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INSIDE THE NEWSLETTER PAGE 1 Forum Speaker Tour/TAID Awareness Event Event Highlights Photo Collage PAGE 2 Calendar of Events Forum Speaker Tour/TAID Awareness Event Underwriter Spotlight TAID Donation Update PAGE 3 HCC Council Featured Event: March Healthcare Tour Philanthropy Spotlight: Product Runway Update Product Runway Critical Dates PAGE 4 HCC Council 2011 Top 10 Underwriters Announced! 2011 Underwriter Awards Announced! 2012-13 Open Council PositionsCall for applicants! PAGE 5 Student Conference TONIGHT

FORUM SPEAKER TOUR/ TAID AWARENESS Houston’s IIDA usually kicks off the new year with the first program in January dedicated to awareness regarding legislation and TAID. This year Houston City Center had the privilege of combining its standard monthly program with the IIDA TX OK Forum Speaker Tour. Skyline Art Services generously volunteered to host the event in their gallery. All attendees were busy networking and enjoying wine and hors d’oeuvres at the start of the event. Later attendees heard Donna Vining, FASID,IIDA, RID, CAPS speak on behalf of TAID and legislative updates leading up to Allison Levy's presentation "Put Your Best Foot Forward- Understanding the Issues + Advocating for your Profession". Allison Levy discussed the legislative issues affecting the interior design profession, and the different opportunities for interior designers to get involved in shaping the laws and the public perception of their profession. The audience learned about legislative activities and advocacy efforts across the country, and what we can do to promote interior design careers and the profession locally Allison is the Senior Director of Government and Regulatory Affairs for IIDA. She has a law degree from the University of Michigan and is a licensed attorney. Following law school, Allison worked on several political campaigns and in government affairs for a museum in New York. She brings her strong background in grassroots advocacy and law to IIDA, serving as a resource for IIDA Chapters and coalitions in their advocacy work. Her presentation was very informative.

PAGE 6 Photography Spotlight Mileslove Studios PAGE 7 Photography Spotlight Slyworks Photography, PAGE 8 Council Spotlight: Jessy Fuller Jennifer Trenta 2012 Chapter Partners

The event was quite a success. IIDA would like to thank Skyline Art Services for hosting the event and assisting with coordination. We would also like to thank the TX OK Forum Speaker Tour underwriters: The Mohawk Group, Tandus Flooring, and KC Rep Source. January 2012 | iida-tx-ok.org


FORUM SPEAKER TOUR/ TAID AWARENESS: UNDERWRITING SPOTLIGHT

CALENDAR OF EVENTS

February 23-24 STUDENT CONFERENCE 2.23- Industry Table Top– Open to all 2.24- Keynote Luncheon Open to all Contact : Jessy Fuller March 1 Product Runway Tickets Go on SALE! Contact: Jeannie Wu or Laura Thompson March 15 HEALTHCARE TOUR 6:00-8:00 pm Texas Children’s Pavilion for Women Contact: Necia Bonner April 19 CEU: Sponsored by Kimball 6:00-8:00 pm Contact: Cali Pettigrew

FORUM SPEAKER TOUR/ TAID AWARENESS: DONATION UPDATE Beyond the wonderful presentations, another highlight of the evening occurred when the IIDA HCC GRA/TAID Chair Lori Foux, RID, IIDA, LEED® AP presented a check to TAID for $2,220. The Houston City Center was proud to be able to make such a generous donation with a combination of funds coming from the TAID raffle tickets sales, as well as a donation from the HCC profits of 2011. Raffle prizes were donated by several individuals. Brent Baker, Jeff Lewis, Babbie Patin, Kathy Craven, and Jeff Simon made it possible to award these prizes. From their generosity IIDA awarded the following raffle winners: 1st place - 2 VIP Tickets to PR12 awarded to Jason Longbotham of J. Tyler 2nd place - 2 VIP Orchestra seats to Broadway play “La Cage Aux Folles” at the Hobby Center in April - $212 value awarded to Heather Rogers of Inventure 3rd place - Gift Certificate to Brasserie 19 Restaurant - $150 value awarded to Evelyn Band of Staples January 2012 | iida-tx-ok.org

