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Westin Hotel Memorial City


#IIDASC17 SC17 Signature Underwriter

Kickoff • Pep Rally • Twilight Fitness • First Impressions Breakfast • Firm + Project Tours • Day of CEUs • Workshops • Charrette Competition • Designers + Educators Roundtable • Campus Centers Roundtable • Industry Expo • Panel Breakfast • 101 Sessions • Keynote Luncheons • Awards

Inspiring spaces for new ways of working.

Coming Soon with IIDA 2017 Campus Center Awards Open Date: Monday, Jan. 30, 2017 Closing Date: Monday, April 3, 2017 Announcement of Winners: Wednesday, April, 19, 2017


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CONNECT Kickoff The IIDA Texas-Oklahoma Chapter and its Student Conference Committee are happy to welcome Cheryl Durst, Executive Vice President and CEO of International Interior Design Association, as the Kickoff Speaker for the 17th annual Student Conference. An exceptional communicator, innovator, and visionary leader, Cheryl Durst has spurred progress, driven change, and encouraged the expansion of the Interior Design industry. As the Executive Vice President and Chief Executive Officer of the International Interior Design Association (IIDA), Cheryl is committed to achieving broad recognition for the value of design and its significant role in society, through both functionality and engagement in every day work spaces and the built environment. Demonstrated by her active involvement in connecting industry professionals, including designers, manufacturers, clients, endusers, and employers, she has worked to promote an understanding of how design impacts human behavior and affects all aspects of shared spaces. In 1997, Cheryl joined IIDA as the Senior Director of Education and Professional Development. Promoted to Executive Vice President and Chief Executive Officer in 1998, she began the task of rebuilding and redefining the organization, which was teetering on the brink of bankruptcy and closure due to tenuous member relationships and organizational mismanagement. Despite these significant challenges, Cheryl implemented an aggressive fiscal redevelopment and turnaround strategy that incorporated a series of presentations, critical member outreach, and transparent communication efforts to earn back stakeholder trust. Through her efforts, she was able to revive the association and reposition it as a profitable enterprise, integral to the interior design community and dedicated to furthering the profession of interior design. Today, with 15,000 members across 58 countries, Cheryl oversees the strategic direction of IIDA, curates and publishes Perspective, the association’s thought-leadership journal, manages a team of 25 professional staff members, leads the 10-member International Board of Directors, and directs all outreach and programmatic efforts, including more than a dozen annual global design awards programs, which recognize worldwide excellence in interior design. Cheryl is closely associated with the organization’s vision and mission and is deeply involved in engaging design industry leaders and the client community on the myriad issues that encompass the intersection of design, business, and strategy. Cheryl’s ability to engage audiences with insight and humor has positioned her as a sought-after keynote speaker, guest lecturer, panelist, and moderator at both domestic and global conferences and seminars. With topics ranging from “The Future of Design” to “The Impact of Culture, Brand, and Place,” her presentations explore the value of design as a social, cultural, and economic force. In addition, she delivered the commencement address at the New York School of Interior Design, receiving an Honorary Doctorate in Fine Arts for her contributions to the industry, and was the Martin Luther King Guest Lecturer at the School of Architecture, University of Michigan. In recognition of her contributions to IIDA and the profession of design, Cheryl was awarded Honorary IIDA Fellowship by her International Board of Directors in 2009. In 2015, she was named one of Newcity’s Design 50, an annual list of influencers who promote and present design in Chicago. Cheryl has also been referred to by Interior Design magazine as “an ambassador for innovation and expansion, and a visionary strategist.”


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Welcome Students, Educators and Professionals! The IIDA Texas Oklahoma Chapter welcomes each of you to the city of Houston to celebrate, connect, educate and collaborate at the 17th Annual IIDA Student Conference, sponsored by Haworth. We hope each of you find this event beneficial to your professional growth as Interior Designers. We are pleased with the participation from so many schools across this country; our mission at SC17 is to provide a comprehensive educational experience focused on the application of progressive and practical design solutions in conjunction with insight from practicing professionals. As students you will be participating in many different activities focused on exploring varying avenues of the design discipline and applications. Three days of fun and learning, three days of opportunities, three days to re-affirm this is the career for you! We hope that each professional you encounter will leave a lasting impression on you as to how they came to love this profession and how their perspective on this exciting, multi-faceted career can spark the Interior Design inspiration in you. Each page of this handbook will serve as a guide throughout the conference. We are delighted to introduce you to notable speakers this year: Cheryl Durst, Executive Vice President and CEO of IIDA, and our Keynote Speaker, Alan B. Colyer from Gensler. They, along with our other distinguished speakers, will lead you in learning more about yourself, the interior design profession, and how you can become a stronger designer. Again, we welcome you to SC17! If there is anything we can do while you are here in Houston, please connect with us. We look forward to inspiring you and fueling the fire that drives your growth and passion for Interior Design. Sincerely,

Shannon Oliveira, Associate IIDA Student Conference Chair 2015-2017 IIDA ` Texas Oklahoma Chapter

Katie Hudson, Associate IIDA Student Conference Chair 2016-2018 IIDA Texas Oklahoma Chapter

Stephanie Fallon, IIDA, M.S., RID VP of Campus Centers 2015-2017 IIDA Texas Oklahoma Chapter


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WHR Architects

Lead. Inspire. Grow. Connect. #IIDASC17

SC17 Conference Agenda and Room Assignments Wednesday, February 22, 2017

4:45 p.m. – 5:45 p.m. ROUNDTABLE: EDUCATORS + PROFESSIONALS Cedar Classroom 6:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. INDUSTRY EXPO + NIGHTCAP Azalea Ballroom + Level 4 Lobby

4:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m KICKOFF Azalea (level 4) 6:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. PEP RALLY Cosentino Showroom 1315 W. Sam Houston Pkwy N Houston, TX 77043

Friday, February 24, 2017

8:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.

