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SAN ANTONIO CITY CENTER

  DIRECTOR  Ashley Voss, IIDA    Villa Park Architecture  210‐384‐8900  ashley@villapark‐sa.com    DIRECTOR ELECT  Jennifer Blakemore, IIDA   210‐687‐6672  jblakemore@schlotzskys.com     PAST DIRECTOR  Tara Mitchell, IIDA, LEED AP  Insite Architects  210‐226‐4195   tara@insite‐architects.com    MEMBERSHIP CHAIR  Debby Tolar   Crossville Tile   210‐722‐0950  dtolar@crossvilleinc.com    MEMBERSHIP CO CHAIR  Nicki Heiner   RVK Architects   210‐733‐3535  nicki.heiner@rvk‐ architects.com    COMMUNICATIONS CHAIR  Meghan Barth, Assoc. IIDA   RVK Architects  210‐733‐3535  Meghan.barth@rvk‐ architects.com    COMMUNICATIONS CO CHAIR  Lindsey Milligan, IIDA   Pfluger Architects  210‐227‐2724  Lindsey@pflugerarchitects.com    PROGRAMS CHAIR  Annette Guerrero   RVK Architects  210‐733‐3535  Annette_guardiola@rvk‐ architects.com    PROGRAMS CO CHAIR  Debbie Townsend   Mannington Commercial  210‐323‐7017  Debbie_townsend@manningto n.com   

 

A WORD FROM OUR DIRECTOR As the 2012 San Antonio City Center Council year comes to a close, we are readily anticipating some new and exciting events for 2013! We will have the Barrier-Free CEU in February and the Sustainable CEU in March. We are also very excited to introduce the First Annual Fiesta Pin Competition where UTSA Students and Designers will get the chance to create their own IIDA Fiesta Pin. Participants have until January 25th and then all the designs will go up for voting for 2 weeks. Don’t miss the Fiesta Pin Competition Awards Reception on April 3rd as we’ll reveal the two winners! We will also have food, libations, and you'll have a chance to purchase the pins. Proceeds from this event will benefit TAID. The Spring will bring a volunteer opportunity to our members in the form of a Giving Interiors work day, and the plans are well underway for Imagine That 2013. This year will be one you don't want to miss! Thank you to all our volunteers and Industry Partners who helped us put on a great series of fall events; we would not have achieved the level success we reached without your support. On behalf of the SA City Center Council, we look forward to seeing you all soon! Sincerely, Ashley Voss, IIDA 2012-2013 Director- San Antonio City Center

GINGERBREAD CHALLENGE The IIDA San Antonio City Center participated in the fourth annual Gingerbread Challenge on November 17th, hosted by and benefitting the Design Foundation of San Antonio (formerly the Architecture Foundation of San Antonio). This is the first year that the DFSA has hosted this event solo, and the third year that team IIDA has stepped up the challenge. The competition was in the style of “Iron Chef”, as entrants were given a strict 3-hour time limit to complete their designs and did not know what ingredients would be given until the start of the Challenge. The challenge was open to view by the public during the Pearl’s Farmer’s Market, and over 1,000 people stopped by to see the competition in action. Team IIDA went up against several local prestigious architecture and engineering firms, and we were proud to win the moniker of 'Most Creative' for our zombie-themed gingerbread design, titled "The Walking Gingerdead". All in all, we had a blast participating in the event and are already thinking of ideas for next year's design!

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    GRAPHICS CHAIR  Betsy Valadez   Drewry Martin, Inc   210‐738‐3200  bvaladez@drewrymartin.com    GRAPHICS CO CHAIR  Kimberly Serrano   MDN Architects   210‐340‐2400  Kimberly@mdnarchitects.com    SPECIAL EVENTS CHAIR –  IMAGIN THAT   Jenny Conditt   Herman Miller   512‐777‐8226  Jenny_Conditt@hermanmiller.co m    SPECIAL EVENTS CO CHAIR –  IMAGIN THAT   Morgan Gill Booth  DIRTT Environmental Solutions  LTD.  832.538.6916  mgill@DIRTT.net    SPECIAL EVENTS CO CHAIR –  WINTERFEST  Stephanie Garcia   210‐215‐5867  ssgarcia13@gmail.com    PHILANTHROPY CHAIR  Vicki Hartsfield‐Moody, IIDA  Industry   Innovative Environments, Inc  210‐887‐0247  Vicki@ie‐co.com    GRA CHAIR  Sophie Pullen   210‐340‐2400  sophiejpullen@gmail.com    ASSOCIATES CHAIR  Rebecca Hupp, LEED AP ID+C,  Assoc. IIDA  USAA Real Estate   210‐487‐9672  Rebecca.hupp@usaa.com    SUSTAINABILITY CHAIR  Christina Gonzalez,   C.G. Consulting, LLC   210‐364‐7585  gonzalez_christina7@yahoo.com 

PARKing DAY EVENT The IIDA San Antonio City Center participated in Parking Days for the third time on September the 21st, an event hosted by the Design Foundation of San Antonio. Parking Day is a global event that takes place in cities all over the world. Its purpose is to encourage artists and local organizations to create a city park within the boundaries of a parking space in order to promote the addition of green space in urban environments. The IIDA Student Chapter also participated in the event and presented a very creatively designed parking space made entirely from recycled materials. Our theme this year was “Flock with IIDA” and we filled our parking space with green grass (green carpet tiles donated by Shaw) and pink flamingos of every variety. We received a lot of positive feedback from the general public who was there to view the exhibit. As a whole, we feel like this was a great (free) way to promote our organization and interact with other design organizations in our community.

