Interior Design Update 11-2018
It’s been a busy fall for the IDA council. It was wonderful to see so many of you in Toronto at IDC’s Inaugural Design Symposium. I’ve been told as many as 20% of the attendees were from Alberta, and it showed! The theme was the value of design and so many inspirational speakers and insightful talks made it well worth the trip.

I encourage everyone to attend next year’s event in Vancouver as it’s a wonderful opportunity to connect with designers across the country, build your network and grow as a designer.

Back at home, I also had the chance to connect with members as we hosted our annual Urban Encounters trade show in both Edmonton and Calgary. This year we added a few new perks for members and attendees and we hope to continue to make improvements for next year’s show. If you have any feedback, please get in touch as this show is for you and we want to know what you think!

The second annual MASI Awards took place in Regina in October and several IDA members took home some hardware! Be sure to check out the links below for photos of all these events.

Speaking of photos, I hope everyone took the opportunity to get to know all the 2018/19 council members in our recent social media posts called “ The Who”, the brain child of our Darren Gee and his Marketing and Communications committee. His committee also have a few new and exciting events to look forward to in the next few months, especially targeting our intern members. Stay-tuned!

Coming up this week we have BUILDEX in Calgary and before you know it Santa will be in the malls! Here’s to a productive November!

Cory Riley
IDA President
BUILDEX Calgary is proud to announce its program details for Nov 7th & 8th 2018, with a strong emphasis on creating dialogue around ‘Shaping the Future’ of the built environment. The event returns with prominent industry experts, thought leaders and innovators who will educate and navigate conversations around Green Materials, Accessibility, Cannabis, Health and Wellness, Affordable Housing, Virtual Reality, Robotics and more.

Nov 8 | 9:30 - 10:30 am | BMO Centre | Calgary, AB

[ BOMI 1.0 CPD • 1.0 AAA Structured LH • 1.0 General Hour IDCEC Approved ]
As qualified design professionals, we are key contributors to sustainable, healthy, and economically viable spaces. Our scope of work spans construction and project management, design conceptualization, sustainability, health & wellness, and product and material selection. On top of this, we’ve taken on the complex role of “corporate strategist” consulting on productivity, culture, branding and more. As the demands of the market change and industry continues to evolve, we must ask ourselves how do we define our position in the building industry and advocate for a scope of work that enables us to best service our clients?
FREE for IDA Members
To redeem this offer register online, select T13, and provide IDAFREE at check out.
Nov 21 | 5 - 7 pm | RGO
Recognizing your thought-leadership in our marketplace, RGO & Steelcase wish to invite IDA members to an exclusive special reception and presentation on:

FAST FORWARD: The trends + forces shaping how we work and the places we work in.

As the digital revolution gains momentum, it’s important to imagine and prepare for what the impact may be.

It’s not just about technology; it’s also about our human experiences – especially at work where most of us spend so many waking hours.
Would you like to become a leader in accessibility? We’re excited to announce that this fall, the Southern Alberta Institute of Technology (SAIT) will be offering the Rick Hansen Foundation Accessibility Certification™ (RHFAC) Accessibility Assessor Training course for the first time. This 48-hour course is the first step to qualifying for an RHFAC Professional designation, providing you with the knowledge and practical skills needed to rate a building for its overall accessibility under the RHFAC program. Join an up-and-coming profession, and learn to view barriers in the built environment from the perspective of people with disabilities. 
Register for the fall session at SAIT in Calgary, AB:

Nov 21 - 24 & Dec 5 - 8, 2018

Register Online on the SAIT Website
or by phone with SAIT Student Services at 403.284.7248
Photos from the 2018 Urban Encounters are now available on the IDA website. This year, we added a few new perks including free admittance for members who pre-registered, member swag bags, a candy, ice cream, and poutine bar! We also had some very well received door prizes! Thank you to all of those who donated, sponsored, and of course, our amazing attendees for helping to make 2018 so memorable!
2018 MASI Design Awards
Congratulations to all of the finalists for the 2018 MASI Design Awards presented at the annual gala, this year hosted by the IDAS, in Regina, SK on October 18!

Following are the finalists (IDA members highlighted in red), stay tuned for photos and award winners to be announced.

Office over $80/sq. ft.
  • Stantec Architecture Ltd.
  • Stantec Architecture Ltd.
  • B+H Architects

Office under $80/sq. ft.
  • Peyton Licensed Interior Design
  • aodbt architecture + interior design
  • Four Square Licensed Interior Design
  • Group2 Architecture Interior Design Ltd.
  • Nejmark Architect/Retail Hospitality Design
  • Bold Design Inc.

  • Number TEN Architectural Group
  • Mattson & Company
  • Sarah Ward Interiors

  • aodbt architecture + interior design
  • Stantec Architecture Ltd.
  • GEC Architecture

Special Project
  • GEC Architecture
  • Stantec Architecture Ltd.
  • aodbt architecture + interior design
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.
Current Openings
Opportunities advertised below are subject to change, please visit our job board to view current listings.
Jr Draftsperson, Lindsay O. Creative (Calgary, AB)

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

Office Interior Designe Consultant, Office Furniture Warehouse Direct (Edmonton, AB)
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