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chapter insight inside: 2012 Design Excellence Awards connect event calendar METROCON12

Fall/Winter 2012

Board of Directors President Paul LaBrant, IIDA, LEED AP - Parkhill Smith & Cooper President Elect Vivian Featherston, IIDA - GSC Architects Past President Megan Ebert, IIDA, RID - Kendall/Heaton Associates, Inc. Vice President of Professional Development Carrie Condry, IIDA, LEED AP ID+C - Gene Burton & Associates Vice President of Membership Ashley White, IIDA, LEED AP, RID - Mdn Architects Vice President of Communications Shannon Mitchener, IIDA, LEED AP - Matrix

In This Issue 2

Letter from the President


Event Calendar




Membership Update


Student Conference13 Preview


IIDA and IDCEC Requirements


IIDA TX OK Chapter Annual Awards Gala

11 METROCON12 Recap 12 GRA Update 13 Leaders Breakfast Dallas Recap 14 City Center Updates 17 Industry News 18 Members News

Vice President of Associates Jill Hair, IIDA, RID - G.L. Seaman & Company Vice President of GRA, Oklahoma Laura Tribble Ransom, IIDA - Tribble Design, Inc. Vice President of GRA, Texas Inda Hahn, IIDA, LEED AP Vice President of Campus Centers Karina Garza, IIDA, RID - Insite Architects Director of Education Melinda Lyon, IIDA - Oklahoma State University Director of Industry Ingrid Bender, Industry IIDA - Standard Textile Company Director Austin City Center Joy Turman, IIDA - Steelcase Director Dallas Fort Worth City Center Randy Malone, IIDA - Interprise Director Houston City Center Kristy Emmrich, IIDA, RID, LEED AP - Gensler

chapter insight team

VP of Communications | Shannon Mitchener, IIDA President | Paul LaBrant, IIDA, LEED AP Past President | Megan Ebert, IIDA, RID Chapter Administrator | Megan Carneiro

On the cover:

Institutional/Educational Design Excellence Award Winner Hinojosa Architecture & Design SPCA of Texas

Director Oklahoma City City Center Amanda Lee, IIDA - Workplace Resource Director San Antonio City Center Ashley Voss, IIDA, RID - Villa Park Architecture/Planning/Interiors P..L.L.C. Director Tulsa City Center Samantha Zitter, IIDA, LEED AP (ID+C) - SAIC Director West Texas City Center Lacy Mangum, IIDA, AAHID, LVN - Parkhill Smith & Cooper

president I am excited, thrilled and honored to serve as the TX OK Chapter President. Over the past 6 months I have had the great privilege to meet so many of you, serve with you, and watch you lead on so many levels, both in IIDA and in your communities. On behalf of the Chapter Board, I just want to say thank you for all that you do! Our Chapter has both compassion and strength of heart. We have an amazing opportunity! It goes without saying that as a profession we struggle with “getting the word out” to the public describing what we do as Registered Interior Designers. The reality is we do a lot for a lot of organizations that range the entire gambit of inhabitable spaces. You name it and one of us probably specializes in it. Therefore, the answer to this question or challenge is different for each one of us. Yes, there are some basic common threads and cornerstones – but the truth of the matter is it’s personal. Our clients understand what we do because we have that opportunity to demonstrate our value to them and their organizations. So, what is the next step in the process? Check out the new 2/2080 program to learn more and how you can be part of the solution. Part of being a professional means we must keep up to date on systems, technologies, accessibility and sustainability. This means continuing education. This issue of the chapter insight delves into current and future requirements for Texas, Oklahoma and IIDA. There’s a lot on the table, change is on the way – so, don’t be left in the dark! Each August, the Chapter comes together to celebrate excellence in design, leadership and volunteerism at the Annual Gala. This year we honored six projects with Design Excellence and eleven projects with Honorable Mentions. Tandus Flooring was awarded Chapter Sponsor of the Year. Additionally, our organization could not function without the extraordinary dedication from our Chapter Volunteers of the Year: Amie Keener, Kelly Warfield Moore, Ann Briganti, Ashley Barnett Griffith, Jessy Fuller, Melanie Wick, and Kip Altstaetter. And the evening would not have been complete without a touching celebratory toast from Lynn Metz of Haworth. The award winning projects are highlighted in this issue. In November I travelled to Austin to testify as a Registered Interior Designer before the Sunset Review Commission. I was encouraged by the numbers of interior designers and supporters at the Capitol … the staff, however, was overwhelmed! We continue to work with TAID to make our voices heard to the legislators on the Review Commission. Stay tuned. The Commission Report is read on Dec. 19th. The IIDA TX OK Chapter 13th Annual Student Conference presented by Haworth is growing bigger, getting stronger and reaching out to more interior design programs. We are pleased to announce the conference, residing in Houston, is aimed to host up to 150 students for a full two days – adding significant educational and networking components. Check out the article inside and save the date: February 21 and 22! And don’t forget, the IIDA Student Mentorship Week starts the week of February 25th – March 1st. Sign up at I am reminded time and time again that we have the strongest and most active City Centers in the association. Likewise, we have a phenomenal Board of Directors for the TX OK Chapter. We are driven to make your experience with IIDA in 2013 inspirational, educational and valuable in 2013. Have a safe and wonderful holiday season and help us make 2013 a banner year! Regards,


