Meet the Jurors of the IIDA WCSDC

The Inaugural IIDA West Coast Student Design Charette jurors will represent each of the West Coast IIDA Chapters

Christopher Coldoff, IIDA, CID, LEED AP ID+C


Firm: Gensler, Los Angeles

Member and Past President of the IIDA Southern California Chapter

Chris is a principal and studio director in the Gensler Los Angeles office. An award-winning designer with 23 years’ experience in the commercial interiors industry, Chris’ project work encompasses a broad range of client typologies, from Fortune 500 Company headquarters to highly detailed and programmatically complex interior environments of all sizes. Particular areas of expertise are financial and trading firms, technology and bio-pharmaceutical companies and professional services firms. Since joining the firm in 2007, he has led the design efforts for a varied client list including Beckman Coulter, Amgen, Ares Management, Houlihan Lokey, Microsoft and Morrison Foerster.

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Paul Evans, IIDA

Associate Partner

Firm:  Zimmer Gunsul Frasca Architects LLP, Portland

Member and Past President of the IIDA Oregon Chapter

Born in Wales, United Kingdom, Paul brings 28 years of design experience including retail design, commercial office design and healthcare design. In the last 15 years at ZGF, Paul has focused his passion and interest in designing healing environments including the 1.2 million sq.ft Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago and the newly opened St. Charles Cancer Center in Bend, OR which recently won the 2014 IIDA Oregon Chapter Design Excellence Healthcare and Juror’s Choice Award.

Paul is a past President of IIDA Oregon Chapter and is Green Belt Lean Certified for Facilities Design.

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Jeffrey B. Miller, IIDA, AIA, NCARB

Managing Principal

Firm: IA Interior Architects, Seattle and Portland

Member and Past President of the IIDA Northern Pacific Chapter

With more than 40 years of experience in the fields of in architectural and interior design and management, Mr. Miller affords clients extensive experience in all aspects of major projects from initial data acquisition to completion and Owner occupancy.  His professional work includes experience in all areas of commercial and public facilities, including corporate headquarters, city halls, public assembly facilities and financial institutions. In his role of Managing Principal, Mr. Miller has responsibility for IA’s Pacific Northwest offices including Seattle and Portland. Key clients include Amazon, Expedia, T-Mobile Commonwealth Properties and a number of other local and regional clients. 

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Tamara White, IIDA


Firm: Woods Bagot, San Francisco

Member of the IIDA Northern California Chapter

Tamara is a highly experienced interior designer, leading interiors for Wood Bagot’s San Francisco studio. Ms. White has over 20 years’ experience across both workplace and lifestyle sectors, completing major fitouts for numerous national and international companies.

Tamara’s focus on client service and delivery has led to longstanding relationships with global clients such as Westfield and Qantas Airways, delivering projects across the Asian, North American and Australian regions through Woods Bagot’s ‘One Global Studio’ model.

Tamara graduated from the Sydney Institute of Technology Enmore with a Diploma of Arts, Interior Design, and is a member of CoreNet and IIDA Northern California.

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Learn more about the Inaugural IIDA West Coast Student Design Charette and the student participants advanced from each of the West Coast IIDA Chapters.