Re-Cap from the march leadership summit + annual meeting
The inaugraul leadership summit was a HUGE SUCCESS with over 100 attendes!
The AIA Center for Architecture and Design venue in Raleigh provided a great backdrop for the annual meeting.
Thank you to Stacy Walker with Milliken, Jim Williamson with Gensler and current International President of IIDA, Brenda Nevidjon Professor at the Duke University School of Nursing, and David Diaz with Downtown Raleigh Alliance for presenting, moderating, and participating on our leadership panel.
Stacy Walker's CEU presentation, Creating a culture of innovation, was informative and well delivered. Some take aways include three keys to leadership 1) effective creative leadership, 2) support from organizational heirarchy, and 3) culture that values and nurtures creativity.
Jim Williamson's brief presentation on the POWER of designwas very engaging and precisely executed.
The comments from the panel (Jim, Brenda, David) on leadership were thought provoking and crossed a broad range of fields (nursing/healthcare, design, downtown development). A take away from this; traits of a good leader include being a mentor, a coach, listening well, being humble, and being open to criticism.
Congratulations to our student scholastic scholarship award winner, Brianna Germond from Applachian State University
IIDA Carolinas Leadership Summit + Annual Meeting Video
Many thanks to the team at Patterson Pope for designing and compiling the information for our annual video. The graphics, composition, and music are well executed and eye catching, but don't take my word for it...
Register now to become a 2013 IIDA Carolinas Chapter Partner. Copy and paste the link below into your web browser to see the benefits of being a Partner, Partnership levels, and to sign up to become a Partner.
The 2012 November Forum is fast approaching....RSVP today!
Register online (click here) by Thursday, November 8th.
Al Kabus will be presenting the following presentation:
GAINING AND RETAINING CLIENTS
IDCEC Course #40260.1 CEU credit – 1 hour
Gaining and retaining clients is critical to the ongoing success of a firm…however, many designers and architects do not consider the impact of how they engage with their clients to establish a trust relationship. By using a different scope of research to aid in the understanding of your client’s business and developing insightful questions, you will become a more valuable and trusted resource to your client base. Repeatedly operating in this manner will greatly aid in acceptance of your Design solutions and build your base of business as you gain and retain clients. -Position you and your firm where design truly matters to their business-Establish your uniqueness and differentiation-Develop key questions demonstrating preparation and understanding for engagements -Engage with your client in a manner that resonates with them using their language-Effectively research your clients to prepare for building rapport and credibilityLearning Objectives:
A big THANK YOU to The Mohawk Group and Kimball Office for sponsoring this event!!
We had a great event last Thursday at our Shoe Cutting party for Sole Hope and we wanted to say thank you to our wonderful host HPFI for opening up their new beautiful showroom for us to take over and get messy . Also a big thank you to Momentum Group for donating the fabric so we had stylish and durable fabric to make our shoes out of.
If you were unable to attend the Sole Hope shoe-cutting party event at HPFI but would still like to help please send a check for $10 (or your desired amount) made payable to "Sole Hope" and send by 5/14/2012 :
On behalf of the IIDA Carolinas Chapter, thank you for your interest and participation in DesignWorks 2012! We are excited to have had this opportunity to reward excellence in Interior Design and to recognize members and partners for their contributions to the Interior Design profession and industry. The winners of DesignWorks Awards were announced on Friday evening, April 20, 2012 at the Mez Theater in Charlotte, NC
Together with ASID, the Upstate held a Silent Auction to raise money for SCIDC! The bidding wars were pretty competitive on most items, but I think everyone had a great time! The food that Coffee Underground prepared was fantastic and a special thanks to Brooke Burton with Patcraft for sponsoring the entire event!!
Design Works, the Chapter Design Awards, in Charlotte on April 20, 2012
On behalf of the IIDA Carolinas Chapter, thank you for your interest and participation in DesignWorks 2012! We are excited to have this opportunity to reward excellence in Interior Design and to recognize members and partners for their contributions to the Interior Design profession and industry. The winners of DesignWorks Awards will be announced on Friday evening, April 20, 2012 at the Mez Theater in Charlotte, NC
The Charlotte Metro City Centerhosted an evening with a Portfolio and Resume Review, a Networking Training Session, and a Panel Discussion at FreemanWhite for students. We had about 35 students join us for an evening of feedback from Charlotte Design Professionals. Thank you to our sponsors Bonitz|DIRTT, C.H. Briggs Company, Interior Elements and National Office Furniture for a great IIDA Student Mentoring Event and thanks to all of the design professional that served as volunteers! The students greatly appreciated the support!