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April OIDC Capitol Days Houston City Center Product Runway Oklahoma City City Center Fashion Show Dallas Fort Worth City Center CRE8

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May West Texas City Center Auction San Antonio City Center Imagine That Tulsa City Center Bourbon & Blues & BBQ OKC City Center Project Tour

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Each of us has an opportunity – should you choose to accept it. Our Texas Oklahoma Members are integrated in their communities, volunteering for many efforts – both related to Interior Design / IIDA and those personally driven. The Chapter Board recently initiated a volunteer program titled: 2 / 2080. The basis of this program is for our Members to

volunteer in their community AS a Registered Interior Designer or representing the Interior Design Profession for 2 hours over the next calendar year. That’s right, just two hours. This could be for your child’s school, a homeless

shelter, charitable fundraiser, Interior Design Day at the Capitol – anything you are already involved with where you can rub shoulders with others in your community. Share what you do with others! Additionally, each of our City Centers works with local charitable organizations that have volunteer days. Your options are endless! Over the course of the next year the Chapter will track these individual efforts to reach (and exceed) 2080 hours of volunteer effort. This number represents a full time employee – 2080 hours of Interior Design Advocacy! You are our profession’s best voice. Simply email our Chapter Administrator your name / City Center / hours and volunteer effort – and we will do the rest: No forms. No signatures…just a simple email. We will keep you posted each week in the new IIDA TX OK Chapter weekly connect.

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Making the Most Your IIDA Membership Ashley White, IIDA, LEED AP, RID Mdn Architects VP of Membership

As the International Interior Design Association gears up for a new membership year, we want to be sure you are getting the most out of your membership. Through a broad spectrum of education, knowledge, mentoring, leadership opportunities and interaction with professionals in your field, IIDA offers you opportunities to be further yourself and your profession. Here is a peek at some of those IIDA Membership benefits that you might not be aware of. •

Eligibility for twice Annual drawing for NCIDQ tuition Reimbursement*

Eligibility for one of seven awards given annually to cover the cost of the NCIDQ Examination upon successful completion**

• Sustainable Education Fund, offering a twice annual drawing for reimbursement of LEED exam fees for those who have successfully passed the accreditation Exam* •

Credentialing Award, reimbursement of field relevant certifications such as LEED EDAC, AAHID, RAS and CSI **

Renewing Member Lottery Award, each City Center Council nominates an outstanding member to be eligible for a 1 in 7 chance at a free membership**

New Member Award, each City Center awards 1 new Associate membership and 1 new Professional membership**

Three (3) Tuition Reimbursement Scholarships each totaling $3,000**

One (1) Study Abroad Program Scholarship available for graduate students or undergraduates in their 3rd or 4th years at CIDA accredited universities, totaling $3,000**

DesignMatters, a bimonthly electronic newsletter to keep you in the loop about happenings across the country

A subscription to Contract Magazine to see what’s trending in the industry

A copy of “What Clients Want”, the first in a series of books that documents conversations between designers and their clients about how significant projects were conceived, how they defined culture, demonstrated value and shift business models

IDCEC-approved CEU programs

Access to Job Listing both locally, though the Chapter website, and Nationally, through the HQ Job Bank.

Networking opportunities through Chapter and Forum programs.

IIDA Mentoring Week, IIDA Student Members are paired with local design and industry professionals to gain critical day-in-the-life interior design experience.

These are just a glimpse at the many benefits of your IIDA membership. For more information on how your membership can work for you, contact your local city center Membership Chair or Ashley White at ashley@ *HQ Level Award ** Chapter Level Award

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upcoming events

IIDA TX OK Chapter 13th Annual Student Conference Presented by Haworth February 21-22, 2013 | Houston, Texas



IIDA Student Conference the future of design

February 21-22, 2013 CITYCENTRE, Houston

presented by www. iidastudentconference .com

The 13th annual Student Conference presented by Haworth will begin the year with a bang, as 150 students from across our Chapter and beyond travel to Houston, Texas for a 2-day event! We have volunteer and underwriting opportunities still available for every part of the event.

Below, you’ll find additional details on a couple of the events within the conference. Please visit the SC13 website, where you can find the Underwriting Package, Keynote Luncheon tickets, Conference Schedule, Registration Information, and more. DESIGN CHARRETTE | Schools wishing to participate in the charrette must be IIDA Campus Centers in good standing. The Design Charrette allows two to four of the top students from each Campus Center to participate in a four-hour design competition administered by a regional design firm. Students are chosen to participate based on professor recommendation, and are to be junior or senior level student members of IIDA. In addition to our typical award, the winning charrette team members will be sent home with a letter of recommendation from the event chairs. WORKSHOPS | New This Year! We’ve added programming to extend the conference Thursday. For those students not participating in the Design Charrette, there will be three 90 minute workshops available to attend. Students participating in Workshops are encouraged to attend all three topics. Similar to the 101 Topics, workshops will be extended and slightly more interactive informative sessions that relate to your professional career following graduation. CONTINUING EDUCATION UNIT (open to the industry) | New This Year! At Student Conference 2013, IIDA Houston City Center is hosting our first ever CEU in concurrence with the Industry Tabletop Expo! We welcome all local industry professionals attend and encourage you to stop by the Expo across the hallway for networking and knowledge before or after the CEU. INDUSTRY TABLETOP EXPO (open to the industry) | This product fair is sure to be bigger and better than ever! Across the central USA, 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 State – there is a place for everyone. This event brings value to all working designers as well. Mark your calendars to attend Feb 21st . KEYNOTE LUNCHEON (open to the industry) | Mr. Eileen Jones of Perkins+Will will join us to share insights and strategies on branding. As Principal and Global Discipline Leader for Perkins+Will Branded Environments, Eileen Jones utilizes a research-based design approach that identifies and integrates a client’s unique mission, vision, values and culture into tangible brand expressions, experiences, and environments. The Keynote Luncheon is open to professionals, so be sure to reserve tickets for you and your clients today. Your lunch is sure to be free of boredom, as we conclude Student Conference 2012 with a bang! THE WHOLE PACKAGE | New This Year! We’ve added programming to extend the conference Friday. For those wishing to stay Friday afternoon, The Whole Package session will cover interview practice and branding tips + tricks. The list of Instructors will be released in 2013! Student registration opens for TX OK schools on Monday, January 1, 2013. The conference includes three additional meals this year. It’s sure to be a GREAT event – we hope to see you there! Fall/Winter 2012 6

