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Showroom Series

March 1-12, 2021

The A&D Building invites you to attend the Showroom Series, a new two-week-long CEU program. Click on the Register button to sign up for any one of the CEUs from our participating showrooms listed below. The virtual CEU seminars will be held at 2pm EST from March 1-12. You will receive instructions to access the seminar once you register.

  • Artistic Tile

    Why Choose Natural Stone

    March 1 | 2pm EST
    Speaker: Roy Marcus, Brand Ambassador for Artistic Tile

    At a moment when we are dominated by a virtual version of our world, the presence of the natural, the true, genuine in our surroundings is a gift of ultimate luxury. This course reminds us why architects and designers in the luxury sector continue to select natural stone for their finest projects.


  • Miele Experience Center

    Heat Pump Dryers and Laundry Technologies

    March 2 | 2pm EST
    Speaker: Jared Costa, Director of National Sales and Product Training for Miele USA

    Reviewing new heat pump technology in vent-less dryers and how they operate, save energy and provide creative installation solutions for challenging spaces. Explain how new convenience options including single wash, automatic dosing, and Wi Fi technology reduces water use, energy use, and overall physical footprint.


  • Poggenpohl

    European Kitchen Fundamentals

    March 3 | 2pm EST
    Speakers: Jennifer Fordham-Blanco and Jennifer Kelly, lead designers for Poggenpohl

    Please join designers Jennifer Fordham-Blanco and Jennifer Kelly as they cover the history of European kitchen design, European design details such as minimalism, sustainable practices, and how Universal Design is compatible with European Kitchen Design. Design professionals will come away with an understanding of how cabinet design impacts day-to-day ergonomics, health/wellbeing, and safety in the kitchen.


  • Dacor Kitchen Theater

    A Designer's Survival Guide - Chapter 1: The Transformation of the Luxury Kitchen Consumer

    March 4 | 2pm EST
    Speaker: Tiffany Candler, Dacor East Regional Trainer

    Today's affluent consumer's values and ideals are shifting and we set out to define them. After an in depth study with Architectural Digest and Condé Nast, we have cracked the code of consumers behaviors and trends. This course will help you navigate those waters and begin the process to meet their needs


  • J Geiger Shading

    Sensible Shading: Benefits Beyond Blocking the Sun

    March 5 | 2pm EST
    Speakers: Deborah Maffettone and Nicole Scheinholz, Senior Sales & Design Consultants for J Geiger Shading

    The benefits of window shades beyond simply blocking the sun. We will discuss occupant comfort, energy savings, fabric technology and sustainability. Additionally, we will provide motor types, shading styles and types, and how shades will not interfere with other window treatments.


  • Bilotta Kitchens of NY

    Sustainability & Cabinetry

    March 8 | 2pm EST
    Speaker: Aston Smith, designer for Bilotta Kitchens of NY

    Join Aston Smith, designer at Bilotta Kitchens of NY, while she presents Sustainability & Cabinetry, kicking off week two of the series on Monday, March 8 at 2pm.
    The course will educate architects and designer on how to guide their clients in selecting a facility and product that promotes sustainability by identifying eco-friendly options for cabinet boxes, doors, adhesives, finishes, packaging and shipping.


  • Hastings Tile & Bath Collection

    The Influence of Scandinavian Design on Modern Bathrooms and Its Technology

    March 9 | 2pm EST
    Speaker: Bob Gifford, Director of Business Development for Hastings Tile & Bath

    This course provides a historical perspective of both Scandinavian design and how that design aesthetic continues to drive both the technology inside and the design of today's’ faucets, showers, plumbing fixtures and accessories.


  • Fisher & Paykel

    New Zealand Design

    March 10 | 2pm EST
    Speaker: Briana Ryan, New York Experience Center Manager

    The modern design world takes influence from global sources. Innovation and ideas are sourced from any number of countries, cultures and environments. Architects and designers are being asked to incorporate the natural environment in their thinking and how rooms and living spaces make the home part of the landscape.


  • West | Wood Architectural Surfaces

    Back to Basics Wood Flooring 101

    March 11 | 2pm EST
    Speaker: Anthony Tamasi, Director of Client Services for West | Wood Architectural Services

    This course assists design professionals in understanding the characteristics of hardwood flooring so that they can effectively specify wood flooring for their client projects.


  • Middleby Residential | Viking | La Cornue

    Designing with Ultrapremium Kitchen Appliances for Enduring Style and Performance

    March 12 | 2pm EST
    Speakers: Meghan E. Daro, CFSP, Vice President, Consultant Services The Middleby Corporation; Madison Freedle, Designer Services Manager, West Middleby Residential

    Ultrapremium appliances provide the opportunity to cook at home using the same level of equipment as professional chefs. This course explores the concept of the “prosumer” kitchen, the consumer values of the ultrapremium appliance market, and the styles, functions, and design considerations related to ultrapremium kitchen appliances.