May 11 Product Runway 2011 Contact: Jeannie Wu or Laura Thompson June 11-13 NEOCON Chicago, IL June 21 Barrier Free CEU Contact: Ann Briganti July 19 Spring Partnership CEU Contact: Cali Pettigrew August 9-10 Metrocon 12 + IIDA TX OK Chapter Awards Gala Dallas, TX September 21 Art & Artifacts 2012 October 18 Membership Drive & Industry Table Top October TBD Leadership Breakfast Dallas, TX


HOUSTON CITY CENTER COUNCIL

FEATURED UPCOMING EVENT: MARCH HEALTHCARE TOUR

DIRECTOR Shannah O’neill, IIDA, RID J Tyler oneills@jtyler.com DIRECTOR ELECT Kristy Emmrich, IIDA, RID, LEED AP Gensler kristy_emmrich@gensler.com

PAST DIRECTOR Amy Gilmore, IIDA, RID, LEED AP agilmore2003@gmail.com PROGRAMS CHAIR Necia Bonner, IIDA, LEED AP Inventure Design Group necia.bonner@invesdesgroup.com

PROGRAMS CHAIR Cali Alvarado Pettigrew, Industry IIDA Art Portfolio, Inc. cali@artportfolioinc.com PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT CHAIR Ann Briganti, IIDA, RID, LEED AP McCoy Inc. abringanti@mccoyinc.com PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT CHAIR Amanda Bringle, IIDA, RID, LEED AP Architectural Floors abringle@archfloors.com GRAPHICS CHAIR Joanna Prazak, Assoc. IIDA, LEED AP ID+C Contract Resource Group prazakj@crgoffice.com COMMUNICATIONS CHAIR Lindsey Craig, Assoc. IIDA, LEED AP ID+C MDI Resources lindsey@mdiresources.com ASSOCIATES CHAIR Jennifer Trenta, Assoc. IIDA Office Pavilion jtrenta@ophouston.com

PHILANTHROPY SPOTLIGHT: PRODUCT RUNWAY UPDATE Product Runway 2012 “Traveling Trends” has taken off with 22 Design Teams registered for this exciting event! Design Teams and Garment Label sponsors were paired at the Travel Agency Event at the J Tyler showroom, hosted by J Tyler and co-hosted by National Office Furniture and HON. The next stop on the itinerary was the Q&A Event at the Steelcase / McCoy Showroom hosted by Steelcase, where designers asked questions and learned more about this year’s competition. Industry Partners & A&D Firms, don’t miss the opportunity to reach over a 1000 savvy event attendees and participate in the design event of the year! Underwriting opportunities with Early Bird Discounts are still available through Feb 23rd. Go to www.iidaproductrunway.com for more information and the complete Underwriting Package. Important Dates 2.15.2012 Q&A Event @ Steelcase Showroom 2.23.2012 Early Bird Discount deadline for Underwriting 3.01.2012 Tickets Go On Sale @ Live Nation with Discount Tickets available at the IIDA February- March- April events 5.11.2012 Product Runway 2012 @ Verizon Wireless Theater Direct any questions or comments to: iidarunway@gmail.com Stay up to date with the latest on PR12 at: www.iidaproductrunway.com This is about elevating the profession. This is about inspiring innovation. This is PRODUCT RUNWAY! January 2012 | iida-tx-ok.org


HOUSTON CITY CENTER TOP 10 UNDERWRITERS OF 2011 ANNOUNCED!

HOUSTON CITY CENTER COUNCIL MEMBERSHIP CHAIR Danny Airhart, LEED AP Tandus dairhart@tandus.com INDUSTRY CHAIR Jamie Aragones, LEED AP Herman Miller jamie_aragones@hermanmiller.com

PHILANTHROPY CHAIR Jeannie Wu, IIDA, RID, LEED AP jeannie_wu@gensler.com

HOUSTON CITY CENTER UNDERWRITER OF THE YEAR AWARDS, 2011

PHILANTHROPY CHAIR Laura Thompson JCS lthompson@j-c-s.com STUDENT CONFERENCE CHAIR Jessy Fuller, Assoc. IIDA, RID, EDAC, LEED AP ID+C J Tyler fullerj@jtyler.com

CONGRATULATIONS and THANK YOU! Without the support of the top 10 underwriters or the winner of this year’s underwriter of the year awards, Houston City Center would not be the success it is today. On behalf of your 2011-2012 council, THANK YOU. We appreciate not only your monetary support, but your constant volunteering, your chapter partnership support, and attendance to all of our events!