Professional Development

IIDA and IDCEC Requirements Professional IIDA Requirements Most Associations have continuing education requirements for its Members, and IIDA is no exception. If you are a Professional or Associate Member, you are required to complete and report 1.0 CEU (10 hours) of Continuing Education every 2 years. This includes Educators, IIDA Fellows and Chapter Board Members. The current compliance period runs from January 1, 2012 to December 31, 2012, so if you haven’t started recording your hours yet we’re at the halfway point!

As an IIDA Member it is your responsibility to maintain your own Continuing Education records.

The current compliance period applies if you became a Professional or Associate Member prior to January 1, 2012. If you became a Professional or Associate Member after January 1, 2012 your first compliance period begins January 1, 2014 and ends December 31, 2015.

IIDA accepts all IDCEC approved courses. These courses do NOT have to be HSW (Health, Safety, Welfare), Sustainable or Barrier-Free. For example, if you take a course pertaining to Professional Development that is not HSW but is IDCEC approved, you can count it toward your IIDA CEU requirement. As an IIDA Member it is your responsibility to maintain your own Continuing Education records. Now this is even easier with the online IDCEC Continuing Education Registry, which is free for Members. If you attend a course that is a non-IDCEC approved course, a new review process will begin in January 2013. The Individual Approval Reporting Form (IARF) will no longer be available as of December 31, 2012, and more information will be available on the IIDA website in January. After each compliance period, IIDA randomly selects Members to audit their CE hours. The last compliance period some of those audited included International Board Members and TX OK Chapter Board Members, so it is important that you keep your CE records up-to-date in case your lucky name gets drawn! IDCEC Requirements IDCEC’s operations are now centralized and the online Continuing Education Registry has been successfully launched. For the first time in the history of IDCEC you have a central place to search and report continuing education activity. Our website address is

If you are a member of IIDA who is required to take continuing education courses you will be able to use the CE Registry free of cost. Please keep this number where you can access it easily. You must provide the 10 digit number at all IDCEC approved seminars you attend. Do not share your password and keep it secure at all times. This number allows you free access to the online IDCEC Registry. Please change your password to one you can remember. The centralized registry gives you access to your personalized account which includes: • • • • •

Reporting of IDCEC approved courses and conferences. Reporting of Non-IDCEC courses and conferences. Allows upload of scanned back-up documentation such as certificates of completion and validated conference cards. Printing your unofficial transcript of CEU activity. Ordering an official IDCEC transcript.($15 transcript fee)

Important points to remember before taking an IDCEC approved course Courses not registered and scheduled with IDCEC can be reported as a Non-IDCEC course. However, IDCEC strongly encourages you to only register or attend a course that has been approved and scheduled through IDCEC. At the end of the class you will be handed a class-code. This code is different from the course number and has a structured format (CC123456-1000). If you are not given this class-code there is a possibility that your attendance will not be reported by the provider and you will not get credit for the course. Insist on a class-code. Providers are required to submit attendance on your behalf. Do not accept a paper certificate of completion in lieu of online attendance. You will not be able to claim IDCEC credit with a paper certificate of completion. Providers must report attendance to IDCEC online on your behalf within five business days of the event. Once the provider reports your attendance it will show up on your IDCEC online account. You must complete an online course survey to obtain an electronic certificate of completion for the course. The record will automatically show up on your IDCEC transcript. Important points to remember when taking an IDCEC approved Conference You must self-report IDCEC conferences into your IDCEC account.