7:30 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. PANEL BREAKFAST Azalea 3-6

TWILIGHT FITNESS Wisteria 3-4 (level 3)

Thursday, February 23, 2017 6:00 a.m. – 7:00 a.m. CHECK-IN Level 4 lobby 7:00 a.m. – 8:15 a.m. 1st IMPRESSIONS BREAKFAST Azalea 3-6 8:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.

FIRM + SHOWROOM + PROJECT TOURS Assemble in level 4 lobby @ 8:20 Busses depart promptly at 8:30

8:45 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. CEUS Level 4 Classrooms Lunch & Learn: Azalea 4-6

9:15 a.m. – 11:50 a.m.


9:00 a.m. - 9:40 a.m. 9:45 a.m. - 10:25 a.m. 10:30 a.m. - 11:10 a.m. 11:15 a.m. - 11:55 a.m.

LECTURES “$#!+ They Didn’t Tell You ........ Cypress Oh, the Places You’ll Go! ........... Pine Like, Umm ... Don’t Say It ......... Pecan Social Media & Professional Life .. Cedar PORTFOLIO REVIEWS Azalea 1 INTERVIEWS Azalea 2

1:45 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. CHARRETTE Willow Conference Room

EDUCATORS’ 101 Azalea 1&2

1:45 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

WORKSHOPS Wisteria 1 & 2 (level 3)

12:30 p.m. – 2:15 p.m.

KEYNOTE LUNCHEON Azalea 3-6, level 4

4:30 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

AFTERNOON BREAK (non-charrette students)

2:15 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

AWARDS AND PHOTOS Azalea 3-6, level 4

4:30 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. ROUNDTABLE: CAMPUS CENTER Cedar Classroom

CEUs 8:45 a.m. Engaged in Gauged Porcelain Flexible Space Design Trends Infection Control Through Design + Innovation 10:00 a.m. Engagement in Global Workplace Color in Healthcare Environments An Introduction to Materials Transparency & Healthy Interior Environments

Session 1 Session 2 Session 3 Session 4

11:15 a.m. 21st Century Libraries 2.0 Resilient Systems in Healthcare Architectural Lighting for Office Applications 12:30 p.m. Specification of Tile 2:15 p.m. Designing with Mushroom Material Technology Underfloor Service Distribution; A Key Strategy for Green Buildings Window Film Technologies

3:30 p.m. Organizational Culture Card Game Designing for Health Sustainability Assessment for Carpet 5:00 p.m. Designing with the 2012 Texas Accessibility Standards Managing Acoustics in a Millenial Environment The Healthcare Flooring Exam



THE WESTIN MEMORIAL CITY - LEVEL 4 (primary conference location)


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LEAD Campus Center Roundtable

Stephanie Fallon, IIDA Texas Oklahoma Chapter’s VP of Campus Centers, Lindsey Torpey, Student Representative to the Board and Ryan Ben, Student Engagement and Advancement Manager at IIDA, will lead this open forum discussion of with student leaders of active Campus Centers. Participants will share what their campus is doing to encourage membership and engage their fellow students in fundraising and community activities, and together we’ll brainstorm ideas for future growth.


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President Joanna Prazak IIDA, LEED AP ID+C

Past President Keesha Erdmann IIDA, RID

VP Advocacy (OK) Paige Fruits IIDA, RID

VP Campus Centers Stephanie Fallon IIDA, M.S., RID


Meet the 2016 - 2017 IIDA Texas Oklahoma Chapter Board

President-Elect Amanda Meininger IIDA, RID

VP Prof. Development Shannah O’Neill IIDA, RID

VP Communications Anna Dunn IIDA, RID

VP Membership Christina Cantu IIDA

VP Associates Kristy Emmrich IIDA, RID, LEED AP

VP Advocacy (TX) Clara Karnei IIDA, RID

VP Education Elizabeth Thompson IIDA, ASID, IDEC, LEED GA

Director of Industry Jenny Conditt Industry IIDA

Director Special Events Kristina Lopex Industry IIDA

Student Representative Lindsey Torpey Student IIDA

Chapter Administrator Megan Romboletti

Financial Administrator Kristine Munselle


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CONNECT Pep Rally Students and professional members come together at Cosentino’s Houston showroom to kickoff SC17 with some school spirit. Enjoy great food and drinks while mixing and mingling with your fellow students and industry professionals. We’ll have raffle prizes and an award for the school with the most spirit, so wear your school colors, t-shirts, hats, bring pom-poms, cheers, fight songs, or anything that will make your school stand out!

