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Member Spotlight: Stephanie Robert

Name: Stephanie Robert
Company/Position/Years: PIVOT Architecture, Interior Designer, 3 Years
IIDA member since: 2018

Favorite IIDA event:
Design Excellence Awards, I love seeing what others in the industry have designed that year. 

Why do you support interior design licensing?:
I believe we need a way to distinguish the designers that went to school for this profession and worked hard to get where they are at versus anyone that can call themselves a designer because they are good at coordinating fabrics. Being an interior designer means constantly educating those around you and separating yourself from the interior decorators in the world.

What gets you excited about design?:
What gets me excited about design is when you have a client that is invested in their space and is willing to go above their budget to make sure the small details aren’t overlooked and their staff enjoys the environment they work in. 

Favorite design magazine/blog?:
Architectural Digest, I love to look at all the extravagant homes and daydream about having a home one day myself like that. 

On a typical Saturday where can we find you?:
Out in my vegetable garden or composting!

Interesting fact?:
From the age of 10 I knew I was meant to be an interior designer because one of my favorite pass times was rearranging my room monthly and finding new ways to maximize the space and square footage in my room. My mom would find me pushing around my bed and drawing layouts on a blank sheet of paper.

Source + IIDA Oregon Chapter Partnership

What is Source?

Source is a national, phygital search platform for commercial construction product selection. Source provides industry-leading data, on-demand experts, manufacturer connections and material samples needed to make fast and stress-free product decisions. 

Source was founded by Nicole Schmidt in Portland, Oregon in 2018. Prior to starting Source, Nicole worked as both an Interior Designer and a manufacturer sales representative in Oregon. 

What does “phygital” mean? 

That is a great question! While it’s not the most euphonious word out there, it really does describe what Source is able to bring to the specification journey that designers go on. 

Phygital = physical + digital. Source provides designers the immediacy of being able to find product data, images and local rep contact info for anything they want to specify on a project and then adds in the physical side of the specification journey with sample delivery and our human-powered services. 

Source has 2 membership plan options, “Source” and “Source+”. Can you tell us more about what the benefits are of a membership and what the added benefits you get with Source+?

Source is free for any commercial design professional* to join.

As a free member of Source you get access to:

  • Source’s Digital Catalog:  This includes materials and products from over 1,900 brands, and tools including project exports and digital layout tables.
  • Same-day Sample Delivery: Source has tens of thousands of samples available to be delivered same-day**. And you can order samples from all your favorite brands in one place, samples that are not in-stock are coordinated by Source to be fulfilled according to your specifications.. 
  • Rep Connect: you can use our Rep Connect database to find your local rep’s contact information or message multiple reps at once using Rep Connect. Looking to reach out to a few reps to find an alternate or to suggest products for a particular installation? Rep Connect empowers you to leverage your relationships with greater speed.

*Designers who work on residential projects but are current IIDA members will be approved for a Source membership. 

** Same-day delivery and sample reclamation available in the Portland metro area only 

Source+ is a paid membership that provides premium support for your firm. Source+ really brings in that “phygital” experience by giving you the expert support when you need it. Below are a few examples of our Source+ members’ favorite features: 

  • Research Requests: Need help finding a product you spotted on Pinterest? Or perhaps you are looking for that perfect hex-shaped charcoal tile that is suitable for use in a shower application. Our team of product experts can help you find options that fit your project’s needs. 
  • Concierge Sample Ordering: Got a big list of samples you need delivered to you or your client? Skip the searching and “add to basket” and send the list directly to us and we’ll order all the samples you need for you. (We can also order, pack and ship a set of samples to a client on your behalf)
  • Find an Alternate: Whether you need a VE option or a replacement for a discontinued product, our team can help find you an alternate that meets your needs. 
  • Sample Reclamation: If the samples from Source start to stack up in your firm, we’ll arrange a time to come and pick up any samples you no longer need**. (These services have been slightly modified during COVID to ensure the safety of our team and yours)

Source+ members will also be the first to have access to new features on the Source platform, priority sample delivery and rotating inspirational palettes that can be delivered to their firm to help inspire and share new products and visual mockup services. 

Source has partnered with IIDA Oregon to give all new members a 3-month Source+ membership. Why did Source partner with IIDA and offer this great benefit?

Source feels that IIDA Oregon shares the same heart that is expressed in our vision (see below). Source has found IIDA to be a strong and inspiring community of advocates for the built environment. Source wants to help bring tools to the local design community that help move forward and support both visions and is very grateful to be partnered with IIDA Oregon! 

IIDA Oregon Chapter Vision Statement: 

The International Interior Design Association (IIDA) works to enhance the quality of life through excellence in interior design and to advance interior design through knowledge, value and community.

