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chapter insight inside: Design Excellence Award Winners Zero Landfill connect event schedule

Fall 2011

www.iida-tx-ok.org


Board of Directors President Megan Ebert, IIDA, RID - Kendall/Heaton Associates, Inc. President Elect Paul LaBrant, IIDA, LEED AP - Parkhill Smith & Cooper Past President John DuBard, IIDA, AAHID, LEED AP - Parkhill Smith & Cooper Vice President of Professional Development Carrie Condry, IIDA, LEED AP ID+C Vice President of Membership Ashley White, IIDA, LEED AP, RID - Facility Programming & Consulting

In This Issue 2

Letter from the President

3

Event Calendar

4

Legislative Corner

5

Membership Update

7

Past Event - METROCON11

9

Past Event - Annual Awards Gala

11 Feature Article - ZeroLandFill 14 Upcoming Event - Student Conference 15 Education Corner 16 IIDA TX OK Chapter Foundation 17 City Center Updates 20 Past Event - Leaders Breakfast 2011 21 Members Update 21 Industry Update 22 Branding Our Identity

chapter insight team

VP of Communications | Keesha Erdmann, IIDA President | Megan Ebert, IIDA, RID Chapter Administrator | Megan Carneiro

On the cover: 2011 Sustainability Design Excellence Award Winner Dimensional Fund Advisors Gensler Austin, Texas

Vice President of Communications Keesha Erdmann, IIDA - Group 4 Vice President of Associates Jill Hair, IIDA, RID - Hahnfeld Hoffer Stanford Vice President of GRA, Oklahoma Molly Adams, IIDA - Crafton Tull & Associates Vice President of GRA, Texas Inda Hahn, IIDA, LEED AP Vice President of Campus Centers Karina Garza, IIDA, RID - Insite Architects Director of Education Kristi Gaines, Ph.D., IIDA, ASID, IDEC - Texas Tech University Director of Industry William (Kip) Altstaetter, Industry IIDA - The Kip Company Director Austin City Center Vivian Featherston, IIDA - GSC Architects Director Dallas Fort Worth City Center Reese White, IIDA, LEED AP - INTERPRISE Director Houston City Center Shannah Thompson O’Neill, IIDA - J. Tyler Furniture & Services, Inc. Director Oklahoma City City Center Amanda Lee, IIDA - Workplace Resource Director San Antonio City Center Tara Mitchell, IIDA, LEED AP, RID - SA Partnership Director Tulsa City Center Shannon Mitchener, IIDA, LEED AP - Matrix AP


president It’s that time of year when we give thanks for what we’ve received, reflect upon our successes, and anticipate positive changes in the coming year. As I look back at 2011 for the Texas Oklahoma Chapter, I’m reminded of how fortunate it is to be part of the Association and to collaborate with other members that share the same passion for the profession and community as I do. That passion is evident in the more than 150 volunteers that dedicate countless hours, energy and resources to the Chapter, City Centers and Campus Centers in Texas and Oklahoma. Their dedication to the profession helped bring over 50 continuing education opportunities to our 1300 members and helped support at least 10 local charitable organizations. It is amazing what can be accomplished by so many! These members developed creative programs and events that encouraged unity among designers, social awareness and public involvement. I am so grateful to all of the volunteers for being a positive influence in their design community and the Association! Without the support of our volunteers, Chapter Sponsors and Underwriters, the numerous successes in 2011 would not have been possible. Last year, the Chapter was able to grow its Education Fund, which provides four scholarships annually to Juniors, Seniors and Graduate Interior Design students throughout our region. We were able to support the efforts of TAID, the Texas Association for Interior Designers, when House and Senate bills were introduced to the State Legislature that threatened our industry and fellow IIDA members. The Chapter Board finalized new Chapter branding and marketing materials, complete with Chapter and City Center logos, newsletters, unified eblasts and the launch of our new website in October. Check out the article in this newsletter by Keesha Erdmann, VP of Communications, which details the process and what was created. I hope you visit the site and continue to use it as a resource for event information, membership statistics, and Chapter Partner contacts. As I look forward in anticipation of 2012, I am excited about the development of initiatives set by the Chapter Board. One of these initiatives is to further advance our website and provide online event payment for our members. With the improvement, we will be able to serve our members and supporters more efficiently by reducing the paperwork our current system entails. Additionally, the Chapter Board is focusing on member professional development with a number of goals. The Reimbursement Award Program will be expanding to include more credentialing exams to keep up with the certifications available to our practitioners, and a task force of Board Members and City Center Professional Development Chairs is working on a NCIDQ study course and guide for our Associate membership. We will continue to support our Student Members by hosting the annual IIDA Student Conference and hope to engage more Chapter-wide support and participation in the student experience. So, if you’re thinking “Wow, that’s a lot to accomplish!”, I’d have to agree with you! Luckily, the Texas Oklahoma Chapter has a dedicated volunteer base of Designers and Industry Partners that support the advancement of our profession. Thank you for a wonderful 2011, and I know together we can accomplish great things in 2012! Megan Ebert, IIDA, RID

President Kendall/Heaton Associates, Inc


Calendar

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December 2011 Houston City Center Jingle Bell Rock Holiday Party OKC Project Tour Tulsa City Center Holiday Party Dallas Fort Worth City Center CEU Capturing Light Dallas Fort Worth City Center Dwell with Dignity work night Austin City Center Holiday Party San Antonio City Center Winter Festival West Texas CIty Center Holiday Party IIDA Membership Deadline IIDA TX OK Chapter 2012 Partnership Deadline

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January 2012 West Texas City Center CEU Dallas Fot Worth City Center CEU OKC City Center CEU Luncheon Student Conference Underwriting Deadline METROCON12 Sponsorship Soiree in Dallas Tulsa City Center CEU IIDA TX OK Forum Speaker Tour - Houston IIDA TX OK Forum Speaker Tour - San Antonio IIDA TX OK Forum Speaker Tour - Austin

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February 2012 San Antonio City Center Good Design Challenge Dallas Fort Worth City Center Project Tour Charles K Vaughan Center Tulsa City Center Kick-Off Party for Mentor Week IIDA Mentor Week IIDA TX OK Chapter Student Conference

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March 2012 METROCON12 Sponsorship Payments Due Tulsa City Center CEU San Antonio City Center Habitat for Humanity Houston City Center Project Tour IIDA TX OK Forum Speaker Tour - Dallas Fort Worth IIDA TX OK Forum Speaker Tour - West Texas San Antonio City Center Sustainable CEU OIDC Capitol Days OKC City Center CEU Eames Design “Serious Fun” by Herman Miller NCIDQ Exam NCIDQ Exam

