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INSIDE  THE   NEWSLETTER  

PAGE 1      Jingle  Bell  Wine  Walk   Recap            Event  Highlights            Photo  Collage     PAGE  2     Upcoming  Event              Student  Conference     PAGE  3     Upcoming  Event              Student  Conference     Top  10  Underwriters     PAGE  4     Upcoming  Event              Student  Conference              Dress  For  Success   Project  Tour  +  Suit  Drive              Product  Runway       PAGE  5       Upcoming  Event              Product  Runway       PAGE  6     J  Tyler  Project  Highlight     PAGE  7     J  Tyler  Project  Highlight                                

Jingle Bell Wine Walk

Once again the IIDA Community rocked the night away at the annual Jingle Bell Wine Walk! On December 19th, the Pictures Plus Art Gallery was the place to be. In addition to 20 different kinds of California wine, seasonal sounds, delicious food, and great friends, this year guests were also treated to tables decorated each using a different Christmas song as the theme. Prizes for Crowd Favorite Wine and Best Table Decor were awarded at the end of the night. The IIDA Houston City Center would like to extend a warm holiday thank you to all of our generous underwriters for their support of this event: CRG/Allsteel, McCoy Workplace Solutions/Steelcase, Skyline Art Services, Harvey Construction, Mannington, KC Rep Source, OM Workspace, American Olean, Crossville Tile, Humanscale, Invision/Emser Tile JCS, Teknion, J. Tyler, Johnson Simon Resources, Karndean, KI, The Kip Co., LESCO Architectural Lighting, LG Hausys Hi-Macs, Mohawk Group, Office Pavilion, Quality Service Flooring Covering, Tandus/Centiva, T+L Distributing.

 

 

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DIRECTOR Joanna  Prazak,  IIDA,  RID,     LEED  AP   CRG   PrazakJ@crgoffice.com       DIRECTOR  ELECT   Amanda  Meininger,   Assoc.  IIDA   Gensler   Amanda_meininger@gen sler.com       PAST  DIRECTOR   Kristy  Emmrich,  IIDA,   RID,  LEED  AP   Gensler   Kristy_Emmrich@gensler. com       PROGRAMS  CO  CHAIR   Steavie  Cain   Quality  Floor  Covering   scain@qservice.com       PROGRAMS  CO  CHAIR   Necia  Bonner,  IIDA,  LEED   AP   Inventure  Design  Group   Necia.bonner@invdesgro up.com       PROFESSIONAL   DEVELOPMENT  CHAIR   Jessy  Fuller,  IIDA,  RID,   EDAC,  LEED  AP   J  Tyler   fuller@jtyler.com       GRAPHICS  CHAIR     Daphne  Yuanidis  

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UPCOMING EVENT: Student Conference

UPCOMING DEADLINES   Underwriting  closes   Friday  January  31st   Registration  closes  Friday   January  31st     NOTE:  We  can  accept  only   150  attendees  for  full   conference   ADDITIONAL  OPTIONS:   -­‐EXPO  ONLY   -­‐KEYNOTE   -­‐LUNCHEON   -­‐MEET  &  GREET     Late  Registration   Closes  Friday   February  14th     NOTE:   ADDITIONAL  FEE   OF  $25  FOR  ALL   LATE   REGISTRATIONS  

Daphne_yuanidis@gensler. com  

COMMUNICATIONS   CHAIR   Sarah  Waltisperger,   Assoc.  IIDA,  LEED  AP   JMC  Associates  

sarah@jmcassociates.com  

CAMPUS  CENTER  LIASON     Duraiya  Khan   duraiya.khan@outlook.co m    

MEMBERSHIP  CHAIR   Charlotte  McFadden,   Office  Pavilion   cmcfadden@ophouston.co m    

UNDERWRITING  CHAIR   Margot  Prestel   CRG   PrestelM@crgoffice.com    

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GRA/TAID CHAIR   Shannah  O’Neill,  IIDA,  RID   Mustang  Engineering   Shannah.Oneill@mustang eng.com       INDUSTRY  CHAIR   Kip  Altstaetter   The  Kip  Co   kip@thekipco.com       Community  Service  Chair   Sean  Pantin     PBK  Architects   Sean.pantin@pbk.com       Community  Service  Chair   Heather  Rogers,  IIDA,  RID   McCoy   hrogers@mccoyinc.com       SUSTAINABLE  CHAIR   Stacy  Dobbs   Corporate  Floors   sdobbs@corporatefloors. com       SUSTAINABLE  LIAISON   Kimberly  Phipps-­‐Nichol,   LEED  AP  O+M,  CREW,   IIDA   Abel  Design  Group   Kphipps-­‐ nichol@abeldesigngroup. com       STUDENT  CONFERENCE   LIAISON   Stephanie  Fallon,  MS,   Assoc.  IIDA,  RID   FKP  Architects   sfallon@fkp.com         STUDENT  CONFERENCE   LIAISON   Jennifer  T renta   Contract  Resource  Group   trentaj@crgoffice.com          

