Membership Spotlight: Dawn Viar

Name: Dawn Viar
Nora by Interface/Account Executive/2 months
IIDA member since: 2006
Why are you a member of IIDA?
To network with my favorite people, support our profession and stay in touch with our interior design community.
Favorite IIDA event: Annual Celebration

What are you currently working on? Having fun learning the ropes of my role at nora.

Why do you support interior design licensing?
I believe it is essential that we make our buildings safe and that the built environment is not only aesthetically pleasing but also addresses all human needs whether it be accessibility, overall human health, sustainability, etc. A Licensed Interior Designer is able to do this and more.

Favorite space designed in Portland?
There are so many! I’ll go old school and say it has to be one of my fave spots that is unfortunately closing, Doug Fir Lounge by Skylab.

What project have you worked on that you are most proud of? Why?
My last project as a designer, Antioch University in Seattle (Gensler). I managed the project from schematic design through construction and I love how much I learned, as well as how it turned out.

On a typical Saturday where can we find you?
On a hiking a trail, riding my bike to a patio drink or making dinner for friends.

Interesting fact?
I was featured in an article in Runners World.