provide you the opportunity to enhance your skills, learn from experts, and ask the necessary questions, all while being in the comfort of your home or office.

Upcoming GENESIS® Courses

February 14, 15, 21, 22
6 p.m. - 10 p.m. ET
16 hours | 1.6 IACET CEUs | 16 PHTA CEUs
$1,690 Member / $1,890 Non-member

Understanding architectural styles will enable you to coordinate details and relate the water elements back to the surrounding environment in an appropriate way. When the pool is designed to match the home’s architecture, the effect can be breathtaking and add value to the property.

Learning Objectives:

  • Review architectural styles.
  • Examine Arts and Crafts, Prairie Style, California Bungalow, Art Deco, Colonial, Federalist, Ranch Style, Mid-Century Modern, Post-Modernism, and others in the U.S.
  • Discuss the significance of changes in style and review key examples of these styles.
  • Describe the key principles of various styles and how to coordinate watershape design with architecture.

Instructor: Paul John Boulifard
Paul John Boulifard is a designer and architect with a wide range of professional and academic experiences. He has worked on large-scale projects ranging from skyscrapers, health-care facilities, and performing arts centers while at Pelli Clarke Pelli Architects in New Haven, CT, to small-scale civic buildings at Cherry Huffman Architects in Raleigh, NC. More recently he has collaborated with Manuel Zeitlin Architects, Van Pond Architect, William C. Johnson Architect, David Kidd Architect, Root ARCH, and Centric Architecture in Nashville, TN. In conjunction with these professional activities, he has taught at the university level on an adjunct basis at such notable institutions as Wesleyan University and Connecticut College, and locally at Watkins College of Art, Design & Film. He holds a Bachelor of Environmental Design in Architecture from the North Carolina State University College of Design and a Master of Architecture degree from the Yale University School of Architecture. He also has studied in France and Spain.



Pool & Hot Tub Alliance Strategic Partners:

  • Fluidra
  • Hayward
  • Lou
  • Pentair

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