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    May 18, 2017

    Monthly Member Coffee Date

    Coffee-Date-Round

    Mark your calendar for the 3rd Thursday of the month… It’s an IIDA Coffee Date!!

     

    IIDA Mid America would like to invite you to join us every month for a bit of coffee and IIDA camaraderie!

    Pick the brains of your IIDA board members… find out how to get more involved in all things IIDA throughout the year… chat about the latest and greatest cat meme… whatever’s on your mind, we want to hear it!

     

    Date:   Thursday, May 18

    Time:  8 am – 9am

    Location:  Upstairs at Thou Mayest Coffee Roasters (419 East 18th Street, Kansas City, MO 64108)

    No registration required, admission is the cost of coffee.  (New IIDA Members:  Coffee is on IIDA!)

     

    Questions?? Please contact Amy Wright (membership@iidamidamerica.org).

    Start: May 18, 2017 8:00 am
    End: May 18, 2017 9:00 am
    Venue: Thou Mayest Coffee Roasters
    Address:
    419 E 18th Street, Kansas City, MO, 64108, United States

    April 27, 2017

    IIDA WICHITA: MURDER HIGH REUNION

    Murder Mystery Save the Date

    It will be a reunion you won’t forget…if you live to tell about it!  Join us for a Murder Mystery night of suspense, entertainment and thrilling fun. Murder High Reunion brings the “Class of 1987” back together to reunite with old friends (and old enemies) to see what everyone’s become. Unfortunately for the sake of the reunion, what one of you has become is a murderer. Let’s hope it’s not you.  Come ready for flashbacks to the 80s, excellent food, wicked drinks, and totally rad tunes. This is the night for the Wichita design community, our product representatives, dealers, and design firms to get together and celebrate all the great work we do together!
    Upon purchasing your ticket you will receive an email with your character description, potential wardrobe options, and a run down of talking topics for when your classmates strike up conversation with you, so be looking for that in your email inbox.
    Start: April 27, 2017 7:00 pm
    End: April 27, 2017 11:00 pm
    Venue: Venue ONE11
    Address:
    11 S Ellis, Wichita, KS, 67211, United States

    April 25, 2017

    IIDA Kansas City | Dairy Farmers of America Headquarters Tour

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    HOK, Dairy Farmers of America, Kansas City KS

    Please join IIDA Kansas City for a tour of the newly completed 106,000sf Headquarters of Dairy Farmers of America,  designed by HOK.  This LEED Silver facility will be the new home for 420 employees and features a modern, flexible work environment with expansive open floor plates, a variety of conference and collaborative spaces, employee café, fitness facilities and outdoor spaces.  Both interior details and integration of furniture have aimed to pay tribute to the cooperative’s farmer-owners through the use of reclaimed wood and dairy-inspired materials, forms and lighting.

     

    Owned by more than 15,000 dairy farmers across the country, and invested in brands such as Borden Cheese, Kemps, Keller’s Creamery and Hiland Dairy, DFA is the nation’s largest milk marketing cooperative. An exporter of dairy products and powders to nearly 50 countries, DFA is also the sixth-largest global dairy company.  The new Headquarters was designed by HOK’s Kansas City office, constructed by JE Dunn, and furnished by encompas.

     

    Start: April 25, 2017 6:00 pm
    End: April 25, 2017 8:00 pm
    Venue: Dairy Farmers of America Headquarters
    Address:
    1405 W 98th Street, Kansas City, KS, 66111, United States

    April 21, 2017

    IIDA Mid America Design Awards

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    The IIDA Mid America Chapter is pleased to announce our 4th Mid America Design Awards ceremony on Friday, April 21st, 2017. The Mid America Design Awards (MADA) is a biennial event that recognizes Interior Design work within the Kansas City and Wichita City Centers. Design firms throughout the Chapter will submit projects from numerous market sectors and compete for outstanding recognition among their peers. Those selected as award winners will be honored for their exceptional quality of work in the interior design profession. Project judging will be based upon innovation, functionality, and implementation of overall design intent and brand.   Please join us for this exciting evening of celebration of the excellence in design within the Mid America Chapter!

