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Thank you to all the attendees at our Annual Meeting Atelier and Soiree.  The event was well attended and despite the chilly evening, everyone enjoyed great food, learning and networking opportunities, and lots of fun on the sunset cruise.  Look for event photos to be posted to the IIDA Carolinas website in the next few days.  

Reminder to attend the rescheduled Design Days events from February.  The first one in WNC is this afternoon.  See below and our website for more details.  

Member Spotlight

Name: Susan Case

Employer: Morris-Berg Architects

Member of IIDA for: 3 years

Educational Background: Winthrop University


Defining moment in your career: Passing the NCIDQ exam to become eligible for professional membership of IIDA, and having the opportunity to design and project manage our new office when Morris-Berg moved to our new location in August 2014.


What does IIDA mean to you? IIDA means the opportunity to grow further as an interior designer by having access to educational CEUs and expand professional relationships through networking at IIDA events. 


Personal/Signature style: Modern with clean lines and pops of color and pattern.


What do you do for fun? Gardening, cooking, walking outdoors, and spending time with my husband, friends, and family.


What inspires you?  Much of my inspiration comes from nature.  I grew up near Charleston, South Carolina and I find the beach very relaxing.  When designing, I tend to select color palettes that include colors reminiscent of the ocean.

March Hashtag of the month #iida_atelierAndSoiree
Use this hashtag to share photos from IIDA events this month. 
NCIDQ prep courses

ASID will be hosting NCIDQ's Q Prep Workshop in the Raleigh area. This is a 3 day course lead by an NCIDQ approved instructor. For more information please contact Amanda at


ASID is hoping to host NCIDQ's Q Prep Workshop in the Charleston area this summer. This is a 3 day course lead by an NCIDQ approved instructor. In order to host the workshop, they need potential candidates to contact Jane Jilich, ASID ( so they can confirm there is enough interest. Please reach out to Jane no later than March 27, 2015 with interest. Once there are enough candidates to move forward more details will be announced.


23 Mar
WNC City Center
Design Days |Trade Show Learn-A-Thon, rescheduled from February

Upstate City Center
Design Days | Mini Trade Show, rescheduled from February

24 Mar
Triangle City Center
Design Days | LEED Gold Building Tour, rescheduled from February

Columbia City Center
CEU: Trend Vision

09 Apr
Triangle City Center
CEU: Design & Cradle to Cradle: Rethinking ceramic tiles

Upstate City Center
CEU; Materials in the new now

Charlotte City Center
CEU: Nomadic Work: Designing for the new work day

16 Apr
Triad City Center
CEU: Demystifying resins: an architect's guide to designing with resins

23 Apr
WNC City Center
CEU: Linoleum 101

Coastal City Center
Time: TBD

See your local email blast for details
Members on the Move

Below are a few announcements for our Chapter Members.  If you have an announcement (birth, wedding, new job, passed the NCIDQ, graduated, etc.) send this information to  Please include your City Center and name with this information.

  • Charlotte City Center | Emma Maltba gave birth to a boy, Nolan Wallace.
  • Coastal City Center | Rachel Lawver gave birth to a baby girl, Ruby Grace.

Thank you to our 2015 Partners

You make our events possible 

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  We look forward to seeing you at the next event.
Communications Team
Amanda Wade, IIDA, LEED AP ID+C
Debbie Nestvogel, Associate IIDA, LEED AP BD+C