MEMBERSHIP IIDA San Antonio’s Membership Drive was on Wednesday, October 3, 2012 at Bahia Azul at The Alley on Bitters. We had a silent auction with great donations by Maharam, SitOnIt, KenMark, TriKes, Atlas Carpet and, 1 IIDA Membership. Our underwriters for the event were Spectrum Lighting, Dirtt, Steelcase, Mohawk, Concept Surfaces, Knoll and Office Source. The first 10 people to sign up for a membership also received a grab bag. We had a great turnout of 77 attendees! For questions about IIDA membership please visit: http://iida-txok.org/membership/member-benefits  

  EDUCATION CHAIR  Bill Lasseter, IIDA   University of Texas at San  Antonio   210‐364‐7585  bill.lasseter@utsa.edu 

IIDA San Antonio Center members with Dennis Kraus 

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INDUSTRY CHAIR   Alicia Knight  Initial Designs  210‐355‐6811  Alicia@initialdesignssa.com 

           

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT  CHAIR   Kathleen Moreland   KC Resource   210‐885‐5808  kmoreland@kcrepsource.com    STUDENT PRESIDENT‐UTSA    Tanya Gutierrez   830‐421‐6202  tanilugc@gmail.com 

       

   

WINTER FESTIVAL The second annual Winter Festival was a huge hit at Bigz Burger Joint on November 30th with many families, friends, and IIDA members in attendance. With the help of our generous underwriters, IIDA San Antonio City Center was able to provide a delicious burger bar as well as libations for guests. The Festival also featured several arts and crafts booths, photos with Santa, a silent auction, shopping booths for Christmas presents, and a Christmas tree decorating contest. Guests in attendance this year more than tripled the first annual Winter Festival. IIDA San Antonio City Center looks forward to making this event an integral part of their identity within the San Antonio design community. Special Thanks to our event underwriters: Crossville Tile, Daltile, Earthwerks, Intertech, Lonestar Lighting, Marazzi Tile, MDC Wallcovering, Philadelphia Flooring, Professional Furniture Consultants, Reader’s Wholesale, San Antonio Floor Finishers, Shaw Carpet, Tandus Flooring, and Workplace Resource. IIDA San Antonio was proud to donate part of the proceeds of Winter Festival to Giving Interiors, a nonprofit organization founded in 2011 that supplies home furnishings and interior improvements to people in need in the San Antonio area. One of the founding principles of Giving Interiors is that everyone deserves a nice place to come home to including a chair to sit on, dishes and utensils to eat with, towels and sheet to use, and a warm bed to sleep in. Winter Festival attendees were encouraged to bring an item that could be donated to Giving Interiors. For more information on Giving Interiors and how to help, please visit their website at www.givinginteriors.org

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ANNUAL CHAPTER FORUM TOUR The San Antonio City Center hosted the annual Chapter Forum Speaker Tour on November 13th at Global Industries. The annual Forum Speaker Tour connects speakers from the IIDA International Association to each of the Texas Oklahoma Chapter’s seven City Centers. This year’s speaker, Dennis Krause, Hon. IIDA, is the Senior Vice President of IIDA and has worked for the Association for sixteen years. In his role, he leads initiatives for IIDA Membership and Industry Relations, oversees the Association’s many Interior Design Competitions, produces the annual COOL gala, and manages the IIDA Foundation. Dennis pursues collaborative opportunities which are developed into quality programs for the Membership, as well as promoting interaction and networking among our Interior Designers, Corporate Members, and Students. Mr. Krause’s presentation, “Philanthropy – Designing a Plan for Giving Back”, focused on the IIDA Foundation and how Members can participate in this part of the Association when considering their charitable donations. As a not-for-profit (501c3), the IIDA Foundation provides numerous scholarship programs for Interior Design students and emerging designers. Its primary mission is to advance Interior Design through education, research, and knowledge to benefit IIDA and the Interior Design profession. Annually, the IIDA Foundation holds the Designing for the Future Campaign in October and November to raise funds for the Foundation’s programs. The purpose of this year’s Campaign is to provide funding for WHAT CLIENTS WANT, Volume II, the second in IIDA’s series of limited edition books that explores the relationship between clients and designers with insightful and informative conversations about the collaborative design process. IIDA Members will be able to reserve their free copy of Volume II in late 2013. For more information visit: http://www.iida.org/content.cfm/foundation.

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SAN ANTONIO CITY CENTER FIESTA PIN DESIGN COMPETITION IIDA San Antonio City Center is very excited to announce our FIRST annual Fiesta Pin Design competition!    Check out https://iida.ejoinme.org/saccfiestapin  for more information. 

NCIDQ STUDY GROUP The IIDA NCIDQ study group is an excellent way to prepare for the NCIDQ exam. Participants are able to take mock exams and receive great tips from others who have already taken and passed all 3 sections of th the exam. Classes begin on January 14 and meet every week for ten weeks with dinner provided. Thank you to Broussard Group for hosting the study group at their office. If you have not already signed up for the class, it is still not too late!

TEXAS ASSOCIATION FOR INTERIOR DESIGNERS We encourage our local IIDA members to also become members of the Texas Association for Interior Designers, an advocacy group that represents interior designers in legislative issues in Texas. TAID has helped lead the fight against the Sunset Commission’s recommendation to deregulate the interior design profession in Texas. TAID also raises money from selling the new TAS books, a valuable asset to any design firm.

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