In order to support its wide portfolio of architectural and design exhibitions, events and training workshops, Roca has announced the appointment of Cristiane Kopp to the role of Training and Exhibitions Manager, based at Roca London Gallery.
Roca recently began delivering its first Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) and British Institute of Interior Design (BIID) accredited CPD seminar and Cristiane will be responsible for driving the brand’s architecture and design CPD programme going forward. Her role will involve developing new content, promoting and presenting the courses, working alongside Roca’s Specification Managers to identify relevant material, and to target architecture and design practices across the UK.
Since joining Roca in 2011, Cristiane, based at Roca London Gallery, has been involved in the logistics and organisation of all cultural exhibitions held at the Gallery, she will now also be responsible for arranging and managing trade shows attended by the manufacturer.
Cristiane brings a wealth of experience and industry knowledge to her role, as she explains: “Having studied civil engineering, I worked for a number of years for the German construction group Hochtief, helping to develop and implement the quality management system in their Brazilian office, training all employees and preparing the Brazilian head office and building sites for audits. I then moved to Germany, where I worked for Mercedes Benz (then called Daimler Chrysler) as part of the product management team based in Berlin.”
“I joined Roca in October 2011 and enjoy working in the Roca London Gallery – such an inspiring environment. I am looking forward to the new challenges of my new role and creating new training content that will aid architects and designers looking to create dream bathrooms in the commercial and domestic sectors.”
Roca’s current RIBA and BIID certified CPD seminar – Shaping the Bathroom Space of the Future: New Solutions and Key Considerations – covers some of the key considerations and new innovations that are influencing bathroom design. The 45-minute seminar considers factors including sustainability, new technologies and ground-breaking product solutions, and discusses a number of often overlooked aspects within bathroom design, such as materials.