Crestron offered continuing education to the design community with a comprehensive course about interior technology during the monthly Arizona North chapter of the American Society of Interior Designers (ASID) meeting.
As an ASID Industry Partner, Crestron sponsored the evening and provided guests with a firsthand look at its home automation solutions through product demonstrations including its shading solution that seamlessly integrates with Crestron’s complete line of advanced automation and control systems. The event provided guests with an explanation interior technology—applying electronic and digital products or systems to a space that shape the experience of an interior space. The instructors also discussed how interior technology has evolved and how it can be applied to residential spaces, including aging-in-place design, today and in the future.
“The event inspired those who attended. It was also exciting to witness the knowledge transfer and creation of new professional relationships,” said Crestron vertical marketing director, Ami Wright. “We demonstrated the importance of collaboration between interior designers and those who design and install technology to help shape the client's experience of any space.”
The event was attended by more than 80 guests at the iPic Theater in Scottsdale, AZ and included a cocktail reception in the well-designed adjoining lounge. The event then transitioned to one of its luxury theaters for ASID Arizona North organization announcements and the course presentation. Guests had the opportunity to mingle with other designers, ASID Industry Partners and Crestron representatives, while learning about how interior technology impacts design considerations and the client's overall experience in the space. Attendees also received an overview of Crestron’s Interior Design Partner Program, giving qualified designers direct access to Crestron design consultants, a set of state-of-the-art design tools, and a host of exclusive benefits. A handful of designers with immediate projects signed up for the program to begin taking advantage of the resources and program incentives.
“The 101 course was demonstrative of what Crestron does and gave us a very a good interpretation because technology is intimidating to designers. It was a great way to see the ease of use of the technology,” said Interior Designer, Leann Fernanld, Festoon Design Firm.
The design community in Arizona has expressed a great amount of interest and activity to learn about home automation and this event exemplifies that. “Many of the ASID Arizona North members have expressed the desire to expand the breadth of their design practice, yet also admit they are a little intimated by technology,” said Will Sexton, Crestron regional sales manager. “We developed the Interior Technology 101 Course specifically to help bridge the gap between design and technology.”
“It is good that we are getting this information so we can inform our clients because many don’t know what there is out there to ask for,” said Interior Designer, Veronica Corney, Comfortable Surroundings. “I signed on to be a Crestron Interior Design Partner because I see the value in incorporating technology into projects. The collateral and product samples will be great resources to take to meetings with clients.”