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UPCOMING    EVENTS     th st February  20  &  21     Student  Conference     th March  20   Dress  For  Success   Project  Tour  +  Suit   Drive     th April  25   Product  Runway     th May  15     Credits  &  Cocktails     th June  1 9   Project  Tour  (TBD)     th July  17   Barrier  Free  CEU     September  2014   Leader’s  Breakfast   Houston      

UPCOMING EVENT: Student Conference

Purchase Tickets  

The  IIDA  Texas  Oklahoma  Chapter  welcomes  John  Czarnecki,  editor  in  chief  of   Contract  magazine,  as  Keynote  Speaker  for  the  14th  annual  IIDA  Student  Conference.     UPCOMING EVENT: March Tour- Dress For Success + Suit Drive Join us March 20, 2014, 6-8pm for the Dress for Success Project Tour! Doing some Spring cleaning in your closet? Don’t forget the wonderful people at Dress for Success who could use your fabulous suits, shirts, skirts, shoes, handbags and other accessories to help women in need look great for their job interviews and career development! IIDA will be pairing with Ziegler Cooper to host a tour of the Dress for Success space on March 20th. Bring your cleaned and ready-to-wear items the night of the event. More info to follow soon! Free for IIDA Members / $35 for non-members / Non-members will get in free with a donated clothing item Location: Dress for Success, 3310 Eastside Street, Houston, Texas 77098

PRODUCT RUNWAY DATES th

Monday January 27 - 6pm at McCoy- Volunteer Meeting Monday February 3rd – Team Registration Closes Thursday February 6th – Garment Label Registration Closes th Thursday February 13 – Garden Party Team Reveal / Q + A Event Thursday March 6th – Fashion 101 Event th Friday April 4 – Team Portfolio’s are Due th Monday April 7 – Underwriting Closed th Thursday April 17 - Garment Judging th Thursday April 24 – Product Runway setup at BMC th Friday April 25 – IIDA Product Runway Fashion Show Contact Heather at hrogers@mccoyinc.com or Sean at sean.pantin@pbk.com for more info! January 2014 2013 | iida-tx-ok.org


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Free Membership Winners! January Project Highlight J  Tyler  Services  Shares  TGS-­‐NOPEC  Headquarters  Project   Project:  TGS-­‐NOPEC  Headquarters   Location:  Houston,  Texas   Scope:  97,500  sf,  3  story,  build-­‐to-­‐suit   Developer:  Patrinely   Contractor:  Harvey  Builders       Architect:  Gensler     Furniture  Dealer:  J.  Tyler  Services   Furnishings  and  services:  Herman  Miller  Canvas  workstations,  Herman  Miller  Mirra  task  seating,  Herman  Miller  Classics  Collection,   Charles  Eames  and  George  Nelson,  Bernhardt,  Skyline  Art,  CF  Group/Falcon     December  saw  the  opening  of  a  dynamic  new  headquarters  facility  in  Houston  of  TGS-­‐NOPEC,  a  leading  international  provider  of  multi-­‐ client  geoscience  data  to  oil  and  gas  exploration  companies.  A manda  Meininger,  designer  for  Gensler  states,     “The  building  was  designed  to  meet  the  company's  current  needs,  but  also  allow  for  growth  in  the  future.  The  workplace  environment   was  designed  to  transition  the  employees  from  a  75%  closed  office/25%  open  office  ratio  to  a  25%  closed  office/75%  open  office  ratio.   One  of  the  goals  for  the  design  of  the  project  was  to  create  a  progressive  work  environment  that  would  attract  and  retain  young  talent,   stimulate  productivity,  and  increase  employee  satisfaction.     Working  closely  with  the  Gensler  team,  the  J.  Tyler  product  application  and  specification  team  lead  by  Project  Designer/Manager   Paulette  Sullivan,  assisted  with  developing  workstation  and  office  typicals  using  the  Herman  Miller  Canvas  system.  The  objective  was  to   focus  on  supporting  and  facilitating  Gensler’s  workplace  program  design  and  transform  TGS’s  work  environment  to  state-­‐of-­‐the-­‐art.     The  workspace  was  opened  up  flipping  private  offices  to  the  core  and  workstations  to  the  glass  perimeter  walls.  Panel  heights  were   lowered  and  there  was  extensive  use  of  glass  to  allow  everyone  to  benefit  from  the  natural  light.     “In  keeping  with  Gensler’s  design  program  we  were  charged  with  assisting  in  the  specification  of  furniture  system  solutions  utilizing  the   broad  range  of  functional  components  of  Herman  Miller’s  Canvas  system.”  states  Gary  Longbotham  of  J.Tyler.  “Our  Project   Designer/Manager,  Paulette  Sullivan,  produced  dozens  of  configuration  options.  High  priority  was  placed  on  functionality,  efficiency,   comfort,  ergonomics  and  supporting  the  recognition  of  the  importance  of  expanded  communication  among  TGS  teams.  

