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Showroom Series

March 30-April 1, 2022

Register now for the A&D Building’s Virtual CEU Showroom Series scheduled to take place on March 30-April 1. Industry experts present CEUs on the latest topics during this three-day virtual program.

  • March 30 | 10:30AM
    Middleby Residential | Viking | La Cornue

    Outdoor Kitchens: Making them Beautiful and Functional

    Stacy McCarthy, CMKBD, CID Emeritus, Designer Services Manager – East with Middleby Residential

    .1 CEU (1 hour)

    Outdoor cooking has come a long way in recent years, from simple stone or brick “grills” to luxury outdoor kitchens that allow families to entertain and cook with the comfort and convenience of the indoor kitchen. This course discusses the fundamental design and planning strategies for outdoor kitchens, environmental and construction considerations, and an overview of the outdoor kitchen products available on the market today.


  • March 30 | 11:30AM

    European Kitchen Fundamentals

    Jennifer Kelly, Poggenpohl Director of Product and Training

    1 HSW credit

    This course focuses on 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.


  • March 30 | 3PM

    Home & Kitchen Design with Sustainability in Mind

    Nicole Ahern, Training Specialist for BSH

    1 CEU - HSW designation

    Discover why sustainability matters in the home, along with the various components of creating sustainable designs. Sustainability is a hot topic for consumers who are now more aware and focused on wellness and health. Navigate through different design considerations that relate to evidence based design and how they contribute to the health and wellness of the homeowner and the planet.

    Explore sustainable buzzwords like “Climate Neutral vs. Carbon Neutral” and what they mean. Finally, learn what sustainable manufacturer practices may entail, along with kitchen appliances that can contribute towards a greener home.


  • March 30 | 4PM
    True Residential

    Inspiring Color in the Kitchen

    Andrew Shead, Marketing Manager, True Residential

    1 CEU credit

    It’s impossible not to use color. Nothing is devoid of color. But how can you leave your stamp on a client’s space by using color in expected or unexpected ways? Understand the power or color and find different ways to incorporate hues in the kitchen while furthering your business by creating memorable spaces.


  • March 31 | 10AM
    Hastings Tile & Bath Collection

    The Influence of Scandinavian Design on Modern Bathrooms and its Technology

    Bob Gifford, Director of Business Development, Hastings Tile & Bath

    1-hour credit

    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.


  • March 31 | 1PM
    West | Wood Architectural Surfaces/Floors

    Wood Flooring Trends - Wide & Long Planks

    Anthony Tamasi, Director of Client Services

    1 CEU credit

    This course assists architect and design professionals in understanding the trend toward wide and long plank wood flooring and the variables that should be considered when specifying it for their client projects.

    • Explain the differences among strip, plank, parquet wood floors
    • Describe the differences between solid, engineered wood floors
    • Understand how wide, long plank wood perform as flooring materials
    • Discuss how saw cut can minimize performance issues with wide, long plank wood flooring
    • Identify the availability, limitations of wide, long plank wood flooring
    • Recommend maintenance for wide, long plank wood flooring


  • March 31 | 4PM
    JennAir Luxury Appliances

    Luxury Kitchens Today

    Peter Navarre and Rachelle Louis, Luxury Business Development Managers

    0.1 Credit

    In this course, you can expect to sharpen your viewpoint on the meaning of luxury, especially when it comes to the state of kitchen design. We will focus on key details that make a luxury kitchen experience. From efficiency and technology to customization and personalization. Incorporating important factors and tips to keep in mind when creating the ultimate luxury kitchen experience.


  • April 1 | 10AM
    Bilotta Kitchens of NY

    Sustainability in Kitchens

    Aston Smith, Designer, Bilotta Kitchens of NY
    Randy O’Kane, CKD, Senior Designer, Bilotta Kitchens of Mamaroneck

    1 HSW/LU

    HSW Justification:
    Objectives will cover sustainability in kitchens; cabinetry, surfaces and appliances as related to health, safety and welfare of clients.

    Learning Objectives:
    This course will educate architects and designers on how to guide their clients in selecting a facility and products that promotes sustainability by identifying eco-friendly options for cabinets, appliances, stone, plumbing fixtures, hardware. We will identify eco-friendly ways for packaging and shipping. We will discuss how the combination of sustainably produced and eco-friendly products promote client safety and well-being. We will close with designing for healthy living and sustainability and the future.


  • April 1 | 1PM
    Ferguson Bath, Kitchen & Lighting Gallery

    Choosing Decorative Hardware for your Kitchen & Bath

    Peter C Wells Jr., Sr. Principal Designer, Insights & Product Design, AMEROCK

    0.1 credits (1.0 hour)

    In a successful kitchen or bath project, no detail is overlooked. An important finishing touch, decorative hardware can have a strong impact on the overall aesthetic and functionality of your project. Yet unfortunately, it is often a quick, last-minute decision. As we review scenarios, this course will arm you with a better understanding of how to effectively specify the best decorative hardware for any design situation. In addition, as more homeowners choose to live in place, you’ll learn about options available for safety, accessibility and ADA-friendly design.


  • April 1 | 4PM
    Sub-Zero, Wolf, and Cove

    The Future of Kitchen Design: Incorporating Style, Technology, and Wellness

    Bianca Olsson, Trade Representative, Sub-Zero, Wolf, and Cove

    AIA: 1.0 (LU - HSW) / IDCEC: 0.1 (HSW) / NKBA: 0.1 (LU - HSW) / NARI: 1 HOUR

    This course will explore the state of the kitchen industry, results from a national kitchen and bath design trends survey, examples of smart appliances and their role in a connected kitchen, and the impact of wellness and sustainability on kitchen design. By the end of this learning unit, learners will be able to: examine the state of the kitchen design industry and how the recent COVID-19 upheaval affected consumer desires for their kitchen, explore the results from a national kitchen and bath design trends survey and how these findings will affect the future of kitchen design, explain how smart, connected kitchens of the future can meet consumer demands for convenience, ease of function, and optimal performance, and identify wellness aspects of kitchen design that can reduce stress, boost nutrition, and provide a safer cooking environment.