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For a great way to kick off the fall season, aside from football, tailgating, and looking at leaves, attend a CEU!  Details about upcoming CEU events throughout our Chapter can be found below. 


Don't forget to sign up now for one of the Forum Venues for our November Chapter wide event; "Rise of the Human Factor". 

Member Spotlight

Name: Dustin Seager, IIDA, LEED AP ID+C, IIDA Carolinas Chapter VP of Advocacy

Occupation: Interiors Studio Leader

Company: Liollio Architecture

Number of years with company: 1

Number of years in IIDA: 9

Educational background: Ringling College of Art + Design c/o 2005, BFA Interior Design

List 3 words that describe design:  Inspiring, Meaningful, Essential.


Who is your favorite designer? I can't claim a favorite designer; however I have a handful of mentors (Interior Designers, Architects and Artists that I look up to, who have influenced my life as a person and a designer).


 What project are you most proud of? I have a few, but some of my top favorites include The Conference Board - New York, Duke Energy Headquarters and NASCAR Digital Media located in Charlotte. Each story was different, but they were all examples of what can be achieved when you assemble a great hardworking team with a visionary client.


 What are you currently reading? I tend to read mostly articles, blogs, and white papers dealing with workplace design. It has to be direct and to the point to keep my attention, so books rarely apply.


 Why Interior Design? I initially went into art school with the goal of becoming a computer animator. After my first year, my focus shifted towards designing the built environment. I felt that Interior Design offered the best opportunity to design physical spaces that positively impact lives and the environment.


 What is your design style? Organized, Clean, Precise, and Bold.


What is your favorite quote or motto?  "Speak softly and carry a big stick" Theodore Roosevelt


3 things you cannot live without:  My girls (Becky and Reagan), my boat, & a sense of accomplishment.


If you were not a designer, what would you be doing?  I would be a Navy man, of course.


Why IIDA?  It's a great opportunity to network with my fellow designers while being an advocate for my profession.


for our Corporate Forum;

November 4. 2014 | 11:00-1:00 Columbia, SC
November 5. 2014 | 5:00-7:00 Raleigh, NC
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Charlotte City Center
  CEU: How to specify wallcovering & panel fabric
Date: 10/16/14
Where: CBi
Time: 5:00-7:00pm
Coastal City Center
Chicago comes to Charleston: Post NeoCon trade show event
Date: 10/29/14
 Where: Wulbern Koval Company
Time: 6:00-8:00pm
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Columbia City Center
 CEU: Accessibility & ADA for Signage
Date: 10/16/14
  Where: Gavin Design Group
Time: 11:30am-1:00pm
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Triad City Center
 Chapter Forum Event
Date: 11/4&5/14
Columbia & Raleigh
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Triangle City Center
Chapter Forum Event
Date: 11/4&5/14
 Where: Columbia & Raleigh
Time: varies by venue
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Upstate City Center
Chapter Forum Event  

 Date: 11/4&5/14
Columbia & Raleigh
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Western NC
City Center
Nomadic Work: Designing for the New Work Day
Date: 10/28/14
 Mojo Coworking
Time: 5:30pm-7:30pm
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UNCG Campus Center
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