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April 2012 METROCON12 Exhibitor Booth Purchase Opens West Texas City Center CEU Houston City Center CEU Leadership in Desgin by Kimball Office Tulsa City Center Project Tour OKC City Center Casino Night Dallas Fort Worth City Center CRE8

May 2012 4 San Antonio City Center Imagine That 11 Houston City Center Product Runway 31 OKC City Center Project Tour fall 2011 3

December 2012 S M T W Th 1 4 5 6 7 8 11 12 13 14 15 18 19 20 21 22 25 26 27 28 29 January 2012 S M T W Th 1 2 3 4 5 8 9 10 11 12 15 16 17 18 19 22 23 24 25 26 29 30 31

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February 2012 S M T W Th F S 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 March 2012 S M T W Th 1 4 5 6 7 8 11 12 13 14 15 18 19 20 21 22 25 26 27 28 29 April 2012 S M T W 1 2 3 4 8 9 10 11 15 16 17 18 22 23 24 25 29 30 May 2012 S M T W 1 2 6 7 8 9 13 14 15 16 20 21 22 23 27 28 29 30

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GRA

Put Your Best Foot Forward

Texas Oklahoma Chapter Forum Tour 2011 - 2012 In October Allison Levy, Senior Director of Government and Regulatory Affairs for IIDA, joined the Texas Oklahoma Chapter for the Speaker forum tour through Oklahoma. We did a whirl wind tour with lunch in Tulsa where Scott Rice transformed their showroom into a cafe and Oklahoma City hosted us at Nonna’s in bricktown underwritten by Smith Lighting Sales, Inc, Spaces inc, Workplace Resource, and Design Resource. Here is what the City Centers had to say about the event: “We have a duty to our profession to be vocal and responsive when it comes to educating the public about the value and abilities we have in the field of design. One of the many things I took away from Allison’s presentation was how we should break down the “public” in order to reach the proper target audience. As she mentioned, there will always be Bravo and HGTV, so perhaps rather than hoping to change the altered perceptions of general public, we start with those that we work with directly such as contractors, engineers, architects, and others that have a better understanding of the architectural world.” Shannon Mitchener, IIDA, LEED AP - Tulsa City Center Director

Director Tulsa City Center Shannon Mitchener, IIDA: VP of Professional Development Carrie Condry, IIDA, LEED AP, EDAC: OIDC President Brett Logan, IIDA with speaker Allison Levy, JD

During the forum, Allison spoke about how Interior Designers can advocate for the profession in many different ways. Interior Designers need to understand the issues that affect them locally, regionally, and nationally. Allison gave examples of ways Interior Designers can get involved that don’t always include writing a check, going to capitol day, making phone calls. While all of that is important, so is getting involved in the community and educating “The Public”. She helps address who the public is, and it is not always who you think. One of the greatest questions Allison asked was how do Interior Designers define Interior Design. Texas get ready to answer that question as Allison is coming to your City Center soon. The Forum tour is scheduled in Houston/Austin/San Antonio January 30 - 31 and Dallas/Fort Worth/West Texas March 20 - 21st. Hope to see you soon at the forum coming to your City Center!

IIDA AND TBAE CEU Compliance: IIDA COMPLIANCE: Are you a professional or associate member of IIDA? Did you know that the compliance period is ending December 31, 2011? Even if you are a RID and a member of TBAE and if you are a professional or associate member of IIDA, you will need to meet the IIDA Compliance requirements. Does the Current Period Apply to Me? The current compliance period applies if you became either a *Professional or *Associate Member prior to January 1, 2010. This allows you a full two years to complete the 1.0 CEU (10 hours) requirement. If you became a Professional or Associate Member after January 1, 2010, your first compliance period will begin January 1, 2012. *All Professional and Associate Members (active and inactive) including Educators, IIDA Fellows and Chapter Officers, must adhere to IIDA compliance requirements. Check out www.iida.org for more information. TBAE COMPLIANCE: Are you a registered interior designer in Texas? The compliance period for TBAE does not match the IIDA compliance period. The compliance period is based on your birth month and runs for 12 months. It does not coincide with the calendar year. All 8 CEPH must include the study and subjects related to the profession of Interior Design and be pertinent to the health, safety, and welfare of the public. For more information check out www.tbae.state.tx.us fall 2011 4


membership

Membership Update NCIDQ Tuition Reimbursement Eligibility for a twice annual drawing

Ashley White, IIDA, LEED AP, RID Facility Programming & Consulting VP of Membership

Sustainable Education Fund –

Eligibility for an annual drawing reimbursement of LEED exam.

As we all know, the lifeblood of any organization is its membership. The number of members who renew each year, the number of members who take an active part in meetings and events make up the organization’s identity. So we want to thank each and every one of our loyal members for making IIDA who we are today. We want to remind you that it’s that time of year to renew your IIDA Membership, if you haven’t already done so. Be sure to log on to the IIDA website and renew so you don’t miss out on the great events happening in your City Center.

for

Renewing Membership Lottery – One randomly selected free membership from the City Center nominees.

Free CEU’s & Project Tours – expand

your knowledge base and stay upto-date on new developments in the Industry.

One unique event that has happened in the past couple months across the Texas Oklahoma Chapter is the annual “Sweet Deal” Membership Drive. Each City Center invited attendees to enjoy desserts and drinks as current and potential members networked. The event showcased the benefits, rewards and highlights of IIDA. Some of those include:

Excellent Networking Opportunities –

Talk with other professionals & reps at events. ………Along with many, many more. We have had overwhelming success in increasing our membership this year and we are confident this is only the beginning! Our IIDA organization boasts over 13,000 members worldwide and, with your participation, we are only getting stronger.

Debby Tolar, Crossville Tile, and Frieda Lujan, Tri-Kes Wallcovering at the San Antonio City Center “Sweet Deal” Membership Drive fall 2011 5


141

Austin

12%

174

Associate

14%

424 Dallas Fort Worth 37%

17

Educators

17%

272

Houston

23%

231

Industry

23%

109

Oklahoma City

9%

497

Professional

41%

100

San Antonio

8%

304

Student

25%

87

Tulsa

7%

1

Other

0%

47

West Texas

4%

1192

Chapter

100%

1192

Membership Statistics as of November 2011 By City Center

Chapter

100%

Membership Statistics as of November 2011 By Membership Type

Have you joined your coalition? Both Texas and Oklahoma have a legislative coalitions that are speaking as a single unified voice on legislative issues which affect the business of interior design in each state. TAID in Texas and OIDC in Oklahoma need your support. Once you’ve renewed your IIDA membership or joined as a new member, please join your state coalition. Without these coalitions, interior design would not have a voice in the state legislature to protect our profession. They need your help today! For Texas please visit supportTAID.org and join