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GROW Twilight Fitness No one plans to fail but people do fail to plan. Don’t let all of your hard work in school and career focus get derailed by not planning for your own safety and well-being. This self-defense overview will focus on escaping basic grabs and holds and incorporate elements of personal space and environmental awareness. Finally, we will discuss the legal basics of self-defense and how to use verbal and psychological components to keep you safe. Overall, it will be fun, informative, safe and very useful.

Instructor Nguyen “Tom” Griggs


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Paul Chappell Central Regional Manager -Sales Support Studio The vast majority of Paul’s professional career has been delivered from the state of Texas, specifically Dallas and Houston. Paul graduated with his Bachelor of Science Degree in Architecture from the University of Nebraska in 1981. He has over 35 years’ experience that includes 29 plus years devoted to the practice of Architecture, Interior Architecture and Interior Design and is a LEED AP professional. Six years ago he focused his efforts in Business Development with a Consulting Firm which specialized in Master Planning and Strategic Planning services for Government facilities. The last three years he has been privileged to lead Haworth’s Central Region’s A&D Market Managers who service A&D professionals through education and design consultation. Personally and professionally Paul’s mantra is to find one’s passion(s) in life and to follow that path; while constantly learning and searching for opportunities to give back. He has participated in many charitable organizations and events throughout his career and currently maintains a close relationship with his “little” who he was introduced to 6 years ago while serving as a “big” in the Big Brother Big Sister Program.

Dan Bowen Director - South Texas Dan Bowen is the Director for South Texas at Haworth. Dan is a true Sales Leader with a proven track record of successfully building teams and strategically driving new business. Providing furniture solutions has been part of Dan’s offering beginning with his first job after graduating from The University of Texas at Austin. Throughout his career, Dan advanced quickly from Rookie of the Year as a sales representative to leading departments and then divisions. After 12 years with the same company, Dan moved back to Houston to take over as President of Charles P. Young Company. Dan has lead multiple, very successful B2B teams for OM Workspace as a dealer and now for the furniture manufacturer Haworth.

Amy Ritchmond Senior Architecture & Design Market Manager Amy Ritchmond has been the Senior A&D Market Manager for Haworth, Inc. since 2007 focusing her efforts on relationship building and being a trusted advisor to the architecture and design industry. Amy is responsible for educating specifiers and their clients on Haworth’s vast product offering to guide them towards meaningful choices for their future workplace. She is responsible for A&D sales efforts in the Houston Area, encompassing Austin and San Antonio. In 2011 Amy was the only A&D Market Manager to receive a Haworth Pinnacle award. Amy worked as lead designer at a Steelcase dealership for five years and prior to Haworth, spent three years with MDC Wallcoverings as the A&D account executive in the Houston market. Amy attended Bill Blass founded school O’More College of Design in Tennessee where she received an academic scholarship. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Interior Design from Lamar University.

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Lynn Metz, IIDA, ASID, RID, LEED AP Vice President Sales - Architecture and Design Lynn Metz, LEED AP and a registered interior designer, has designed projects throughout the states and abroad. She began her career in Chicago and then moved to Dallas where she practiced interior design with an architectural firm. In the mid 1990s Lynn joined Haworth, Inc., where she spent several successful years in the position of Architectural and Design Market Manager. Invited back to the Dallas firm, Lynn served as Director of Interiors and Associate Principal. For more than a decade, she focused on marketing and managing interior design on ground-up architectural projects. Lynn rejoined Haworth in 2007 as the Architectural and Design Director for the central region, coordinating A&D sales efforts in 23 states. In 2012 she assumed the position of Vice President, Regional Business Development for the central United States. In late 2016, Lynn became Vice President of Sales – Architecture and Design. Her broad knowledge of interior and architectural integration in project strategy provides a unique level of leadership to client discussions. Lynn passionately believes that through incorporating the understanding of workplace knowledge and socio-economics interior design impacts the success of effective work environments. Lynn has served on the National Board of ASID, (2009–2011). She has received various design and sales awards from organizations including AIA, ASID, Dupont, Texas Architect and Haworth. Lynn earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Northern Illinois University. Ashley Barnett Griffith, RID, IIDA, LEED AP BD+C, EDAC,TAID Senior Business Development Manager Ashley Barnett Griffith is the Senior Business Development Manager for Haworth in Austin,Texas where she responsible for A+D, Architectural and Contract Sales. Prior to Haworth, Ashley had a 14+ year career as an Interior Designer and Manager with a passion for high quality design, healthy interior enviromnents and enviromentally responsible practices. Ashley currently sits on the IIDA Austin City Center Coucil as the Texas State Student Liasion. Previosly, Ashley served as the Director of the Austin City Center as well as the Sustainablity Chair. She initiated notable sustainability projects such as Zerolandfill, which supports local artistss and teachers while diverting thousands of pounds of waste from our landfill. Ashley is a registered interior designer and LEED and EDAC accredited professional.

Rachel Ryan Kenney, RID, IIDA, LEED AP Business Development Manager Rachel is the Business Development Manager for Haworth in San Antonio, Texas where she is currently focused on introducing the benefits of high performance interiors designed to address the changing needs of corporate clients, higher education providers and government entities. Rachel serves as a direct link between Haworth, the manufacturer and Haworth dealers. worked with organizations like CPS Energy, San Antonio. Rachel has over 30 years of industry experience and has been associated with Haworth or Haworth dealers since 1988. She has her BS Interior Design from Oklahoma State and MS Interior Design from University of Central Oklahoma.


