Going to IBS? Our Top 3 Education Picks This Week

Are you heading to Vegas in two weeks for the International Builders Show? “So much to do” is an understatement, from the show floor to centrals to plan reviews and more. To help narrow it down, we’re featuring three design education courses this week on the blog that are must-sees while you’re at IBS:

When: Tuesday, February 19 | 12:30 – 1:30 PM
Location: Spotlight Room, South 223
Format: Spotlight Session*
Level of Content: Intermediate
Continuing Education: NAHB – 1.00 CE hour(s), NKBA – 0.1 CEU(s), AIA – 1.0 LU Hour(s)

Speaker(s): Angela Harris, MIRM, CMP, WWYW, Trio, Denver, Colorado | Todd Hallett, AIA, CAPS, TK Design & Associates, South Lyon, Michigan | John Brock, Brockworks, Inc., Roanoke, Virginia | Sarah Kaplan, LEED Green Associate, KEPHART Community :: Planning :: Architecture

What It’s About: Good design is what sells homes. During this fast-paced session, learn from industry leaders the design mistakes you need to stop making and the design “dos” that are trending with today’s buyers. Noting that trends come in all shapes, sizes, and—perhaps most importantly—costs, the panel will look at how value engineering and lean design can help you incorporate these design musts without breaking the bank.

When: Wednesday, February 20 | 1:45 – 2:45 PM
Location: Spotlight Room, South 223
Format: Spotlight Session
Level of Content: Intermediate
Continuing Education: NAHB – 1.00 CE hour(s), NKBA – 0.1 CEU(s), AIA – 1.0 LU Hour(s)

Speaker(s): Doris Pearlman, MIRM, CMP, Possibilities for Design, Denver, Colorado | C J Ametrano, Toll Brothers, Orange, California | Michael Woodley, AIA, Woodley Architectural Group, Colorado | Dawn Duhamel, CSP, Possibilities for Design, Denver, Colorado | Joan Marcus Webb, The New Home Company, Aliso Viejo, California | Janet Kemmerer, William Lyon Homes, California

What It’s About: In this fast-paced session, industry-leading architects, interior designers, developers and builders will share the most current design ideas and strategies that you can use to update your elevations, renew floor plans, animate streetscapes, enhance amenities and develop dynamic neighborhoods. Using a wide array of drawings and photos, the panelists will show you how cutting edge design can capture your buyer’s attention and make the sale.

When: Thursday, February 21 | 8:00 – 11:00 AM
Location: Master Room, South 233
Format: Master Session**
Level of Content: Advanced
Continuing Education: NAHB – 3.00 CE hour(s), NKBA – 0.3 CEU(s)

Speaker(s): Mary Jo Peterson, MS, CMKBD, CAPS, CLIPP, Mary Jo Peterson Inc., Brookfield, ConnecticutDeryl Patterson, AIA, Housing Design Matters, Inc., Jacksonville, Florida | Doris Pearlman, MIRM, CMP, Possibilities for Design, Denver, Colorado | Rick Overby, Stella Color+Design, Denver, Colorado | Steven Dewan, NCARB, Bassenian Lagoni, Newport Beach, California

What It’s About: We’ve gathered elite architects, designers and color strategists into one must-attend Master session that will prepare you for the year ahead in all things design. They’ll cover what you need to know to excite buyers and stay ahead of the curve, beginning with a snapshot of trends and an overview of what to expect from design in 2019. Two architects will key in on the latest in architectural styles, from budget-friendly to luxury living. A color strategist will teach you how to gain the advantage in exterior color and styling trends. You’ll explore what’s new in product development and can’t-miss design details, and take an in-depth look in kitchens and baths—two of the hottest topics for IBS 2019. These leading industry professionals will leave no stone unturned in this deep dive into architecture and design. Whether you’re a builder or designer, come away ready to gain every design advantage in 2019 and beyond. Read the session agenda for more details.

See you at IBS!
*Participants must be registered for a full registration package or a 1-day education with expo pass package valid for the day of the session they wish to attend. Seating for Spotlight sessions will be on a first-come, first-served basis.
**Master Sessions are in-depth, 3-hour intensive programs that dig deeper into specific industry topics. The sessions are open to all attendees with a Full Registration or 1-Day Education valid for the day of the session they wish to attend, but you can guarantee your Master Session seat for $25 per session. Reserved seating can only be purchased online during IBS advance registration.

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