     

    Start: April 21, 2017 5:30 pm
    End: April 21, 2017 10:30 pm
    Venue: The Gallery
    Address:
    61 E 14th St., Kansas City, MO, 64105, United States

    April 20, 2017

    Monthly Member Coffee Date

    Coffee-Date-Round

    Mark your calendar for the 3rd Thursday of the month… It’s an IIDA Coffee Date!!

     

    IIDA Mid America would like to invite you to join us every month for a bit of coffee and IIDA camaraderie!

    Pick the brains of your IIDA board members… find out how to get more involved in all things IIDA throughout the year… chat about the latest and greatest cat meme… whatever’s on your mind, we want to hear it!

     

    Date:   Thursday, April 20

    Time:  8 am – 9am

    Location:  Upstairs at Thou Mayest Coffee Roasters (419 East 18th Street, Kansas City, MO 64108)

    No registration required, admission is the cost of coffee.  (New IIDA Members:  Coffee is on IIDA!)

     

    Questions?? Please contact Amy Wright (membership@iidamidamerica.org).

    Start: April 20, 2017 8:00 am
    End: April 20, 2017 9:00 am
    Venue: Thou Mayest Coffee Roasters
    Address:
    419 E 18th Street, Kansas City, MO, 64108, United States

    April 13, 2017

    KC Design Week: Design the Life You Love, with Ayse Birsel – SOLD OUT

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    Presented by the Knoll constellation of brands; DIRTT; and Spaces, Inc.

     

    Our life is our biggest project! At a time when everything is changing so fast, the traditional roadmaps to a good life are disappearing. This is an incredible challenge, but also an amazing opportunity—so why not create your own roadmap and design yourself an original life?

     

    Join Ayse for an interactive and playful masterclass. Learn a proven design thinking process, Deconstruction:Reconstruction, as Ayse leads you through exercises that help to understand your personal priorities, identify your heroes and core values, and visualize the life you want to live.

     

    Design the Life You Love workshops were “sold out” at Fast Company Innovation Festival 2016, 99U Conferences 2016, 2015, 2014 and AdobeMax 2015, 2014.

     

    “What took design so long to tackle the most important of all projects? It took Ayse Birsel, a designer who knows how to find elegant solutions for complex issues not only when it comes to products, but also when it comes to everybody’s search for serenity, inspiration, and fulfillment in life.”

     

    Paola Antonelli, Senior Curator of Architecture & Design, Museum of Modern Art

     

    Ticket Details
    $30 in advance | $40 at door
    Drinks and appetizers included in ticket price.

     

    Event Schedule
    05:30 PM: Registration
    06:00 PM – 08:00 PM: Masterclass

     

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    KC Design Week is presented by the Center for Architecture & Design. Center for Architecture & Design is a PLACE, a COLLECTIVE, and a RESOURCE for our community to benefit from the creativity and ingenuity of design professionals.

    Start: April 13, 2017 5:30 pm
    End: April 13, 2017 8:00 pm
    Venue: Berg Event Space
    Address:
    1525 Grand Blvd, Kansas City, MO, 64108, United States

    KC Design Week: Designing an Industry: Kansas City’s Fashion Designers

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    Hear Rightfully Sewn founder and president, Jennifer Lapka Pfeifer, speak about how her organization is working to bring opportunity and jobs to our community through the business of fashion. Two of the five Rightfully Sewn resident fashion designers, Kate Nickols and Ami Beck, will also speak about their design influences, creative processes, and business practices.

     

    Rightfully Sewn provides seamstress training for at-risk women so they can thrive in a specialized workforce that will reestablish Kansas City as an epicenter of garment manufacturing, while at the same time, propel Kansas City fashion designers to market so they can supply the burgeoning demand for high-quality, American-produced garments.

     

    Ticket Details
    $10 in advance | $15 at door
    Box lunch included in ticket price.

     

    Event Schedule
    11:30 AM – 12:00 PM: Registration and Lunch
    12:00 PM – 01:00 PM: Presentation

     

    More Info and Tickets >>

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    KC Design Week is presented by the Center for Architecture & Design. Center for Architecture & Design is a PLACE, a COLLECTIVE, and a RESOURCE for our community to benefit from the creativity and ingenuity of design professionals.

