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    September 18, 2017

    Save the Date | Wichita Design Week 2017

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    Wichita Design Week is a week-long series of events to further engage designers of all disciplines and those who use design through connection, information, and inspiration.  Please visit www.wichitadesignweek.com for more information!

    9/18/17 – 12:00 PM | Designer Lunch Series | Filling Nature’s Canvas: Architecture as Place | Location: SJCF Architecture

    9/18/17 – 5:30PM | Pecha Kucha | Location: Barleycorn’s

    9/19/17 – 6:30 PM | Keynote Speaker: Chuck Comeau, Dessin Fournir | The Power of Design | Location: Ulrich Museum of Art

    9/20/17 – 11:30 AM | Designer Lunch Series | Wichita Design: Great Alone, Better Together | Location: GLMV Architecture

    9/20/2017 – 7:00 PM | Film: Design Disruptors | Location: Wichita State University

    9/21/2017 – 11:30 AM | Tour: Advanced Learning Library | Location: 711 West 2nd Street North

    9/21/2017 – 7:00 PM | Product Runway | Location: Abode Venue

    9/22/2017 – 12:00 PM | Designer Lunch Series | Creating a Vision & Seeing it Through | Location: Greteman Group

     

     

    Start: September 18, 2017
    End: September 22, 2017

    September 21, 2017

    Monthly Member Coffee Date

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    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, September 21

    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 Beverly McAuley (membership@iidamidamerica.org).

    Start: September 21, 2017 8:00 am
    End: September 21, 2017 9:00 am
    Venue: Thou Mayest Coffee Roasters
    Address:
    419 E 18th Street, Kansas City, MO, 64108, United States

    Wichita: Product Runway

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    A design challenge with a twist! Product Runway puts teams of design professionals from multiple disciplines in a fashion design competition design and create (yes we mean fabricate) a garment or accessory (or both!) out of standard architectural finish materials such as tile, upholstery, carpet, and wallcoverings. Each team will have 2 hours to conceptualize, design, and build their creation. Dont worry guys, this year models are provided!! At the end of the challenge, each teams design will get to walk the runway and show off their creation to a team of judges and all of Wichita’s design community!

    Can’t participate in the challenge?! No problem! Join us for cocktails, mingle with fellow colleagues, enjoy the show, and make sure to vote for your favorite team!

     

    Schedule of events:

    Participant Check-in 5pm
    Challenge Begins 5:30pm
    Doors Open [Cockatils and Appetizers Provided] 7pm
    Runway Show 7:30pm

     

    Check out some photos from last years show here! :

    https://www.facebook.com/pg/IIDAWichitaCityCenter/photos/?tab=album&album_id=1403430229686448

    Start: September 21, 2017 5:00 pm
    End: September 21, 2017 9:00 pm
    Venue: Abode Venue
    Address:
    1330 E Douglas Ave, Wichita, KS, 67214, United States

    October 5, 2017

    MADA ELEV^TE

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    Nomination forms are now available for this year’s MADA ELEV^TE Awards! Take a few minutes to tell us about all the amazing people you know in the design community and why you think they should be recognized. The categories this year are:

    Aloft Award | The Aloft Award will be give to an emerging designer who has shown a fresh, artistic and thoughtful approach to interior design. This individual has been in the industry seven or less years and has a current membership with IIDA.

    Element Award | The Element Award will be given to an individual, dealer, or organization that supports the interior design community through exceptional service, knowledge, and solutions. This individual, dealer or organization must have a current membership with IIDA.

    Elevate Award | The Elevate Award will be given to a client, company, or organization that not only embraces the practice and vision of interior design, but encourages designers to push conventional boundaries.

    Vision Award | The Vision Award is the highest award, given to an individual who exemplifies notable qualities in leadership, design, and mentorship. This individual must have a current membership with IIDA.

    Please download nomination form here. Please provide the name, address, and contact info of the person you are nominating, along with a brief (500 words or less) description of why you think they are deserving of the award. We’re looking forward to reading about all of the wonderful designers, dealers, clients, companies, and organizations that make the design community so great!

     

    Calling all Sponsors for IIDA Mid America’s Fall Event of the year… MADA ELEV^TE!
    The IIDA Mid America Chapter is pleased to announce MADA ELEV^TE 2017, a biennial event in conjunction with our design awards. MADA ELEV^TE is designed to celebrate individuals and clients who display the vision, acumen, and commitment to design that continue to move our industry forward. Members of the design community are encouraged to nominate their colleagues and peers who exemplify professionalism and design excellence.

    Please fill out the form HERE

     

     

    Start: October 5, 2017 5:30 pm
    End: October 5, 2017 8:30 pm
    Venue: 28 Event Space
    Address:
    1300 W 28 St, Kansas City, MO, 64108, United States

    October 6, 2017

    Design Wars

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    The 5th Annual IIDA Student Design Wars will challenge teams of students to imagine a creative design for an existing interior space in Kansas City.  Each team will have 3 hours to complete hand-drawings and sketches, provide concept images, put together a presentation and then pitch their solutions to a panel of local design professionals.  The winning team selected by the panel will split a $1,000 cash prize!

    This event is open to Sophomores, Juniors, and Seniors currently enrolled in an Interior Design or Interior Architecture program at the University level.  Students do NOT have to be IIDA student members to participate, and will sign up individually and assigned a team prior to the event.

    Questions in the meantime? Contact Hillary L’Ecuyer (hillary@encompas.com)

    Start: October 6, 2017 10:00 am
    End: October 6, 2017 5:00 pm
    Venue: Center of Architecture & Design
    Address:
    1801 McGee St #100, Kansas City, MO, United States

    October 19, 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, October 19

    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: October 19, 2017 8:00 am
    End: October 19, 2017 9:00 am
    Venue: Thou Mayest Coffee Roasters
    Address:
    419 e 18th Street, Kansas City, MO, 64108, United States

    November 16, 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, November 16

    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: November 16, 2017 8:00 am
    End: November 16, 2017 9:00 am
    Venue: Thou Mayest Coffee Roasters
    Address:
    419 E 18th Street, Kansas City, MO, 64108, United States

    December 21, 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, December 21

    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: December 21, 2017 8:00 am
    End: December 21, 2017 9:00 am
    Venue: Thou Mayest Coffee Roasters
    Address:
    419 E 18th Street, Kansas City, MO, 64108, United States