SCIC Atlanta Hosts Architect and Author William Carpenter AIA, Phd for an Evening and Presentation on Modern Sustainable Design

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Atlanta's newest Italian luxury kitchen design, in partnership with MA (Modern Atlanta) hosted an evening of elevated contemporary design and sustainability with architect and Lightroom founder, William J. Carpenter PhD FAIA, on Thursday, July 30. William discussed and signed copies of his latest book "Modern Sustainable Residential Design: A Guide for Design Professionals"

SCIC Atlanta showcases the world's latest modern kitchens in our showroom and we are pleased to form key partnerships with organizations such as Modern Atlanta and William Carpenter to promote modern design and sustainability.

SCIC (pronounced "schick"), Atlanta's newest Italian luxury kitchen design, in partnership with MA (Modern Atlanta) hosted an evening of elevated contemporary design and sustainability with architect and Lightroom founder, William J. Carpenter PhD FAIA, on Thursday, July 30. William discussed and signed copies of his latest book "Modern Sustainable Residential Design: A Guide for Design Professionals".

Written for design professionals, William Carpenter's "Modern Sustainable Residential Design" not only explores the fundamental design principles of sustainable homes, it provides a practical guide to implementing them.

In his presentation, Mr. Carpenter offered lessons for architects, interior designers, and builders who want to conceptualize and implement sustainable design strategies in modern residential design. He outlined solutions for incorporating sustainable aspects into a home design from conceptualization to implementation. Detailed design analyses range from groundbreaking contemporary buildings such as Pugh + Scarpa's Solar Umbrella House to Ray Kappe's LivingHome, illuminating some of the most innovative sustainable strategies in the United States and abroad.

In addition to the book presentation, attendees were able to experience the elegant SCIC showroom and their Italian-designed, cutting-edge kitchens and artwork from esteemed South African artists. SCIC's friendly and knowledgeable staff were on hand to answer any questions and demonstrate some of the innovative features of SCIC's kitchens.

"SCIC Atlanta showcases the world's latest modern kitchens in our showroom and we are pleased to form key partnerships with organizations such as Modern Atlanta and William Carpenter to promote modern design and sustainability.", said Anthon Muller, CEO of SCIC Atlanta.

SCIC has plans to host more creative and exciting speakers and programs focused on contemporary culture. For more information about SCIC and upcoming events - http://www.scicatlanta.com.

About SCIC
SCIC, a leading company in the Italian kitchen design field, boasts a long history of fine cabinet making that started over forty five years ago. Thanks to Renzo Fornari, the company's president who soon sensed the major growing opportunities offered by foreign markets, SCIC has been introduced to the American landscape in several major US cities, New York, Chicago, Miami and Los Angeles, and culminating with the latest opening of the showroom in Atlanta, Ga.

About Architect William Carpenter
Dr. Carpenter is a nationally recognized architect and educator. He has won numerous design awards and accolades for his teaching. He is co-founder Lightroom a successful design firm in Decatur, GA. specializing in award-winning architecture and new media projects for commercial and residential clients. Carpenter received the national ACSA/AIAS Educator of the Year Award in 2000 and the National Young Architects Citation in 1997. He was elected as a Fellow in the AIA in 2000. He is also author of an important and well-regarded book; --Learning by Building: Design and Construction in Architectural Education, Wiley, 1997. His work has been published in Southern Living, Atlanta Homes and Lifestyles, Atlanta Magazine and ERA; April, 2006. He studied and worked for renowned architect and AIA Gold Medalist Samuel Mockbee FAIA and New York architect Norman Jaffe FAIA known for his elegant buildings which respond to the Long Island landscape. http://www.lightroom.tv

About MA
MA (Modern Atlanta) is the new voice of the south for multidisciplinary design, showcasing contemporary urban culture, and great ideas that enrich lives and inspire Atlanta's creative and social communities. For more information visit http://www.modern-atlanta.org.

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