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Validate your attendance by stamping the conference card at the entrance to the session you attended. Retain your conference card at the end of the conference. Scan your conference card and make an electronic copy so you can attach it to your record when you report the conference into your IDCEC account. Please view the step by step guide on ‘How to report a CEU or Conference” at click on ‘Register Your CEUs’ and review the instruction manual at the link below. click on ‘Register /Pages/Forms/ Public/CERegistry/CERegistry.aspx If you have questions on how to report your CEUs contact ASID or IIDA. Your IIDA contact is Ely Padilla (312) 379-5142

For the first time in the history of IDCEC you have a central place to search and report continuing education activity. New Texas Registrant Continuing Education Requirements Beginning on January 1, 2013 Registered Interior Designers in Texas must complete at least 12 CEPH (Continuing Education Program Hours) per renewal period. All 12 CEPH must include the study of subjects related to your profession and be pertinent to health, safety, and welfare to the public. A breakdown of the minimum hours: • 1 hour related to sustainable or energy-efficient design • 1 hour related to barrier-free design • 10 hours related to other HSW topics or additional sustainable/barrier-free design CEPH must include at least 8 hours of classroom/classroom equivalent structured activities. An online or monograph course may be considered classroom equivalent activity if the course contains an independently graded exam. A maximum of 4 hours may be self-directed: reading books or professional magazines, touring buildings, historic sites or landmarks that incorporate elements of your design profession. Self-directed study must include the study of relevant technical and professional subjects that are related to your profession and be pertinent to the health, safety and welfare of the public. Definitions Associated with Continuing Education CEPH: is a Continuing Education Program Hour. One CEPH equals a minimum of fifty (50) minutes of actual course time. When calculating your CEPH total please remember TBAE does not award credit for introductory remarks, breaks, business or administrative matters related to courses of study.

Health/Safety/Welfare: Health may include aspects of design that have beneficial effects among users of buildings or sites and address health and environmental issues. Safety may include aspects of design intended to limit or prevent accidental injury or death among users of buildings or sites. Welfare may include aspects of design that engender positive emotional responses among or enable equal access by users of buildings or sites. Barrier-free design: is the design of a building or a facility or the design of an alteration of a building or a facility, which complies with the Texas Accessibility Standards, the American with Disabilities Act, the Fair Housing Accessibility Guidelines, or similarly accepted standards for accessible design. Energy-Efficient Design: is the design of a project and the specification of materials that minimize the consumption of energy in the use of the project. The term includes energy efficiency strategies by design as well as the incorporation of alternative energy systems. Sustainable Design: is an integrative approach to the process of design which seeks to avoid depletion of energy, water, and raw material resources; prevent environmental degradation caused by facility and infrastructure developments during their implementation and over their life cycle; and create environments that are livable and promote health, safety and well-being. Sustainability is the concept of meeting present needs without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs. Additional information may be found on the TBAE website, the source of this article: Registrants/ContinuingEducationRequirements New Oklahoma Registrant CEU Requirements? Oklahoma Members keep your eyes and ears open for a potential verbiage change to your legislation to include wording that requires continuing education for Registered Interior Designers. The exact particulars are not ironed out, so keep informed via OIDC’s website. www.oidc. info/ IIDA will continue to update you as information is available. Currently, though, both Professional and Associate Members still have CEU requirements for your IIDA Memberships.

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chapter events

The IIDA Texas Oklahoma Chapter Annual Awards Gala City Center of the Year | West Texas City Center Honorable Mention | San Antonio City Center 2012 City Center Underwriters of the Year Award Wilsonart | Austin Teknion | Dallas Fort Worth JCS | Houston Herman Miller | San Antonio KSM Associates | West Texas Smith Lighting | Oklahoma City Scott Rice | Tulsa


iida chapter awards


The Annual Awards Gala was held on Friday, August 10, 2012 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. 2012 Pinnacle Award Recipients Small Firm Award Recipient Matrix | Tulsa Medium Firm Award Recipient Interprise Design | Dallas Large Firm Award Recipient Gensler | Houston 2012 Chapter Partner of the Year Award Tandus Flooring 2012 City Center of the Year

2012 Chapter Volunteers of the Year Award Amie Keener, IIDA, LEED AP EDAC | Gensler Kelly Moore, IIDA | Gensler Ann Briganti, IIDA Ashley Barnett Griffith, IIDA | Perkins + Will Jessy Fuller, Assoc. IIDA | J. Tyler Associates Melanie Wick Kip Altsteatter, Industry IIDA 2012 City Center Volunteers of the Year Award Austin City Center Ashley Barnett Griffith, IIDA, LEED AP BD+C EDAC | Perkins + Will Dallas Fort Worth City Center BethAnn Kessel | Business Interiors Houston City Center Joanna Prazak, Associate IIDA | CRG Oklahoma City City Center Rachael Gruntmeir, Associate IIDA San Antonio City Center Carlos Gonazalez, IIDA, LEED AP | RVK Architects Tulsa City Center Maranda Carson, Student IIDA | Tulsa Community College West Texas City Center Stepahanie Laughlin, IIDA | Texas Tech University

2012 IIDA TX OK Chapter Partner of the year Tandus Flooring 2012 IIDA TX OK Chapter Legacy Partners

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2012 Design Excellence Award Winners

Corporate El Paso Tower - Houston Gensler

Hospitality UCHI Houston - Houston Michael Hsu Office of Architecture

Institutional/Educational SPCA of Texas - Dallas Hinojosa Architecture and Interiors

Residential W Penthouse - Austin Michael Hsu Office of Architecture

Retail The Do Bar - Houston Gensler

Sustainability Berry Elementary School - Houston Gensler


Honorable Mentions Corporate PDR Office - Houston Planning Design Research

Corporate Boston Consulting Group - Dallas Gensler

Corporate TM Advertising - Dallas Gensler

Hospitality St Regis - Aspen, CO Rottet Studio

Hospitality Presidential Bungalows at Bevery Hills Hotel Rottet Studio

Residential Bouldin Residence - Austin Alter Studio

Residential Private Residence - Highland Park Courtney Johnston

Institutional/Educational Kathlyn Joy Gilliam Collegiate Academy Dallas SHW Group

Institutional/Educational Julia Ideson Building - Houston Gensler

Retail Patina Store - Dallas Gensler

Sustainability Friends for Life - Houston Gensler

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Past Events

METROCON12: August 9-10, 2012 Laura McDonald Stewart, RID, ASID, IIDA, LEED AP METROCON Administrator/PR & Marketing

Visit to find links to view photos from this year’s event and to sign up to receive exhibitor and attendee notifications in order to stay informed about METROCON13, which will take place in Dallas on August 15 & 16, 2013.

