Architecture/Interior Design and the Changing Role of Fireplaces

April 25 | By Spark Modern Fires

AIA4Spark Modern Fires has developed a one credit, AIA approved presentation …on the evolution of fireplaces over the years. Participants who complete the course receive one learning credit for their continuing education requirements.

After a brief overview of the culture and types of fires available, participants are introduced to the different venting options, latest technologies, NYC and CA restrictions, safety testing, tools and resources for architects, sustainability and Fireplace Certifications. The details obtained will help architects and interior designers make a more informed decision as to the most appropriate fire to recommend for an indoor or outside, residential or commercial gas fire project.

Our Business Development Manager, Caroline Vierling will forward a link to a free videoconference app, which is a simple download on a computer with a camera. In a few minutes you are connected and the live, one hour training session begins.
Come prepared with your questions and Caroline will help with your specific issues or connect you to our Technical Department who can further assist or view specs to ensure the installation follows the instructions properly.





Spark Modern Fires manufactures a range of stylish indoor and outdoor models and our innovation and design continue to make our products the professional’s choice. We pioneered the sophisticated, sleek, ribbon of fire look and set the ambiance in upscale hotels, spas, restaurants, clubhouses and private residences throughout North America. All fires are Certified and accepted by all major building and mechanical codes including the IMC and UMC.

Please call Caroline at (551) 804-2325 or email us at for more information.
We look forward to helping you create a beautiful fire feature for your clients!




A few comments about the presentation:

“The AIA presentation provided by Spark Modern Fires to our architectural staff, comprised of well-seasoned practitioners as well as several new interns, was informative and inspirational. It was clearly organized and complete with technical requirements and regulations, plus actual installation visuals  — all pertinent to the needs of the design professional planning a modern fire feature element. We greatly appreciate Spark Modern’s expertise as a responsive resource!”

Sheryl A. Milardo

Centerbrook Architects & Planners


“We recently had the pleasure to learn about Spark Modern Fires with their course, “Architecture/Interior Design and the Changing Role of Fireplaces”. It was an engaging blend of technical information and innovative fireplace design. We appreciated that the presentation stressed the importance of health and life safety as it relates to the history of fireplaces and how they have evolved over time. As specifiers, we gravitate towards products that are, of course, beautiful. However, it is equally important to specify products that you can understand how and why they work. Spark Modern Fires delivered a presentation that truly celebrated the function and beauty of modern fireplaces. Even post-presentation, they continue to be an attentive and extremely helpful resource.”

Cassie Pettinati, WELL AP, LEED Green Assoc. 

HUDSON DESIGN Architecture & Construction Management


“Our presentation with Spark Modern Fires in January 2017 was a very informative session. We left with a clear understanding of the differences between a direct vent and vent free fireplace. We discussed code and fabrication limitations for each type of fireplace, and the design considerations that we, as architects, need to understand as we specify any gas fireplace. It was also quite refreshing to see the variety of design options, both indoor and outdoor, that can be achieved with the Sparks fireplace. We look forward to specifying them for our projects.”

Andrew M. Fethes AIA

Fethes Architects,


“Great information and well presented.  Highly recommend.”

Patrick J. Bates, AIA LEED AP

Papp Architects, P.C.




Colleen Gove Healey


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