TAID/GRA CHAIR Lori Foux, IIDA, RID, LEED AP WHR Architects lfoux@whrarchitects.com UNDERWRITING CHAIR Shanna Pajares, Assoc. IIDA Office Pavilion spajares@ophouston.com

CALL FOR APPLICANTS: OPEN HCC COUNCIL POSITIONS FOR 2012-2013

UNDERWRITING CHAIR Jeremy Dicks jgd1577@gmail.com

IIDA council term runs from July – July. IIDA membership in good standing is required for all positions as well as attendance to all monthly meetings and City Center Events. Please contact Shannah O’Neill, the current Direct of HCC IIDA- oneills@jtyler.com, if you are interested in joining the Houston City Center Council. The following positions are open for the 2012-2013 IIDA year:

SUSTAINABILITY CHAIR Chris Laderer, LEED AP ID+C Steelcase cladere1@steelcase.com

Director Elect

GRA/TAID Chair

Philanthropy Chair

Communication/Graphics Chair

Professional Development Chair Programs Chair

Associates Chair

Underwriting Chair

For details on the positions please visit the IIDA Houston City Center FACEBOOK Page, or click HERE. January 2012 | iida-tx-ok.org

IIDA ADMINISTRATOR Megan Carneiro chapter@iida-tx-ok.org


STUDENT CONFERENCE

STARTS TONIGHT…. PLEASE join us tonight at the IIDA TX OK Student Conference Industry Table Top Expo, a tour through the industry! This is a great event for the design industry to view over 50 vendor table tops at one location for FREE! What a great opportunity to see what’s new from the top manufacturers in Houston. Can’t wait to see you there!

For more details on IIDA’s TX OK Student Conference, please visit our website. Click the image below for a direct link.

January 2012 | iida-tx-ok.org


IIDA PHOTOGRAPHER SPOTLIGHT: MILESLOVE STUDIOS Mileslove Studios is a Houston based full service commercial photography firm, specializing in architectural photography, run by owner and principal photographer Alyssa Holub. Alyssa studied Fine Art and Interior Design at Texas State University and worked for many years in commercial interiors under such notable furniture, design and architecture firms as Ekitta Tables, Bennett Design Group and Perkins+Will. Since 2003 Alyssa has been involved with IIDA in many forms from an event volunteer to Houston City Center’s 2008 Programs Co-Chair. She has been lending her photographic talents to many IIDA and other industry events since 2005. Being a registered designer herself, Alyssa is able to combine her appreciation for design with her passion for photography. From staging a space through the editing process, Alyssa and her team pay meticulous attention to every detail to ensure their client’s projects look their absolute best. Her commitment to capturing the beauty of her subjects requires an essential knowledge of architectural design and expertise in lighting and editing to capture the important design characteristics being conveyed by the designer. The resulting images allow the viewer to revel in the beauty of the subject, whether it is a new medical tower, an expertly designed office space or lavish new nightspot. In addition to their work in architecture and interior design photography, Mileslove Studios also offers services for clients in real estate and property development, product and advertising campaigns, professional headshots as well as fine art commissions. For inquiries please contact alyssa@mileslove.com. www.mileslove.com

January 2012 | iida-tx-ok.org


IIDA PHOTOGRAPHER SPOTLIGHT: SLYWORKS PHOTOGRAPHY, INC. Thank you IIDA, for this humbling opportunity to spill my beans. My background was in architecture. I lovingly spent 12 years designing and making buildings. One day on TV, I saw the Towers of Simon Rodia, and the love for the magical built-environment ignited and never left. I made my first picture when I was 7 years old with a Yashica Model J, I fell in love with the idea of preserving what I saw and trying to say my point of view with a single frame.

