May
1
5:30 PM17:30

CEU | Revit: Closing the Gap

Description
Hear from CannonDesign, HED, Unispace, Haworth, BIMsmith, FocalPoint Lighting, Gensler and more...

Please join us for a special panel discussion between Manufacturers and Designers to discuss the beneficial uses and limitations of Revit. We hope to discuss how to close the gap between what is available and what could be, focusing on our goal: to better the user experience for upside designer specification.

Designers will share how they use Revit for their daily production and visualization needs while discussing the challenges and advantages of manufacture-developed families and materials. Manufacturers will also share their challenges and advancements in the use of BIM to provide designers with the most accurate information and models for their projects.

Please bring your questions for the open forum or enter them here in advance!

Presenters
CannonDesign, HED, Unispace, Haworth, BIMsmith, FocalPoint Lighting, Gensler and more...

Credits
1.0 IDCEC credit hour

Member Cost
$0.00

Non-Member Cost
$20.00 + taxes/fees

All Students
$0.00

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May
9
12:00 PM12:00

CEU: Can't Hear Yourself Think? How Textiles Can Help with Acoustics!

Acoustics are as important as aesthetics in interior design. To design spaces with only the visual in
mind risks creating environments that are emotionally cold or functionally inadequate. What we hear
affects our unconscious, changing our moods, our behavior, and our performance. This course will
teach the basic reasons of why acoustics are important, how to discuss acoustic needs with a
fabricator, and how to pick textile products that will enhance acoustic and aesthetic goals.

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May
22
5:30 PM17:30

Designers & Architects Talk: A Series About Design and Its Impact on Client Success, Part III

Presented by IIDA, the Commercial Interior Design Association, and AIA Chicago in a first-ever collaboration, this series of three panel discussions addresses commercial interior architecture and design. Both architects and commercial interior designers will learn from the provocative discussions about projects, firm leadership, and design strategy.

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May
30
6:00 PM18:00

2019 RED Awards

Help us to celebrate Interior Design in Illinois by submitting a project that has been completed in the past 2 years. Entrants can submit to one or more category, ranging from commercial to residential, students to hospitality and more. Winners will be announced at the RED Awards ceremony on Thursday, May 30, 2019 at Venue SIX10, as well as featured on the website, social media, and in Contract Magazine. Winning projects will also have the opportunity to be toured by members of the IIDA Illinois Chapter in the following year, which is exposure that you can't get anywhere else. Don't miss this opportunity to have your Exemplary Design Recognized!

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Jul
16
5:30 PM17:30

CEU: Understanding Codes & Textile Performance with Sina Pearson

This CEU equips you to evaluate textile performance using current industry studies. This will better enable you to avoid common specification mistakes and meet the aesthetic requirements of your projects. Gain an in-depth understanding of the four components of textile performance: 

  1. Flammability 

  2. Durability 

  3. Cleanability 

  4. Sustainability

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Jul
25
6:00 PM18:00

Designer Drinks: A Toast to Advocacy

  • Allseating/Kimball/National/Trendway (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Save the date for Designer Drinks: A Toast to Advocacy! Join IIDA Illinois and our four showroom hosts, Allseating, Kimball, National Office Furniture, and Trendway, for a night of specialty cocktails and sweepstakes prizes, benefiting advocacy efforts for the Interior Design community in Illinois.

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Apr
17
5:30 PM17:30

Designers & Architects Talk: A Series About Design and Its Impact on Client Success, Part II

Presented by IIDA, the Commercial Interior Design Association, and AIA Chicago in a first-ever collaboration, this series of three panel discussions addresses commercial interior architecture and design. Both architects and commercial interior designers will learn from the provocative discussions about projects, firm leadership, and design strategy.

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Apr
4
5:30 PM17:30

Chicago Photobash

Join the IIDA Illinois Chapter for an exciting evening which celebrates our members both old and new as well as our amazing annual sponsors. Eat and drink your way through the art gallery, which will feature custom graphics inspired by the art of language and the Pantone color of the year “Living Coral”. Next, get in line to have a new, professional headshot taken by one of the photographers stationed throughout the venue. Dancing is encouraged as our DJ Charles Protégé will be mixing all night. We can’t wait to see you there.

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Mar
28
5:30 PM17:30

Central IL Photo Bash

oin the Central Illinois City Center of the IIDA Illinois Chapter for Photo Bash, an exciting evening which celebrates our members both old and new and our AIA friends and sponsors.

Eat and drink your way through the art gallery, which will feature custom glass blowing demonstrations. Next, get in line to have a new, professional headshot taken by the photographer stationed in the venue. Chances to win a hands on glass blowing experience as well!

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Mar
7
6:00 PM18:00

Stitch 2019

The theme for our 14th annual Stitch is Dichotomies: Opposites Attract! Design firms pair up with manufacturers, selecting a dichotomy and bringing it to life in the form of a garment. Join us at the House of Blues to see what the teams have conjured up, as models walk the runway. It’s one of our biggest networking nights of the year with over 500 people in attendance each year. You don’t want to miss this one!

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Feb
23
to Feb 24

NCIDQ Prep Course

IIDA Illinois and ASID Illinois are joining forces this Spring to study for the NCIDQ exams.  We are extending special Member Pricing for both associations. Early birds receive 1/2 off pricing. Register today!

Looking for a class to prepare you to sit for the NCIDQ? Here it is! This 16 hour, intensive, preparatory workshop will include a full overview of the Practicum portion of the exam. It will also provide, an actual Prac. 2.0 exam experience, based upon the new digital format. FX and PX exams, are reviewed, including how they are constructed and the mechanics of how to select answers.

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Feb
7
12:00 PM12:00

CEU: The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and Its Impact on Public Space

The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990 is one of the most misunderstood elements of commercial design. Failing to design for ADA creates health and safety issues for the disabled and liability concerns for designers and owners. Upon completion of the course, you will be able to confidently discuss ADA requirements with a client so all parties can make informed decisions.

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Feb
6
5:30 PM17:30

Designing the Future: An Advocacy Forum

Join IIDA and ASID Illinois Chapters for an informative discussion on current legislation and future legislative goals for all Illinois Interior Designers. Engage with panelists for an informal conversation on elevating the Interior Design profession. Network with your peers after the forum with complimentary cocktails and small bites provided by Marshalls Landing at the top of the Mart Steps. Don’t miss this informative and exciting discussion where you will learn how to be become a better Advocate for our profession. Click here to register.

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