UNCG Interior Architecture department hosted the Triad IIDA Student Design Days event. Over 60 students that are soon to be graduating from area design programs had the chance to get their portfolios and resumes reviewed by several of our 20 design professionals from various design fields. They provided invaluable critics on their portfolios and interviewing skills as well as offered incite into the design professional they will soon be entering into. It was a great day for both the students and reviewers.
Our panelists, Joshua Allison with Novus Architects, Lauren Sanchez with Lauren Sanchez Design Ltd., Shannon Peterson with Knoll, and Liz Dickman with MUSC shared with students some of what they have learned from their experience in the design industry while answering questions dished out by our emcee, Joellen Rogers with Novus Architects. Congratulations to Angelita Armstrong, for winning the Knoll door prize after submitting her question. Later, both students and professionals shared samples of their resumes and portfolios, getting tips along the way. Keep up the hard work!
The Upstate City Center had their Student Design Days yesterday; we had about 28 students from Anderson, Converse, and Bob Jones. We had half of the group touring the Bonitz showroom while the other half was Speed Dating with our 8 Professionals. The students met in groups of two to meet each professional for 5 minutes before the professionals moved to the next station. We got great feedback and it seems like everyone really enjoyed it!
Thank you, Rodger Milliken for your years of support!!
The IIDA Carolinas Chapter Board of Directors held their annual board retreat at the Roger Milliken Center in Spartanburg, SC July 28-30th, 2011. The Executive Board has been supported by our partner Milliken for many years, and with the passing of our supporter Roger Milliken, the carolinas chapter had a plack made in his honor. Many thanks to our Platinum Partner Milliken for their wonderful hospitality and continued support of our Chapter!
A big THANK YOU to all of our City Centers who made May a great month for the Carolinas to collectively give back to their communities in such creative ways!
The Columbia City Center participated in a "Pig Pickin' Carnival" BBQ competition to benefit the Carolinas Children's Home. Adding to the excitement, our team brought home the 2nd place award for "Showmanship" with their entry of Designer BBQ ~ way to go!
Pictured (Left to Right): Chapter Student Liaisons - Anita Holland & Virginia Chrisinger, Award Winner - Sydney Kershen, Faculty Advisor - Timothy Dolan
Our Chapter's Annual Meeting, held on April 16, 2011, provided the exciting opportunity to officially present the selected Carolinas Interior Design Student with her Scholastic Award! After competing with a number of other design student finalists for the award, winner Sydney Kerschen, a Junior Interior Design major at Appalachian State University was selected based on her strong academic performance, faculty recommendation, essay submission and impressive personal interview and portfolio review. The Carolinas Chapter is pleased to be able to recognize the talents of a future professional in our local design community with this scholastic award!
A bit about what set Sydney apart ~ Originally from Cary, NC, Ms. Kerschen is a Junior Interior Design major at Appalachian State University. Sydney’s interesting approach to her portfolio and her unique professionalism set her apart from the other finalists. Sydney is passionate about design and told us: “I have always loved art and design but kind of stumbled into interior design. After my first intro class my freshman year I couldn’t imagine doing anything else.” She is also very interested in the psychology behind design. “I love being able to understand why and how the spaces we create affect people the way they do.”
On behalf of the IIDA Carolinas Chapter, we wish Sydney the best as she finishes her Interior Design education, and expect great things from her as she enters our local design community in the coming year!
As part of their Student Design Days, Triad City Center area students were treated to a tour of Momentum Group's textile warehouse and a chance to chat with IIDA members about tips for stronger presentation on their resumes and portfolios.
The IIDA Carolinas Chapter would formally like to announce and warmly welcome our newest Chapter Campus Center.... Appalachian State University in Boone, North Carolina!
ASU was accepted as a new Campus Center by IIDA Headquarters on November 28, 2010 and the Carolinas Chapter is thrilled to have them join us. The 10 plus Student Membership on the Campus are led in their efforts by Alex J. Poorman, IIDA, Assoc. AIA as the Sponsoring Faculty Member. As a Chapter Campus Center, one delegate will be elected by the Campus Center to sit on the Carolinas Chapter Board of Directors. Welcome Appalachian State University to the Chapter! We are looking forward to great things ahead!
City Centers throughout the Carolinas Chapter enjoyed another fabulous season of holiday parties! We extend many thanks to our Chapter Partners, Event Sponsors, and City Center Directors who helped make this month's parties especially festive!
From a casino night, a comedy hour & a tacky sweater bowling party, to spreading holiday cheer through community outreach, our chapter enjoyed sharing the spirit of the season with friends and colleagues for whom we are so grateful!
