Join us for our November CEUS sponsored by IIDA & Patcraft! 
Color in Education: A Look into the Thoughtful, Intentional Placement of Color in Education Design

There is no more crucial place for thoughtful color selection than our educational built environments. Studies offer evidence that color choices in our schools matter immensely and the right color selections can promote collaborative learning, communication, concentration and achievement among students from kindergarten through high school.
This presentation, "Color in Education," presents the challenges that the facilities managers, designers, architects and administrators of school systems nationwide face in color selection for schools in their communities. The presenters will provide research findings and real-life case studies to support the inclusion of color while considering budget, durability and practicality for K-12 schools.

Course Objectives:
  1. Review challenges that the school systems nationwide face in color selection for schools in their communities
  2. Provide research findings and real-life case studies to support the inclusion of color.
  3. How color can selected when considering budget, durability and practicality for K-12 schools.
  4. How to guide stakeholders in school systems to make more informed and impactful color choices as they create successful, inclusive learning environment.
Kieren Corcoran has 20+ years of experience marketing flooring and is currently  Director of Marketing for performance markets with the Patcraft Brand of Shaw Industries. Prior to working at Shaw, he worked to develop carpet use specifications across the complex value chain of end users, facility managers and architectural firms by providing leadership to a cross-functional team. Kieren is focused on developing an understanding of user needs and expectations to develop technical and evidence-based solutions.

Date: November 8th
Time: 11:30 networking, 12:00-1:00pm CEU & lunch provided
Location: Atrium 
Address: 111 W Berry St., St #211, Fort Wayne, IN 46802
Date: November 8th
Time: 4:30 networking, 5:00-6:00 CEU + food & drinks proivded
Location: Centerpoint Brewing Company
Address: 1125 E Brookside Ave, Suite 2B, Indianapolis, IN 46202

Thank you to everyone that attended the
Fort Wayne MINGLE! 

Thank you for joining us for a Bad Axe Time! 

IIDA Indiana Student Competition 
Save the Date: November 29, 2018 
Louisville Tile

Support our students:  Monetary awards will be given for the first, second, and third place winners during a reception featuring all student projects on Thursday, November 29, 2018 hosted by Louisville Tile and IIDA Indiana.

All participants are invited to attend this social event to network with design professionals, meet students from other design programs, and view all of the other student projects. Registration coming soon! 

Abeer Saeed, Productive Business Interiors, VP of Student Affairs 

4L. How many years have you served on the IIDA Indiana Board? AS.  This is my first year on the board , prior to this I was on the FWCC for a year

4L. What are your main responsibilities on the board and how long is your term as VP of student affairs?
AS. My main responsibilities are to make sure the students have a voice and liaison in IIDA and the design world, and ensuring that they have the tools they would need to succeed both in school and the outside world. My term is 2 years.

4L. How long have you been with PBI AS.  1 year 6 months

4L. 3 Words to Describe IIDA...  AS.  Energetic, Inspired and Networking

4L. What does IIDA mean to you or what is the greatest part about IIDA? AS.  I credit IIDA so much for the jobs and opportunities I have had. When I was the president of the IIDA IPFW campus center, the VP of student affairs then had recommended we reach out to companies such as Steelcase, Designtex and so on, to see if they would give a presentation. Steelcase came and brought the local dealership (PBI) with them. Being so impressed with our commitment to the event the VP of PBI offered my friend and I internships, and upon graduating we both had jobs at PBI.   Being a part of IIDA has made me feel as if I'm a part of something bigger. It has broadened my network and given me a familiar face at almost any event.
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If you have any questions, please contact Traci Ashcraft
Thank you 2018 Winner's Circle Sponsors! 
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