Member Spotlight: McKenna Barnum


 

Name: McKenna Barnum Company/Position/Years?: Hyphn / Designer / 1.5 years IIDA member since: 1.5 years professionally / 3 years as student Favorite IIDA Event?: The Next Breakfast. What project have you worked on that you are most proud of? Why?: Hyphn’s showroom renovations (installing soon). I want to create a space for my team that…

Member Spotlight: Samantha Struck


 

  Name: Samantha Struck Company/Position/Years?: StruckSured, Principal/Owner, Lead Designer IIDA member since: 2013 What are you currently working on?: Since recently passing the NCIDQ, we have shifted more towards the commercial side, working closely with an engineering firm in Hood River who is heavily invested in projects serving VA hospitals and clinics across the West…

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…

Annual Sponsor Spotlight: Absolute Resource


 

Company Name: Absolute Resource PNW Number of years in business: We are celebrating 10 years in March 2020, can you believe it? That makes 20 years in the design community in Oregon and Washington. Stay tuned for a huge party to celebrate next spring 🙂 Located in Oregon, Washington, and Alaska we strive to be…

Annual Sponsor Spotlight: Mohawk Group


 

Company Name: Mohawk Name: Beth Gish Number of years in business: Since 1878…141 years! Mohawk Group is a commercial division of Mohawk Industries which employs over 42,000 globally. The company is headquartered in Calhoun, GA with manufacturing in 19 countries. Mohawk Industries is the world’s largest manufacturer of flooring products and is publicly traded on…

Member Spotlight: Kyle Holzkamp


 

Name: Kyle Holzkamp Company/Position/Years?: Pacific Furnishings / Technical Designer: 2 1/2 IIDA member since: 2011 Favorite IIDA event: Having worked on the event for several years as a part of the Forums team, the Design Crawl will always be special to me. Hearing about the incredible projects from the design teams while we’re in the…

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…

Sponsor Spotlight: Milliken


 

Company Name: Milliken Name: Anne Ryan Local Rep’s Position/Years: Milliken Territory rep for Oregon & Idaho / 7 years IIDA member since: 2007 Milliken has a rich history of delivering innovative flooring solutions from its award-winning global design studios, research center and manufacturing facilities. Milliken’s progressive and purposeful flooring products offer great design solutions built…

2018 Emerging Professional Award Winner Spotlight: Sarah Sasek


 

The IIDA Oregon Chapter is advanced by the dedication, support and leadership of our community. We are pleased to introduce the second annual Emerging Professional Award winner, who is recognized as a junior design leader who has advanced the Interior Design profession and enriched Interior Design in Oregon. The recipient of this award has exemplified…

2018 Legacy Award Winner Spotlight: Sarah Weber


 

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, design innovator and…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

Member Spotlight: Jessy Miguel, Student IIDA


 

Name: Jessy Miguel School: The Art Institute of Portland Year in School: Senior IIDA member since: 2014 Tell us a bit about your creative process: When it comes to my creative process, there are two important objects I have in hand – a pen and paper. Taking note and quickly captivating my ideas through a sketch allows…

Member Spotlight: Cherie McNabb, Industry IIDA


 

Name: Cherie McNabb Company/Position/Years?: Forbo Flooring North America – Sales Executive – 13 years IIDA member since: 1991 Why do you support interior design licensing?: To be a licensed Interior Designer is important in keeping standards. What is your personal mantra?: You create and choose your own happiness. What gets you excited about design?: Color!…