Source Vision Statement:
We are creating a community of peers who explore, test, share and discuss the merits of new and inspiring products. Rooted in transparency and objectivity, designed for those who create commercial spaces dedicated to positive human influence.

Who should I talk to if I have more questions about Source or joining IIDA? 

If you have questions about getting started with Source, please check out our IIDA OR / Source webpage or contact Brittany McClain (brittany@tothesource.com

For information on joining IIDA, contact Laura Serecin (lauras@ankrommoisan.com)

SENIOR HEALTHCARE INTERIOR DESIGNER – SEA | Ankrom Moisan

Senior Healthcare Interior Designer – Seattle – Ankrom Moisan

Primary Goal: Provide business development strategy and oversee project delivery that enables the Ankrom Moisan Healthcare sector to prosper and grow in Washington.

Responsibilities 

  • Business Development & Sector Collaboration
    • Continuously lead and pursue Business Development opportunities for market expansions and growth.
    • Attend and contribute to all Firm BD meetings.
    • Facilitate and lead healthcare sector planning efforts across firm.
    • Lead and collaborate with Marketing Team in Proposal development and project pursuits
    • Provides proactive mentorship to other Healthcare Market Sector team members with respect to healthcare design, concepting, storytelling, best practices, presentation skills, business development, and the value of professional organizations and networking groups
  • Project Leadership & Collaboration
    • Maintain overall responsibility for design concepts and overseeing production on healthcare projects, including schematic design, design development, construction documents, and construction administration
    • Oversee the research of finish and material selection and facilitating the interior design presentation documentation including rendered plans, elevations, 3D visuals, finish and furniture plans
    • Collaborate with Principals and Project Managers to determine project schedules, fees and write proposals
    • Provides QA/QC of project documentation. Ensuring all documentation goes through the established quality control process.
    • Mentor team with code research and assessment
    • Collaborate on the development of Owner’s operational functional program
    • Coordinate project phasing with owner
    • Lead Design Meeting and Workshop Facilitation with clients and clinical stakeholder groups
    • Assist client in determining overall goals and strategies
    • Work with end users to outline process flows and critical adjacencies
  • Firm Collaboration
    • Participates in inter-disciplinary collaboration meetings and charrettes
    • Participate in Office-wide and Team Specific Staffing Decisions
    • Guide Operational Improvement Initiatives for the Healthcare Team
    • Work across teams (interior / architecture disciplines, cross-office) to align strategy for healthcare sector development
    • Champion the firm’s how and why (mission and vision) statements

Ankrom Moisan Vision 

Our Vision is to inspire and empower people to explore beyond the expected.

Ankrom Moisan is committed to providing superior service and award-winning designs for our clients in a dynamic, collaborative, team environment. We believe that dedication, cooperation, and open communication are keys to client satisfaction.

Our culture is grounded in the following values and behaviors:

  • Lead with your heart: Care for people and let them care for you. Seek fulfillment. Work with purpose to improve the world we share.
  • Share Openly: We’re better when we work together, encouraging each other’s passions.
  • Embrace Change: Be prepared to let ideas go. Open up to the new- that’s how we progress as a team.
  • Have Fun With it: Work Playfully. Be curious and unpretentious. Enjoy the process.
  • Be Yourself: Be honest and approachable, don’t let your ego get in the way.
  • Trust: Use the freedom and opportunities you’ve been given. Listen with intention and do what you say.

Work Environment  

This position is based in our Seattle office, which is a well-designed, open-office environment with sit stand desks and plenty of conference facilities and private conversation rooms.  This position will occasionally require in person out client meetings and jobsite visits. This position may be eligible for part time remote work. Remote work must comply with all aspects of Ankrom Moisan’s Remote Work policy.

Qualifications:

  • 10+ years of Interior Design experience with a background in Healthcare Design
  • Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in Interior Design, Interior Architecture, or Architecture from an accredited school. NCIDQ preferred, but not required.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of Seattle area healthcare industry and clients.
  • EDAC credentialing (preferred)
  • Knowledge of all aspects of interior design on tenant improvement and ground up projects including programming, test fits, space planning, concept development, finish selection, FF&E, lighting, detailing, healthcare design, building codes, accessibility, specifications, technical and consultant coordination
  • Proficiency in Revit, Adobe Suite Microsoft Office, Bluebeam, Newforma, Smartsheet, and Sketch Up required.
  • Ability to maintain and develop new client relationships. Established client relationships preferred.
  • Experience leading in-house, project team, and client meetings
  • Experience with lean design a plus
  • Requires substantial experience in project management and ability to function as a project leader in a team environment.
  • Ability to complete a Project Manual and 3–part Specifications for complex projects.

 

All qualified applicants will receive equal consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, pregnancy, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, physical or mental disability, or covered veteran status.