On August 9 & 10, 2012, over 2,500 interior designers, architects, facility managers, interior design students, and other vital design industry members from 23 states packed Dallas Market Hall for METROCON12 Expo & Conference. The annual two-day tradeshow, which concentrates on featuring the latest in products, services and innovations, experienced its greatest success in its 10-year history. Not only did its 388 booths sell out 16 days ahead of the official close of exhibitor sales, but 93% of this year’s sponsorships sold in less than 90 days.

Interested in presenting, sponsoring, exhibiting or attending METROCON13? Then add the following key dates to your calendar, and be sure to make METROCON your primary venue for creative new products, continuing education and industry connections!

Organized through volunteer collaboration between the Texas-Oklahoma Chapter of IIDA and the Texas Chapter of ASID, the budget-conscious show offered attendees 278 diverse vendors, 55 interior design-related continuing education courses and a happy hour designed especially for networking. Due to the dedication of the volunteer Committee, as well as the generosity of 38 show sponsors – including 2012 Media Sponsor, Design Guide – prices for both exhibitors and attendees are extremely low relative to similar events around the USA. Congratulations to the following exhibitors who were the recipients of this year’s Pegasus Exhibitor Awards! • • • •

Best Promotional Campaign – Clarus Glassboards Most Informative Exhibit – Vicostone Best New Product – Nucraft [represented by KSM Associates] Best Overall Exhibit – Johnsonite

Pegasus Award WInners for Best New Product – Nucraft [represented by KSM Associates] accept their award.

Oct 1, 2012 2013 Sponsorship Opportunities posted online Dec 28, 2012 DEADLINE: 2013 Promissory Agreements due (only for 2012 Sponsors reclaiming for 2013) Jan 4, 2013 CEU Presentation Submissions Open | online Jan 23, 2013 Sponsorship Soirée | Dallas – location TBD (date subject to change) Mar 1, 2013 DEADLINE: CEU Presentation Submissions | online Apr 1, 2013 Exhibitor Booth Sales Open | online May 31, 2013 Attendee Pre-Registration Open | online Jun 21, 2013 Exhibitor Booth Sales Close (if not sold out already) | online Aug 2, 2013 Attendee / Exhibitor Badge Pre Registration Closes | online Aug 15-16, 2013 METROCON13 Expo & Conference | Dallas Market Hall

METROCON12 Attendees gather around the IIDA Texas Oklahoma Chapter Booth. Fall/Winter 2012 11


Texas GRA Update Inda Hahn, IIDA VP of GRA - Texas

TAID, TBAE, IIDA, and the rest of the alphabet soup can really start to make your head spin! As VP of GRA for the TX OK Chapter it’s my duty to sit on the Texas Association of Interior Designers Board and report back to the IIDA members here in Texas. As most of you know it’s been a VERY busy year so far, so let’s break this down step by step so we are all on the same page and prepared for the challenges ahead. A Quick Lesson in who’s who: IIDA: International Interior Designer Association is a professional networking and educational Association of 13,000 Members in 10 specialty practice forums and 31 Chapters around the world. TAID: Texas Association for Interior Design is an advocacy group speaking as a single unified voice on legislative issues which affect the business of interior design in Texas. http:// TBAE: The Texas Board of Architectural Examiners is a multiprofession regulatory agency that oversees the examination, registration, and professional regulation of architects, interior designers, and landscape architects. http://www.tbae.state. Sunset: the regular assessment of the need for a state agency to exist. Texas agencies typically undergo review once every twelve years. Sunset Staff: Sunset staff gathers information from a broad range of sources. As a part of the review process, each agency submits a Self-Evaluation Report (SER) to the Sunset Commission. The SER identifies problems, opportunities, and issues that the agency feels should be considered in the Sunset review. Sunset Commission: 5 members of the Senate appointed by the Lieutenant Governor, 5 members of the House of Representatives appointed by the Speaker of the House of Representatives, and 2 members of the public, one each appointed by the Lieutenant Governor and the Speaker of the House of Representatives. The Sunset Commission conducts a public hearing on each agency under review after publication of the staff report. members.htm TBAE is currently undergoing Sunset by the state of Texas. At this time The Sunset Staff have finished their review and have officially published their report containing statutory and management recommendations to the Sunset

Registered Interior Designers meet in the Capitol for the Sunset Commission Hearing on November 13th.

