With more than 100 attendees earning more than 223 total CEU credits, this year’s one-day AIA Summit offered more value and opportunities than ever for architects and designers
Cloud9 Smart, New York-based smart-home technology architects and advisors, announced today that its Third Annual AIA Continuing Education Summit, which took place Thursday, October 18, 2018, broke several records for the company, giving architects and designers unique opportunities to learn about technology in an inspiring, hands-on environment. Held at the Savant Experience Center in Soho, courses were tailored to the specific needs of architects and interior designers and were led by top technology manufacturers.
Cloud9 reports that 80 architects and designers from 61 different companies attended the event, with 30+ of the attendees holding the positions of founders or principals at their firms. Six attendees stayed for the full day, with a further eight attending five out of six classes. Each attendee took an average of three courses.
“It’s been a really energizing experience watching this event grow over the last three years,” says Jordan Wills, Marketing Director of Cloud9 Smart. “Our partners keep bringing better courses, and the feedback from the Architect & Design community has been overwhelmingly positive.”
This year Cloud9 Smart had an eclectic mix of sessions designed to interest architects and interior designers on a number of levels. Lutron did a deep dive into the nature of light and how to design with light in mind for truly elevated outcomes, as well as a session about smart home technology and trending advancements that designers and architects need to know. Séura led a session on how to create a high-design space without the blemish of a TV on the wall, while Sonance talked about the art and science of making inconsistent electronics design better and more appealing through effective design. Savant, meanwhile, provided everything designers need to know about the smart home in its boot camp. Finally, audio was covered by Leon (Immaculate Technology for an Elevated Experience) and Sonos (Listen Better to Live Better), with compelling courses. The day ended with a reception that gave designers, architects, and tech professionals the opportunity to mix, mingle, and network.
“It brings the community of architects and designers together,” says Jeanne Isaacson of Jeanne Isaacson Design. “It was really wonderful. I just wish they would do it more than once a year.”
“A really good design should have a user experience that equals the aesthetic, and technology is really how to accomplish that,” says Toni Sabatino of Toni Sabatino Style.
Those who were unable to attend the event are invited to contact firstname.lastname@example.org to learn more and schedule a private Lunch & Learn event.
About Cloud9 Smart
Cloud9 Smart designs and installs technology systems in home and offices in and around Manhattan. Areas of expertise include lighting, shading, audio/visual, IT, temperature and more. With an emphasis on reliability and ease of use, Cloud9 creates enhanced yet simpler spaces. Visit www.cloud9smart.com/ and follow @Cloud9Smart on Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, and YouTube and @Cloud9_Smart on Instagram to learn more.