Savannah Hardscapes CEU Event & Showroom Grand Opening – Press Release Below

Thursday, November 1st

Exclusive Showroom Grand Opening & Architect & Designer Continuing Education Unit Event

Come see the most exciting surfaces showroom in the Southeast and earn 3 continuing education credits* at the same time!

Savannah Surfaces (formerly Reve Surfaces) and Savannah Hardscapes invite you to our completely remodeled surfacing showroom: one of the most exciting and innovative design resources in the Southeast.

Our free annual half-day education sessions will include an AGA range cooking demonstration during lunch and culminate in a cocktail reception to celebrate the Savannah Surfaces showroom Grand Opening. Attendees will include local builders, interior and landscape designers, architects product vendors and media.

Please contact Deborah Inniss, or call 843-784-6060 for more information. Space is limited so reserve now.

Invitations with a full schedule will be sent in October.

*Note: The 3 continuing education credits are eligible for AIA HSW LU credit.

Keep It Simple Stupid

KISS is an acronym for the design principle articulated by Kelly Johnson, Keep it simple, Stupid!.[1] Variations include “keep it short and simple”, “keep it simple sir”, “keep it simple or be stupid”, “keep it simple and stupid”, “keep it simple and straightforward” or “keep it simple and sincere.”[2] The KISS principle states that most systems work best if they are kept simple rather than made complex, therefore simplicity should be a key goal in design and unnecessary complexity should be avoided.

I recently gave a 4 CEU presentation and received feedback from one of the legends in the business Bruce Howard about how to improve the presentation. Bruce’s thoughtful analysis made me really think about how many times marketing and sales staff over think the equation when presenting.

Bruce suggested that future CEU presentations include: specifics, price, how to install, pluses and minuses of each material, seal or not, and maintenance expected, etc.

Simple questions, but not addressed in 3 of the 4 landscape architecture presentations I gave to Bruce and his peers. So today’s spotlight is on Bruce for helping me tailor some of the “canned info” to be more relevant and simple.





AECOM Miami located at 800 Douglas Road North Tower Suite 2, Coral Gables, Florida has graciously agreed to host Allyson Humphries of Larry’s Cap Rock and Stone for 4 CEU classes to be offered from 6-10 pm on on August 8, 2012.

Classes offered will be:

Intro to Stone I

Intro to Stone II
Course #0009119

Genuine Stone – A Natural Choice For Sustainable Design Course #0009120

Natural Stone- The Evolving Marketplace Classroom Course #0009121

Our provider # 005029. Classes will be offered in order listed. Larry’s Cap Rock will provide pizza for this working dinner.