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Kimberly Hulsey Business Development Manager Kimberly Hulsey recently joined Haworth as New Business Development Manager for Houston, Texas after more than 6 years of industry sales experience in the Houston, Los Angeles, and Austin markets. She brings with her a passion for applying Haworth’s extensive workplace knowledge in a way that allows her to provide dynamic solutions and challenge the way clients think about their workspaces. Kimberly holds a B.S. in Public Relations & Marketing from Texas A&M University-Commerce along with a Master’s degree in Education from Texas State University, and she shares her fondness for learning as a certified instructor for AIA and IDCEC. She partners with Haworth’s global preferred dealer network to provide superior customer service and is committed to building lasting relationships with her clients.

Mathew Hollis Global Accounts Mathew has been in the contract interiors industry for over 16 years,. He has worked in Europe, Asia and the Middle East as well as being based in the US for the past year. He brings his global and industry experience to help clients who are multi-location and culturally diverse to develop forward thinking and dynamic workplaces. Mathew works with many global clients to add value to their emerging needs, both in North America and further afield. Working closely with dealers, designers and project managers to develop product solutions and process to ensure on-time and on budget delivery.

Rick Rhodes Global Account Manager – Houston Rick has been with Haworth for eight years, starting as a Business Development Manager in the San Antonio. In 2011, he moved to the Houston market to take on his current role as a Global Account Manager. He focuses his efforts on working with large organizations with global presence helping to align their workspaces with their corporate culture and real estate goals in projects around the world.

Ursula Burns Showroom Manager Ursula has been the Haworth Showroom Manager for over 14 years and truly enjoys her job to the fullest. She obtained her Associates Degree in Business Administration from Houston Community College. Ursula assists Amy Ritchmond with the A&D community needs and helps plan and facilitate large events for clients. In 2011, she was the recipient of the Dick Haworth Value Award in her organization, which is awarded amongst 7,000 employees. Ursula is very encouraging in any atmosphere.

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INSPIRE First Impressions Breakfast Susan Szenasy with Metropolis Magazine will kick off the First Impressions Breakfast with an inspirational message to design students about the future and impact of design, and how your first impression is sometimes the only impression that matters.   For more than 30 years, Susan S. Szenasy’s voice has resonated as an editor-in-chief, writer, teacher, moderator, filmmaker and lecturer. In all of these roles, her advocacy for ethical, sustainable, human-centered design has been her guiding light. Known for decades as the editor-in-chief (and now publisher) of Metropolis magazine, one of the most influential design magazines in the world, Szenasy has led the charge on issues ranging from universal design to emerging trends of consumer excess, from design for disassembly to the recovery of Lower Manhattan’s communities after 9/11, from design education to the social and environmental impacts of the buildings and products we manufacture.

StuCo Arithmetic 165 Interior Design students from colleges all over the United States 190 credentialed industry professionals volunteering their time to groom the designers of tomorrow 80 Expo Exhibitors: a mix of firms, product vendors and colleges 35 educators 24 tour stops 4 amazing 101 Topics 30 design portfolio reviewers 20 mock interviewers 1 panel breakfast of professionals to deep dive into a day in the life in a Q&A session 1 breakfast to make a lasting 1st Impression 2 intense workshops 1 mind bending charrette competition 1 dynamic keynote speaker +

38 Student Conference Committee members bringing the overtime, blood, sweat and tears

One Amazing Experience


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INSPIRE Firm + Project + Showroom Tours Students will board chartered buses for 3 stops around the Houston area such as architecture and interior design firms, industry showrooms and recent project sites. A catered lunch will be served at the lunch hour stop. Each bus is chaperoned by an experienced professional / industry member and each stop will be hosted by a representative who will provide insights on the tour venue and answer questions. Remember: our venues are active work environments so be mindful of conversations and actions during the tour experience.

Tour Locations CRG Office Showroom Debner + Company Showroom Emser Tile Showroom Haworth Showroom Huitt-Zollars Firm Humanscale Showroom FKP Firm Interceramic Tile & Stone Showroom J.Tyler Showroom Janus et Cie Showroom JCS- Workspace Interiors Showroom Kimball Office Showroom McCoy Showroom Powers Brown Firm Teknion Showroom Ziegler Cooper Firm

Tour Chaperones Forms + Surfaces Johnson Simon Resources M Jarvie Partnership Page Tandus-Centiva | A Tarkett Company WHR Architects Wittigs Office Interiors

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8:45 a.m.

11:15 a.m.

3:30 p.m.

Presented by Emser Tile Cypress Classroom

Presented by Steelcase Cypress Classroom

Presented by Haworth Cypress Classroom

Flexible Space Design Trends

Resilient Systems in Healthcare

Designing for Health

Presented by Skyfold Pecan Classroom

Presented by AEC Daily Corporation Pecan Classroom

Infection Control Through Design + Innovation

Architectural Lighting for Office Applications

Sustainability Assessment for Carpet

12:30 p.m.

