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2020 Designers & Architects Talk: Design and Its Impact on Client Success

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111 East Upper Wacker Drive

Suite 222

Chicago, IL 60601

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Designers and Architects Talk:

A Series About Design and Its Impact on Client Success, with IIDA and AIA Chicago

Presented by IIDA and AIA Chicago, this second annual series of four discussions at IIDA headquarters in spring 2020 will address commercial interior architecture and design. Both architects and commercial interior designers will learn from the provocative discussions about projects, firm leadership, and design strategy.

IIDA and AIA current members, use the promo code emailed to you to receive member pricing - $10 for an individual session and $30 for the series. Student members will receive a free ticket with the student promo code - limited free tickets available. If you did not receive your promo code, IIDA members please contact iidahq@iida.org and AIA members please contact ARao@aiachicago.org.

5:30 p.m. Networking Reception

6:15 p.m. Discussion

1 AIA-approved LU or 1 IDCEC-approved CEU

February 11

Lauren Rottet in Conversation with Cheryl S. Durst
Success, Work/Life Balance, and the Necessity of Women in Design

Moderator Cheryl S. Durst, Hon. FIIDA, the Executive Vice President and CEO of IIDA

Celebrated as a pioneering A&D leader and the first woman to be named a fellow of both AIA and IIDA, renowned designer and architect Lauren Rottet, FIIDA, FAIA, will share insights on her career and navigating the industry.

Based in Houston, Los Angeles, and New York, Rottet has designed notable workplaces and beautiful hospitality interiors across the country, including the Langham, Chicago, and the recent New York Stock Exchange workplace renovation.

March 10

Repositioned and Reimagined: Willis Tower, Tribune Tower, and Old Post Office

Moderator Zurich Esposito, Hon. AIA, Executive Vice President of AIA Chicago

  • Todd Heiser, Principal, Gensler

  • Sheryl Schulze, Principal, Gensler

  • Meg Prendergast, Principal, Gettys

  • Lee Golub, Principal and Executive Vice President, Golub and Company

April 14

New Design Firms Changing the Face of Chicago

Moderator John Czarnecki, Hon. IIDA, Assoc. AIA, Deputy Director and SVP of IIDA

  • Ross Barney, AIA, Founder, Tumu Studio

  • Nina Grondin, Partner and Founder, Curioso

  • Julie Purpura, Owner and Creative Director, Avenir Creative

  • Chris Sommers, IIDA, Partner, Harken Interiors

May 5

Fulton Market: an Evolving City

Moderator Peter Exley, FAIA, 2021 AIA National President

  • Kyle Kamin, Executive Vice President, CBRE

  • Rick Kintigh, AIA, Architect, Sterling Bay

  • Aracely Nevarz, AIA, Partner, Hartshorn Plunkard Architecture

  • Sarah Oppenhuizen, AIA, IIDA, Director of Interiors, HOK

Host Sponsor

Corporate Concepts / Knoll

Champion Sponsors

Andreu World | Bernhardt Design | BIFMA | Caesarstone | Cosentino |

J+J Flooring Group | Maya Romanoff | Mohawk Group

Mortarr | OFS | Patcraft | Shaw Contract | Tarkett

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