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…

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,…

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…

Annual Sponsor Spotlight: Bora Architecture & Interiors


 

Company Name: Bora Architecture & Interiors Number of years in business?  63 Who is Bora?: Bora Architecture & Interiors is an award-winning national design practice based in Portland, Oregon. With health, equity and sustainability essential to our pursuit of inspiring architecture, we are committed to creating transformative environments that shape communities and elevate the human…

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…

Member Spotlight: Amy Running


 

Name: Amy Running Company/Position/Years: Bora Architects & Interiors, Senior Interior Designer, 23 years IIDA member since: Professional Member since 2006 Why are you a member of IIDA? The amazing network of designers across our whole state. Favorite IIDA event: Next Event – always an inspiring event. Why do you support interior design licensing? Interior design…

Sponsor Spotlight: Source


 

Company Name: Source Your Name: Brittany McClain Local Rep’s Position/Years?: Director of Membership, OAC IIDA member since: 2019 IIDA Oregon Chapter Board position: Director of Events – Digital Specialist   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…

Annual Sponsor Spotlight: Solus Inc.


 

Company Name: Solus Inc. Your Name: Julie Adams Local Rep’s Position/Years?: Specification Sales & Marketing, 6 years Solus is a Portland-based lighting agency founded in 2009 as a partnership between lighting industry veteran, Gary Borrelli, and experienced lighting designer Benjamin Watson. The company has grown to a team of 25 and we are proud to…

Member Spotlight: Liz Taylor


 

Name: Liz Taylor Company/Position/Years: Pental Tile Rep / 3 years IIDA member since: 2019 Why are you a member of IIDA? Because it gives me great insights into this amazing design community. I became the Pental A&D Account Rep at the end of 2019 and just really started getting out and active in the community…

Sponsor Spotlight: GBD Architects


 

Company Name: GBD Architects Number of years in business: 52 GBD Architects is an interdisciplinary architecture, interior design and space planning firm dedicated to a sustainable built environment. Our staff of more than 80 encourages a highly collaborative office culture that is welcoming, warm and collegial. We love what we do, and are driven by…

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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…

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…

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…