Interior Design Update 10-2018
Wilsonart invites architects and designers across the U.S. to join us via livestream on the topic of Global Forestry and what architects and designers need to know to protect their practices. The CEU will take place on October 3rd, 2018 from The Center for Architecture in NYC . The Global Forestry CEU, which is accredited by AIA and IDCEC, will be streamed live and presented by Grace Jeffers, an American writer, historian and educator, who is known for an interdisciplinary and integrated approach to the study of materials.

Oct 4 | Calgary | BMO Centre Stampede Park
Pre-Registration Available
for Members!

Includes 1 complimentary drink ticket and an IDA gift bag.
At the door registration pricing:
$5.00 per member
$10.00 per non-member
‘Designing Healthy Work Environments’ highlights ergonomic concerns, this seminar seeks to bridge the gap between workplace aesthetics and functionality.  Discussion topics will include developments in seating, input device design, display technology, lighting and employee-level training. Learn how to implement an ergonomics plan to reduce employee discomfort and injury risk while earning LEEDI-CI credits and lowering costs.
Oct 18 | 6 - 11 pm

IDAS Tradeshow and CEU Day (CEU Details Below)
Oct 19 | 9 am - 9 pm

Hotel Saskatchewan
Regina, SK
Rooms can be purchased by directly calling Leah Tang at 306-337-4309 to get the conference rate.
Presented by: Marte Belise from Enviroleather

Haven’t done much with fabrics since design school? Learn how to incorporate fabrics into all your projects. This CEU will fill you in on all the latest info. 
Presented by: Susan Drew from Altro

Examining the difficulties seniors face with everyday tasks and how designing interiors to meet those needs creates a safe and comfortable environment.
Presented by: Laura Lee Ross from Teknion

Every interior evokes a response among those who interact with it. If an interior space – in particular, a workspace – derives meaning from its inhabitants, then we will measure a space – whatever its function – by how it makes us feel. This seminar puts interior design to use to create more happiness at work. Using sketches, mood boards and real project examples, the conversation will range across the types of spaces one encounter in the modern office over the course of a workday, to propose that feeling welcome, empowered, connected, calm and comfortable helps people to do their best.
The Interior Design and Furniture Centre of Expertise within Workplace Solutions is seeking interest from Intern and Registered Members who primarily work on Federal Government projects currently, or plan to work with the government and are interested in workplace design.
How You Can Get Involved
Please contact us directly with your responses to the following questions to express interest in joining our Community of Practice and we will invite you to an inaugural Webex presentation to learn about our new GCworkplace Design Guide. To express you interest and submit your responses, send an email attention to Allie O’Neill at Allie.O’

Questions to include with your email response:
  1. Do you want to be part of an Interior Design Community of Practice to keep up to date on Federal Government Workplace Design?
  2. What is your name and what company do you work for?
  3. Do you have any experience in Federal Government Workplace Fit-up projects? How many years? Name a few projects you have worked on – let us know how great you are!
  4. What Information, tools etc. would your business benefit from having access to our understanding more?
  5. Is a Webex/teleconference presentation format on a weekday between 11:30 a.m. EST to 1:30p.m EST a workable offering for you? What day of the week is best?
Current CEU Cycle Ends December 31, 2018
Please ensure your credit requirements are completed by December 31, 2018.

Unsure of your requirements? Visit our website to confirm.
Application date between
January 16 - July 15
Review of application approval
May 15 - August 15
Registration and Scheduling
July 1 - September 30
Current Openings
Opportunities advertised below are subject to change, please visit our job board to view current listings.
Prop Stylist, Haute Stock (Calgary, AB)

Intermediate Interior Designer, Kasian Architecture Interior Design and Planning Ltd. (Calgary, AB)
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