Member Spotlight: Lindsey Carpenter


 

Name: Lindsey Carpenter Company/Position/Years?: Mackenzie, Senior Associate, 7 Years IIDA member since: Professional member since 2017 What gets you excited about design?: The challenge, exploration, team camaraderie, and taking our clients projects from vision to reality. At Mackenzie, we are client focused and at the end of the day, good design only works if your…

People’s Choice Voting | 2019 DESIGN EXCELLENCE AWARDS


 

Thank you for participating! Voting has ended. Come back again next year to vote for your favorite project! Welcome to the 2019 IIDA Design Excellence Awards – People’s Choice voting site! Voting ends on October 9th at 5:30 pm. For full-sized versions of each board, right click on an image and select “open link in…

2019 Design Excellence Awards | Meet the Jurors


 

GRACE EUN, IIDA, ASID, LEED AP ID+C SENIOR ASSOCIATE CLIVE WILKINSON ARCHITECTS Grace Eun is a Project Manager and Lead Designer at Clive Wilkinson Architects with a decade-long background in leading the design and implementation of commercial, health care, and institutional projects across the globe. Her diverse experience in both architecture and interior design allows…

Annual Sponsor Spotlight: Willis


 

Company Name: Willis Name: Katy Rothert Local Rep’s Position/Years: Willis Commercial Architectural Rep for 2 years. Industry representative for 19 years. IIDA member since: 2000 Based in Toronto and established in 1967, Willis is a North American distributor of world class building materials such as Corian® Design, Arpa laminate and Fenix NTM/NTA.  We are focused…

NEXT Breakfast Advocacy Survey Results


 

In February, as part of IIDA Oregon Chapter’s annual keynote speaker event, NEXT, the Advocacy Committee conducted a short Advocacy Survey. The goal of this survey was to determine how our members and other members of the design community feel about Commercial Interior Design advocacy. We were excited to see the results, the details of…

2018 Design Excellence Award Winners


 

The IIDA Oregon Chapter 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 on October 11, 2018. This was the fifth year of…

2018 Design Excellence Awards | Meet the Jurors


 

PANTEA TEHRANI, PROJECT LEADER BJARKE INGELS GROUP Pantea is a Project Leader at Bjarke Ingels Group in New York, where she focuses on Interior Architecture specializing in hospitality. BIG is a group of architects, designers and thinkers operating within the fields of architecture, urbanism, interior design, landscape design, product design, research and development with offices…

Design Is Everywhere. We Are Design.


 

What an amazing turn out for Exhibit: the 2018 IIDA Oregon Chapter Annual Celebration and Fundraiser!  On behalf of the IIDA Oregon Chapter Board of Directors, we are so grateful for your participation and generous support. Our sponsors and supporters make it possible for us to operate and provide members with all of the wonderful…

Member Spotlight: Mia Allen, Associate IIDA


 

Name: Mia Allen Company: SERA Architects Position/Years of Experience: Interior Designer, 13 years IIDA member since: 2013 Why are you a member of IIDA?: When I first joined IIDA, I signed up to be the Chair of Student Affairs. It was in this role that I acted as a liaison between students, educators and the…

Annual Celebration Spotlight: Flora Bowley


 

Company/Business Name: Flora Bowley Designs Name: Flora Bowley Hometown: I’ve been living in Portland for the past 12 years, but I’m originally from Wisconsin. Flora Bowley is a painter, permission-giver, gentle guide, and author of two books, Brave Intuitive Painting and Creative Revolution. Blending over twenty years of professional painting experience with her background as a…

Sponsor Spotlight: Mohawk Group


 

Company Name: Mohawk Group Name: Beth Gish Local Rep’s Position/Years: 7 years IIDA member since: 2011, Current VP of Advocacy 2017-2018 Board Year At Mohawk, we believe that pioneering and performance are integral to our DNA. Innovation is our commitment to listening carefully to your needs and then creating an exceptional product and service that can…

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…