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Showroom Series

November 17-19, 2021

The A&D Building invites you to attend the Showroom Series, a two-day, in-person CEU program created for the A&D community held Live@ADBuilding Theater on the 6th Floor. Registration will be available soon. On Friday, November 19th, join us for a building-wide Open House as we celebrate the Grand Re-opening of Cosentino, SieMatic, Smeg and Snaidero USA.

  • West | Wood Architectural Surfaces

    Wood Flooring Species

    Speaker: Anthony Tamasi, Director of Client Services

    This course assists architects and design professionals in understanding the species used for hardwood flooring so that they can effectively specify wood flooring for their client projects.
    • Recognize the characteristics of wood as an organic material
    • Identify benefits of wood flooring
    • Understand properties of wood that affect appearance, long-term performance
    • Explain Janka Ratings, how they determine durability
    • Describe color changes that occur among wood species
    • Define domestic species, their characteristics
    • Define exotic species, their characteristics

  • Bilotta Kitchens of NY

    Sustainability and Cabinetry

    Speaker: Aston Smith, Designer, Bilotta Kitchens of NY

    Our goal is to enable architects and designers to guide their clients in selecting a facility and product that promotes sustainability. We will identify eco-friendly options for cabinet boxes, doors, adhesives, finishes, packaging, and shipping. How does the combination of “sustainably produced” and “eco-friendly” promote client safety, and well-being?

  • Hastings Tile & Bath Collection

    The Influence of Scandinavian Design on Modern Bathrooms

    Speaker: Bob Gifford, Director of Business Development

    This course provides a historical perspective of both Scandinavian design and how that design aesthetic actually continues to drive both the technology inside and the design of today’s’ faucets, showers, plumbing fixtures and accessories. Participants will learn about the most advanced technology of in-wall shower systems and its distinct advantages. Finally, this course will review how to evaluate and specify products and will discuss some recent project case studies. The course, entitled “The Influence of Scandinavian Design on Modern Bathrooms and Bathroom Technology,” is approved by the IDCEC (which is the umbrella organization for ASID and IIDA) and NARI.

    The certificate of completion for this CEU course may be accepted for credit by your local Architecture Licensing Boards. Please check with your state licensing boards for more information. This course is approved for 1-hour credit.


  • Thermador Design Center

    The American Kosher Kitchen

    Speaker: Nicole Ahern, BSH Product Training Specialist

    This course will provide a deeper understanding of clients’ needs in order to create and design a safe, efficient, aesthetically and balanced kitchen for their family and traditions that are observed in a Kosher home. In order to maintain “Kosher”, the entire kitchen-from cooking spaces to dining spaces and storage spaces-must be kosher.

    When designing a Kosher kitchen, learn to work with variables such as available space, resources, and how strictly the client adheres to the laws of keeping Kosher; food preparation, play an important role in the health and safety of the American Kosher Kitchen.

  • Cosentino Surfaces

    Exterior Cladding Innovation:​ Rainscreen Design with Ultracompact Surfacing ​

    Speaker: Harriette Thomas, A&D Sales Manager NYC

    Modern construction has come to understand that a façade, as part of an overall building envelope, is not only a visual statement, but also an important influencer in the protection of a wall’s structural components, the energy efficiency of the building, and the health of its occupants. This course explores a unique surfacing material known as ultracompact surfacing (UCS) and evaluates its mechanical properties, technical characteristics, and aesthetics to illustrate its endless design potential in exterior cladding, façade, and rainscreen applications. ​

  • Sub-Zero | Wolf | Cove

    Kitchens of the Future: Healthy, Sustainable, and Connected

    Speaker: Bianca Olsson, Sub-Zero Group East, Trade Representative

    The kitchen has been trending toward minimalism, sustainability, and the increasing desire of consumers to eat healthy foods often cooked at home. Homeowners are now more aware of the importance of sustainable and healthy building materials, and designers are reimagining the kitchen from the standpoint of storage, prep, cooking, disposal, consumption, and social activity. This course will look to the future of kitchen design, including how connected appliances will change the way we interact in the kitchen.

  • Fantini USA

    Behind the Scenes: The Inner Workings of Luxury Plumbing

    Speaker: William Cosper, Marketing Manager, Fantini USA

    Manufacturing and design go hand in hand. The integrity of your design will be affected by the manufacturing process. In this course, participants will learn about how Original Design and manufacturing processes influence each other. We will discover the strategy of product design, namely in high-end decorative plumbing fixtures, as well as understanding the physical and emotional benefits that come with specifying an original design. This course will examine the unbeknownst details to an original design in decorative plumbing fixtures and how it ultimately leads to a superior product through the manufacturing process.

  • Ferguson Bath, Kitchen & Lighting Gallery

    Shower Systems: Shower Valve Basics

    Speaker: Diane Amato, Dornbracht Territory Sales

    Participants will gain an understanding of different shower applications. Learn whether to specify thermostatic valves or pressure balanced valves - one of the biggest decisions in the shower planning process. Course will also help you identify and configure a shower setup that gives the user the optimal showering experience. Learn how various areas have limits on how many gallons per minute are allowed in the shower.