Commission concerning TBAE. They have recommended deregulation of Registered Interior Designers. This was a recommendation only, and will be reviewed and decided on by the actual Sunset Commission. A public hearing was held on November 13th to discuss the recommendations and to hear from the public concerning the recommendations. Thank you to all that attended. On December 19th the Commission will make public their decision to either continue with the recommendation to deregulate Registered Interior Designers, change the recommendation and leave TBAE as it stands now, or change the recommendation and make changes to TBAE registration requirements (Grandfathering, education/ experience requirements, etc.). So now what? The TAID board and Donna Vining for the past 27 years have fought tirelessly to promote the common interest of the industry, communicate concerns to government, and to protect the health, safety and welfare of the public. TAID has been watching this carefully all year, and is still busily educating the Sunset Commission on why deregulation is a bad idea for Texas. Here are few things we can all do to help them. • • • •

Send in your TAID renewals now. Donate to the Design PAC on the TAID website Send in your IIDA renewals now, and agree to the GRA assessment. This money goes directly to TAID in Texas and to OIDC in Oklahoma. Save the date for capitol days. We will need your support in Austin on March 5th 2013

Once we know the decision we will know how to act. We could be fighting this during the upcoming legislative year, fingers crossed we don’t, but it’s best to be prepared. We will be in constant contact with our members throughout this, so keep an eye on your emails, and support any local GRA fundraisers and events.

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Past Events

Leaders Breakfast

October 3, 2012 | Dallas, Texas The Texas Oklahoma Chapter of the International Interior Design Association (IIDA) hosted its annual Leaders Breakfast on Wednesday October 3rd at the Dallas Omni Hotel featuring Eric Ryan, co-founder and chief brand architect of Method Products, Inc. Deborah Fuller, RID, IIDA, LEED AP was honored for her 30 years of work in the interior design industry, and particularly for her efforts in the area of sustainability and LEED certification. Mr. Ryan provided the keynote address, “The Method Method: Seven Obsessions That Helped Our Scrappy Start-Up Turn an Industry Upside Down. “By fusing his knowledge of fashion and design, Ryan created a modern and stylish line of environmentally-conscious household products that have become must-have lifestyle accessories in home around the world. His newest book, The Method Method, takes readers through the seven “obsessions” that he and his co-founder, Adam Lowry, relied on to go from selling cleaning products out of the trunk of a car to capturing valuable shelf space typically reserved for large corporations. Ms. Fuller’s work as a green building consultant and materials expert demonstrates an unwavering commitment to improve the quality of occupants’ working and living environments. She is currently part of the HOK Sustainable Leadership Team, and teaches a variety of continuing education workshops. She is a USGBC LEED Faculty member and adjunct professor for Collin County College’s Green Interior Design program. Guest Speaker Eric Ryan signing a copy of his book “The Method Method” for event attendees

The proceeds from this event benefit the IIDA Texas Oklahoma Education Fund which offers grants to Interior Design students within Texas and Oklahoma. Each year the IIDA Texas Oklahoma Chapter gives out four, $3000 scholarships to IIDA Student members within Texas and Oklahoma. In attendance at IIDA Leaders Breakfast were just a few of the recipients of these funds, Leslie Rios, Assoc. IIDA, Christina Donaldson, IIDA, Randy Malone, IIDA and Steven Walsh. The Leaders Breakfast series was established as a platform to expose and elevate the interior design profession within the business community, recognizing that business leaders play a pivotal role in the development of architecture and design within a given region.

(L-R) Chapter President Paul LaBrant, Parkhill Smith & Cooper; IIDA Exec VP and CEU Cheryl Durst; Mark Strauss, Interir Design Magazine; Honoree Debi Fuller, HOK; Greg Kammerer, Interior Deign Magazine; IIDA VP Stacy Reed, Gensler and Richard Munsey, Herman Miller

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Leaders Breakfast Attendees wait in line for Eric Ryan to sign their purchased books

city centers

Joy Turman, IIDA City Center Director Steelcase

Austin’s Annual Revolution Runway: Cross Pollination event was a success, despite the rain! This past September, Austin Design Teams showed off their couture fashion creations inspired by nature’s beauty on the runway at the LBJ Wildflower Center. Over 350 people came out to support IIDA, Dress for Success and TAID. Zerolandfill Austin was held over two weekends this April and October @ the Workplace Resource Warehouse. With the help of 12-15 volunteers each Saturday and the patience and support of the wonderful Workplace Resource Staff, this year’s ZLF events were a huge success! This year we diverted 40,377 pounds of waste from the landfill. Over 100 people from our community came to gather the materials for school projects, artistic creations, housing projects and crafts. A big thanks to our generous underwriters; Wilsonart and Interface Carpet.