5:00 p.m.

Engaged in Gauged Porcelain

Presented by Dupont Pine Classroom

10:00 a.m.

Engagement in Global Workplace Presented by Steelcase Cypress Classroom

Color in Healthcare Environments Presented by American Biltrite Pecan Classroom

21st Century Libraries 2.0

Presented by Eaton’s Cooper Lighting Pine Classroom

Specification of Tile

Presented by Crossville Azalea Ballroom

2:15 p.m.

Designing with Mushroom Material Technology

An Introduction to Materials Transparency Presented by Gunlocke Cypress Classroom & Healthy Interior Environments Presented by Mohawk Pine Classroom

Underfloor Service Distribution- A Key Strategy for Green Buildings

Organizational Culture Card Game

Presented by Teknion Pecan Classroom

Presented by J&J Flooring Pine Classroom

Designing with the 2012 Texas Accessibility Standards Presented by CRG Office Cypress Classroom

Managing Acoustics in a Millenial Environment Presented by Lencore Pecan Classroom

The Healthcare Flooring Exam Presented by J&J Flooring Pine Classroom

Presented by Tate Pecan Classroom

Window Film Technologies

Presented by Sunsational Solutions Pine Classroom #IIDASC17

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LEAD Charrette prompt #1 Students from IIDA Campus Centers are invited to participate in an invitation only charrette competition. Two design problems are presented this year for out charrette teams to study and solve. As part of the design solution students will prepare a formal design statement, provide sketches, perspectives, floor plans and material specifications that best illustrate their solution. All solutions will be on display for review during the Expo and Keynote Luncheon. Remember: our venues are active work environments so please be mindful of conversations and actions during the tour experience.

Project Synopsis: When companies are looking for lease space in Houston they have many options from the energy corridor, to campuses in the Woodlands, to high-rise building in downtown. 1000 Main is located on Main and McKinney, in the heart of downtown. As Main Street has revamped its charm, many buildings in the area are doing the same. BMC Management is working on repositioning and rebranding 1000 Main within the commercial real estate market. The building has unleased space on the basement level where they want to relocate their office to be visible and accessible to all tenants and create a fitness center and a breakout meeting area for all tenants to use.

Program: The design challenge is to create amenity spaces for 1000 Main, an office building in downtown Houston. BMC Management is working on rebranding and repositioning themselves within the Houston market by creating a fitness center and breakout meeting area for all of the building tenants to utilize. They would also like to relocate their management office so they are more accessible to tenants. The space is located in the basement of the building, but has great visibility from the building lobby above and tunnel access.

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LEAD Charrette prompt #2

Project Synopsis: A large healthcare system has recently purchased an older community hospital that is centrally located and easily accessible, but in need of updating to be competitive in today’s healthcare market. Along with a major renovation to several patient floors in the adjacent tower, they will also be updating the services just inside the main entrance to better reflect their brand and the community they serve.

Program: As the “first impression” to this hospital, the client is asking you to help bring this first floor area up to today’s community hub standards by designing it to feel more like a first class airport club which will include concierge-type check-in, coffee shop/cafe, wi-fi enabled waiting areas with a broad range of seating type options, a small retail pharmacy with over-the-counter provisions, a small outpatient and wound care clinic for Emergency Room follow-up visits, a flexible training/classroom space, and administrative offices to support these services.


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GROW Workshop: The FKP Game of Life You’re thisclose to finishing school and receiving that degree in Interior Design you’ve worked so hard for. You think you want to apply to architectural/design firms after graduation but are a little overwhelmed at the possibilities. Perhaps the opportunity? What would your role be within a firm? More important, what COULD your role be at a firm? Presenting “The FKP Game of LIFE”! Several employees from FKP, holding different positions and responsibilities, will inform you of all the possibilities someone can have at an A&D firm with an Interior Design background. We will then educate the students of those roles to play out situational circumstances from projects, client relations, team collaboration, etc. in order to give you, the student, insight on daily circumstances in our career “Game of LIFE.”

Colette DeJean, IIDA, LEED GA

Kelsey Sulik, Assoc. IIDA

Stacey Bock, RID, IIDA, LEED GA


Designer (1-3 years)

`Senior Designer

Kristin Ledet, IIDA


Shannon Oliveira, Assoc. IIDA

Project Manager




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Work is a place

Furniture Modular Walls Workplace Technology Installation Design Support Facility Services

Our customers create technology that runs the future. They develop resources that power our world. They provide medical care that saves lives. They mold the leaders of tomorrow – and that’s just the start. You need a place just as amazing as what your work creates. Our mission is to give great work the place it deserves. That’s the reason we exist. It’s why our customers have made McCoy-Rockford a market leader. It’s the place where great work begins. 6869 Old Katy Rd. | Houston, TX 77024 | 713.862.4600 |

INSPIRE Workshop: Presentations This interactive workshop will hone the student’s presentations. We create a safe and friendly environment for each participant to improve these skills when working with clients. Throughout the workshop, participants learn various topics and techniques to make the exercises relevant for their role in presenting.