Please submit a portfolio with your application. Portfolios should be one PDF attachment, 10-20 pages, maximum 5 MB. Apply here!

 

SENIOR HEALTHCARE INTERIOR DESIGNER – PDX | Ankrom Moisan

Senior Healthcare Interior Designer – Portland – Ankrom Moisan

Primary Goal: Provide business development strategy and oversee project delivery that enables the Ankrom Moisan Healthcare sector to prosper and grow in Oregon.

Responsibilities 

  • Business Development & Sector Collaboration
    • Continuously lead and pursue Business Development opportunities for market expansions and growth.
    • Attend and contribute to all Firm BD meetings.
    • Facilitate and lead healthcare sector planning efforts across firm.
    • Lead and collaborate with Marketing Team in Proposal development and project pursuits
    • Provides proactive mentorship to other Healthcare Market Sector team members with respect to healthcare design, concepting, storytelling, best practices, presentation skills, business development, and the value of professional organizations and networking groups
  • Project Leadership & Collaboration
    • Maintain overall responsibility for design concepts and overseeing production on healthcare projects, including schematic design, design development, construction documents, and construction administration
    • Oversee the research of finish and material selection and facilitating the interior design presentation documentation including rendered plans, elevations, 3D visuals, finish and furniture plans
    • Collaborate with Principals and Project Managers to determine project schedules, fees and write proposals
    • Provides QA/QC of project documentation. Ensuring all documentation goes through the established quality control process.
    • Mentor team with code research and assessment
    • Collaborate on the development of Owner’s operational functional program
    • Coordinate project phasing with owner
    • Lead Design Meeting and Workshop Facilitation with clients and clinical stakeholder groups
    • Assist client in determining overall goals and strategies
    • Work with end users to outline process flows and critical adjacencies
  • Firm Collaboration
    • Participates in inter-disciplinary collaboration meetings and charrettes
    • Participate in Office-wide and Team Specific Staffing Decisions
    • Guide Operational Improvement Initiatives for the Healthcare Team
    • Work across teams (interior / architecture disciplines, cross-office) to align strategy for healthcare sector development
    • Champion the firm’s how and why (mission and vision) statements

Ankrom Moisan Vision 

Our Vision is to inspire and empower people to explore beyond the expected.

Ankrom Moisan is committed to providing superior service and award-winning designs for our clients in a dynamic, collaborative, team environment. We believe that dedication, cooperation, and open communication are keys to client satisfaction.

Our culture is grounded in the following values and behaviors:

  • Lead with your heart: Care for people and let them care for you. Seek fulfillment. Work with purpose to improve the world we share.
  • Share Openly: We’re better when we work together, encouraging each other’s passions.
  • Embrace Change: Be prepared to let ideas go. Open up to the new- that’s how we progress as a team.
  • Have Fun With it: Work Playfully. Be curious and unpretentious. Enjoy the process.
  • Be Yourself: Be honest and approachable, don’t let your ego get in the way.
  • Trust: Use the freedom and opportunities you’ve been given. Listen with intention and do what you say.

Work Environment  

This position is based in our Portland office, which is a well-designed, open-office environment with sit stand desks and plenty of conference facilities and private conversation rooms.  This position will occasionally require in person out client meetings and jobsite visits. This position may be eligible for part time remote work. Remote work must comply with all aspects of Ankrom Moisan’s Remote Work policy.

Qualifications:

  • 10+ years of Interior Design experience with a background in Healthcare Design
  • Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in Interior Design, Interior Architecture, or Architecture from an accredited school. NCIDQ preferred, but not required.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of Portland area healthcare industry and clients.
  • EDAC credentialing (preferred)
  • Knowledge of all aspects of interior design on tenant improvement and ground up projects including programming, test fits, space planning, concept development, finish selection, FF&E, lighting, detailing, healthcare design, building codes, accessibility, specifications, technical and consultant coordination
  • Proficiency in Revit, Adobe Suite Microsoft Office, Bluebeam, Newforma, Smartsheet, and Sketch Up required.
  • Ability to maintain and develop new client relationships. Established client relationships preferred.
  • Experience leading in-house, project team, and client meetings
  • Experience with lean design a plus
  • Requires substantial experience in project management and ability to function as a project leader in a team environment.
  • Ability to complete a Project Manual and 3–part Specifications for complex projects.

All qualified applicants will receive equal consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, pregnancy, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, physical or mental disability, or covered veteran status.

Please submit a portfolio with your application. Portfolios should be one PDF attachment, 10-20 pages, maximum 5 MB. Apply here!

