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Showroom Series

June 8-18, 2021

The A&D Building invites you to attend the Showroom Series, a 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 the stated time from June 8-18, 2021. You will receive instructions to access the seminar once you register.

  • Gaggenau Design Center

    Designing the Home Oasis with Wine

    June 8, 2pm EST
    Speaker: Victoria Macdonald, Senior Gaggenau Product Trainer

    This webinar explores spaces designed to enhance the wine experience within the comfort and intimacy of the home living space. Together we will consider how to recreate traditional wine experiences such as country club, outdoor wine tastings, romantic dinners, etc. at home. What do designers and architects need to consider in terms of accessibility and convenience. What four factors determine how to specify wine cabinets to create a personal wine experience at home – whether for the serious investor or simply for someone who enjoys a good cabernet.


  • Middleby Residential | Viking | La Cornue

    Designing with Ultrapremium Kitchen Appliances for Enduring Style and Performance

    June 9, 3pm EST
    Speakers: Meghan Daro, CFSP, Vice President, Consultant Services and Madison Freedle, Designer Services Manager, West

    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.


  • West | Wood Architectural Surfaces

    Engineered Wood Floors

    June 10, 2pm EST
    Speaker: Anthony Tamasi, Director of Client Services

    This seminar explores the uses and benefits of engineered wood flooring. Design professionals will become more familiar with the construction and manufacturing processes of engineered wood flooring in an effort to properly specify the material for their client projects.


  • Dacor Kitchen Theater

    Luxury Kitchen Appliances Provide Best In Class Food Preservation

    June 11, 2pm EST
    Speaker: Tiffany Candler, Dacor East Regional Trainer

    Until very recently, food preservation was a crucial daily endeavor that required a great deal of ingenuity to prevent food from quickly spoiling. Even today, a large percentage of the food supply is wasted, despite modern refrigeration technologies. This course will explore the history of food preservation and the evolution of kitchen appliances, including those that are specifically designed with new technologies to optimize food preservation.


  • Bilotta Kitchens of NY

    Sustainability & Cabinetry

    June 14, 2pm EST
    Speaker: Aston Smith, designer

    Join Aston Smith, designer at Bilotta Kitchens of NY, while she presents Sustainability & Cabinetry, kicking off week two of the series on Monday, June 14 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 Bathroom Technology

    June 15, 2pm EST
    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.


  • Artistic Tile

    Natural Stone Countertops

    June 16, 2pm EST
    Speaker: Roy Marcus, Brand Ambassador

    Join Brand Ambassador Roy Marcus, as he presents the Artistic Tile premiere of Natural Stone Countertops: Considerations for Kitchen and Bath Applications.

    Natural stone applications can add beauty, character, and value to any living space. By communicating the proper expectations for performance and maintenance requirements, the luxury consumer will gain a better understanding and appreciation for using natural stone in kitchens and bathrooms.


  • Thermador Design Center

    Designing for Independent Senior Living

    June 17, 2pm EST
    Speaker: Nicole Ahern, Product Training Specialist, Thermador

    Discover what guidelines and resources are available for those seeking information about designing for the Aging and Living in-place customers and the elements that contribute to enjoying fulfilling independent senior living.
    Learn what the benefits and components are of aging-in-place successfully and how they contribute to the health, safety, and welfare of homeowners. How to create accessible and usable products, services and environments.


  • Fisher & Paykel | DCS Experience Center

    Outdoor Kitchen Design

    June 18, 2pm EST
    Speaker: Briana Ryan, New York Experience Center Manager

    The Outdoor Kitchen market has grown year over year since 2009. The basic outdoor grill has been influenced by design, and has prompted the growth of creating spaces that move seamlessly from indoor to outdoor. Popular food movements from the “low and slow” to the traditional holiday cook-out are influencing consumers to develop the perfect outdoor space.

    This course identifies current market trends for outdoor kitchens, the scope of products available, and considerations for developing new clients and creating lifelong relationships as the outdoor kitchen grows and develops.