National offers courses for architects, designers

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JASPER — National Office Furniture, a unit of Kimball International Inc., is offering a new Continuing Education Unit course to educate design professionals on the emergence of residential and hospitality influences into commercial environments.

Through their Home-ing From Work CEU, National offers an in-depth, research-based course outlining the workplace shift that’s progressing into the design community. The course is accredited by the Interior Design Continuing Education Council and the American Institute of Architects, and earns designers credits toward fulfillment of their continuing education requirements.

In the CEU, National explores how residential-inspired design is merging into workspaces and evolving the look and feel of the office. Not only does the CEU give information about this movement and how it can be addressed in today’s commercial spaces, the CEU addresses what’s driving this trend while sharing measurable results of how companies are using these spaces to attract and retain top talent, both now and in the generations to come.

“Providing continuing education benefits the design community and allows us to share knowledge,” said Angie Schuch, National’s director of marketing. “National is pleased to provide this service to architects and designers, and fortunate to create open dialog about market needs and emerging trends.”

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