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Read our interviews and articles on architecture below,

or let us know how we can help alleviate your tech headaches.

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

Articles for Architects

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 conceived of...

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...

How to: 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)...

Smart Lighting in 2018

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...

The 2nd Annual AIA CEU Summit

Yesterday was our 2nd annual AIA CEU Summit. With accredited courses by Lutron, Adler Windows, Savant, Seura and Sonance, we're proud to have elevated the Architect experience for continuing education. Thanks to all of our Architect friends for knocking out up to six...

Conversation: Designs by Human

Joe: You guys have an event, I think in a couple of weeks, right? Cloud9 Smart: Yeah, we are trying to create the least boring event for architects to go to and earn their AIA credits… You must interface with architects a lot. Is that how you normally get connected to...

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