Jean Peck Workplace Consultant | Steelcase

Emily Smith Workplace Consultant | Steelcase

Stacy Stanaitis Workplace Consultant | Steelcase


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INSPIRE Educators’ Roundtable The Educator Roundtable is an exclusive event for Educators and Design Professionals. We will be discussing topics relevant to the attendees, but generally related to crossover points within education and the profession of interior design; these could be anything from student preparedness and collaboration in research projects to technology expectations and sharing/collaborating solutions. This discussion-based event is an opportunity for educators to sit down with interior design professionals from the Houston area as well as IIDA Texas Oklahoma Chapter and City Centers’ leadership to and engage in a dialog on issues that are of interest and/or understanding to both parties.

Educators: Help us share the opportunities available to students and educators alike at the IDEC Annual Conference March 8-12, 2017 in Chicago, Illinois.

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the future of design

GROW Industry Expo & Happy Hour Students, Professionals and Educators gather in the Azalea Ballroom for this unique industry event. Put your new and improved networking skills to use when you connect with your peers and meet future employers. Exhibitors are bringing their ‘A’ game to compete for the titles of Crowd Favorite, Most Informative, and Best in Show.


























BUFFET Questions? Margot Mann: Marisa Engelhardt:

Expo Emcee: Kip Altstaetter The Kip Co. Email:

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AUSTIN DALLAS FORT WORTH HOUSTON OKLAHOMA CITY SAN ANTONIO Eight Centers of Design TULSA Join together to honor and inform our members. 12:00 PM | Austin, Texas | More info coming soon WEST TEXAS


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CONNECT Panel Breakfast As part of the SC17 registration process, students and educators were given the opportunity to provide questions for our panelist to address at this event. Questions such as the following examples will be answered by this distinguished panel of industry leaders in an informal, moderator-lead format.

Panel Moderator: Ryan Ben International Interior Design Association Student Engagement and Advancement Manager Email:

Questions: 1. As a young professional, what do you think we should be looking for in Interior Design firms today? 2. As an interior designer, do you think there would be more benefits if you also received your masters and license in architecture? 3. Do you notice a large gap between architects and interior designers within your firm? I love interior design, but sometimes I feel like we are not taken as seriously as architects, and I am worried about how that corresponds to the workplace. 4. How do you start to get your foot in the door as only a sophmore? Should we mainly just focus on our education first? 5. Is it possible to work in the design field within a 40 hour work week? 6. What are firms looking for in the designers that they want to hire? 7. What are some things that I should be learning on my own that universities may not be teaching its students? 8. What do you find is the most challenging part of your job as an interior designer? 9. What do you look for in the portfolios of newly graduated students? 10. What skills are most sought-after in new graduates? 11. What does your office do to develop a healthy work environment and culture? Activities? Outings? 12. What is one of the most important and impressive skills to have when going into a job interview or when you’re first starting your career? 13. What is a skill that millenials seem to lack when they are coming into the work force? 14. What is the most important characteristic or skill needed to succeed in your first year as new hire in the industry? 15. What surprises you most about your job? 16. What are you most excited about (or most troubled about) in the future of the industry? 17. Even in a GREAT job, everyone has some part they don’t enjoy. What is the Necessary Evil for you in your job? How do you cope with it or manage it? 19. What steps did you take to get a secure job? 20. What’s the best way to get an internship? 21. Is it beneficial to work with a vendor while attending school before getting an internship? 22. When attending an interview, whether for an internship or a post-grad job, what is appropriate attire? Seeing as the interior design industry allows more expression of personality of clothing, but of course should still remain professional.


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LEAD Panel Breakfast (continued) Charlotte Simms Charlotte graduated with a BS in Interior Design from the University of Texas at San Antonio. She has been practicing design for 19 years, and has a varied work experience. She started her career as a designer for Herman Miller in San Antonio. She relocated to Houston to work at Gensler practicing commercial office design. During her tenure, one of her projects, North Star College in Barker Cypress, a 444,346 square feet facility was published. Other notable projects she worked on at Gensler include Shell, Enron, and Duke Energy. She also worked at PGAL on notable projects at IAH, Pershing Middle school, UTMB, Metro Administration building, and various other projects. Currently for the last 9 years she has been working in the healthcare industry at MD Anderson. Her published works such as Life Science Plaza Research Building, Zayed Research Building, Smithville and Bastrop research campuses, and other projects on the Houston campus has kept her busy. She also served on the board for TAID as VP of Marketing. Sr. Facility Planner & Designer | MD Anderson Cancer Center

Jackie Barry 2017 marks Jackie’s 25th year as a designer and design educator in Houston, Texas. Her design education began in the Interior Design Program at the University of Houston and concluded with a Master’s in Architecture from the same university, U of H, in 1992. Her passion for design and her dedication to the profession awarded her accolades and awards in both design firms, where she spent much of her career as a Commercial Interior Designer, Watkins Hamilton Ross and PDR. With her diverse perspective, moving from discipline to discipline, she has crossed the boundaries between architecture, interior design and landscape design, all the while continuing to explore design and give back to the profession. She began her teaching career as an Affiliate Instructor, in the program from which she graduated, at The University of Houston. From there she held both titles of Associate Professor and Program Chair at the Art Institute of Houston North. After leaving PDR in 2006, she opened her own landscape design company, wildflower landscape design, all the while continuing to teach and instruct. Currently Jackie is a full-time instructor at Houston Community College, and is still working as both an Interior and Landscape Designer with her own company. Owner/Designer | Wildflower Landscape Design Gary Longbotham Gary co-founded J.Tyler in 1982 serving as President/Owner until 1989 when his wife, Jennifer, joined the firm assuming the role of President with her taking over the administrative responsibilities and general management duties of president. Gary then shifted his full emphasis to marketing and business development. In his course of business development Gary now devotes his full energy to building high level relationships, strengthening strategic relationships with their supplier partners and managing his sales team. Principal | J Tyler Office Furniture & Services

