A Year to Thrive


 

Summer Salutations – Thank you to each of you who attended VIBRANT: The IIDA Oregon Chapter’s Annual Celebration and Fundraiser. What a breath-taking evening of celebrating in bright attire; imbibing in zesty cuisine and sparkling spirits, enjoying live music, impressive raffle prizes, and best of all, your vivacious company! The IIDA Oregon Chapter is honored…

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…

2017 Call for Sponsorship


 

Dear Sponsors, Members, and Supporters, It is amazing to think that another productive board year has come and gone – and what a successful year it has been! The variety of events that the IIDA Oregon Chapter has hosted continue to bring our design community together in such an inspiring way! It is exciting to…

Member Spotlight: Akasha Lawrence-Spence, Student IIDA


 

                    Name: Akasha Lawrence-Spence Company: SERA Architects Position: Interior Design Intern Years of Experience: 11 Months School / Year: The Art Institute of Portland / Senior IIDA Member Since: 2014 What is your favorite space designed in Portland? The Edith Green-Wendell Wyatt Building is one of my favorite structures…

Western Regional Student Design Charette Summary


 

The 2nd Annual  Western Regional Student Design Charette was held at IA Interior Architects in Seattle, WA over the weekend of April 16th, 2016. Teams of student members from across the Western Region who placed in the Chapter Finals, competed for the opportunity to advance to the next round of competition – the IIDA International…

News Release – IIDA Chapters Announce Western Regional Student Design Charette


 

Contact: Ken Morgan, IIDA – IIDA Oregon Chapter PR Chair, 503-952-1535, kenm@ankrommoisan.com FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE APRIL 6, 2016 IIDA CHAPTERS ANNOUNCE WESTERN REGIONAL STUDENT DESIGN CHARETTE Seattle, WA – The International Interior Design Association (IIDA) Northern Pacific, Oregon, Northern California, Southern California and Southwest Chapters will hold the 2016 Western Region Student Design Charette in…

HOST SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT: SOCAL CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY


 

“I see the Western Region Student Design Charette as part of the student’s educational development in preparation for their future professional life experiences. They have the opportunity, in front of highly respected industry leaders, to practice following the client’s instructions; meeting the client’s needs and design criteria; working with others; think on their feet; and…

HOST SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT: MANNINGTON COMMERCIAL


 

Founded in 1915, Mannington Commercial is a fourth-generation, family owned company that offers a wide range of flooring solutions from a single point of contact – so its customers need never compromise between styling, performance, sustainability and customer service. The range of choices that work in carpet and hard surface categories is unparalleled, and its…

HOST SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT: IA INTERIOR ARCHITECTS


 

  “We are proud to continue IA’s support of IIDA through the WRSDC and other activities at the local chapter level. We continue to emphasize excellence in design and collaboration that leads to great solutions for our clients” – Jeffrey Miller, Managing Principal Founded in 1984, IA Interior Architects is the first and largest global architectural…

HOST SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT: HERMAN MILLER


 

“Herman Miller believes the design industry is stronger when we partner and share knowledge in our pursuit of the best possible future for interior design. We are proud to support the IIDA in its efforts to develop and inspire design students, preparing them for a successful career through participation in the West Region Student Design…

2016 IIDA Western Regional Student Design Charette Juror Spotlight


 

The IIDA 2016 Western Region Student Design Charette will be held in Seattle, WA on April 16th, 2016 and will feature students from the Association’s Northern Pacific, Oregon, Northern California, Southern California and Southwest Chapters. Charette teams will present their design solutions to a panel of renowned jurors from the Western Region and beyond, who…

Student Design Charette: Chapter Finals Summary


 

Event Summary The Chapter Finals round of the IIDA Western Region Student Design Charette series took place on Saturday, February 20th in IIDA Northern Pacific, Northern California, Oregon, Southern California and Southwest Chapters. At this event, teams of Student Members solved a design challenge within 6 hours, without the use of technological aid. The teams…

IIDA Membership Appreciation Event 2016


 

Every year, the IIDA Oregon Chapter Membership committee strives to create an event that gives back to you, our members as a sign of how thankful the chapter is for your membership. On January 27th, 2016 the Oregon Chapter celebrated members by hosting an event where complimentary headshots were taken to spruce up members’ professional…

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…