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: 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!…

Member Spotlight: Jenny Guggenheim, Associate IIDA


 

Name: Jenny Guggenheim Company: Guggenheim Architecture and Design Studio Position: Owner/Creative Director Years of Experience: 12 years of professional design practice IIDA member since: 2002 Why are you a member of IIDA?:  I initially began as student member to learn more about professional practice and practical application of studio work.  I continue as an associate member for ongoing…

Member Spotlight: Jamie Kreger, IIDA


 

Name:  Jamie Kreger Company / Position: Ankrom Moisan Architects / Interior Designer Years of Experience: 4.5 IIDA Member Since: 2015 What are you currently working on? I work primarily on Senior Living projects in the Portland and Seattle area.  I have two new construction projects with 80-120 dwelling units each. My area of focus includes…

Member Spotlight: Jennifer Fowler, Affiliate IIDA


 

Name: Jennifer Fowler Company / Position: Hacker / Director of Interior Design Years of Experience: 17 years IIDA Member Since: 2015 What are you currently working on? We are fortunate to have a huge variety of projects at Hacker. Currently, we are working on a handful of commercial workplace projects as well as higher ed, K-12, cultural…

Member Spotlight: Whitney Dooley, Student IIDA


 

Name: Whitney Dooley School/Year: Marylhurst University / Senior IIDA Member Since: 2013 Favorite IIDA event: As a student, I love both the IIDA Oregon Chapter Student Symposium and the IIDA Western Region Student Design Charette – Oregon Finals. Participating in these events as a student has been invaluable for learning about the local design community, networking, and practicing…

Member Spotlight: Miki Hipp, Industry IIDA


 

Name: Miki Hipp, Industry IIDA Company: Swinerton Builders Position: Project Manager Years in Current Position:  2 years IIDA Member Since: 2016 Favorite IIDA event: VIBRANT: the Annual Celebration and Fundraiser. I’ve been to that event the last two years. It is one I look forward to each summer! What are you currently working on?  UofO Executive MBA…

Member Spotlight: Elsa Long, Associate IIDA


 

Name: Elsa Long Company / Position: IA Interior Architects / Designer Years of Experience: 11 years IIDA member since: 2005 Favorite IIDA event: Choosing a favorite is always hard! The events The IIDA Oregon Chapter offers are one of my favorite things about being a Member. I always leave more educated and inspired after attending…

Member Spotlight: Richelle Nolan, Associate IIDA


 

Name: Richelle Nolan Company: IA Interior Architects Position: Managing Director, Principal Years of Experience: 20 years (1.5 years at IA) IIDA member since: 2006 Favorite space in your home: My living room is my favorite space in my home. My mother, who owns Oberlin’s Custom Design, has sourced, designed and/or made most of the furniture and objects within. It’s…

Member Spotlight: Emma Silverman, IIDA


 

Name: Emma Silverman Company: Boora Architects Position: Interior Designer Years: 1.5 years IIDA member since: 2012 Favorite IIDA event: Membership Appreciation! It’s always laid back, educational, and a great networking opportunity. The next one is January 27th, please come! Favorite color at the moment? Deep colors – navy blue, forest green, red, I think it…

Member Spotlight: Scarlet Weaver


 

Name: Scarlet Leanne Weaver Membership Type: Student School / Year: University of Oregon, Second year IIDA member since: August 2015 Favorite space designed in Portland: Currently I’m obsessed with new opportunities in building with lumber so my favorite Portland designed space is Lever Architecture’s Renton Tasting Room. What gets me excited about design: The most…

Member Spotlight: Emi Day


 

Name: Emi Day, Associate IIDA Company/Position/Years: Mahlum Architects / Architectural Designer / 1 Year with Mahlum IIDA member since: 2014 Favorite IIDA event: Gold Event on the rooftop! Favorite space designed in Portland:  Commissary Café Favorite Portland Restaurant: Bamboo Sushi Hobbies: Leatherworking, Rowing What gets you excited about design?: clean lines, smooth colors, sexy graphics…

Member Spotlight: Jori Walker


 

Name: Jori Walker, IIDA Company/Position/Years: Pacific Materials / A&D Sales Representative for residential, commercial and hard surface flooring / May 2015  to Present. Previous Employer / SRG Partnership / Senior Associate / June 1996 to April 2014. Between April of 2014 and May of 2015 I had the opportunity to take a “hiatus” and decide…