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Melanie Herz Promecene As Vice President and Director of Interiors for Morris, Melanie Herz Promecene provides leadership and direction to ensure each client’s interior design needs are realized. Her extensive design experience spans multiple market sectors including corporate, hospitality, healthcare and education. During her 15-year career, Melanie has overseen the renovation and design of more than 1 million square feet of office space. Melanie serves on the advisory board for San Jacinto College of Interior Design and is a frequent juror for the University of Houston Interior Architecture Program. Melanie also serves on the board of the Greater Houston Women’s Chamber of Commerce. Vice President & Director of Interiors | Morris

Paul Chappel The vast majority of Paul’s professional career has been delivered from the state of Texas, specifically Dallas and Houston. Paul graduated with his Bachelor of Science Degree in Architecture from the University of Nebraska in 1981. He has over 35 years’ experience that includes 29 plus years devoted to the practice of Architecture, Interior Architecture and Interior Design and is a LEED AP professional. Six years ago he focused his efforts in Business Development with a Consulting Firm which specialized in Master Planning and Strategic Planning services for Government facilities. The last three years he has been privileged to lead Haworth’s Central Region’s A&D Market Managers who service A&D professionals through education and design consultation. Personally and professionally Paul’s mantra is to find one’s passion(s) in life and to follow that path; while constantly learning and searching for opportunities to give back. He has participated in many charitable organizations and events throughout his career and currently maintains a close relationship with his “little” who he was introduced to 6 years ago while serving as a “big” in the Big Brother Big Sister Program. Central Regional Manager -Sales Support Studio | Haworth

Challie Schafer Rea Challie has a unique educational background in both architecture and interiors. In 2011, Challie graduated from the University of Florida with Bachelor’s Degree in Architectural Design. As she completed her undergraduate degree, she determined that she was most passionate about how people interact with interior spaces . Her time at UF built a foundation for the Masters of Fine Arts in Interior Design that she later earned from The Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD) in 2014. During her education, she completed internships with The Florida Trust for Historic Preservation, Working Class Studio, and Gensler. Beginning with her internships, Challie has had the privilege of working with three Gensler offices! During her time with Gensler, she has gained experience in all aspects of the design process, and has been particularly involved with the design and specification of furnishings. In addition, Challie has a keen interest in design research and how it can help Gensler’s client’s understand the true impact of good design. Interior Designer | Gensler


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GROW 101 Sessions: Lectures Social Media and Your Professional Life Ryan Ben Chapter Relations Manager IIDA | International Interior Design Association, Headquarters | Chicago, IL Years of Experience: 5+ Education: Bachelor of Theatre Arts l University of Pittsburgh

Like, Umm ... Don’t Say It! Dr. Jacqui Sanchez is the Campus College Chair for the College of Humanities and Sciences for the University of Phoenix- Houston campus. Dr. Sanchez is a native Houstonian receiving her bachelor’s degree from Sam Houston State University. Her first job out of college was a local cable TV news reporter. After receiving her Master’s degree from University of St. Thomas in Houston, she has been teaching Public Speaking and Business Communications classes for 13 years with The Art Institute of Houston and the University of Houston. Dr. Sanchez teaches Communications, Business and Professional Speaking, Public Relations and Public Speaking. In 2014, she received her doctorate degree in Organizational Leadership. Dr. Sanchez has been consulting with local organizations on topics as business etiquette, interviewing, and professional presentation skills. Her speaking engagements range from entertainment, motivational, and educational. Dr. Sanchez has been nominated by the student body for faculty of the quarter 11 times, winning the title 6 times, while at The Art Institute of Houston. Her philosophy on teaching, training, and organizational relationships is learning and growing through humor; recognizing the needs of specific audiences and adapting.

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Oh, the Places You’ll Go! Stephanie Fallon, M.S., RID, IIDA Interior Designer WHR Architects, a healthcare practice of EYP Firm Size & Location: Large, Houston, Texas Specialization: Healthcare Years of Experience: 9+ Education: Bachelor of Fine Arts, The Art Institute of Houston, Houston, Texas | Master of Science in Human Sciences with an emphasis on Healthcare Interior Design, Stephen F. Austin State University, Nacogdoches, Texas Past/Present IIDA titles with year: Vice President of Campus Centers | IIDA Texas Oklahoma Chapter | July 2015-June 2017 Student Conference Senior Chair, 2014 Student Conference Junior Chair, 2013 Student Conference Committee Member, 2011-2017