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For Oklahoma please visit OIDC.info and join


past events

METROCON11 Laura McDonald Stewart, RID, IIDA, ASID, LEED AP METROCON Administrator

METROCON11 Expo & Conference, the annual regional two-day tradeshow focused on featuring the latest in products and innovative ideas to the Southwest region’s interior designers, architects, facility managers, interior design students, and other vital design industry members – experienced great success in 2011 despite the slowly recovering Architecture and Design industry. The volunteer committee of organizers of METROCON11 Expo & Conference is pleased to announce that the event attracted 2,447 participants from 21 states, as well as from outside the USA. The budget-conscious show that is now enjoying its ninth year sold out all of its 37 sponsorships a month ahead of schedule and sold out all of its 369 booths nine days ahead of the official close of exhibitor sales. Held at Dallas Market Hall [2200 Stemmons Fwy, Dallas, TX 75207] on August 11 & 12, 2011, METROCON11 offered attendees 242 diverse vendors, 51 interior design-related continuing education courses and a happy hour designed especially for networking. The annual event is unique in that it is organized through landmark volunteer collaboration between

the Texas Oklahoma Chapter of IIDA and the Texas Chapter of ASID. In a determined effort to serve the corporate, healthcare, hospitality, institutional, multifamily, residential, and retail sectors, the two organizations join forces and pool resources to provide maximum benefit to their members and beyond. Income from the event goes back to the chapters to fund special educational and recognition programs, as well as scholarships and charities earmarked by the individual organizations. Due to the dedication of the volunteer Committee, as well as the generosity of 37 show sponsors – including 2011 Title Sponsor, Business Interiors by Staples, and 2011 Media Sponsor, Design Guide – prices for both exhibitors and attendees are extremely low relative to similar events around the USA. Visit www.metrocon.info and click on “Press” to view photos from this year’s event, also sign up to receive exhibitor and attendee notifications in order to stay informed about METROCON12, which will take place in Dallas on August 9 & 10, 2012. Make METROCON your primary venue for creative new products, continuing education and industry connections!

METROCON11 Attendees gather at the IIDA TX OK Chapter booth to learn about membreship and upcoming events throughout the Chapter fall 2011 7


Pegasus Awards Every year METROCON Expo & Conference honors outstanding exhibitors / exhibits with its annual Pegasus Awards. Those exhibitors wishing to be considered in any category must download the entry form from the METROCON website, complete it and turn it in to the Information Desk by 10am on Thursday, the first day of the show. Later that day the panel of judges, which is comprised of IIDA Texas Oklahoma Chapter and ASID Texas Chapter members, anonymously evaluate all of the entrants. On Friday morning, the second day of the show, the winners are announced. Pegasus Award winners are recognized with on-site signage at the front entry point of Dallas Market Hall and are presented with framed awards at their respective booths for display during the conference. After the show, they are recognized on the Press page of www.metrocon.info, on the METROCON Facebook page, in a post-event national press release, and in the following year’s printed show Directory.

Best Promotional Campaign | Adleta Corporation was recognized for going beyond the METROCON Committee’s PR/Marketing scope and developing a branded promotional campaign to attract attendees: theme, handouts, mail-outs, email blasts, giveaways, etc. Most Informative Exhibit | Wilson Office Interiors were recognized for unique and highly useable information applicable to the daily work of professional designers and facility managers, including presentation method(s) employed in the delivery of the message. Best New Product | NUCRAFT [as represented by KSM ASSOCIATES] exhibited the most most impressive new product introduction to the U.S. market in the calendar year, the product must take into account product availability, unique applications, innovative production, sustainability, and widespread applicability.

Please join the METROCON11 Committee in congratulating the following recipients of this year’s Pegasus Awards:

Best Overall Exhibit | Santamarghertia was awarded the top honor which is up to the judges discretion on considerations, including products / services exhibited, message, communication methods, creative theme, exhibit appearance, and fun!

Photos courtesy of Crest Publications.

If you plan on exhibiting at METROCON12 then plan on entering next year’s Pegasus Awards!

Best Promotional Campaign | Adleta Corporation

Best New Product | NUCRAFT [as represented by KSM ASSOCIATES]

Most Informative Exhibit | Wilson Office Interiors

Best Overall Exhibit | Santamargherita fall 2011 8


chapter events

The IIDA Texas Oklahoma Chapter Annual Awards Gala The Texas Oklahoma Chapter of the International Interior Design Association (IIDA) awarded their 2011 Design Excellence Awards on Friday, August 12, 2011 at the Annual Awards Gala held at the Westin, Galleria in Dallas, Texas. Awards were given in seven categories: Corporate, Healthcare, Hospitality, Institutional/Educational, Retail, Government and Sustainability. Also presented were the Chapter Volunteers of the Year, City Center Volunteers of the Year, City Center Underwriters of the Year, Chapter Sponsor of the Year Award and the highly coveted Pinnacle Award. The Pinnacle Award is the highest honor IIDA can bestow upon a design firm. The award is granted only to firms that have consistently contributed to the highest aspiration of the profession, community and the IIDA while remaining committed to enhancing the quality of life through excellence in Interior Design.

2011 Pinnacle Award WInner | Large Firm | Perkins + Will

2011 City Center Underwriters of the Year Award Workplace Resource | Austin Knoll | Dallas Fort Worth J. Tyler Office Furniture & Services, Inc. | Houston Workplace Resource | San Antonio Tandus | West Texas Herman Miller Workplace Resource | Oklahoma City InterfaceFLOR | Tulsa TRI-KES | Tulsa 2011 Chapter Volunteers of the Year Award Angie Percival, IIDA | a2 design group Kristy Emmrich, IIDA, RID, LEED AP | Gensler Lauren Von Drehle Killary, Ind. IIDA | Debner + Co Linda Shockley, Industry IIDA | INVISTA Mike Carr | JCS Sean Corrington, Industry IIDA | OM Workspace

Gala Chair Melanie Wick, Allsteel (Center) with committee members Kathleen McGee, Allsteel (left) and Carly Herrera, Benson Hlavaty (right) at the IIDA TX OK Chapter Annual Awards Gala

2011 Pinnacle Award Recipients Small Firm Award Recipient Edwards + Mulhausen | Austin Medium Firm Award Recipient GSC Architects | Austin Large Firm Award Recipient Perkins + Will | Dallas 2011 Chapter Sponsor of the Year Award Haworth 2011 City Center of the Year City Center of the Year | Austin City Center Honorable Mention | Tulsa City Center

