officeinsight: Professional Associations
4.11.11 | “Design is a byproduct of how I live,” said Todd Bracher in his opening remarks at the recent IIDA-NYC Pioneering Design series. “I use design as a tool; it is how I educate myself on the world around me, and that eventually manifests itself as furniture and design objects. I like to be an outsider and I am a bit of a voyeur about design.”
4.11.11 | Lewis Goetz, IIDA College of Fellows Chair, announced five to be inducted into the College of Fellows at the Association’s Annual Meeting on June 12, 2011: Viveca Bissonnette, Hollander Design Group, San Diego, CA; Collin Burry, Gensler, San Francisco, CA; Carlos Martinez, Gensler, Chicago, IL; Lauren Rottet, Rottet Studio, Houston, TX; Jaime Velez, Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP (SOM), Chicago, IL.
3.14.11 | David Hanson was a shoo-in as first president of Interior Designers of Canada, the recently revamped advocacy group for Canada’s eight provincial design associations. By consolidating most functions in one head office, IDC will speak with a unified, strengthened voice for Canadian interior designers.
3.14.11 | Robert Ledingham received the 2011 Leadership Award of Excellence at Vancouver, BC’s first Leaders Breakfast event, hosted by Interior Design Institute of British Columbia (IDIBC), IDC and IIDA. Trevor Linden, NHL all star and Olympian, was the keynote speaker.
3.7.11 | Last week Jim Keane and Jeannie Bochette of Steelcase hosted Shashi Caan and her colleagues at International Federation of Interior Architects/Designers in a watershed event that will ultimately blow away a great deal of the fog that has veiled the true nature of interior design: The IFI Design Frontiers: The Interiors Entity (DFIE) Global Symposium culminated in the signing of the first IFI Interiors Declaration.
3.7.11 | IDA signaled a shift in Perspective, turning an important publishing hat-trick, by naming: Jan Lakin, Editor in Chief, Susan Merrell, Art Director, and John Rouse and Nielsen Custom Media, publisher.
3.7.11 | Illinois Interior Design Coalition and Whitney Architects coordinated this month’s Office Space on the Edge event, a tour of Valspar and Xchanging at O’Hare Plaza in Chicago. Office Space on the Edge is an event dedicated to the goal of sharing completed interior projects with industry partners (architects, designers, brokers, vendors, contractors and clients).
2.21.11 | The American Society of Interior Designers (ASID) announced the five recipients of the 2011 ASID Design Excellence Awards. The awards honor the achievements of individuals and companies in the field of interior design. This year’s winners come from a variety of backgrounds and represent the eclectic nature of the interior design industry.
2.14.11 | A balanced view of interior design, representing a consensus of the international interior architecture/design communities is being sought by International Federation of Interior Architects/Designers. The magnificent and arduous effort by IFI leading to this consensus , Phase 2 of a five-phase project, is about to reach its denouement this couple of weeks.
1.31.11 | The Materials Research Collaborative, a two-year project of the Healthy Building Network (HBN) won an ASID Foundation (American Society of Interior Designers Foundation) $100,000 grant pursuant to Foundation’s support of endeavors that capture and disseminate knowledge, encourage innovation, and benefit the health safety, and welfare of the public through interior design research, scholarships and education.