Monthly Archives: September 2013

Upcoming Event: Pub Crawl Series

Upcoming Event: Pub Crawl Series

In case you haven’t heard, IIDA is teaming up with AIAS, ASLA, GDSA, and APX to host a series of Pub Crawls on the last Friday every month to raise money for this year’s Beaux Arts Ball.

The first Pub Crawl will be tomorrow, September 27th. Tickets are $5 for members and $10 for non org members. Tickets can be purchased from Sophie Kwok or in the lobby of CDN. To RSVP on the Facebook page, click here. See you there!

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Photo Recap: Mentor Match

Last week, we held our Mentor Match on September 18th. At the event, mentees (freshmen & sophomores) met their mentors (juniors & seniors). The pairs were assigned to each other based on the results of the mentoring survey we sent out after the Mentor Mixer event on September 11th. Throughout the year, mentees can meet with their mentors for guidance regarding any software issues, portfolio reviews, the milestone, or any other questions they may have about ASU’s Interior Design program.

Check out the photos below!




We will have more mentoring events coming soon. Stay tuned!

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Design Inspiration: Barcelona Kaleido-Lapse

See the beautiful design of Barcelona in a whole new way – time lapse sequences with a kaleidoscopic effect.

Have a great weekend!

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Last Call for Mentorship!

This is a reminder that our mentoring survey closes at midnight TONIGHT! Please fill it out if you would like to be involved in our Mentoring Program this year.

Once we confirm your mentor or mentee, please attend our Mentor Match event next Wednesday, September 18th, at 6:30 PM in CDN 291!

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Design Inspiration: Skype’s North American Headquarters

This week’s inspiration post might be especially insightful for seniors who are studying workplace design in their INT464 studio class this semester. The office of Skype’s North American Headquarters is located in Palo Alto, California, and it is comprised of 54,000 square feet, which serves approximately 250 employees. According to Design Blitz, the campus demonstrates Skype’s “spirit of innovation in a highly functional yet creative workplace designed to encourage interaction and spontaneity, as well as meet specific acoustic requirements in support of their extensive use of AV.”

In addition, the project also received LEED Silver Certification, making the space innovative both inside and out with its energy efficiency and high tech atmosphere. Check out photos below:


All photos are courtesy of Design Blitz. For more information on the project, click here.

Have a great weekend!

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Upcoming Event: Mentor Match

Upcoming Event: Mentor Match

Now that you went to the Mentor Mixer and have an idea of who you would like to be paired up with, it’s time to meet your match!

Please complete this survey by Saturday (9/14) at midnight to pick your mentor or mentee. If you would like to be paired with someone specific, skip our optional questions and enter their name at the end of the survey. If you don’t have someone in mind, our questions will help us find your perfect design match.

Once we confirm your match, our next mixer will showcase the big reveal. Please come to our Mentor Match next Wednesday (9/18) at 6:30 PM in CDN 291. To RSVP to the Facebook Event, click here. See you there!

Photo Recap: Mentor Mixer

Thank you to everyone who attended our Mentor Mixer this Wednesday night! The event was a huge success and it kicked off our annual Mentoring Program. Mentees (freshmen and sophomores) met with mentors (juniors and seniors) in a speed-dating fashion. Our Mentorship directors helped them break the ice by giving them questions to ask each other such as “Who is your favorite architect?” and “Why did you choose to go to school at ASU?”.  Check out the photos below:


Now that you attended the Mentor Mixer, please fill out this survey by Saturday (9/14) at midnight. If you have a specific person in mind, please write down his or her name. If you don’t know who you would like to be paired with, don’t worry! Just fill out the optional questions and we will pair you with your perfect design match. Once we confirm your match, please come meet your mentor or mentee at our Mentor Match event next Wednesday, September 18th, at 6:30 PM in CDN 291!

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Upcoming Event: Be Loose Graphic Workshop

Upcoming Event: Be Loose Graphic Workshop

Hosted by: AIAS | ASLA | APX | IIDA
Date:September 21st & 22nd 2013
Time: 9am to 5:30pm
Where: The Design School, room CDN 60

The BeLoose Graphic Workshop is an intensive 2-day workshop that will cover drawing attitude and graphic tricks in various rendering media. Participants will also learn how to create sketches in one- and two-point perspectives.

Purchase your pre-sale tickets now at a discounted rate.

$40 student org members (AIAS, ASLA, APX, IIDA)
$50 students (non-org members)
$125 professionals

Pre-sale tickets can be purchased today and tomorrow in studio from Lauren Copeland (sophomores), Nina Knoph (juniors), and Sophie Kwok (seniors).

To RSVP to the Facebook event page, click here. Have a great week!

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Photo Recap: Fall Welcome & Freshmen Membership Brunch

In the evening of August 28th, we hosted The Design School’s annual Fall Welcome event along with a few other organizations such as AIAS, GDSA, and IDSA. The event was a great way for people to get to know more about the organizations within The Design School before choosing to become involved.  It was also a chance for students to mingle with people from other design disciplines and possibly meet someone they may end up working  with in future projects.







On August 30th, a few IIDA officers visited a freshmen lecture in the morning and then invited the students over to Senior Studio for breakfast. The officers served them bagels and coffee while giving them a chance to learn more about IIDA and becoming a member.


Don’t forget, our first Mentor Mixer is THIS Wednesday, September 11th, at 6:30 PM in Senior Studio (CDN 291). See you there! 🙂

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Design Inspiration: Kinetic Rain

In July of 2012, the sculpture “Kinetic Rain” was unveiled at Terminal 1 of the Singapore Changi Airport. Designed by ART+COM, the piece consists of 608 droplets, which are installed above two central escalators. The droplets are made up of lightweight aluminum and are covered in copper. Attached to each droplet is a very thin steel rope that is connected to a computer-controlled motor, allowing it to move up and down to take part in a 15-minute choreography sequence. The visual experience of the choreography varies depending on the perspective of the visitor’s point of view.

To learn more about the piece, click here. Have a wonderful weekend!

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Upcoming Event: Tempe Firm Crawl

Upcoming Event: Tempe Firm Crawl

The IIDA Southwest Chapter is hosting a Tempe Firm Crawl and all Student Members are invited!

If you are not a student member yet but you would like to attend, please sign up for membership at

We will be visiting Ayers Saint Gross, Davis, as well as Knoll, Spinneybeck, and Filzfelt. We will be meeting at Romancing The Bean at 80 E. Rio Salado Pkwy at 8:45.

In order to attend, you must RSVP to the Facebook event page by Monday, September 9th, so we can give an official headcount to IIDA. See you there!

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Upcoming Event: Mentor Mixer

Upcoming Event: Mentor Mixer

Our first Mentor Mixer of the year is upon us! We will be hosting one on Wednesday, September 11th, at 6:30 PM in CDN 291.

IIDA’s Mentorship Program is a rewarding experience, especially for freshmen and sophomores to meet upper division students and receive guidance about the program, the industry, software issues, or any other questions they may have.

Mentees (Freshmen/Sophomores) will be paired up with
Mentors (Juniors/Seniors). We will have free food/drinks
at the mixer and help you find your ideal match!

Juniors & Seniors, please bring some INT work
(first year or current portfolio) to share.

Please RSVP on the Facebook event page. See you there!

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