$#!+ They Didn’t Tell You Kimberly Phipps-Nichol, Registered Interior Designer, joined Inventure Design as an Associate Principal in 2015. With over 20 years of experience in the industry, her portfolio is very diverse, ranging from corporate headquarters to data centers, retail stores to laboratories, and public spaces to healthcare facilities. She is a recipient of Commercial Real Estate Women Network’s “20 Under 40” International Award. In her past life, she was honored as a top interior designer and the best sustainability service provider by the Reno News & Review’s “Best Of” awards, as well as by the US Senate Majority leader and the US Green Building Council for her sustainability leadership in the state of Nevada. While Kimberly didn’t get to Texas as quickly as she could have, she is grateful to be here, and thrilled to call Houston home. In addition to being a Registered Interior Designer, Kimberly has been a LEED Accredited Professional for a decade, and is presently serving as the Houston City Center Past Director for the Texas Oklahoma Chapter of the International Interior Design Association. Dr. Nguyen “Tom” Griggs has been involved in helping college students become successful in and out of the classrooms for more than 15 years. He is an instructor in Verbal Judo and has certificates in Advanced Negotiations and Conflict Resolution from Notre Dame’s Mendoza School of Business. Tom is a native Houstonian and holds an MBA and an Ed.D. in Educational Leadership. Combined with an extensive background in martial arts (and a multitude of experiences in corporate life), Tom provides engaging and entertaining sessions for an array of audiences. He is the owner of Lead Connect Grow LLC, and a proud parent of the most curious little boy, ever!


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INSPIRE Educators’ 101 A scorecard for educators to use when providing career prep feedback to their students, this session is a Mock Interview/ Portfolio Review recap immediately following these 101 sessions. The interviewers/reviewers will have an opportunity to discuss overall thoughts and concerns regarding what they saw when they met with the students. The goal is to have an open discussion with the interviewers/reviewers about their overall thoughts on the students work and interview skills in order to bring to the forefront what professionals are really looking for in students and portfolios today.

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Inspiring spaces for new ways of working.

INSPIRE Keynote Luncheon The IIDA Texas-Oklahoma Chapter and its Student Conference Committee are happy to welcome Suzanne Tick, founder of Suzanne Tick, Inc., as the Keynote Speaker for the 17th annual Student Conference. Suzanne specializes in materials brand strategy, product design, development, and direction for commercial interiors. Suzanne is currently partnering with Tarkett on Brand Strategy and Product Development, Creative Director for LUUM, and Design Consultant for Tandus-Centiva. She has maintained a distinguished career as a textile designer and studio Principal in New York City. Suzanne is known for her intelligent and enthusiastic approach to design in evolving markets, along with conviction to provide innovative solutions. In addition to her work in commercial Interiors, Suzanne maintains a hand weaving practice and creates woven sculptures from repurposed materials. Her work is exhibited worldwide, including MoMA and Art Basel, as well as collected by private and corporate clients. Recently two of her upholstery fabrics, Line Language and Bonded, both for Teknion Textiles were officially acquired for the permanent collection of the Copper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum. Her recent awards include a 2016 NeoCon Best of Year Gold Award and Interior Design’s Hip Award for Tarkett’s Collections Infinies. Her debut collection for LUUM: Starting Point also picked up a 2016 Metropolis Likes at this year’s Neocon. Suzanne was also honored in 2013 with the IIDA Titan Award, given in recognition of significant contributions to the Interior Design profession.

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TOUR BUS UNDERWRITERS Forms + Surfaces Johnson Simon Resources M Jarvie Partnership Modern Luxury Page Tandus Centiva | A Tarkett Company WHR Architects, Inc. Wittigs Office Interiors CHARRETTE ADMINISTRATOR Inventure Ziegler Cooper Architects HOSPITALITY UNDERWRITERS KSM Resources, Inc. M Jarvie Partnership VIP UNDERWRITER Hart Associates EXPO BOOTHS American Olean Arc-Com Fabrics Architex Cambria Coalesse/Designtex Corgan CRG Crossville Tile Debner+Company

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The IIDA Student Conference Chairs send a big Thank You to all of our SC17 Underwriters and Committee Members for your generous support this year. You are the reason Student Conference is such a huge success, and you enable us to pursue IIDA’s mission in each of the conference events: to advance interior design through knowledge, value and community.


EVENT COORDINATORS 101 Sessions (Topics) Portfolios + Interviews CEUs Charrette Expo

Shannon Oliveira, Associate IIDA Conference Chair, 2015-2017 FKP

Katie Hudson, Associate IIDA Conference Chair, 2016-2018 Lotte Advanced Materials USA, Inc. CHAPTER SUPPORT

First Impressions Fitness Graphics + Marketing Keynote Luncheon Panel Breakfast Photography Tours Workshops Educator Forum

Marisa Engelhardt Monica Ward Shanah O’Neill Elizabeth Hunt Jessy Longbotham Margot Mann Marisa Engelhardt Monica Ward Erica Ortiz Chingos Anna Dunn Jennifer Trenta Karen Perucki Melba Williams Jessy Longbotham Colette DeJean Macy Kirk Liz Thompson

VOLUNTEERS Kelly Dendy ALyssa Turner Michele Mitchell Ryan Ben Rachael Rogers Courtney Ortiz Laura Sosa Kari Nave

Stephanie Fallon, M.S., IIDA, RID Texas Oklahoma Chapter VP of Campus Centers WHR Architects

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