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Presenter: Sonja Bochart, IIDA., LEED AP BD&C, WELL AP and 4 more

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Seminar Location: Online

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Current Issues in Interior Design Day One
Monday, September 21, 2020 | 11:00 am - 3:05 pm CDT (including two 10-min. breaks)

Navigating the New AIA B152-2019 for Interior Design and FF&E Design Services
J. Hardy

   B152-2019: What changed, what stayed the same

   Distinctions between architectural interior design and FF&E design

   Understanding impacts on architects, interior designers, vendors and owners

   Uniform commercial code considerations

   Best practices for design professionals

Recent Developments in Sustainable Design
A. Steuer

   Green design standards and certifications

   Appliances and fixtures

   Paints and carpets

   Fabrics and materials

   Recycled, reclaimed and renewable materials

   Windows, doors and insulation

Historic Preservation and Interior Design
P. Dedek

   Types of preservation: restoration, adaptive reuse, infill, and others

   Tax credits, grants and other financing options

   Zoning issues

   Building code, ADA and sustainable design considerations

   Historic preservation case studies

Current Issues in Interior Design Day Two
Tuesday, September 22, 2020 | 11:00 am - 1:25 pm CDT (including a 10-min. break)

Introduction to Biophilic Design
S. Bochart

   Biophilia and biophilic design

   Design principles and benefits

   Integrating environmental features

   Simulating natural shapes, forms, patterns and processes

   Incorporating light and space

   Emphasizing connections between buildings and landscape

   Case studies of completed design projects

Ethical Issues for Designers
G. Boudreaux

   Complying with codes of professional conduct and ethics

   Obligations to the public

   Duties to the client

   Responsibilities to colleagues in the design profession

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Credit Information:

Who Should Attend

  • Architects
  • Engineers
  • Interior Designers

Interior Designers
     6.0 CE Hours/PDHs

Professional Engineers
     6.0 PDHs

     6.0 HSW CE Hours

     6.0 LU|HSW

International Code Council
     .60 CEUs (Building)

Continuing Education Credit Information

This webinar is open to the public and offers 6.0 HSW continuing education hours/PDHs to registered interior designers in most states. It is approved for 6.0 hours for Louisiana interior designers. Due to time constraints, HalfMoon Education will not be seeking course approval in Florida, Maryland, New Jersey, New Mexico or other states that preapprove continuing education course for interior designers.

This webinar offers 6.0 PDHs to professional engineers and 6.0 HSW continuing education hours to architects in all states.

HalfMoon Education is an approved continuing education sponsor for engineers in Florida (Provider No. 0004647), Indiana (License No. CE21700059), Maryland, New Jersey (Approval No. 24GP00000700), North Carolina (S-0130), and North Dakota. HalfMoon Education is deemed an approved continuing education sponsor for New York engineers and architects via its registration with the American Institute of Architects Continuing Education System (Regulations of the Commissioner §68.14(i)(2) and §69.6(i)(2)). Other states do not preapprove continuing education providers or courses.

The American Institute of Architects Continuing Education System has approved this course for 6.0 LU|HSW (Sponsor No. J885). Only full participation is reportable to the AIA/CES.

The International Code Council has approved this event for .65 CEUs in the specialty area of Building (Preferred Provider No. 1232).

Completion certificates will be awarded to participants who complete this event and earn a passing score (80%) on the quiz that follows the presentation (multiple attempts allowed).


Sonja Bochart, IIDA., LEED AP BD&C, WELL AP

Principal with Shepley Bulfinch

Ms. Bochart’s background in creating meaningful and healthy spaces can be found in her over 20 year of experience as a designer, shaping spaces for connection, healing and overall well-being. She is a principal with Shepley Bulfinch and also provides consulting services through Lens Strategy, a consulting studio within Shepley Bulfinch. An avid speaker, instructor, leader and writer, she promotes thoughtfulness and leading-edge innovations of holistic design with a focus on human health and wellness. Her interior design portfolio includes award-winning educational, community, international, cultural, residential and corporate spaces. Her designs and workshops integrate leading edge principles of biophilia (passion for life), mindfulness, evidence-based design, storytelling and sustainability to create holistic places of wellness, inspiration and transformation.

Glen Boudreaux, RID, ASID

Principal and Owner of Boudreaux Associates, LLC

Mr. Boudreaux has spent the last 42 years creating distinctive residential and commercial projects providing personal luxury lifestyle environments for high-end residential, commercial and hospitality clients around Texas, the United States and Costa Rica. He is a leader and distinguished member within the interior design community and is respected by his peers and clients as well. Armed with a degree in interior design from LSU School of Architecture, he is a registered interior designer (RID) in Texas. He is also a member of, and has led, numerous organizations including ASID, TAID, IFDA, and IDG. Mr. Boudreaux is a past member of the Best Practices Network (BPN), an exclusive group of only 100 top-tier interior designers, nationwide. D Home Magazine has named Mr. Boudreaux to the list of “The Best Designers in Dallas” nine times. He has been a professor of interior design for 28 years and is currently chair of the Interior design Department at Wade College.