The Dallas Fort Worth CIty Center Lavish Committee from left to right Leslie Echols, Laura Chancellor, Casey Palmer, Kathleen McGee, Whitney Welch, Melissa Bachmeyer, Mackenzie Schriber, Michelle Ovalle, Rachel Koster

Randy Malone, IIDA City Center Director Interprise

On November 16th the Dallas Fort Worth City Center held it's second annual design competition and silent auction, benefitting Dwell with Dignity and TAID at the New Life Hardwoods Showroom in The Design District. This year the event took on the theme of Lavish "In The City" Design teams were given two weeks to create design vignettes using donated and repurposed items around the theme of a city each item was then auctioned off. Design Teams were paired with a Furniture Underwriter, Material Underwriter (flooring, wall-covering, or fabric) and Accessory Underwriters and were allowed to create what ever they could imagine. Event Judges were - Alissa Sutton, Designer, Brigitte Preston RID owner and principle of design Lauck Group, and Laura Mcdonald Stewart of Plinth and Chintz. Design Competition Winners - Best in Show - Fossil (Morocco), Crowd Favorite - Wilson and Associates (Vegas), Most Innovative - RTKL (New York)

Jill Lung models Sixthriver Architect’s couture piece inspired by the Downy Wood Pecker

Committe Heads/ Organizers - Kathlee Mcgee, Shaw Contract Group , Kelli Dixon, Teknion, Whitney Welch, Daltile

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city centers

Kristy Emmrich, IIDA, RID, LEED AP City Center Director Gensler The IIDA Houston City Center’s Annual fundraiser, Art + Artifacts, was held on October 19th at The Capitol at St. Germain in downtown Houston. The event, chaired by Amanda Meininger and Monica Rohling, was a huge success, raising thousands of dollars to help IIDA support and its mission. The “City of Lights” themed event centered around a silent auction, as well as a design competition featuring pendant lights designed by Houston designers. On December 20th, the Houston City Center hosted an entirely new holiday party – the Jingle Bell Wine Walk! Attendees tasted the best of local Texas wines, enjoyed light bites and sounds of the season. Proceeds benefited TAID. Thank you to all those that attended.

A large showing for our CEU The Cranbrook & American Modernism hosted by Knoll.

Kelly Swaim, Assoc. IIDA City Center Communications Chair Workplace Resource Oklahoma City had a great 2012 year! Our city is still reeling from the success of the OKC Thunder making it to the NBA finals last season, and the fans are amped up for another great season! The energy is high in OKC and our City Center members are benefiting from the spike of economic growth in the area. We are rounding off 2012 with two more exciting events, a CEU and Project Tour. The CEU luncheon was presented by Knoll: “The Cranbrook & American Modernism”. We had a great turnout, a delicious lunch, and an interactive discussion following the presentation! The upcoming December Project Tour has not been announced yet, but we are expecting a lot of participation! The 2013 year has an exciting forecast with a breakfast CEU, Forum speaker tour with Dennis Krause, and our “Colour and Couture” Fashion show all within the first five months of the year! Come and see us!

Event Chairs, Amanda Meininger and Monica Rohling, pose with Graphics Chair Daphne Yuanidis in front of a custom designed backdrop at this year’s Art & Artifacts. Fall/Winter 2012 15

Ashley Voss, IIDA City Center Director Villa Park Architecture, PLLC IIDA San Antonio’s Membership

Drive on Wednesday, October 3, 2012 at Bahia Azul at The Alley on Bitters. We had a silent auction with great donations and the first 10 people to sign up for a membership also received a grab bag. We had a great turnout of 77 attendees! Our 2nd Annual Winter Festival was held the evening of November 30th at Big’z Burger Joint. Included with admission were craft booths and games for the kids and families, shopping, a burger bar, beer, wine and large silent auction baskets filled with goodies to help get a head start on holiday shopping. We are also featured a design competition that incorporated 2’ tall decorated artificial Christmas trees. Proceeds and donations, including new sheets, towels, pillows and wash cloths, to donate to Giving Interiors, a non-profit organization that is the only furniture bank in the San Antonio area.

At the IIDA San Antonio Membership Drive with our newest member, Eric George

The Tulsa City Center Council at the 2012 Membership Event ) from left to right): Shannon Mitchener, Brandi DeRamus, Maranda Carson, Crystal Berziel, Lacey Decker, Samanta Zitter, Megan Peterson, Sarah Desirey

Samantha Zitter, IIDA, LEED AP (ID+C) City Center Director SAIC Tulsa City Center recently completed a Wood CEU discussing the transformation of wood from the forest to furniture. On December 6th IIDA Tulsa City Center hosted our Pot Luck Annual Christmas Party with AIA of Eastern OK, Young Architects Forum, and Modern Tulsa. We had a great turn out from both the architect and interior design world. Thank you to Workspace Resource for underwriting our signature cocktail of the evening. Tulsa also collected warm weather attire for the women’s not-for-profit organization “Dress for Success. In January, ISC Surfaces will be hosting a Coefficient of Friction CEU. February is our Student Month where the Tulsa IIDA Council will host a Student Q&A Panel on February 7th as well as opportunities for local firms to mentor students and incourage real world experience. March 7th Tulsa IIDA will host the Chapter IIDA’s annual Forum Event. April is designated as Tulsa’s Volunteer Month where our council and members will have the opportunity to give back to the Tulsa Community. May 17th is our big Bourbon, Blues, & BBQ social event of the year. Tulsa IIDA will be hosting a Bourbon Tasting party for the local Tulsa design community. This should be a great opportunity to connect with various firms, friends, product representatives while educating your tastebuds.

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Lacy Mangum, IIDA, LVN City Center Director Parkhill Smith & Cooper

Congratulations to our recent Scholarship and Award Recipients!

