A faction of Shapiro & Company's leadership team has returned from Orlando, where they attended the NAHB International Builders' Show. The annual Builders' Show is an amalgam of the world's latest and greatest products, trends, and thought leadership within the home building industry.
Shapiro & Company's founding principal, Brad Shapiro, was amongst the industry leaders asked to speak at the event. Brad provided guidance to the multifamily housing trade by informing them on how to maintain quality design when building affordable housing. Brad also drew a large audience when educating the design central group on how to incorporate elements of custom, luxury design into homes with a small footprint.
In addition to the International Builders' Show, the event also played host to the Kitchen and Bath Industry Show (KBIS). KBIS is an immersive look at the latest products and technology from around the world.
Shapiro & Company's Lead Interior Designer, Carley Keel, spent the week testing out new products and networking with the industry's top companies. By having a hands-on interaction with the product, Carley is able to more accurately predict the needs and desires of clients by understanding each products' interface. In addition to new products, Carley learned about emerging trends and materials on the national stage and is already brimming with ideas to incorporate them into upcoming projects.