Dr. Peter B. Dedek

Dr. Peter B. Dedek is an associate professor at Texas State University in the Department of History. He teaches courses in historic preservation, and the history of architecture and interior design. His most recent book is The Cemeteries of New Orleans: A Cultural History (State University of Louisiana Press 2017). He has written two other titles, Historic Preservation for Designers (Fairchild Books, 2014) and Hip to the Trip: a Cultural History of Route 66 (University of New Mexico Press, 2007).

Jessica Hardy

Assoc. AIA, Senior Attorney at Macdonald Devin

Ms. Hardy represents architects, engineers, and other design professionals as a senior attorney at Macdonald Devin. Holding a degree in Architecture as well as a J.D. degree, she is uniquely positioned to help those in the construction and design industries protect their interests, minimize their risks, and achieve their goals. Focusing her practice on construction litigation, Ms. Hardy’s background and professional experience in architecture includes working on numerous multimillion-dollar projects for multi-family, retail, office, mixed-use, industrial and institutional clients. She received her Bachelor of Architecture degree from Auburn University School of Architecture and earned her law degree from the University of Alabama School of Law.

Ariel Steuer, ASID, NCIDQ

Interior Designer, The Kubala Washatko Architects

Ms. Steuer is the lead interior designer at The Kubala Washatko Architects, where a design philosophy of Wholeness is practiced, in which the built environment supports and enhances both human activity and natural living systems. With an overarching concern for how people are affected by the built environment, her goal is to integrate regenerative and living practices into spaces for the healing of people and planet. As a lifelong learner who is always diving deeper, she is guided by practical and established methodologies for bringing wholeness to the forefront. By synthesizing various fields of study, she connects the dots to illustrate how human health and wellbeing are interconnected with the quality of our natural and built environments, resulting in new perspectives for approaching how we design buildings and spaces.

Tuition Costs:

Standard Tuition: $299.00
Online Tuition (pre-registration): $299.00
Group Prices
3 or more people each: $199.00

Each registration includes one copy of a manual prepared by the seminar speakers.

AIA Info:

AIA Provider Statement:

HalfMoon Education Inc. is a registered provider of AIA-approved continuing education under Provider Number J885. All registered AIA/CES Providers must comply with the AIA Standards for Continuing Education Programs. Any questions or concerns about this provider of learning program may be sent to AIA/CES (cesupport@aia.org or (800) AIA 3837, Option 3).

This learning program is registered with AIA/CES for continuing professional education. As such, it does not include content that may be deemed or construed to be an approval or endorsement by the AIA of any material of construction or any method or manner of handling, using, distributing, or dealing in any material or product.

AIA continuing education credit has been reviewed and approved by AIA/CES. Learners must complete the entire learning program to receive continuing education credit. AIA continuing education Learning Units earned upon completion of this course will be reported to AIA/CES for AIA members. Certificates of Completion for both AIA members and non-AIA members are available upon request.

Course Title: Current Issues in Interior Design

Delivery Method: Live Online

Course Description: This course examines the new AIA B152-2019 and how it differs from the B152-2007, including the 2019 distinctions between architectural interior design and FF&E design. The course explores the evolution of sustainable design, interior design issues for historical preservation projects, biophilic design principles, and ethical standards for designers. 

Learning Objectives:

Learning Objective 1:
Learners will be able to identify the changes to the AIA B152-2007 agreement that resulted in the B152-2019 agreement. Without careful examination, understanding and use of this revised document, project participants may not be able to distinguish between architectural interior design and FF&E, and may not be able to identify best practices for working on interior spaces.

Learning Objective 2:
Learners will be able to describe what determines the sustainability of building materials and building methodologies, and they will be able to explain how sustainable design projects can protect the environment and promote health and wellness for building users.

Learning Objective 3:
Preservation is important for present and future generations to appreciate the quality and the workmanship that went into creating particular structures and to consider the values of past generations who financed and constructed them. Learners will be able to discuss types of historic building preservation, including restoration and adaptive reuse. They will be able to identify tax credits, grants and other financing options to take on historic preservation options. They will be able to resolve zoning issues, comply with building codes and accessibility standards, and incorporate sustainable design features.

Learning Objective 4:
Learners will be able to explain the concept and practices of biophilic design, which aims to connect the built environment and the natural environment for building users through the inclusion of natural elements and the simulation of natural shapes, forms, patterns, and light. Learners will be able to discuss how these design principles can influence occupant sense of connection to nature and increase emotional well-being.

Learning Objective 5: 
Learners will be able to abide to ethical standards that prioritize their obligations to the public and to their duties to individual clients. 


LUs: 6.0    LU Type: LU|HSWs.

Prerequisites: Familiarity with interior design projects and management 

Advance Preparation: None

Program Level: Intermediate

Course Expiration Date: 07/08/2023 

Complaint Resolution Policy:

Complaints regarding this course can be emailed to doug@halfmoonseminars.org or by calling (715) 835-5900. A HalfMoon Education representative will respond within 72 hours to resolve the complaint, which will include, but not limited to, access to another CE activity at no or reduced cost or a full or partial refund. Each instance will be resolved on a case-by-case situation.