Membership Spotlight: Toshiro Tsuha


 

Name: Toshiro Tsuha Company/Position: Scott Edwards Architecture – Interiors Project Assistant IIDA member since: 2022 Why are you a member of IIDA? I became a member to connect and learn from a supportive community that understands my passion for interior design. Since joining, I’ve had a tremendous amount of support and acknowledgement in my efforts to…

The IIDA Oregon Chapter’s Commitment to Social Justice


 

April 12th, 2022 Kate Stuart, IIDA Past President | IIDA Oregon Chapter Interior Designer | Bora Architecture and Interiors The IIDA Oregon Chapter has been busy working behind the scenes to advance and include a new foundation for a commitment to social justice. Now that we’ve taken real actions we are ready to share our…

Membership Spotlight: Brooke Strickland


 

Name: Brooke Strickland Company/Position/Years: Fireclay Tile – @fireclaytile / Commercial Sales – Pacific Northwest / 1 Year and IIDA Oregon / Director of Membership / 3 months! IIDA member since: 2016  Why are you a member of IIDA? I love meeting and collaborating with people who are passionate about advancing and supporting the interior design industry.   What is your…

Sponsor Spotlight: Armstrong Ceilings


 

Company Name: Armstrong Ceiling Solutions Your Name: Dianne Knight Local Rep’s Position/Years: Full Line Sales Manager, OR / SW Washington (1 year in this role). IIDA member since: Pretty sure it’s been since I was first starting out as a designer in 1996. Armstrong World Industries (AWI) headquarters is located in Lancaster, PA. We are…

Sponsor Spotlight: Steelcase & Hyphn


 

Name: Janet Webb Position: Architecture and Design Manager for Steelcase Years: I just celebrated 25 years with Steelcase. Most of my tenure has been as the representative for Steelcase’s ancillary portfolio. My role shifted at the beginning of the pandemic, and I am now responsible for all of the Steelcase brands and partners. IIDA member…

Sponsor Spotlight – ZGF Architects


 

Company Name: ZGF Architects Your Name: Janel Fausti Position/Years: Principal, Interior Designer / 25 years IIDA member since: 1999 IIDA Oregon Chapter Board? IIDA Oregon Past President, IIDA Oregon VP Government Affairs, IIDA Oregon Awards Committee Chair, and IIDA Oregon Annual Fundraiser Committee Chair. ZGF Architects is a design firm with a focus on architecture, interior design, and urban design….

Sponsor Spotlight: Mohawk Group


 

Company Name: The Mohawk Group Your Name: Beth Gish Local Rep’s Position/Years: 10 years IIDA member since: 2012 Involved on the IIDA Oregon Chapter Board: Chapter Advisor At face value, Mohawk Group is a global leader of flooring design & manufacturing based in Georgia, but the company is way more than that. There is the commitment…

Annual Sponsor Spotlight – Absolute Resource


 

Company Name: Absolute Resource Your Name: Jayson Gates Local Rep’s Position/Years?: 22 years in the profession IIDA member since: 2006 Absolute Resource PNW builds enduring relationships between design professionals and the most creative, innovative brands for furniture, textiles, lighting, and acoustical products. What is your favorite IIDA event? Design Excellence Awards. Especially since the pandemic,…

2021 Design Excellence Awards | Meet the Jurors


 

TAHMINA ARJONA MILLER HULL| SEATTLE, WASHINGTON Tahmina Arjona is an Interior Designer at Miller Hull dedicated to creating sustainable interior spaces that positively impact human interaction with the built environment. With over seven years of experience in commercial, mixed use, and civic projects, Tahmina has collected an invaluable experience in all phases of the design,…

Annual Sponsor Spotlight: Willis


 

  Company Name: Willis Your Name: Katy Rothert Local Rep’s Position/Years?: Material Application Specialist / 4 years IIDA member since: 2000 Based in Toronto and established in 1967, Willis is a North American distributor and curator of premium design materials such as Corian® Design, Lapitec®, Arpa laminate and Fenix NTM, with which we offer solutions…

Sponsor Spotlight: Absolute Procurement


 

Company Name: Absolute Procurement Your Name: Carrie Gates Local Rep’s Position/Years?: Principal and Founder, 12 years IIDA member since: 1998 IIDA Oregon Chapter Board involvement: Chair of Professional Development and Forums (previously, not currently) Absolute Procurement is a certified woman-owned business providing FF&E procurement and installation services throughout the Northwest and nationally. AP partners with designers…

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…

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Sustainable Leadership: Ashley Nored


 

Ashley Nored, IIDA, NCIDQ, LEED AP ID+C | Hennebery Eddy Architects  One of the Member Award nominations submitted this year was not an Emerging Professional, nor an Industry partner, and not quite ready for the Legacy Award but their dedication, advocacy, and leadership of sustainable design measures led us to award them an Honorable Mention…

2020 Design Excellence Awards | Meet the Jurors


 

MEENA KRENEK, IIDA, ASID, LEED AP INTERIOR DESIGN DIRECTOR, PRINCIPAL PERKINS AND WILL | LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA Meena Krenek is an inspiring, award winning designer who has transformed her client’s companies, strengthening their corporate cultures through experiential design. She considers space and form at many scales while understanding the importance of interior environments that are human-centric….

Member Spotlight: Britni Jessup


 

Name: Britni Jessup Company/Position/Years: Rowell Brokaw Architects, Interiors Director, 7 years (in March 2020) IIDA member since: 2006 What are you currently working on?: There’s always a good variety of projects on my plate: work environments of all sizes, public and institutional learning environments, multi-family housing, and retail/ restaurant projects. What does being a designer…