Accelerate Studio: Wellness

New York Schedule of Events

All sessions are Interior Design Continuing Education Council-approved.  Sessions noted below as HSW are Health Safety Welfare approved.


Breakfast Session


7:30 a.m. - 8 a.m.

Registration and Breakfast

8 a.m. - 9 a.m.

We Are What We Build: A (Pre)Cautionary Tale About Wellness (0.1 CEU / HSW)
Presenter: Breeze Glazer, LEED AP BD+C; Perkins+Will

The use of chemicals of concern in the built environment impacts our own health and wellness, as well as that of future generations. This session will provide an overview of the substances commonly found in the built environment that have been identified by regulatory bodies as potentially harmful to human health.

9 a.m. - 10 a.m.

Can Good Design Make You Healthier? (0.1 CEU / HSW)
Presenter: Joan Blumenfeld, FAIA, LEED AP ID+C; Perkins+Will

Obesity and Type 2 diabetes are now epidemic, and the design of our buildings and interiors can contribute to the problem. Explore how the design of healthy environments can go beyond considerations of energy conservation and sustainability to actually promote physical activity and health through design.

10 a.m. - 10:15 a.m.

Tour of Showroom


Lunch Session


11:30 a.m - Noon

Registration and Lunch

Noon - 1 p.m.

European Kitchen Fundamentals (0.1 CEU / General)
Presenter: Alison Weidner, Poggenpohl

Learn how European kitchen design can positively influence occupant health and wellness through the use of optimal manufacturing methods and materials, and by recognizing sustainability standards, identifying ergonomic improvements and realizing cabinetry’s role in Universal Design.

1 p.m. - 2 p.m.

Time Management: Ideas and Inspirations to Manage Time Better (0.1 CEU / General)
Presenter: Jen Bruno, Axor Hansgrohe

Effective time management can increase a person’s productivity on the job and at home. During this interactive session, attendees will examine how they manage time during the day, identify ways to use time effectively and ineffectively, and determine specific ways to improve time management.

2 p.m. - 2:15 p.m.

Tour of Showroom


Late Afternoon Session


3:30 p.m. - 4 p.m.

Registration and Refreshments

4 p.m. - 6 p.m.

Healing Environments for Home, Work and Play (0.2 CEU / HSW)
Presenter: Barbara J. Huelat, FASID, EDAC, AAHID; Huelat Parimucha: Healing Design

The built environment at large (beyond healthcare settings) plays a key role in health and healing. This session explores various spaces and their unique stressors and encourages design professionals to re-think our most personal environments.

6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

New York Spaces Event