Opening the Curtains on Drapery Specifications

Webinar On-Demand
Sponsored by Inpro
Presented by Lauren Hinkel, Territory Sales Manager, Inpro

Learning Objectives:

  1. Master how to evaluate your space and plan for Window Treatments in your overall décor scheme.
  2. Define the key vocabulary and elements of Drapery specifications.
  3. Compare and contrast various Drapery styles, fabric, and hardware.
  4. Explore case examples from the field, including: planning for obstacles & challenges and lessons from the field.


1 AIA LU/Elective
AAA 1 Structured Learning Hour
This course can be self-reported to the AANB, as per their CE Guidelines
AAPEI 1 Structured Learning Hour
MAA 1 Structured Learning Hour
This course can be self-reported to the NLAA.
This course can be self-reported to the NSAA
NWTAA 1 Structured Learning Hour
OAA 1 Learning Hour
SAA 1 Hour of Core Learning
This course can be self-reported to the AIBC, as per their CE Guidelines.
This course is approved as a Structured Course
This course can be self-reported to the AANB, as per their CE Guidelines
Approved for structured learning
Approved for Core Learning
This course can be self-reported to the NLAA
Course may qualify for Learning Hours with NWTAA
Course eligible for OAA Learning Hours
This course is approved as a core course
This course can be self-reported for Learning Units to the Architectural Institute of British Columbia
This test is no longer available for credit

Window Treatments may not be the first consideration of a renovation or new construction project. However, once the project is complete, they can be one of the most impactful elements for those who occupy the space.

In this course we will provide you with the tools to strike the right balance of lighting, privacy and functionality when designing a space.

By the end, you’ll have the necessary knowledge and skills to help with the treatment placement, selection and operation, as well as how to overcome any obstacles you may encounter.

Drapery Systems

Photo courtesy of Inpro Corporation


For more than 13 years, Lauren has been working with interior designers, architects, owners, and facility managers to design and project manage window treatment solutions for a wide range of applications. Helping clients use window treatments to control light, provide comfort, and bring a high level of style, quality, and detail to interior environments is her passion. Lauren grew up in the world of window treatment manufacturing as her parents, John and Teresa Hinkel of Hinkel, Inc., owned and operated a very successful sewing operation just outside of Charlotte, NC. After graduating from East Carolina University with a Bachelor of Science in Interior Design, Lauren worked as an Interior Designer for a few years before becoming a project manager and sales representative for Hinkel, Inc. In 2015, Inpro Corporation acquired Hinkel, Inc. to expand their window treatment manufacturing expertise & capabilities. Today Lauren consults, plans, and guides window treatment projects throughout Inpro’s vast reach of clientele across the United States.


Inpro Founded in 1979, Inpro® is a global provider of high-performance, design-forward architectural products for building professionals.

Inpro's product categories include door + wall protection, washrooms, expansion joint systems, privacy, elevator interiors, architectural signage, and commercial window treatments.


Originally published in October 2019