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Cloud9 has always been responsive, and happy to answer questions for me… even when the project(s) didn’t go through. There are very few professionals out in the market place that I feel excited to work with, and I feel 100% confident they will deliver an exceptional product to my clients.

Aside from that, they offer a lot of education programs / events that my team and I have taken advantage of which has helped us in our planning and also educating our clients. We are gearing up to start a massive project with them in a few weeks so looking forward to that.

Joe Human - Designs by Human

Thank you for the presentation on the complex AV, lighting, window treatment and general technology integration control options available out in the market today. You make it look easy, and logical, with the help from the professionals that you all are… And for the delicious lunch.

Boddewyn Gaynor Architects

I can speak for the others and say that we all share an appreciation for the level of “pre-production” that your drawing set provides and your process includes. The benefits towards coordination are already evident. Thank you!

Jessica Shaw - The Turett Collaborative

Articles for Architects

Savant Systems 2019

Savant is beloved as a smarthome platform for one crucial reason: It is incredibly simple to use. It takes complex tasks across un-connected devices, and brings them into a simple interface with a barely noticeable learning curve. That learning curve is around two...

Our 3rd Annual AIA CEU Summit

Yesterday we were thrilled to have hosted over 100 members of the Architecture & Design community at the Savant Experience Center in Soho for a day of education, entertainment and networking. With courses by Lutron, Savant, Seura, Leon, Sonos and Seura we were...

Explained: LED Lighting

When we sat down with lighting expert Gary Gordon, he pointed out 3 common issues in homes and offices: 1. The wrong quantity of light. 2. The space is over-fixtured. 3. There is too much glare. Here are some important concepts to be aware of before designing your...

New Hire: Michael Dye

This month we're thrilled to announce the addition of Michael Dye to our team as our new Architect Specialist. Michael has racked up over a decade of experience with Magnolia as a Project Manager, System Designer and Consultation Agent for end users and trade...

Conversation: Reddymade

We had the pleasure of chatting with Suchi Reddy of Reddymade Architecture & Design recently. She's a risk-taker in the A&D field, and of particular interest to us was her drive to push new materials and their properties on projects. Her team in SoHo has...

Explained: Your Network

Both the most boring and most important part of the connected home. There are three ways to go: Default: Whatever your Internet service provider gives you. All all-in-one box for wired and wireless Internet. Mesh: A collection of small boxes that plug in around your...

Conversation: Gary Gordon Architectural Lighting

Gary Gordon initially worked for a lighting designer expecting to take his knowledge back to his role as Architect. Instead he found his calling, initially launching his own firm, and literally writing the book on interior lighting. Gary agreed to sit down with us and...

Explained: Smarthome Control

Smarthome control breaks down into three tiers: Partitioned: Individual Apps for individual brands in your home. Mini Ecosystem: Popular brands dropped into a single App. Platform: Any brand woven into a single customizable platform. Partitioned lowest cost, highest...

Hanging, hiding & hooking up your TV

Modern TVs can be integrated into the home a lot of different ways. Before we go over each, here are some tips for traditional display hanging... Hanging your TV Metal studs (commonly found in NYC high rises) are not designed to hold the weight of a TV. Attach a back...

Explained: Smart Shades

Shades have been the hardest piece of the smarthome equation for a long time. Fortunately options are growing.. Retrofit - Usually a small motor that attaches to your loop chain and pulls your shades for you. Wireless - Custom made all-in-one shades you (or a pro)...

Explained: Smart Lighting

You can accomplish smart lighting through three approaches: Adapting What's There: Smart bulbs, Wi-Fi-connected plugs... Keep your existing stuff and control it via voice or App. Going Wireless: Retrofit your existing wall switches with a new-and-improved wireless...

Conversation: Delson or Sherman Architects

We loved meeting design duo Perla Delson and Jeff Sherman. They were kind enough to sit down with us for our series of Architect interviews (and our first filmed interview!) We chat about their design style, process, and blending technology into their designs. Watch...

Events for Architects

We customize our educational events to address your technological pain points. Lunch & Learn options for AIA credit include Lighting Control Systems, Hiding Technology, Current Home Tech Options, and Green Living.
architect education at the cloud9 smart office
the AIA CEU Summit at the WOM Townhouse in soho
Trevor from Savant presenting at the AIA CEU Summit
Trifig demonstration for architects at a CEU course
the AIA Summit