CEU Tracking and Materials Library Management

Program Description

Presented by: Suzanne Swift, President, Spec Simple, Inc.,

Building (or moving) a great materials library

  • In the Virtual age, what does a great materials library look like?  What should a firm’s resources include?  What can be left out?  Learn tips to optimize your in house resources while slashing expensive offsite storage through easy online project sample archiving solutions.

CEU Tracking

  • Finding it difficult to educate your firm’s junior architects?  Learn how to leverage online tools to simplify the process and significantly reduce administrative costs associated with CEU selection and attendance tracking.

Respected resource consultant Suzanne Swift helps you answer the question “How do I build (or move) a great materials library, educate the next generation of designers and make the most of industry online resources?”

We would love to hear what questions and issues you are facing in your firms. Please feel free to send any questions and topics you want covered to Pat Leyden.


  • SDA NY Member (virtual): FREE
  • SDA Member (outside of NY): $10.00
  • Non-SDA Members (virtual): $25.00

About Our Presenter

Suzanne Swift
President, Spec Simple, Inc.

Suzanne Swift founded Spec Simple in 1992 to provide architecture and design firms with a professional, cost effective materials consulting service. Spec Simple’s clients include: KPF, Pickard Chilton, Studios Architecture, Stantec, IA, ZGF, NYU Langone Health, Perkins + Will, Think! Architecture and Shepley Bulfinch.

Architecture and design firms throughout the world use Spec Simple’s award winning Virtual Library. Suzanne launched Save A Sample! in 1999. Save A Sample! is a a recycling program that collects samples from design firms and delivers them to design students and artists to use on their projects. In addition to giving new designers access to the best materials, Save A Sample! diverts thousands of pounds of samples from landfill each year.

Suzanne graduated from Yale University and is a Goldman Sachs, Small Business Scholar.



Feb 28 2024


12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

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