Architect & Design Lunch & Learns

We strive to provide you all the latest and most relevant information to make your lives easier and to provide you that continuing education credit. We’ve pulled together the most requested presentations — so that you can let us know what presentation best suits your needs.
Or if you are not interested in a formal AIA presentation… That’s not a problem for us, we would love to meet with you to share the latest solutions, products, and services that we can provide you. Let’s schedule some time together.

Featured Presentations:

Available Lunch & Learns

A New Workplace Environment

1 AIA Credit

Program Description: Assess the pros and cons of an open office environment. Discover how its possible to incorporate practical solutions. Determining the right balance between private and open spaces.

Casework Simplified

1 AIA Credit

Program Description: Understanding the benefits of modular casework vs built-in millwork. Simplify installation. Process Explore options for surfacing, hardware, edge details and custom materials. Task specific design solutions. Learn about the benefits of computer controlled factory design solutions.

LOCKERS IN THE NEW WORKPLACE

1 AIA Credit

Program Description: Demonstrate how lockers can be implemented as a practical solution to the loss of personal storage in modern workspaces.

HOW TO DESIGN FOR SPACE CONSTRAINTS IN VARIOUS WORKPLACES

1 AIA/HSW LU Credit

Program Description: Learn how to design for space constraints in a variety of workplaces from the office, to educational institutions, to museums and beyond. This course explores furniture, fixtures, and equipment that contribute to maximizing space through design. This course will provide participants with FF&E solutions that maximize space, are aesthetically pleasing, and contribute to occupant wellness. Participants will learn how functional solutions can be incorporated into a workplace’s design and provide for occupants needs.

TRANSFORMING LIBRARIES TO MEET USERS’ CHANGING NEEDS

1 AIA/HSW LU Credit

Program Description: Libraries have responded to the changing needs of the communities they serve, and are seeking to create more flexible, open, and technology rich spaces. Architects and designers are required to design for flexibility and openness within existing and limited spaces. In this course, architects and designers will learn how to combat these challenges by using furniture, fixtures, and equipment that are able to reduce the amount of space being used for book storage and increase the availability of space with flexible FF&E. Through the proper design and use of mobile FF&E, designers will be able to design libraries that respond to up and coming trends.

INTEGRATING STORAGE ACROSS CAMPUS: HOW ADAPTABILITY STARTS WITH FLEXIBLE STORAGE

1 AIA/HSW LU Credit

Program Description: Planning spaces for higher education environments is about much more than lecture halls and dorms – A campus is a place of learning and working, socializing and relationship-building, wellness and discovery. This presentation will walk you through how to design facilities that not only help recruit & retain students and faculty, but also manage risk, improve efficiencies and safety, and help create flexible, future-proof spaces. This presentation will also outline trends and challenges that are impacting campus facility design and demonstrates how thoughtful storage solutions can help create highly functional interior spaces and directly influence the campus’ ability to achieve its mission.

MUSEUM COLLECTIONS STORAGE SPACE PLANNING: DESIGNING SAFE, EFFICIENT & ENGAGING SPACES

1 AIA/HSW LU Credit

Program Description: The purpose of this presentation is to help architects design museum collections storage areas that are safe, efficient, and engaging. The first part of the presentation will discuss museum workspace and workflow issues and how they are impacted by FF&E. The second portion will discuss structural and risk management issues unique to collections storage areas. The session will also include a brief discussion of the challenges and opportunities presented by making collections storage and work areas visible to the public.

LAW ENFORCEMENT: STORAGE SECURED

1 AIA/HSW LU Credit

Program Description: Law Enforcement: Storage Secured will identify major storage challenges and trends within law enforcement facilities. While identifying major storage and compliance concerns, this presentation will also identify FF&E solutions for those concerns that maximize efficiency, save floor space, reduce construction costs, and keep criminals behind bars. Finally, the presentation will touch upon other major planning considerations for these facilities, such as floor loading, ventilation, lighting, and LEED® certification.

DESIGNING ACUTE CARE ENVIRONMENTS WITH POINT OF NEED STORAGE

1 AIA/HSW LU Credit

Program Description: In this presentation, we will follow medical supplies throughout the Acute Care environment in order to see how storage location and configuration, if correctly designed, can influence staff functions, staff efficiency, staff productivity, and ultimately… patient care. In addition, careful planning can produce marked improvements in inventory control–a prime importance in healthcare facilities today. Learn how to bring storage closer to the point-of-care, plan storage with sustainability in mind and understand the various storage planning considerations.