Exemplifying the extensive expertise offered to both the design trade and homeowners during a visit to 7 Tide in Boston Seaport, the region’s newest design facility kicks off a year-long series of free continuing education units (CEUs) for architects and designers this week. The informative sessions can help design professionals stay on top of trends and technology in their fields.
Known as “Learn & Lounge,” the monthly events aim to elevate the forum and format in which topics required for continued certification by various architectural and design organizations are taught. Most will run weekdays, 5-7:30PM, and include 1-1.5 hours of class time followed by an interesting networking opportunity on site at 7 Tide, which may include a beverage tasting, cooking class or other entertaining activity in one of the many spaces inside this inspiring design resource. Attending Learn & Lounge also offers the opportunity to explore the spaces throughout 7 Tide, where design professionals and their clients can plan future visits together.
The monthly series kicks off on January 11th, when 7 Tide partner Reflex Lighting hosts a 1 AIA CEU event to share essentials about LED Color. Participants will gain a better understanding of the technology of LEDs, including component construction, features and failure modes. A focus of the presentation will be a discussion of fixture design for sustainable performance, an important, but hard-to-achieve task for architectural projects using LEDs. By close of the session, professionals will walk away with a better understanding of what the difference is between the minimum quality standard of LED color and what the right solution is for their architectural lighting application.
Following the educational session, the “Lounge” portion of the program will feature a beer tasting with acclaimed local brewer Trillium and a sampling of unique and delicious Super Bowl-inspired appetizers and snacks created by 7 Tide Chef Brittany Wezner.
Future Learn & Lounge events are planned by Marvin Windows and Doors on February 8th on Fenestration in Contemporary Residential Application and by Sub-Zero & Wolf on March 8th on Specifying for Custom Luxury Kitchens: Appliances, Options & Accessories.
As additional Learn & Lounge events are added, check for calendar updates at 7 Tide.