2011 City Center Volunteers of the Year Award Austin City Center Meridith Snyder | Haworth Caroline Fickett | FMG Dallas Fort Worth City Center Allison Vaughan, Industry IIDA | Teknion Houston City Center Shannah Breaux, IIDA, RID | J. Tyler Oklahoma City City Center Haley Hamel, Industry IIDA | TRI-KES San Antonio City Center Ashley White, IIDA, LEED AP | Facility Programming and Consulting Tulsa City Center Angela Holmes | Bentley Prince Street West Texas City Center Lauren Alderman | Cronan & Associates fall 2011 9


2011 Design Excellence Award Winners

Corporate Design Excellence Award Winner Nvidia Gensler- Austin

Institutional/Educational Design Excellence Award Winner Houston Ballet Center for Dance Gensler- Houston

Sustainability Design Excellence Award Winner Dimensional Fund Advisors Gensler- Houston

Government Design Excellence Award Winner Twin Oaks Branch Library Laurie Smith Design Associates

Hospitality Design Excellence Award Winner Icenhauer’s Michael Hsu Office of Architecture

Healthcare Design Excellence Award Winner Baylor Charles A Sammons Cancer Center Perkins + Will

Corporate Honorable Mention Gensler Austin Office Gensler - Austin

Healthcare Honorable Mention Phoenix Children’s Hospital HKS

Retail Honorable Mention Westlake Dermatology Retail “Eden” Michael Hsu Office of Architecture

for more information on all of our winners please visit www.iida-tx-ok.org fall 2011 10


sustainability

ZeroLandfill

How does it work?

In the design and construction industry, we find ourselves creating a staggering amount of waste from expired or unused materials collected in our finish libraries and/or from job sites and projects that inevitably make their way to the landfill. With minimal storage and only able to do so many “home craft projects”, those within our industry find themselves throwing these materials in the trash. So in efforts to find a solution, we suggest ZeroLandfill, a word you probably have heard, seen or even used a couple of times. Some of you may be asking, “What is it?”, “How does it work?” or “What can I do to help?”. The Texas Oklahoma Chapter is very proud of our very own City Centers who within the last year have

As a community of practice, ZeroLandfill projects are at work in a number of cities all across the country this year. With the help of a team of volunteers, ZeroLandfill holds an annual or seasonal event over multiple weekends. The program consists of Pollination days and Harvest days. Pollination days include drop off sites for the industry to donate their expired or unwanted samples. On Harvest days, volunteers help sort, weigh, and organize material by category. In the afternoon of each Harvest day, the warehouse is open and free to the public to pick up donated materials. There is an abundance of energy in the room as materials are discovered, projects are imagined and new connections are made.

local teachers, artists, and other community members sifted through tons (literally) of tile, fabric, laminate chips, wallcovering, paint chips, carpet and many other materials

A Dallas Fort Worth City Center Volunteer sorts through donated materials

helped with this program and are anxious to get the rest of our Chapter involved. What a great way to make a difference! Both Dallas Forth Worth and Austin City Centers established ZeroLandfill project sites and diverted an accumulation of over 57,000 pounds of expired samples!

So what is ZeroLandfill?

ZeroLandfill is an award winning beneficial reuse program that originated in Cleveland, Ohio and has established project sites throughout the country. Since 2005, the ZeroLandfill project team has assisted the architectural and interior design community in identifying the use of waste materials, diverting the waste from local landfills and re-purposing back to the community thousands of pounds of expired specification samples. These materials hold value to the supply needs of local artists and art educators while reducing pressure on local landfill capacity. fall 2011 11

How did Dallas Fort Worth City Center make it work?

The start of ZeroLandfill in Dallas Fort Worth was received with great excitement by both the design community and the public. Over a series of four weekends, the DFW area diverted 34,568 pounds of material from the landfill. The program consisted of three Pollination days. This year’s drop-off locations were in downtown Dallas at the American Airlines Center and at Texas Carpet Recycling in Grapevine. A series of four Harvest days occurred and our wonderful volunteers helped sort all the materials by categorizing in the ZeroLandfill warehouse (hosted by Texas Carpet Recycling, a subsidiary of Corporate Floors). In the afternoon of each Harvest Day, local teachers, artists, and other community members sifted through tons (literally) of tile, fabric, laminate chips, wallcovering, paint chips, carpet and many other materials. Carloads of materials were picked


up each Harvest day and by the last weekend, less than 2% of the donated materials remained. The community has already repurposed some of the materials into artwork, artistic landscaping, greenhouses, historic home renovations, and even Falconry gloves.

workshop were held at Rockford Business Interiors in order to educate the design community as well as other IIDA City Centers of this amazing initiative. The excitement and enthusiasm were instant! With much work and volunteer time from an amazing Steering Committee, the event was planned and the details were set.

To celebrate Dallas Fort Worth City Center’s success and to thank all of the dedicated volunteers, a party was hosted at the Herman Miller showroom in the Design District. The artists were invited to showcase their projects made from the ZeroLandfill materials. Everyone involved was welcome to view the one of a kind art, collaborate with other artists and designers, and enjoy a night of great food, drinks, and music.

ZeroLandfill Austin partnered with Furniture Marketing Group (FMG) and Wilsonart International that brought the event to the Austin area. With much coordination, materials were scheduled for drop off at FMG for a series of three weeks. Interspersed with the drop off dates, the Austin City Center opened its doors to the public for a ZeroLandfill event the three Saturdays following the Pollination weeks.

Thanks to all of the following underwriters who helped make the first ZeroLandfill in Dallas Fort Worth a success: Texas Carpet Recycling, Wilsonart, Shaw Contract Group, Teknion, Colt Industries, Forbo, Spinneybeck, and Herman Miller. Way to go Dallas Fort Worth City Center! http://www.facebook.com/ZeroLandfillDallas

Austin, it’s your turn… How did you make it work?

With Texas schools in such a budget crisis and the tight economy, the use of such a program could not have come at a better time. The creative community was invited to come and pick samples up by the truck load and use them to invent something new!

ZeroLandfill may have started in Cleveland, OH but has touched many cities since 2005. Ashley Barnett Griffith, Austin City Center’s Sustainability Chair, heard of the initiative and thought it would be a great fit for Texas. Within two months, a CEU and

ZeroLandfill partnered up with TIPS On Art Kids Summer Art Camp, providing materials for their summer day camp for the kids to create special pieces of art that were displayed at all ZeroLandfill events, The second weekend of ZeroLandfill the volunteer staff put on a “Frozen Yogurt Social” for the kids and parents to see their work on display and celebrate their artistic accomplishments. After the ZeroLandfill event took place, the Austin City Center held its annual fashion show in September called “rEvolution-reDefine Design” where all of the Underwriters and participants were invited and showcased. The event exhibited some of the creative works that came from the ZeroLandfill event, including a showcase of projects from the TIPS On Art Kids Summer Art Camp. A fashion show opened up to the design firms around Austin, allowed designers to create outfits from Zerolandfill materials.