Warm wishes to all of our members for a very happy holiday season, and we look forward to sharing continued successes in 2011!
Knowledge Forum - "7 Catalysts for Change in Tough Times"
Thanks to our members across the Carolinas who came out in support of our recent Knowledge Forum - "7 Catalysts for Change in Tough Times". Presenter, Cheryl Duvall, FIIDA, LEED AP was praised for her interactive presentation and relevant, real-life solutions to encourage personal growth from trying economic times. Thank you Cheryl for providing such a valuable presentation to our Chapter!
The IIDA Carolinas Chapter Board of Directors held their annual board retreat at the Roger Milliken Center in Spartanburg, SC July 15 -17th, 2010. The Executive Board was pleased to welcome their newly elected members and enjoyed collaborating with the entire Carolinas Chapter Board to begin planning new initiatives for the upcoming year! Many thanks to our Platinum Partner Milliken for their wonderful hospitality and continued support of our Chapter!
Kudos to the Coastal City Center for a successful Summer Social event! Their "Beach Bocce Bonanza" brought out the competitive spirit among industry friends while providing everyone with a beautiful evening on the beach. With team names like "Bocce Babes", "Thelma & Louise" and "I Like Big Bocce and I can not Lie" how could you not have a good time?!
Designs of a Decade: Celebrate the Past, Fashion the Future- 2010 Carolinas Annual Meeting
In Case You Missed...
For those unable to attend our 2010 "Designs of a Decade" Carolinas Chapter Annual Meeting, held in Myrtle Beach this past May, we have partnered with CraniumPower for a series of short video clips to help capture the event!
Upstate City Center-7th Annual Amy K. Stubbs Memorial Golf Tournament
The Upstate City Center hosted their 7th Annual Upstate City Center 2010 Golf Tournament (Amy K. Stubbs Memorial) at Cherokee Valley Golf Club in Travelers Rest, SC on Friday, May 7, 2010. Proceeds benefited the Gift of Life Fund - South Carolina Non-Profit for Organ Donation and Awareness.
Congratulations to our 2010 Student Scholarship winner, Michelle McMillan, a third year design student at Appalachian State. At App State, Michelle is an Interior Design Ambassador, appointed by the university to represent the department and provide tours. She is an IIDA student member and in also participating in the USGBC Natural Talent Sustainable Design Competition.
Triangle City Center- Habitat for Humanity Workday
The Triangle City Center was pleased to be able to assemble a volunteer team to take part in a Habitat for Humanity work day on April 17th. The team gathered in Durham, NC, with very little on-site construction experience. However, the fine folks of Habitat quickly put them to work and before they knew it, they were broken into teams responsible for roofing, installing cabinetry blocking, and hanging exterior porch ceiling! The group all agreed that seeing such tangible progress in just four hours provided a true sense of accomplishment! Not to mention, their efforts were part of the overall process of the typical 16-week build out of a Bronze level LEED certified Habitat home. Scheduled to be completed in mid-June, this house will be the first home owned by a local single mother and her child.
"Designs of a Decade: Celebrate the Past, Fashion the Future"- Carolinas Annual Meeting
Mark your calendars for the 2010 IIDA Carolina’s Chapter Annual Meeting! This exciting event will take place Friday, May 14 – Saturday May 15 at the Hilton Resort at Kingston Plantation Myrtle Beach, SC. The theme will be “Design of a Decade: Celebrate the Past, Fashion the Future” and will feature inspiring speakers and an impressive industry related fashion show, you will not want to miss out!
Note: We have EXTENDED the deadline to enter the Fashion Show! You now have untilApril 1, 2010to submit your entry!
Are you creative? Do you like to design and make things? Would you like to showcase your talents to our local design community? We want YOU to show us your talent!Design, create and submit your pieces of art (wearable fashion or home accessory) in our Annual Meeting Silent Auction! Your individual Silent Auction creation will be a donation to support your IIDA Carolinas Chapter. Check out the rules below:
Click here for the Individual Silent Auction-Rules and Regulations Form
Do you want a VIP seat at the show? See and be seen-VIP seats include VIP Gift Bags and seating close to the action! To purchase VIP tickets for the Fashion Show contact our Chapter Administrator at firstname.lastname@example.org .
Charlotte City Center-Easter Egg-Donation to Levine Children's Hospital
The Charlotte City Center had an upwards of 400 decorated Easter eggs and 600 candy-filled eggs donated to the Levine Children's Hospital, during their reecnt March city center event! Additional donations included grocery bags filled with extra candy and toys for the eggs. Unused decorating supplies were donated to the hospital's craft room. Thank you to those who provided donations for the event, and volunteered their time to make this event a big success!
