Design Seminars

Minimal Space Design
presented by Mark Sorenson
sponsored by Victoria + Albert
Tuesday, January 28, 2014
11am- 1pm // lunch provided 
CEU Credits Available

Minimal Space Design is a course designed to help learners understand the unique and growing challenges of design within limited interior spaces. Learners will gain insights that will lead to strategies of efficient design.

Learning Objective
  • Describe circumstances contributing to need for minimal space design.
  • Identify how human factors affect the design world.
  • Understand code considerations prior to design.
  • Develop strategies to beautifully design within minimal space.

Console Leg Systems
presented by Dan Beaudet
sponsored by Palmer Industries
Tuesday, January 21, 2014
11am- 1pm // lunch provided  

– course info to come –


Sustainable Bath and Kitchen Design
– held Thursday, November 21, 2013 –

CEU credit 0.1 // presenter Lauren Moschella of Kallista

We’re all connected. Healthier homes mean healthier people, communities and planet. In this course you will learn how to design healthy and sustainable baths and kitchens, select sustainable residential products, be able to integrate water conservation plumbing products for LEED credits into residential designs and communicate to clients the importance of sustainable buildings.

Learning Objectives:
  • Look to naturally existing systems for residential sustainable design solutions
  • Create healthy, sustainable bath and kitchen environments for new or remodel projects
  • Make product decisions based on attribute and product life cycle assessment
  • Select plumbing products that conserve water and meet the guidelines for LEED credit
  • Inform clients about the multiple benefits of a well designed, sustainable home

Lauren Moschella of Kallista explaining how air-induction reduces
water usage to our Sustainable Design Lunch + Learn attendees.

Incorporating Universal Design into
the Bathroom presented by ROHL

– held November 6, 2013 –

CEU credit: 0.1 // presenter Mark Rohl

The expansive Baby Boomer generation is aging, which signals the increasing need for homes, services and products that cater to their lifestyle. The majority of this population would prefer to age in place rather than relocating to a nursing home or assisted living facility, so there is an increasing and pertinent need to remodel the existing housing stock or build new residences that incorporate universal design to minimize injury and ease everyday tasks. This is actually important for all age groups, because challenges in areas such as stamina, balance and dexterity can affect anyone and increase our need for support to move around the home and to operate bathroom fixtures. Designing a bathroom with universal design principles affords privacy, comfort, safety and independence in an aesthetically pleasing environment.  

Four Learning Objectives:
  • Introduce the Seven Principles of Universal Design.
  • Understand the concept of “aging in place” and why the need for Universal Design is growing.
  • Examine how design professionals are integrating Universal Design into their practice.
  • Discuss recommendations for incorporating Universal Design into the bathroom.

Mark Rohl with guests discussing the principles of Universal Design.
November 6, 2013 at Designer Bath

– October 2013 –

Why Therapeutic Modalities should
be Integral to Bathroom Design
presented by BainUltra

– held Tuesday, October 29, 2013 –

CEU credit: 0.1 // presenter Pete Perrodin 

BainUltra, a Canadian company, has spent more than three decades helping customers throughout North America improve their personal health. While we pioneered the development of therapeutic air jet baths, our mission over the years has evolved. Today we offer an integrated line of products that consumers use to improve relaxation, health and well-being right in their own homes. At BainUltra, it is our hope that the world might embrace a new art of living in which we slow down, listen to what is within, and enjoy more harmonious and enduring relationships with one another. 

Summary of Content:
  • Ancient therapies in Modern Bathrooms
  • Natural therapies for Modern Stress
  • Massage Therapy
  • Chromatherapy
  • Aromatherapy
  • Light Therapy
  • Sound Therapy
  • Thermotherapy
  • Consideration of Natural Therapies in Master Bathrooms

 Stone Forest Lunch + Learn

– held October 22, 2013 –

presenter Michael Zimber 

Stone Forest takes its lead from nature’s blueprint. Contemporary designs for the bath and kitchen are sculpted from natural materials including stone, bronze, bamboo, copper, iron and hardwoods. Collaborating with the design community to create custom designs is our specialty.

Mark Sorenson, Jocelyn Hutt and Michael Zimber
at Designer Bath for Stone Forest Lunch + Learn

Universal Design Award: Lisa Bonneville of Bonneville Design
photo credit: Eric Roth

Planning Ahead: Universal Design for all Ages
Design New England Fall 2013 Salon Series
Real Solutions for the Home

– held October 8, 2013 –

Leo Chantre, Lisa Bonneville, Mark Doughty, Jason Sevinor
photo credit: Jessica Delaney

Interior designer Lisa Bonneville, FASID of Bonneville Design and author of The Safe Home along with Mark Doughty of Thoughtforms, and Leo Chantre of Stone Projects discussed how to create built environments that are both beautiful and accessible. Read more about this event here.

– August 2013 –

Attendees at our first Lunch + Learn sponsored by Brizo

BRIZO: Fashion for the Home
Lunch + Learn at Designer Bath
Tuesday, August 13, 2013

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