Artists reuse recycled finish library materials to create something new fall 2011 12


sustainability

The Austin City Center is very proud to have brought this initiative to the greater Austin area. FMG generously provided the space to hold the project and food for the volunteers on the days of the event. Wilsonart International is the other main Underwriter of the event, providing the funding to make the event happen. Underwriters for the CEU and workshop include: Bernhardt Design, Interface Carpet, Maharam & Rockford Business Interiors. ZeroLandfill Austin diverted over 23,000 pounds of materials from the landfill. Way to go Austin!

NOW……. What can you do to help?

Look around your desk, workplace, construction site or your home. Anything you can do without is something others may be able to use. Everything from glass tiles, binders, fabrics, wall coverings, laminates, shingles, bricks, carpet samples, and paint chips can be helpful to teachers, artists, and crafters. You can even create a drop box in your office for expired samples. Every little bit helps. How do you get rid of those samples when the event is over? No worries. www.zerolandfill.net provides an opportunity where unwanted samples can be uploaded and individuals can correspond with the supplier for pick up! It’s that simple! What a great way to continue the idea of ZeroLandfill from afar.

ZeroLandfill supports the goals of cities who like to make an effort in creating a healthy mindset of “Upcycling” and repurposing unwanted items into something new and exciting in lieu of creating more waste in the landfills. ZeroLandfill also emphasizes the importance of connection to the community and the impact it can truly make on the environment. We are upcycling useful materials back into the community, giving opportunity for artistic creativity and a chance to make connections with others who believe that if we can come together, we can truly make a difference. A HUGE thank you to all those involved to make these events so successful! Bring ZeroLandfill to your City Center; find out more information @ www.zerolandfill.net Article information was received from: www.zerolandfill.net Angela Crum, RTKL Associates, Inc. | Dallas, Texas Erin Shaw, Perkins + Will | Dallas, Texas Ashley Barnett Griffith, Perkins + Will | Austin, Texas

Fabric was one of the many materials donated at Austin’s ZeroLandfill

In Austin, the Craft Idea Board gave ideas and inspiration of what can be done with found materials

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students

IIDA TX OK Chapter 12TH ANNUAL STUDENT CONFERENCE February 23-24, 2012 | Houston, Texas Ready to be a part of something BIG in 2012?! The IIDA TX OK Chapter hosts three annual Chapter events each year: Student Conference, METROCON + our Annual Awards Gala, and Leaders Breakfast. The 12th annual Student Conference will begin the year with a bang, as 150 students from across our Chapter travel to Houston, TX for a 2-day event! If you’ve never come to Houston for this event, we invite you to make this year your first. We have volunteer and underwriting opportunities still available for every part of the event. Note that we have introduced an Early Bird Discount Program this year, for all underwriters who submit their commitments by December 31, 2011. Below, you’ll find additional details on a couple of the events within the conference. Please visit the SC12 website, where you can find the Underwriting Package, Conference Schedule, Registration Information, and more. www.iidastudentconference.com DESIGN CHARRETTE The charrette is a four-hour design competition administered by a design firm from the Chapter. We are currently looking for firm to create the design challenge! IIDA TX OK groups the top students from our Campus Centers (chosen by their school’s Director of Interior Design) into teams. ***PLEASE NOTE: Only TX OK Campus Center students are eligible to compete in the charrette. Contact VP of Campus Centers, Karina Garza, today to confirm that your 2011-2012 Campus Center application has been received. The deadline for applications is quickly approaching. *** The charrette teams compete to win awards and bragging rights for the best solution to the design program. The charrette requires our 2011 Student Conference Design Charrette Winners most prestigious underwriter, who provides product information and samples for the students to include in their submission. We are currently seeking this underwriter, who will be included in judging the charrette and allowed to provide a short product presentation to the charrette students during lunch. INDUSTRY TABLETOP EXPO (open to the industry) This product fair is sure to be bigger and better than ever! Across the Texas/Oklahoma/Louisiana region, we are currently looking for Design Firms, Student Lenders, Graduate Programs, Manufacturers, Multi-line Reps, Dealerships, and professional organizations to underwrite tabletops for this event. Don’t be left out of the largest interior design student Expo in our States – there is a place for everyone. This event brings value to all working designers as well. Mark your calendars to attend Feb 23rd and submit your underwriting commitment today! On a final note, student registration opens for TX OK schools on Monday, January 16, 2012. Jessy Fuller, IIDA, RID, EDAC, LEED AP ID+C Karina Garza, IIDA, RID Houston City Center Student Conference Chair VP of Campus Centers IIDA Texas Oklahoma Chapter IIDA Texas Oklahoma Chapter J. Tyler Services, Inc. Insite Architects fall 2011 14


education

Interior Design Education in a Changing World Kristi Gaines, Ph.D, IIDA Director of Education Texas Tech University

designers strive to boost their credentials and sharpen their skills.

Interior design education is constantly changing. How do interior design educators keep up with the changes? Fortunately, advisory councils, internship supervisors, and design professionals inform educators when modifications are needed. In addition to the traditional curriculum, today’s interior design student will have a variety of learning experiences involving technology, service learning, and studying abroad. Educators strive to keep up with technology, and social media may be incorporated as a learning tool. Blogs, Facebook, Twitter, and texting have found their way into today’s interior design classrooms and studios. Online and distance education is also becoming commonplace in educating a new generation of designers. Through distance learning programs, design professionals may obtain a Master’s degree or Ph.D. in Environmental or Interior Design without the need to relocate. Graduate programs have expanded with the economic downturn as

2011 Study Abroad Scholarship Recipient Leslie Rios on her Study Abroad trip in Europe fall 2011 15

M a n y programs incorporate Habitat for Humanity or other co m m u n i ty s e r v i c e projects into their curriculum.

In a global economy, study abroad programs are also expanding. European destinations are the most common with students studying design in Paris or Italy. Many programs permit students to study abroad for a semester and return with course credit that can be substituted for classes they would have taken at their home campus. Students benefit from an enriching educational experience that is far beyond what they learn in the classroom. Another way to instruct students outside of the traditional design studio is through service learning projects. Many programs incorporate Habitat for Humanity or other community service projects into their curriculum. Students may benefit from a variety of experiences including designing floorplans, meeting with families, installing sheetrock, or painting. Student designed houses have even been constructed. Fortunately, educators have a variety of resources available to keep their skills and knowledge base current. Workshops and training are provided on many campuses. To further aid educators, regional and international conferences such as the Interior Design Educators Council provide presentations on innovative teaching strategies. At these conferences, professors, instructors, graduate students, and administrators come together to showcase research and teaching. Interior Design education is changing, and fortunately, educators have a variety of new alternatives for instruction.