"Designing Spaces that Support Cultural Change" CEU Presentation
"Designing Spaces that Support Cultural Change" presented by Brandon Reame, a Brand Associate for Izzy, traveled to several of our city centers this past February. Brandon's fast paced and interactive discussion examined how Generation Y is leading the way in creating new trends for the environments in which we learn and work. Case studies were explored that exemplify how the culture of the learning environment is changing today, and where it will lead us in the future.
Special thanks to our sponsors, PSA and Izzy+ for sharing this informative presentation with our Chapter!
UNCG- Campus Center-"My Sister's House" Urban Studio
On Monday, February 15th, My Sister’s House officially opened to a huge crowd of supporters. UNCG-IARC students and faculty joined Youth Focus and other supporters to celebrate the ribbon cutting ceremony. Chancellor Linda P. Brady and Senator Kay Hagan also spoke at the event.
The Triangle City Center enjoyed a night of visual exploration of mankind's impulse to embellish and decorate interior spaces throughout history. The presentation was held by Art Libera, Business Development Director for Evans & Brown Co., Marketing Consultant for Koroseal Studios at Somerhill Gallery- The Venerable Center in Durham.
One of our Chapter Partners, Tandus, Inc. sponsored a "Powerbond Design Competition" for the IIDA Community. Powerbond is Tandus’s hybrid resilient sheet floor covering that can be seam welded to create an impervious finished floor. Winners of the competition include: First Place- Stephanie Young, Lambert Architecture, Winston Salem, NC (Charleston Retirement Community), Second Place- Christina Preher, LS3P, Raleigh, NC (Guilford County Media Center) , Third Place-Little Diversified Architects, Durham, NC (Women's Fitness Center) Trisha Devers, Allison Jesseph, Tricia Murray, Dottie Northrup, Ariel Kocourek .
Columbia City Center-Retail Forum-"Shoe Box Store"-Visual Merchandising: An Interior Challenge
Columbia City Center members joined Joe Baer, founder of ZenGenius LLC, for his Retail forum CEU presentation of "Shoe Box Store"-Visual Merchandising: An Interior Challenge. This presentation included a review of the Retail Industry, history, terms, trends and great examples of how retail merchandising and interior design are being used in tandem to create extraordinary retail experiences. The participants' skills and knowledge were put to the test with hands on quick merchandising exercises and a visual challenge!
Triangle City Center - August Sizzling Summer Social
The Triangle City Center held their annual summer social at Carmen's Cuban Cafe & Lounge. The music was hot, and the moves were hotter! Dance lessons included Salsa, Bachata, Merengue, and ChaCha! Thanks to our sponsors for the evening-Tandus, LEED Teacher, and Litesource.
The Triangle City Center held a building code panel discussion at NC State Centennial Campus. The panelists for the discussion of "Building Codes and Green Design Intertwined?" included Sean Vance, AIA, Extension Assistant Professor of Architecture, Center for Universal Design, NCSU, Andy Cole, AIA, Associate Project Architect, O'Brien/Atkins Associates, PA, and Lisa Fieldman, IIDA of CaraGreen. The event was sponsored by CaraGreen, Chick-Fil-A, and NC State University.
The IIDA Carolinas Chapter Board of Directors held their annual board retreat at the Roger Milliken Center in Spartanburg, SC July 16th-July18th. Thank you to our Platinum Partner Milliken for their wonderful hospitality!
At the 2009 Annual Meeting and Tradeshow in Charlotte, NC, Ashley Sehorn and Melissa Bauer, both students at Winthrop University, were named the 2009 Student Scholarship winners for the 2008-2009 school year!
Partnership Recognition at NeoCon
In an effort to say "Thank you" to our 2009 Carolinas Chapter Partners, several members of the IIDA Board of DIrectors visited each partner that had a display at NeoCon-Chicago. Over 20 of our partners were personally thanked for their continued sponsorship of our chapter. Also acknowledged were our local representatives, for their support and involvement with our chapter.
City Centers throughout the Carolinas Chapter enjoyed another fabulous season of holiday parties! We extend many thanks to our Chapter Partners, Event Sponsors, and City Center Leaders who helped make this month's parties especially festive! From casino nights, comedy shows and tacky sweater contests, to sharing good cheer through outreach in the community, the Carolinas Chapter celebrated the season among friends and colleagues, for whom we are all grateful!
Warm wishes to all of our members for a very happy holiday season!!