West Texas City Center has been bustling this Fall with a fun filled October with the annual City Center week including the ASID/ IIDA Design expo at Texas Tech University, Membership Drive, and Industry Round Table. Followed on its heals, November offered the annual Chapter Forum Tour Philanthropy – Designing a Plan for Giving Back presented by Dennis Kraus, Hon. IIDA and hosted by Parkhill, Smith, and Cooper. The event was well attended with nineteen members! Rounding out the year, our Holiday Happy Hour was held at Chapter President Paul LaBrant’s house and kept everyone’s spirits bright! Ringing in the new year with a CEU series, details coming soon to an inbox near you.

IIDA Texas Oklahoma Chapter Eduacation Fund The scholarships are available to Interior Design students within Texas or Oklahoma. Applicants must be graduate students or undergraduates in their 3rd and 4th years at a CIDA accredited university. A total of four grants are available, with each grant totaling $3,000. Tuition Reimbursement Scholarship

Sara Allen - University of North Texas - Junior

Dave Duwe - The University of Texas at Arlington - Senior Study Abroad Scholarship

Andria Buck - The University of Texas at Arlington - Italy IIDA Texas Oklahoma Chapter Credentialing Award This award is open to all IIDA Texas Oklahoma Chapter Associate and Professional Members who have taken and passed an exams successfully with one of the following appellations LEED, EDAC, AAHID, RAS and CSI.

West Texas City Center representing at the Chapter Forum Tour 2012!

Hilary Thomas-Herd, IIDA, LEED AP, EDAC Fall/Winter 2012 17

industry news

members news

In September, the San Antonio Military Medical

Center designed by RTKL received a 2012 Texas Society of Architects Design Award. Chosen from more than 200 entries, the 1 million SF renovation and expansion was the largest project and the only healthcare facility to be honored with such an award. Ted Kollaja, principal at Gensler’s Dallas office, has been named an outstanding alumnus at Texas A&M’s College of Architecture.In his career in architecture and interior design, Kollaja has developed a portfolio of large, technically complex projects and advanced workplace strategies. Rees Associates, Inc. would like to welcome Abbey Teeters to Dallas as our new Interior Designer. Abbey has five years experience in the Architecture / Interior Design field in Texas and Oklahoma. Welcome Abbey! STG Design has been listed by Austin Business Journal as the top Corporate Interior Design Firm in Austin, TX. Founded in 1976, the firm's HQ is in Austin and has three other offices in Houston, Nashville and Tucson. Areas of specialization include corporate workplace, multifamily and hospitality. Norma Rosowski has been named Director of Sustainability at The Beck Group. In her role, she will coordinate sustainability efforts across the firm’s offices, working to improve sustainability methods and programs both within the Beck and on architecture and construction projects. Perkins+Will is proud to announce Jordan Thompson's "Designing For Health: There is An App For That" was published in Contract Magazine's online issue. Mary Dickinson was a panelist discussing Green Building Challenges at UNT and spoke at the USGBC Green School Symposium. FKP Architects is pleased to announce the promotion of Shelby Papp, IIDA, RID, LEED AP to Associate. Ziegler Cooper is proud to announce the following recent hires in our interiors studio: Arturo Zepeda, AIA, Amy Gilmore, RID, IIDA, LEED AP BD + C, Dallas McIngvale, Lauren McDermott, Samantha Jander, Sanja Zilic, Stephanie Lively

Armstrong Commercial Flooring was proud to be honored for the 2nd year in a row as best resilient flooring and hard service manufacturer in the categories of Service, Quality, Design, Performance, and Value by the Floor Focus Top 250 Design Survey. Houston area representative for Armstrong Commercial Flooring. Contact today to arrange for product review / update of Armstrong's most recent product introductions, including Striations 12x24 BBT and Raffia 12x24 VCT! Coalesse, a division of Steelcase, has expanded its focus and vision to Europe, The Middle East and Africa. Coalesse has expanded its product line with thoughtful and crafted designs from leading international designers and now offer them in these new international markets. Julie Downey recently joined Cronan & Associates as sales representative in Houston market. Most of her career has been spent in Houston in hospitality design. Julie is a graduate of Texas State University (BA in Interior Design) and she is a Texas Registered Designer and LEED Green Associate. Megan Engelbrecht has recently joined Cronan & Associates. Megan will be working out of the Cronan & Associates Houston showroom in a Sales Support role for the Houston/South Texas market. Megan is a graduate of Marymount University (BA in Interior Design). Steelcase turns 100. For 100 years, Steelcase has been bringing human insight to business by studying how people work, wherever they work. Those insights and our solutions can help organizations achieve a higher level of performance by creating places that unlock the promise of people at work. Tandus Flooring was acquired by Tarkett in September 2012. The move enhances each company’s ability to provide their customers with a broader range of world class products and services. Tandus Flooring will continue to operate as a separate entity within Tarkett’s North American division. Teknion awarded ExxonMobil's architectural wall contract for their new corporate campus near Houston, the largest active construction project in North America. Construction of 14 Building Campus with 84 floors of Teknion's Altos reconfigurable walls. Competitors included Haworth, Steelcase, Dirtt. Wilson Office Interiors has opened a DIRTT Green Learning Center in the International on Turtle Creek Design Center showcasing the dynamic possibilities of DIRTT sustainable construction. We are also pleased that Melanie Robertson has joined WOI's sales team, and Terra Weidner our design team. Concept Surfaces has recently introduced more amazing floor and wall porcelain tile. Go to, and see Streaming, Bond, Culture, Revolution and Global. Call your sales represenative for samples.

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