Upcoming Events

Lunch & Learn, 4th floor in suite 419

Join us in the Archetypal Showroom for a free CEU Lunch and Learn event. This Lunch and Learn event counts for 1 CEU learning credit.

For more information and to register for the event please click here.

Friday, February 22nd from 11:30am- 12:30pm

 

Straight from Paris…the Hottest Trends at Maison & Objet

Patti Carpenter will be speaking on the hottest trends at Maison & Objet. Carpenter, principal of carpenter +company, is an expert in color and trend forecasting, and is a consultant with Pantone as well as the Global Trend Ambassador for Maison & Objet in America and Paris. She has created private label collections for brands like Bloomingdale’s, Sferra, Neiman Marcus, Crate & Barrel, The Phillips Collection, ABC Carpet + Home, Donna Karan Urban Zen and Ralph Lauren.

Fee for IFDA Members is $20
Fee for non-member guests is $35
To attend this event please register here.

Tuesday, February 26th at 5:30pm

 

Color Trends 2019 CEU, 8th floor in suite 814

This course provides information and practical knowledge on sheen and gloss levels while illustrating the use of various finishes from the Color Trends 2019 palette. To attend this CEU course please register here.

Wednesday, March 6th from 11:30am – 1:30pm

 

Paula Grace Designs & Consulting: Culture & the Agreement CEU, 2nd floor in suite 200

What is an Agreement and why is it essential to your design firm’s success? In this CEU we will dissect what an effective Agreement is and how it works hand in hand with your firms Culture to help your clients know how to behave and what is expected of everyone in the design relationship. To register for this CEU please click here.

Tuesday, March 12th from 11am – 3pm

 

The Ins & Outs of Licensing: Part II, 16th floor conference room

Part II of a two-part series, Kate Verner of Kate Verner + Associates will focus on the business and legal aspects of licensing once you’ve signed the deal. She’ll share what you need to do to protect your designs, and how to make the most of your licensed collection. Please register for the event here.

Wednesday, March 13th from 10am – 12pm

 

Silhouette Party, 4th floor in suite 436

Come help us celebrate the launch of our New Website! The first 24 people to RSVP will have the oppotunity to have a silhouette of their choice cut by talented artist Jenny Fowler. To attend this event please RSVP here.

Tuesday, March 26th from 5pm – 7pm

 

Why Pigments Matter CEU, 8th floor in suite 814

Pigments serve many functions in paint other than supplying color. This course will explore how color choices affect the appearance and performance of architectural paints. We will discuss the types of pigments used in architectural coatings. How paint is tinted, and how pigments and colorants influence factors such as hide, gloss, fading, durability, and price. To attend this CEU course register here.

Wednesday, April 3rd from 11:3am – 1:30pm

 

Bendheim Design Lab Launch, 16th floor in suite 1602

Celebrate the opening of our architectural glass design & education center! Join fellow A&D professionals, builders, contractors, and media for an evening of culinary and glass delights. Didn’t receive your personal invitation yet? RSVP details to be provided

Wednesday, April 3rd from 5:30pm – 8pm

 

The Science of Color and Light CEU, 8th floor in suite 814

Investigate the interplay of color and light: this course explores the design impact of lighting, color temperature, color rending index and light reflectance value (LRV). We will examine the characteristics of different light sources and the impact on color. To attend this CEU course register here.

Wednesday, May 1st from 11:30am – 1:30pm

 

Color Foundations CEU, 8th floor in suite 814

This course provides an overview of the color basics, including terminology, color perception, the psychology of color, and a brief discussion on how light affects color. We will explore current styles and color trends. To attend this CEU course register here.

Wednesday, June 5th from 11:30am – 1:30pm

 

Three Centuries of Color CEU, 8th floor in suite 814

Three Centuries of Color illustrates how the use of color can express our individuality and culture, and how the past can inspire us with fresh ideas for using color in the present. By highlighting the
prevalent colors of more than ten decades, this course looks at the societal, political, technological, and cultural influences that defined the personality of each decade. To attend this CEU course register here.

Wednesday, July 3rd from 11:30am – 1:30pm

 

Creating Healthy Living Environments with Advanced Paint Technology CEU, 8th floor in suite 814

This course provides an overview of sustainable design and the creation of healthier environments with architectural paints. Included are discussions about the components of paint; VOCs, independent testing methods and standards; categories of LEED®; and the specification of paint systems. To attend this CEU course register here.

Wednesday, August 7th from 11:30am – 1:30pm

 

Red Throughout History CEU, 8th floor in suite 814

This course surveys examples of the great importance of the color red through history, architecture, art history, and design while illustrating how red can be brought into the home today. To attend this CEU course please register here.

Wednesday, September 4th from 11:30am – 1:30pm

 

Color and Paint in Environments for the Aging CEU, 8th floor in suite 814

This course provides an overview of the changes in color perception because of aging or disease. We will discuss the various types of common care environments available for the elderly, the application of low- or no-VOC paint, and appropriate color use to facilitate wayfinding. To attend this CEU course register here.

Wednesday, October 2nd from 11:30am – 1:30pm

 

Color Trends 2020 CEU, 8th floor in suite 814

Details to be announced mid October. Registration information to be announced

Wednesday, November 6th from 11:30am – 1:30pm

 

Reverse Engineering: Colonial Williamsburg CEU, 8th floor in suite 814

The Williamsburg palette represents how the richness of history and modern research methods give us the most accurate depiction. In this course, we will examine the colors of this era, and how they are relevant today, from lead-based whites and linseed oils to zero VOC coatings and new colorant technology, paint has changed quite a bit over the years. To attend this CEU course please register here.

Wednesday, December 4th from 11:30am – 1:30pm