 

 

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January Project Highlight Cntd J.Tyler  developed  pre-­‐project  “thought  starters”  and  budgetary  pricing  which  also  provided  the  m eans  of   demonstrating  that  by  embracing  space  saving  features  and  improved  functionality  in  the  workstation  design  TGS   would  recover  costs  through  ongoing  cost  savings.  Lead  by  the  vision  of    CEO,  Robert  Hobbs  and  his  project  team   lead  by  Genie  Erneta,  VP  of  Human  Resources  and  Candy  Grimm,  Facility  Manager,  TGS  recognized  the  long  term   benefits  of  tools  such  as  m onitor  arms  to  support  the  five  monitors  needed  in  every  station,  articulating  keyboard   trays  and  highly  functional  task  seating.  They  understood  that  healthy  and  comfortable  work  environments  improve   employee  performance  which  translates  into  profitability  and  measurable  return  on  investment  (ROI).     As  stated  by  Amanda  Meininger,  Project  Designer  for  Gensler,  a  top  priority  of  TGS  was  to  create  a  work   environment  that  would  not  only  m aximize  performance  of  its  teams,  but  be  an  employee  recruiting  and  retainage   asset.  In  order  to  do  this,  a  comprehensive  program  had  to  include  the  ability  to  support  the  full  spectrum  of  today’s   workforce  which  includes  up  to  five  generations  of  workers  with  varying  styles,  needs  and  wants.  From  Baby   Boomers  to  Millennials,  there  needed  to  be  functionality,  amenities,  aesthetics  and  technology  to  satisfy  all  work   styles  now  and  into  the  future.     Keeping  these  objectives  in  m ind  Meininger  explains,  “Using  ultra-­‐saturated  colors  can  be  very  scary  for  some   clients,  we  tried  to  be  very  smart  about  how  we  incorporated  them.  We  contained  the  colors  to  specific  features  like   the  phone  rooms,  workstation  panel  fabrics,  and  a  custom  carpet  designed  to  fade  from  dark  gray  to  chartreuse  and   back.  I  love  using  bright  colors  when  I  get  the  chance  because  I  feel  like  color  carries  so  much  energy  with  it.  It  can   be  really  stimulating.”     “We  used  some  special  tricks  to  add  value  architecturally  as  well.  In  lieu  of  lacquer  panels  in  the  elevator  lobbies,   panels  were  fabricated  from  glossy  plastic  laminate.  There  are  several  wood  feature  walls  through  the  project   including  one  in  the  lobby,  the  visualization  room,  and  at  the  connecting  stairs.  We  used  prefabricated  hickory  floor   planks.  They  had  the  perfect  earthy  look  with  their  hand-­‐scraped  finish,  were  well-­‐priced,  and  easy  to  install.”     “I  am  very  proud  of  our  team  at  J.Tyler,”  states  Longbotham.  “We  are  absolutely  committed  to  keeping  everyone’s   eye  on  the  ball  for  ROI.  The  old  saying  “It  takes  money  to  make  money”  is  true  in  the  sense  that  by  educating  our   clients  on  the  ROI  of  embracing  good  functional  design,  efficiency  improving  ergonomic  tools  and  improved   workplace  communication,  the  client  can  not  only  afford  to  invest  in  these  tools,  but  they  cannot  afford  not  to  invest   in  them….because  many  of  their  competitors  are.    In  this  sense  we  are  able  to  help  our  customers  become  more   profitable  versus  simply  selling  them  furniture  and  do  our  part  to  help  place  them  in  a  more  competitive   performance  posture  over  their  competitors.  TGS  is  a  terrific  example  of  smart  design.”    

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