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This month the IIDA Texas Oklahoma Chapter Board awarded four tuition reimbursement scholarships and one study abroad scholarship to five very deserving students. Traditionally the IIDA TX OK Chapter awards 4 scholarships annually. This year with a record number or strong applications the judges chose to award 5 scholarships. A special thanks to our judges Marilyn Archer, FIIDA, ASID, LEED AP; Mary Helen Pratte, FIIDA, LEED AP; Peggy Noakes, FIIDA, AAHID, LEED AP, EDAC and Marla Bommarito Crouch, FIIDA, LEED AP. Without their continued participation the success of our Chapter Foundation would not be possible. Please help us in congratulating this year’s Tuition Reimbursement and Study Abroad Scholarshiip recipients:

Tuition Reimbursement Scholarship Christina Donaldson Graduate Student University of North Texas

Tuition Reimbursement Scholarship Kristina Davila Senior University of Texas San Antonio

Tuition Reimbursement Scholarship Lauren Crill Senior University of Texas Arlington

Tuition Reimbursement Scholarship Sophia Aurelio Junior University of Oklahoma

Study Abroad Scholarship Leslie Rios Senior University of Texas at Arlington

IIDA TX OK 2012 Chapter Partner Program It is not too late to sign up and become a 2012 Chapter Partner Benefits for all include, but are not limited to: • • • • • • • • • •

Name badges for entry into designated City Center events Discounted table at 2012 IIDA TX OK Annual Awards Gala Discounted booth at 2012 IIDA TX OK Chapter Student Conference Industry Expo Partner logo and link to each designated representative’s email address will appear on the IIDA TX OK Chapter website Partner will have the ability to post company’s employment opportunities on IIDA TX OK Chapter website Partner will receive Chapter eblast communications Partner name will appear on IIDA TX OK Chapter banner Attention A&D Firms. If you Use of the IIDA TX OK Chapter logo for partner website were an IIDA TX OK Chapter and email signatures Discounted booth at METROCON12 Patron this space could be for Partner recognition in all newsletters your firm. For more information Partner will be recognized at each Chapter and City Center event. please visit our website or

For more information please visit our website at www.iida-tx-ok.org or contact our Chapter office at chapter@iida-tx-ok.org

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city centers

Austin City Center

Vivian Featherston, IIDA City Center Director GSC Architects Austin kicked off the year with Zero Landfill, an award winning reuse program that supports the supply needs of local artists and educators, while reducing pressure on local landfill capacity. ZeroLandfill Austin held their event over three weekends, where the creative community was invited to come and pick these samples up for free. We diverted close to 30,000 lbs. of materials from the landfill!

Zerolandfill - Dallas Fort Worth 2011 Committee Members Thomas Holland, Alison Stohl, Erin Shaw, Angela Crum and Denise Bates

Dallas Fort Worth CIty Center BethAnn Kessel, Industry IIDA City Center Director of Communications Business Interiors

Carpet, laminate, and vinyl wallcovering replaced cotton, silk, and wool at Austin’s first fashion show, rEvolution Runway. The event was held on September 23rd on the rooftop of Arthouse at the Jones Center. Design teams partnered with a softgood underwriter and Austin Fashion Association fashion designer to create outfits made of upcycled materials collected at Zero Landfill.

The Dallas Fort Worth City Center successfully connected leaders locally by hosting this years’ IIDA TX OK Leaders Breakfast at The Dallas Museum of Art on October 12th. Over 50 volunteers from the DFW architectural, interior and graphic design community participated in a nationwide award winning upcycling program called ZeroLandfill™ that supports the supply needs of local artists and arts educators while reducing pressure on local landfill capacity.

On December 15th, IIDA and AIA will host a combined holiday networking and charity event. The event will be held at a local shop and the entry fee is a donation to a local charity.

On November 18th, 2011, we hosted the First Annual “lavish” Interior Design Event + Auction benefitting Dwell with Dignity, a Dallas-based nonprofit dedicated to helping families escape poverty and homelessness through design, one household at a time. And the 2nd Annual CRE8 Fashion will take place on April 27th, 2012. Models walk the runway at the Austin rEvolution Fashion Show fall 2011 17


Houston City Center Shannah Thompson O’Neill, IIDA City Center Director J. Tyler Office Furniture Services, Inc. In October, Houston City Center’s annual fundraiser, Art & Artifacts 2011 had our most successful year ever. A Venetian Carnival masked theme sold out; with an attendance of 325 party goers. The A&D community came out in full force! Our talented designers created over 40 masks that became auction items to raise money for the City Center. Thanks to generous Houston underwriting, ticket sales and silent auction items, over $25,000 was profitted to support next year’s programs and events. HCC’s Program Chairs brought us an amazing tour of Gensler’s Houston Ballet Center for Dance. It is the largest professional dance facility of its kind in the US and we were fortunate to have IIDA Fellow, Marilyn Archer as well as Terry Newel and Richard “Max” Maxwell lead us through this IIDA Design Excellence Award winning project. Jingle Bell, Jingle Bell, Jingle Bell ROCK! On December 8 we celebrated a rocking IIDA year with live music and DJ at our annual holiday party.

Houston City Center Art & Artifacts Annual Fundraiser

OIDC, Chapter Board Members and Council Members enjoiying the IIDA TX OK Chapter Forum Speaker Tour in Oklahoma City

Oklahoma City City Center Amanda Lee, IIDA City Center Director Workplace Resource The Oklahoma City City Center is wrapping up an exciting year! We kicked off the year with a CEU, shortly followed by a very successful Color & Couture Fashion Show. We raised over $7,000 for Positive Tomorrows, a local nonprofit organization! After offering another CEU, the OKC City Center had their annual Bowl-A-Rama, with a reality show theme. We had our annual pin decorating contest as well as held a raffle for OIDC. Following the event, we were able to donate $500 to OIDC and intend to have a lot more to contribute in 2012. After that was our first combined event, Industry Rountable & Membership Drive. We were very pleased to have Past-President, John DuBard join us for the events! In October, we hosted the Chapter’s GRA Forum with Allison Levy and it was a great night! We got positive feedback about the speaker & the content of the presentation. Ending our year, we hosted project tour at Childrens Hospital Atrium. Happy holidays!!! fall 2011 18


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San Antonio City Center Tara Mitchell, IIDA, LEED AP, RID City Center Director SA Partnership The IIDA San Antonio City Center has had a busy fall, as we have held and participated in a number of events throughout the community. Our Council Retreat kicked off the new Council year with a luau theme back in August. The IIDA West Texas City In September, we held a Membership Event that was a success and brought together a diverse group of designers from all over the San Antonio area. Also in September we participated in the International Effort, ‘Parking Days’ which was spearheaded by the San Antonio Architecture Foundation. The event focuses on promoting green spaces in urban environments and the IIDA Parking Space was themed “The Living Living Room”. In October, the San Antonio City Center Council joined the Bullock Brigade in the Walk to Defeat ALS, as the South Texas ALS Chapter is an organization that is very near and dear to our hearts. Last but not least, coming up on December 16th is our HUGE Winter Festival Event from 6 - 8 pm at Family Celebration in Boerne- it’s sure to be a lot of fun for everyone!

