• NEXT Committee

    May 3, 2017
    NEXT Committee
    Every year, the IIDA Northland hosts NEXT, a design competition that gives interior design students the opportunity to share their opinion on “what’s next” in the industry. The name is really fitting, right? Anyways, in past years’ competitions, the requirements were multi-media based and students were required to make a video that explained their ideas. However, this year was a bit different as Co-Chairs and NELSON designers, Ashley Wittenberg and Maggie Ziegler, decided to change it up a bit with some new and innovative ideas.
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  • A Day in the Life of...

    April 27, 2017
    A Day in the Life of...
    With days that include meetings and pitches, Chicago Design Director, Theresa Williams is always on the go. But, when she’s not in the office, she can be found hanging out with her family, preparing for her big break on Shark Tank, and flipping houses. Curious? We thought so! Here’s a day in the life of Theresa Williams.
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  • Refortify

    April 25, 2017
    Refortify
    For the past four years, members of our Chicago team have participated in Refortify, an event created to widen the breadth of possibilities for children’s futures and to benefit their local community. For the event, kids between the ages of 9 and 11 who participate in an after-school program are connected to the architectural and design profession through a five-week series of workshops, culminating in the design of their own fort. At the end, the kids are paired with professional design teams to execute and build their concepts using clothing, bedding, and building materials. The collected clothing and materials are then donated to benefit the mission of Breakthrough, an organization that partners with those affected by poverty on Chicago’s Westside.
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  • CAN You Believe It?

    April 19, 2017
    CAN You Believe It?
    Our Philly team recently completed CANstruction, a unique charity art exhibition and event featuring structures made by teams of volunteers, youth groups, and/or CANstruction contractors. All CANstructures are made entirely out of full cans of food. At the end of the CANstruction exhibitions or events, all food is then donated to local hunger relief organizations. We caught up with the team to learn about their experience. Here’s what we found out (courtesy of Marcia Dolga, Senior Project Manager):
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