Wednesday November 18, 2015 from 12:00 PM to 5:45 PM EST
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NKBA Manhattan Board 
Manhattan Chapter NKBA 

NKBA Manhattan greatly appreciates the support of our annual sponsors:


Eating, Living, & Building

Designing the Kitchen of Tomorrow

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The NKBA Manhattan Chapter’s 2015 Symposium is an innovative and in-depth discussion of the future of kitchen design and implementation, focused through the lens of kitchens past and present. The subjects of food, sociology, and design will help guide the talks in a series of thought-provoking, one-hour programs followed by a hosted panel discussion with our three experts.



Culinary Culture – How Food and Its Production Fuel the Kitchen 

A discussion of the future of food as it relates to kitchen design and our changing world of edible goods from origin to tabletop.  Discussing production, transport, preparation and storage, we will examine how food is a prism through which we perceive our lifestyle and how it touches every facet of society.

 Leeann Lavin, author of The Hamptons & Long Island Homegrown Cookbook will present the future of food as it relates to kitchen design and our changing world of edible goods from origin to tabletop.




Under the (Kitchen) Hood

 An overview of the impact of kitchen design and its impact on the health, safety and welfare of the homeowner. Taking into account climate change, energy consumption, systems thinking, lifestyle, material and spacial organization and sociological-based design approach are discussed to get the most beneficial outcome for the design and the environment.

 Ray Kinoshita Mann, Associate Professor at The University of Massachusetts Amherst Department of Architecture, will depict a portrait of tomorrow’s kitchen from a sociological perspective through her holistic design approach and her understanding of our world’s changing family dynamics.





Virginia Tech – FutureHAUS

The Virginia Tech FutureHAUS is a research concept of the VT Center for Design Research which proposes an innovative new approach to the way we construct buildings.  This process promises energy-efficient, sustainable, and smart solutions for medium to high density urban housing. The prefabricated FutureHAUS Kitchen, a signature feature of the prototype which demonstrates the wirelessly “connected” kitchen.  The kitchen and living room “cartridge" prototypes were featured in 2015 at KBIS in Las Vegas and AIA National Convention in Atlanta.

Joseph Wheeler, Professor at Virginia Tech School of Architecture + Design will explore environmental and sustainable architecture and the implementation of advanced design theory and ideas.




Panel Discussion

Eating, Living & Building: The Kitchen of Tomorrow

Panel Discussion exploring food, food storage and preparation, sociology, well-being, health, technology, construction methods and materials, and their impact on the future design of kitchens.

John Morgan, is a well-respected 20-year kitchen and bath industry veteran.  A manufacturer’s representative, consultant, trainer, and speaker, he has served on advisory councils of many industry manufacturers and Virginia Tech.  In 2013 John Morgan proudly served as the 2013 NKBA National President.  Morgan authored the popular “Rep’s View” column in Kitchen & Bath Design News for nearly a decade, and currently represents nationally-known cabinet and technology companies through his Baltimore/ Washington-based agency, Morgan Pinnacle.




Noon ~ 1:00 PM  Sign In & Lunch

 1:00 PM ~ 6:00 PM          Symposium  

  (15 minute breaks between sessions)

.4 CEU/ 2 HSW & 2 LU


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NKBA Members prior to 11/11 $75.00

NKBA Members after 11/11 $100.00

All Other Professionals $100.00

Pre-registration is required