2016 IIDA Western Regional Student Design Charette Juror Spotlight

The IIDA 2016 Western Region Student Design Charette will be held in Seattle, WA on April 16th, 2016 and will feature students from the Association’s Northern Pacific, Oregon, Northern California, Southern California and Southwest Chapters. Charette teams will present their design solutions to a panel of renowned jurors from the Western Region and beyond, who will then select a winning team to advance to the next level of Interior Design Charette competition at Neocon 2016. We are thrilled to announce this year’s jury and are grateful for their participation and support!


Headshot_weichmanMindi Weichman, Assoc. IIDA
Design Studio Manager
Firm: Studio O+A

Member of the Northern California Chapter

Mindi Weichmann is a Design Studio Manager at Studio O+A, the San Francisco firm responsible for groundbreaking workplace designs at Uber, Yelp, Cisco, Aol and many other companies. Her career has included periods at RMW and Gensler and work on high-profile projects at Facebook, Ericsson and Cambridge Associates. Telling the story is an O+A designer’s first goal. As Studio Manager, Mindi guides her design team at every phase of a project—from high-level conceptual development to in-the- trenches problem solving. “My favorite part is the construction process,” she says. “Being on site working with the contractor and seeing things actually built.” She credits years of hard-hat experience with making her a more responsible designer. “I like seeing it in reality much more than seeing it in a rendering or on paper.”


Follow O+A on Twitter @o_plus_a


Joey 810 - BWJoey Shimoda, FIIDA, FAIA
Chief Creative Officer
Firm: Shimoda Design Group

Member of the Southern California Chapter and IIDA 2013 Contract Magazine Designer of the Year

Joey Shimoda founded Shimoda Design Group on Valentine’s Day 2000. Along with his partner Susan Chang AIA, they created a studio founded on a multi-disciplined platform that seeks to bring quality design, innovation and technical excellence in projects of every scale. The work revolves around the creative work place and includes the interiors, exteriors and landscape solutions. Shimoda’s holistic and tailored approach to design enables their clients to augment their brand goals and inspire their team members through the built environment. Currently, the firm has ongoing projects in Brooklyn, Hollywood, Malibu and Los Angeles.

The Shimoda Design Group has also partnered with Host Sponsor Mannington Commercial in the creating of the company’s new Traction Avenue Collection.

Follow Shimoda Design Group on Twitter @SDGarc


Hallinan-Headshot 300DPI_BWJane Hallinan, IIDA, LEED
Interior Designer
Firm: Perkins Eastman

Member and Current President of the IIDA Pennsylvania/New Jersey/Delaware Chapter

Jane Hallinan, IIDA, LEED Green Associate is an interior designer at Perkins Eastman in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. She now focuses on senior living environments, which compliments her nearly 5 years of previous professional experience in the renovation of existing and historic buildings for commercial, educational, and hospitality clientele. Hallinan was named the 2015 IIDA Member of the Year and is president of the IIDA PA/NJ/DE Chapter. A graduate of the Art Institute of Pittsburgh, she is frequently a guest juror and panelist for interior design studios and events at several local universities and is a strong advocate for interior design legislation.

Follow Perkins Eastman on Twitter @PerkinsEastman