If you think about it, architecture and interior design photography is the logical next phase of my progression. Some people enjoy figuring out the villains in episodes of CSI, well, I enjoy figuring out the design concepts behind a wonderful space. To me, photographing a building is more than just recording the shapes, it needs to say subtlety the languages and goals of the designer. And equally important the images need to evoke feelings, for that defines our humanity. It is a blast making a living doing the things I love doing all my life. My architecture photography is influenced by Ezra Stoller, Julius Shuman, and more recently Marcus Bredt. I am a proud member of PPA (Professional Photographer of America) Sincerely, ShauLin Hon (Slyworks Photography, Inc.) www.slyworksphotography.com + www.flickr.com/photos/slyworks/show/

January 2012 | iida-tx-ok.org


CONNECT WITH YOUR HCC COUNCIL

Jessy Fuller, 2011-2012 Student Conference Chair, has been actively involved in the Houston design community for 5 years. An avid networker, she works with Shannah O’Neill as an A+D Liaison at J.Tyler, a Herman Miller Dealer. Jessy has an enthusiasm for IIDA! She was Programs Chair for IIDA Houston City Center from 2008-2010. Along with Kip Altstaetter, she was instrumental in developing the first IIDA Product Runway in Houston (PR09), as well as bringing it to new heights in its second year (PR10). She believes in the power of the Houston design community, as she owes her career to IIDA contacts and friends. A Registered Interior Designer, her expertise is further enhanced by her B.S. in Interior Design from the School of Architecture at The University of Texas at Austin. Jessy has an unhealthy affinity for jewelry, letter-pressed stationary, and carbs. She also enjoys walking her dog, Charlie, and watching movies at Alamo Drafthouse.

Jennifer Trenta, 2011-2012 Associates Chair, has been part of the interiors community for nearly three years, and is currently working as a designer at Office Pavilion, specializing in corporate interiors. She began her education with a focus on chemistry before realizing her passion for the built environment, graduating in 2010 with a Bachelors of Fine Arts in Interior Design from The Art Institute of Houston. During her student years, Jennifer was an active member in several campus organizations including IIDA, and has continued to help develop IIDA’s presence at Houston area campuses while serving on the HCC council. Jennifer loves spending time with her family, including her husband and cat, and gathers inspiration through traveling, reading, and working in her yard.

2012 TX OK CHAPTER PARTNERS ELITE| JCS, OM Workspace SOCIAL MEDIA| Crossville Porcelain Stone, Steelcase PLATINUM| Allsteel, Furniture Marketing Group, G.L. Seaman & Company, Herman Miller Inc., Hossley Lighting Associates, J. Tyler, KI, The Mohawk Group/Daltile, McCoy Workplace Solutions/McCoy Floor Covering/Rockford Business Interiors, Patcraft, Shaw Contract Group, Tandus Flooring, Teknion, Vector Concepts GOLD| 3form, Business Interiors, Colt Industries, Connectrac, Cronan & Associates, Humanscale, InterfaceFLOR, J&J/Invision, Mannington Commercial, MDI Resources, Office Pavilion, Paoli, Professional Furniture Consultants, Southwest Solutions Group, TRI-KES SILVER| 3M Architectural Marketing, Armstrong, Bauhaus, BKM Total Office of Texas, Business Interiors by Staples, Columbia Forest Products, Concept Surfaces, Danika + Company, LLC, Debner+Company, Forbo Flooring Systems, The Gunlocke Company, Hart Associates, HAWA Americas, Haworth, J Fyffe Company, Kenmark, Kimball Office, Knoll, KSM Associates, Milliken, National Office Furniture, nora systems, Inc., The OFIS, P.S. Gerry, Inc, Philadelphia and Queen Commercial by Shaw, Reid-Cooper Associates, Royer & Schutts Commercial Interiors, The December 2011 | iida-tx-ok.org Spencer Company, Skyline Art Services, USG Interiors, Inc., Vanguard Environments, Inc., Wilson Office Interiors, Workplace Resource Group Legacy Partners in Bold

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