    Start: April 13, 2017 11:30 am
    End: April 13, 2017 1:00 pm
    Venue: Berg Event Space
    Address:
    1525 Grand Blvd, Kansas City, MO, 64108, United States

    April 12, 2017

    KC Design Week: Doing Things the Hard Way with Juan Carlos Pagan

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    Conventional wisdom tells us to “Work smart, not hard.” Juan Carlos Pagan of Sunday Afternoon shows how he manages to screw this up every time, while sharing his unique, typographically-driven work. As a designer, typographer, creative director, and entrepreneur, Juan has worked for 72andSunny, Deutsch, and DDB, and his clients include Nike, MTV, Bacardi, The NY Lottery, and Pinterest. His work has won awards as well as consumers’ hearts and minds.

     

    Ticket Details
    $15 in advance | $20 at door
    Light appetizers and drinks included in ticket price.

     

    Event Schedule
    05:30 PM: Registration
    06:00 PM – 07:30 PM: Presentation

     

    More Info and Tickets >>

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    KC Design Week is presented by the Center for Architecture & Design. Center for Architecture & Design is a PLACE, a COLLECTIVE, and a RESOURCE for our community to benefit from the creativity and ingenuity of design professionals.

    Start: April 12, 2017 5:30 pm
    End: April 12, 2017 7:30 pm
    Venue: Center for Architecture & Design
    Address:
    1801 McGee, Suite 100, Kansas City, MO, 64108, United States

    KC Design Week: Expanding the White Cube: The Future of Gallery Design

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    The white cube exhibition venue is expanding to a variety of platforms including shipping containers, pop-ups, billboards, and cultural districts. How do today’s curators question and reinvent traditional modes of displaying art and design for the future? This forum brings together local arts administrators with a wide range of perspectives, considering relevancy within their own models and others. They cover a variety of institutions, from a canonical museum to a midsize nonprofit to an alternative gallery.

     

    Ticket Details
    $10 in advance | $15 at door
    Box lunch included in ticket price.

     

    Event Schedule
    11:30 AM – 12:00 PM: Registration + Lunch Served
    12:00 PM – 12:45 PM: Panel Discussion
    12:45 PM – 01:15 PM: Q&A

     

    More Info and Tickets >>

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    KC Design Week is presented by the Center for Architecture & Design. Center for Architecture & Design is a PLACE, a COLLECTIVE, and a RESOURCE for our community to benefit from the creativity and ingenuity of design professionals.

    Start: April 12, 2017 11:30 am
    End: April 12, 2017 1:00 pm
    Venue: ArtsKC
    Address:
    106 Southwest Blvd, Kansas City, MO, 64108, United States

    April 11, 2017

    KC Design Week: An Evening at the Antler Room – SOLD OUT

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    Ever wondered what goes into the design of an incredible dining experience? Join KC Design Week at The Antler Room for a behind-the-scenes look at the process behind one of the most innovative food scenes in Kansas City! Chefs Nick Goellner, Andrew Heimburger and Nick Chiaro will walk through the design of a dish from conceptualization to plating to placement on the menu. Sip on a Signature KCDW Cocktail and enjoy a tasting of each dish as the evening progresses…it’s Food as Design!

     

    Ticket Details
    $40 in advance | $45 at door.
    Cost of Admission includes 1 signature cocktail + tasting of each presented dish. Cash bar will be available for purchase of additional beverages.

     

    LIMITED TO 38 GUESTS.

     

    Event Schedule
    05:00 PM: Registration
    05:30 PM – 07:30 PM: Design Process Explanation + Tastings

     

    More Info and Tickets >>

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    KC Design Week is presented by the Center for Architecture & Design. Center for Architecture & Design is a PLACE, a COLLECTIVE, and a RESOURCE for our community to benefit from the creativity and ingenuity of design professionals.

    Start: April 11, 2017 5:00 pm
    End: April 11, 2017 7:30 pm
    Venue: The Antler Room
    Address:
    2506 Holmes Road, Kansas City, MO, 64108, United States