The San Antonio City Center 2011-2012 Council at their annual City Center retreat

Center 5 year birthday cake

West Texas City Center John DuBard, IIDA, AAHID, LEED AP Graphic Communication Chair Parkhill Smith & Cooper WTX exciting summer-fall lineup of events: 09.08.11 Cake for the 5th Birthday Celebration and Annual Kick-Off (20-there) for WTX FUN and a GRA address by TAID Pres, Rosa Salazar, IIDA; 09.15.11+ 09.27.11 Member Events at Texas Tech and Abilene Christian; WELCOME Student Members; 10.04+05+06.11 Design EXPO.11-Texas Tech’s Annual Table-top Show connected design practitioners, students, faculty and industry, the next day our Industry Roundtable Group (22-there) met at The Funky Door, then a WTX Sweet Deal Wine&Cheese (43-there) as Members and those considering Membership (9-potentials) network with Industry Friends, and finally, City Center Week is not complete without a CEU (17-there) Workplace One presented by Heather Esposito; 11.10.11 CEU Environmental Design for Infection Prevention presented by Dr. Debra Harris; and 12.16.11 WTX Bubbly Cheery Networking: Holidays are not complete without a little IIDA Mistletoe Fun. In 2012, look for complete event lineup on the Chapter Website! fall 2011 19


IIDA Leaders Breakfast - Dallas BethAnn Kessel, Industry IIDA Business Interiors

Madness at our MadDash 2011 event held at Stokely Event Center

The Texas O k l a h o m a Chapter of the International Interior Design Association hosted the return of the highly coveted Leaders Breakfast Series to Dallas on October 12th, 2011 at The Dallas Museum of Art. Over 250 design leaders and business innovators had the opportunity to experience the keynote speaker Neva Hall, Executive Vice President, Neiman Marcus Stores and the honoring of two leaders within the DFW business community who most embodies leadership characteristics through their contributions to the industry.

Tulsa City Center Shannon Mitchener, IIDA, LEED AP City Center Director Matrix AP Tulsa City Center went MAD over their MadDash event held on Nov. 8th! This year’s event was a 50’s “Mad Men” theme, allowing attendees to show off their best threads to cast an eye their direction and gain votes for “Best Dressed”. The event really began to get razzed as design professionals & students “speed-dated” their way through 16 booths. Vendor reps had the challenge of showcasing their product while showing these designers a boss of a time in a 5-minute time limit. MadDash was held at the popular Stokely Event Center, thanks to all that made the scene! Special thanks to KI for sponsoring our photo booth, as well as Knoll for sponsoring our delicious chocolate fountain. Tulsa’s next event is the annual holiday party. This year we teamed up with Young Architect’s Forum (YAF) to bring our members a festive mixer. It was held on Friday, Dec. 9th.

Judy Pesek, Managing Director for Gensler’s Dallas office, and Veletta Forsythe Lill, Executive Director of the Dallas Arts District at DOWNTOWN DALLAS, were the recipients of highly respected IIDA Leader’s Award for 2011. Please be on the lookout for information about the 2012 Leaders Breakfast, coming soon!

Interested in getting more involved?? Email tulsaiida@ gmail.com to find out how!! Veletta Forsythe Lill of Dallas Arts District, Neva Hall of Nieman Marcus, Judy Pesek of Gensler, John Newland of Herman Miller, Cheryl Durst Executive Vice President and CEO of IIDA fall 2011 20


members news

Adrienne Normand, Assoc. IIDA was recently hired as the newest account manager for Austin Business Furniture, an Authorized Allsteel Dealer. She comes to ABF with 11 years of experience in the contract furniture dealer Greta M. Buehrle RID, IIDA, LEED AP has joined Baylor University in Waco, Texas, as a full-time lecturer in the interior design program. The idGroup has expanded its office in Dallas to accommodate growth in staff. We welcome all our new team members and our new clients, Cracker Barrel, Mattress Firm, YUM!, Main Event Entertainment, Rent a Center and RBI Properties! Parkland Health & Hospital System has chosen FKP Architects to lead the interior architecture and design of

their new 365,000 sf Medical/Surgery Outpatient Clinic and 135,000 sf Women’s and Infant’s Specialty Hospital (WISH) Clinic.

MATRIX recently completed work on a 9,000 s.f. renovation

to the 31st floor of the Summit Club, located in the heart of downtown Tulsa. The renovations included adding a full-service bar, creating a 550 s.f. exterior terrace lounge also used for outdoor dining, and the addition of a display kitchen. Ziegler Cooper is happy to announce the following promotions: Lindsey Brown, IIDA has been promoted to Associate; Andrea Michalski, IIDA, LEED®AP has been promoted to Associate and Carey Fregia, IIDA has been promoted to Senior Associate A collaboration between HOK Product Design and Mannington Commercial, Vivendi Collection, won NeoCon 2011 Gold. Created by healthcare designers for healthcare projects, Vivendi is part of a breakthrough concept –coordinating products developed simultaneously, including privacy curtains from Pallas. Southwest Solutions Group® who represents Spacesaver® Corporation is proud to announce Spacesaver has achieved Greenguard® Indoor Air Quality Certification. Products include high density mobile file and storage shelving and other innovative space saving cabinets and racks.

industry news

Kathleen McGee has joined Allsteel as an A&D Specialist

for the Southwest Region based in Dallas, Tx. Kathleen is actively involved in DFW IIDA and is currently on the City Center Council as the Co-Chair of Lavish - the Silent Auction and Interior Design competition being held on Nov. 18, 2011. EnviroGLAS has changed it’s name to GLASS RECYCLED. The company combines glass and porcelain products with epoxy to match any color to create stunning and durable countertops, flooring, landscape accents and more. Visit them on the web at www.glassrecycled.com

CertainTeed Ceilings has issued the industry’s first series of Environmental Product Declarations (EPD) for ceilings. Providing a transparent look at environmental performance, EPDs offer third-party verification confirming a product’s sustainability. www.CertainTeed.com/CeilingsEPD Texas Carpet Recycling was awarded an Honorable Mention for the Rick Fuszek Memorial Award for “Commitment to Recycling Above and Beyond” as a leader in recycling and sustainability by STAR - State of Texas Alliance for Recycling Leadership Awards. Armstrong Commercial Flooring is pleased to announce the addition of Michelle Harpole to the N. Texas team. Michelle can be reached at msharpole@armstrong.com.

