IDC-Oregon Update


 

IDC-Oregon has been the face of Interior Design Advocacy in the state of Oregon for the past 20+ years, serving as a coalition of the IIDA and ASID Oregon Chapters.  It has represented the Commercial Interior Design profession in Salem, and attempted to pass legislation many times.  At the end of 2017, IDC-Oregon’s Board of…

Student Spotlight: Britney Schreck, Student IIDA


 

Name: Britney Schreck School/Year in School: The Art Institute of Portland / Senior IIDA member since: 2015 Favorite IIDA event: I really enjoyed attending the student design charrette last spring. This event pushed the limits of what I believed possible for one day of design work. It is a great exercise in collaboration, and I…

WRSDC Host Sponsor Spotlight: IA Interior Architects


 

Company Name: IA Interior Architects Office Locations / Size of Company: 20 locations, 600 people Project Types: Workplace, Retail, Healthcare, Hospitality Recent Local Work: Adidas, Elemental, HP, Urban airship, New Relic IA is the first and largest architecture firm dedicated exclusively to interiors. IA’s approach to design is exclusively focused on how the aesthetics and…

Monday, April 2nd, 2018 Claire Smith

WRSDC Host Sponsor Spotlight: Herman Miller


 

“Herman Miller believes the design industry is stronger when we partner and share knowledge in our pursuit of the best possible future for interior design. We are proud to support IIDA in its efforts to develop and inspire design students, preparing them for a successful career through participation in the West Region Student Design Charette.”…

Wednesday, March 28th, 2018 Claire Smith

2018 IIDA Western Region Student Design Charette | Juror Spotlight


 

The IIDA 2018 Western Region Student Design Charette will be held in Portland, OR on April 7th, 2018 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…

Announcing Winners of the WRSDC Chapter Qualifiers!


 

The Western Region Student Design Charette Chapter Qualifiers were a huge success! Below are the winners of each participating Chapter’s event. These teams will move on to the Regional Event in Portland, Oregon on April 7th, 2018. At this level of competition, teams will be comprised of students from different Chapters, schools, and grade levels. The…

Member Spotlight: Shannon Ferrigno, Industry IIDA


 

Name: Shannon Ferrigno Company / Position: SmithCFI / Director, Design Studio / 19 years IIDA member since: 1997 Favorite IIDA event: I think my new favorite might be the NEXT speaker series a few weeks ago.  Amy and Kelly were such an inspiration – smart, talented, balanced and strong.  The energy in the room and…

Charette Best Practices


 

If you want to use these tips in a real-life charette, be sure to register ASAP for your Chapter’s Regional  Finals, taking place within the next month (check your Chapter website for details). The winner will advance to the Western Region Student Design Charette on April 7th 2018 in Portland, OR, which will feature the winning teams from…

2017 Mohawk Group Emerging Professional Award Winner: Amber Turner


 

Name: Amber Turner Appellations: IIDA Associate Place of Work: Czopek Design Studio, Inc. Knowledge: In a relatively short amount of time (2 1/2 years), Amber has enthusiastically embraced every element of our firm’s practice. She has shown interest in understanding our business practices at the same time she has consistently put in additional time and…

2017 Legacy Award Winner Spotlight: Nancy Hiss, IIDA, IDEC


 

  The IIDA Oregon Chapter is advanced by the dedication, support and leadership of our community. The Legacy Award recognizes and honors a person, company or organization whose contributions have advanced the Interior Design profession and enriched Interior Design in Oregon. The recipient of this award has exemplified traits as an advocate, mentor, designer innovator…

Congratulations to the 2017 Design Excellence Award Winners!


 

The Design Excellence Awards are an important platform which highlight the exceptional interior design work that is occurring in the Pacific Northwest. Thank you to all of the designers who submitted inspiring projects and to those whom attended the sold-out Awards ceremony last Friday. This was the fourth year of online voting for the People’s…

Thursday, November 2nd, 2017 Amy Selven

2017 Design Excellence Awards | Meet the Moderator


 

Cheryl Durst, HON. FIIDA, LEED AP Executive Vice President & CEO International Interior Design Association An exceptional communicator, innovator, and visionary leader, Cheryl Durst has spurred progress, driven change, and encouraged the expansion of the Interior Design industry. As the Executive Vice President and Chief Executive Officer of the International Interior Design Association (IIDA), Cheryl…

2017 Design Excellence Awards | Meet the Jurors


 

Rebekah Matheny, IIDA Rebekah Matheny is an Assistant Professor of Interior Design in the Department of Design at The Ohio State University. She holds a Masters of Architecture from the University of Oregon where she also received a Technical Teaching Certificate with a concentration in Sustainable Design Strategies for Interior Architecture, Interior Finish Materials, and…

Thursday, October 5th, 2017 Amy Selven

2017 Design Excellence Awards | Meet the Jurors


 

DENISE CHERRY, PRINCIPAL Denise Cherry is the co-founder and Principal of Assembly Design Studio. Assembly crafts custom workspaces and provides global interior design strategy for clients such as Uber, Cisco, and Pinterest. As the Global Interior Design Consultant for Uber, Assembly provides design oversight for their offices and spearheads the design of their headquarters worldwide, including the San Francisco…

2017 Design Excellence Awards | Meet the Jurors


 

ANNIE LEE, IIDA, LEED AP ID + C, PRINCIPAL Annie Lee is a Principal of Interior Design at Environetics, one of New York’s most respected firms of architecture and commercial interior design since 1946. She has built strong relationships with clients like HarperCollins Publishing, Phillips Van Heusen, The Durst Organization, and Doctors Without Borders. Her previous experience as…

Thursday, October 5th, 2017 Amy Selven