 

Contract Content Writer: Interior Design / Architecture Subject Matter Expert | Source

 


Contract Content Writer: Interior Design / Architecture Subject Matter Expert |
Source

Source is currently looking for subject matter experts to help create industry relevant content articles to support our digital marketing efforts. Our ideal candidates have a clear understanding of the problems that have to be addressed in order to properly specify a wide variety of products and materials in a broad range of commercial construction project types. This is a part-time, contract position that will report to Source’s Director of Membership + the CEO.

Your Experience:

This list should generally speak to who you are:

  • Have a B.A. or M.A. in Interior Design, or Interior Architecture
  • 2 or more years of experience working on commercial design projects
  • Have some previous experience with writing proposals, blog posts, or content
  • Organized and detail-oriented when it comes to editing, grammar, noting sources, and spelling
  • Able to work remotely and independently
  • Authorized to legally work in the United States
  • Fluent English language skills required

Project Scope + Process:

Estimate of time: 4 hours per article (approx 1,800 words per article)

Process:

  • Writer to work in collaboration with Source to develop topic ideas that are relevant to desired audience. Such as:
    • How to specify [Various product categories]
    • Furniture labels: What do they mean?
    • Other ideas TBD – we value your input and ideas here!
  • Writer to provide content outline for approval before full writing assignment is commenced.
  • Work with your own knowledge and experience and/or reach out to relevant product expert manufacturer reps to obtain the detailed information necessary to ensure the highest quality content.
  • Produce final draft of article (approx 1,800 words per article)
    • Digitally develop google doc with written content. Formatting, imagery and blog layout not included in scope of work.
  • Source to review and approve content to meet Source’s Style Guide and brand voice.
  • Source to add images and styling and post to the website. Writer not responsible to source imagery or to style the articles.

Additional Notes:

Job Type: Contract

Rate: Piece rate per article; $160 per article

Benefits: None

Schedule: Project based

Contract Length: Project based

Work Location: Fully Remote

 

If you are interested in applying, please email your cover letter, any relevant work examples and resume to hr@tothesource.com.

About Source:

Source is the decision engine for commercial construction product selection. We provide industry-leading data, on-demand experts and manufacturer connections needed to make fast and stress-free product decisions. You’ll be working with a team that is creating the new industry-standard product catalog and communication platform for commercial construction product specifications.

 

Member Spotlight: Katie Reinhart

Name: Katie Reinhart
Company/Position/Years:
Mackenzie/ Interior Designer/ About a month!
IIDA member since: 2013

Favorite IIDA event:
The Design Excellence Awards are my rare opportunity to dress up, hang out with all my industry friends, and see innovative and beautiful projects from the past year.

What are you currently working on?:
I’m drawing up speculative plans for office tenant improvements and choosing finishes for a host of restroom upgrades that landlords are performing while folks are still working from home. 

Why do you support interior design licensing?:
I support interior design licensing because I want clients to be certain we’re qualified to design with their health, safety, and welfare in mind. I also think it would provide much-needed clarity about the distinction between design and decorating, which the public at large still finds confusing.

What is your personal mantra?:
That no one person is better than another or more inherently deserving of being at the table- we all have different skill sets and life experiences that inform our work.

Favorite design magazine/blog?:
Garden Design magazine was my favorite, actually, until it folded. My work time is so focused on interiors that during my free time I like to redirect to the lived outdoor experience, and that magazine provided endless inspiration. Getting it in the mail was like opening a Christmas present every three months!

On a typical Saturday where can we find you?:
My husband and I usually lounge in bed with coffee while our toddler eats his breakfast banana between us, then I spend a good chunk of time cleaning up the weekly toddler tornado or tending to the garden- both jobs seem never-ending. Later in the day we take a family pedal up to Mt. Tabor for a picnic if the weather is nice.

INTERIOR DESIGNER | Opsis Architecture

INTERIOR DESIGNER

The world of design is getting more exciting, more challenging, more diverse and more inclusive. At Opsis Architecture, our mission is to advance our clients’ vision through inclusive and inspired design that elevates human experience and nurtures our environment through the enduring art of architecture and interior design. We are a firm committed to welcoming more opportunity that will grow our collaborative approach.

This growth means we have an openings for a talented interior designer who can join our firm and contribute to our practice. Requirements are:

  • Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in Interior Design
  • Minimum 8 years’ experience in a professional interior design practice
  • Institutional project experience in all phases of interior design
  • Understands the power and importance of collaborative design as a priority
  • Sustainability interest / LEED Accreditation as a starting point for commitment to the demands our clients in the realm of diversity and inclusion, sustainability and the power of architecture to lead in the creation of an open, empathetic, and regenerative society
  • Proficiency in Revit, 3D Studio, SketchUp, InDesign and Microsoft Office Suite

Opsis Architecture LLP is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

If you feel you would be a great addition to Opsis and would add to our community in terms of our culture and creative capacity, please submit cover letter, resume and work samples in PDF format to pat@opsisarch.com.