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Showroom Series

April 4-5, 2023

Join us for the A&D Building’s Virtual CEU Showroom Series scheduled to take place on April 4-5. Industry experts present informative CEUs on the latest design topics during this two-day virtual program. More information to come.

  • April 4 | 10AM
    Middleby Residential | Viking | La Cornue

    Outdoor Kitchens: Making them Beautiful and Functional

    Stacy McCarthy, Designer Services Manager, East
    Special Guest Chef Jackie Rothong will provide a virtual culinary spotlight.

    1 hour CEU IDCEC

    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. The course concludes with a short question and answer section.


  • April 4 | 11:30AM
    Hastings Tile & Bath

    The Influence of Scandinavian Design on Modern Bathrooms and its Technology

    Bob Gifford, Director of Business Development

    1-hour credit, IDCEC & NARI

    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.


  • April 4 | 1PM

    Optimizing Luxury Kitchen Design with New Workflows and Custom Storage Solutions

    Jennifer Kelly, Poggenpohl U.S. Director of Product and Training

    1 HSW credit with AIA and 0.1 credit value with IDCEC and NKBA

    As the kitchen space continues to become the hub of the home, consumers are examining their evolving lifestyle to reflect the creative kitchen. In this course, we will focus on how work zones can be implemented in the kitchen to optimize space, usage, and safety, while creating a customized experience for your client. Not only do work zones create a more organized kitchen, they also make it easier to maintain order in the kitchen. We will also discuss how storage and organizational tools can be used to increase wellbeing by ensuring a level of cleanliness and order in the kitchen. Lastly, we will discuss accessibility standards that can increase the safety and welfare for the occupants.


  • April 4 | 2:30PM
    True Residential

    Anatomy of the Home Bar

    Andrew Shead, Marketing Manager, True Residential

    1 credit

    In the past few years, who hasn't entertained guests in their home in one way or another? Hosting at home isn't going anywhere, with more homeowners designing whole spaces around their at-home 'watering holes'. Join True Residential and learn to identify key elements and decision points for bar design, as well as striking layouts and inspiring features that will set your space apart.


  • April 5 | 10AM
    Bilotta Kitchens of NY

    Sustainability in Kitchens

    Aston Smith, Designer, Bilotta Kitchens of NY

    1 HSW/LU

    The course will cover sustainability in kitchens; cabinetry, surfaces and appliances as related to health, safety and the welfare of clients. The course discusses the pros and cons of kitchen cabinet materials by performance, stability, life span, and environmental impact. We will discuss the pros and cons of kitchen surface materials by performance, stability, life span, and environmental impact and well as the elements found in specing kitchen appliances by performance, stability, life span, and environmental impact. You will learn how a sustainable run production facility can have zero waste at the end of each day and learn how each different waste by-product gets recycled (including finish material) reused or become safe to reenter the environment. Finally, the course will discuss packaging and shipping which is an often overlooked element for a sustainable kitchen.


  • April 5 | 11:30AM

    Innovations in Residential Appliances

    Tricia Kozlowski, National Training Coordinator & Regional Trainer

    1.0 credits / 1 hour course

    Technological advancements are now a must in a number of household appliances. Design, features, and functionalities are integral in delivering the best experience for a homeowner and this course will examine innovations in residential appliances. From connecting living to necessary integration, this course will cover everything you need to know to keep your home up to date.


  • April 5 | 1PM
    West | Wood Architectural Surfaces/Floors

    Wood Flooring Trends - Wide & Long Planks

    Anthony Tamasi, Regional Manager

    1 credit AIA = 1 LU and IDCEC/ASID/IIDA/ IDC = 1 CEU
    This event will also be live and we will be serving a light lunch at 12:30 in the showroom.

    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.