AIA EducationMats Inc. currently offers the following AIA certified course for architects, specifiers, interior designers, owners, and other design professionals.  

Architectural Entrances


The AIA/CES program "Architectural Entrances: Safe, Sustainable and Stunning" is a one-hour accredited course taught by Mats Inc.

This program reviews fundamental principles for designing safe and sustainable entrance systems, the types of entrance products that are available today, and how to evaluate and select the appropriate materials for a successful entrance.  Additionally, this course discusses an entrance system’s contribution to healthy indoor air quality, LEED requirements for indoor environmental quality and creating systems to complement the building’s interior design.

After the program, attendees will be able to

  • Design a sustainable entrance system
  • Understand how an entrance system contributes toward indoor air quality
  • Evaluate environmental impact and performance of materials and construction
  • Incorporate aesthetic design into an entrance


The facilitators of these programs have been trained on CES guidelines and presentation skills.  Attendees receive one HSW LU hour credit.  Based on more than 40 years of research and experience in industry best practices, this program reviews matting alternatives and describes the CleanZone™ entrance matting systems for the exterior, vestibule, and lobby.  A PowerPoint presentation and actual mat samples are included. 


AIA / CES program courses are offered on an ongoing basis at no cost and include a luncheon.

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