Wilsonart was named presenting sponsor for new and current ZeroLandfill™ communities. ZLF is an award winning upcycling program held seasonally that supports the supply needs of local artists and arts educators while reducing pressure on local landfill capacity. Group 4 is proud to announce the recent hire of

Keesha Erdmann, IIDA, as the new Northwest Texas Representative. She is a registered interior designer in Texas and a very active member in IIDA, at both the City Center and Chapter levels. We are very excited to have her on our team!

Group 4 | Trendway invites you to visit their newly renovated

showroom located at 1444 Oak Lawn, Suite 590, Dallas, TX within the Dallas Design District. Come see the newest products and manufacturers that we represent at Group 4!

Bentley Prince Street introduces the Tile Configurator™ users may virtually create custom surface solutions selecting from an extensive collection of modular carpet products. It offers multiple colors and patterns with recommended installations including 18x36, 24x24 and 36x36 inch tile options.

Launched in June 2011, e Series Solid Surfacing by Formica Group is the first major branded solid surfacing to contain post-consumer recycled content. With 15% total recycled content, 5% of which is post-consumer, e Series offers a compelling advantage when calculating points for LEED credits.

The 6th annual Furniture 4 Kids - Design Competition and Auction Event, benefitting the Dallas Mavs Foundation, will be held Spring 2012. ALL industry members are invited! For info on event sponsorship, table sponsorship and volunteer opportunities contact Robin Rucker - Rrucker@ ofsbrands.com.

March 15, 2012, is the compliance date for using the 2010 ADA Standards for new construction, alterations, program accessibility, and barrier removal. Visit asisignage.com/ada to download the ASI ADA Handout which details latest guidelines for signage in a concise and easy to understand format.

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communications

Branding our Identity Over the last few years the Texas Oklahoma Chapter Board(s) have worked diligently to rebrand our Chapter. We had no doubt it would be a challenge (a BIG challenge), to create an identity for our Chapter with twenty something designers sitting around the same table. My only excuse is it’s in our genes! We analyzed, sketched and debated numerous times which direction our Chapter needed to follow in terms of graphics and creating a strong brand. Branding, according to Wikipedia, “began simply as a way to tell one person’s cattle from another by means of a hot iron stamp. The word brand has continued to evolve to encompass identity; it affects the personality of a product, company or service. It is defined by a perception, good or bad, that your customer or prospects have about you. “ No worries, by no means will we be branding our members like cattle; however, we do want those around us to recognize who we are, what it is we do and our responsibilities in the world of design. The goal of rebranding the Chapter was for the tone/ manner, the look and feel to be concise, professional, and if you will, a little more contemporary flare. The brand would need an overall strength to it and implement the use of more white space. Though our Chapter is made of seven City Centers with all their own personalities, the idea of developing graphic standards within our Chapter was needed to keep a cohesive unit. For example, the City Center’s special events have their own character to match the event but see a strong identity placed in the composition as a happy marriage of the City Center and Chapter. As you might guess, our goal only grew from that point. The Board approved many changes that we hope have been observed over this last year. Seven new bold colors have been adopted and used throughout the Chapter in all logos and other media. Found within the old Chapter logo, the backslash between Texas and Oklahoma has been removed to be more legible when scaled down. Secondary and regional logos were introduced. New letterhead, envelopes,

As you are reading this and enjoying Chapter Insight, we hope you have also noticed the new format and content of our Chapter Newsletter.

program templates and newsletters were updated. Connect is a new slogan we integrated as well. The overall concept of ‘connect’ is this: Connections run through the industry in an evident way: day to day workings of two materials becoming tighter through professional and social connections with clients and vendors. IIDA events and meetings do just this and IIDA is the business related forum to... Connect. In graphic form, the word Connect blends together and overlaps showing a slight transparency, showing the openness of our Association. Noticeably our list was long, but it has shortened. As you are reading this and enjoying Chapter Insight, we hope you have also noticed the new format and content of our Chapter Newsletter. This too was on our list. Though it is a working piece of art, we have made an effort to include information and knowledge to either make you laugh, learn something or at least answer a few questions you might have about us. If you have finally switched over to the more digital world and are reading this on your electronic device, please visit www.iida-tx-ok.org next! We are alive and running with our brand new Chapter website, including all the new graphics. We love it! It is fresh, fun and user friendly! The website will allow us to grow as a Chapter, keep our members and industry partners informed and give us a chance to boast about ALL of our great members and events! As always we welcome feedback for either a pat on the back or a suggestion for improvement. We hope you have enjoyed seeing the new changes within our Chapter. Anyhow, we did it. We have finally updated, created an identity and re-branded our Chapter. What a relief! Thanks for your patience!

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2011 Chapter Sponsors Platinum

Allsteel, Bentley Prince Street, Crossville Porcelain Stone, Furniture Marketing Group, G.L. Seaman & Company, Herman Miller, Hossley Lighting Associates, J. Tyler, JCS, McCoy Workplace Solutions/ McCoy Floor Covering/ Rockford Business Interiors, OM Workspace, Shaw Contract Group, Tandus Flooring, Teknion, The Mohawk Group/Daltile

Gold

3form, Caesarstone, Corporate Source, Glass Recycled, Humanscale, InterfaceFLOR, J+J/Invision, KI, Mannington Commercial, Milliken/Constantine, Office Pavilion, Paoli, Patcraft, Professional Furniture Consultants, Southwest Solutions Group, Steelcase, TRI-KES

Silver

Armstrong, Bauhaus Interiors Group, BKM Total Office of Texas, Business Interiors, Business Interiors by Staples, Columbia Forest Products, Concept Surfaces, Connectrac, Cronan & Associates, Dauphin, Debner+Company, Forbo Flooring Systems, Gunlocke, Hart Texas, Haworth, Interceramic, J Fyffe Company, Kenmark, Kimball Office, Knoll, KSM Associates, MasterTile, MDI Resources, National Office Furniture, nora Systems Rubber Flooring, OFS Brands, PS Gerry, Putterman Scharck and Associates, Reid Cooper Associates, Royer & Schutts Commercial Interiors, Skyline Art Services, Stone Solutions, The Ofis, The Spencer Company, USG Interiors, Vanguard Environments, Vector Concepts, Wilson Office Interiors, Workplace Resource Legacy Sponsors in Bold

For Partner Information please visit www-iida-tx-ok.org

IIDA TX OK Chapter Fall 2011 Newsletter  

IIDA TX OK Chapter Fall 2011 Newsletter Chapter Insight

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