Tag Archives: Southwest Chapter

Upcoming Event: McCarthy Nordburg Firm Tour

ImageThe second visit of IIDA Southwest’s Firm Crawl Series is here!

NEXT Tuesday, March 18th, we will be touring McCarthy Nordburg from 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM. All members are welcome, especially juniors and seniors who are looking for summer internships and other employment opportunities.

Please join us at:
2850 E. Camelback Rd. Suite 250
Phoenix, AZ 85016

Invite your mentor/mentee and RSVP to the Facebook event page by SATURDAY so we can give a headcount to IIDA Southwest. See you there!

Tagged , , , , , , ,

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?”. ┬áCheck 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!

Tagged , , , , , ,

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!

Tagged , , , , , ,

Photo Recap: Phoenix Firm Crawl

On January 31st, we had the pleasure of attending the Phoenix Firm Crawl, which was organized by the IIDA Southwest Chapter. We began the day at 8:00 a.m. in Tempe where we all took the light rail together to get to Gensler, the first firm we met with at 9. After Gensler, we visited Smithgroup JJR and then took a lunch break at the delicious Corner Bakery Cafe. Our final stop was at Orcutt Winslow at 1 p.m. At each firm we met the designers, received a tour of the office, and had a chance to ask questions.

The firm crawl was very informative and also was a terrific networking opportunity for students who are looking for internships or other employment opportunities this summer. Check out photos below! All photos are courtesy of James Bailey.

The first photo of the day! This was taken right after we visited Gensler.

Heading back to the light rail!

After visiting Smithgroup JJR, we stopped at Corner Bakery Cafe for lunch. Yummm!

All smiles ­čÖé

Listening to a designer at Orcutt Winslow

Ending the tour of Orcutt Winslow in the firm’s fabulous elevator lobby. Within the walls, the designers hand-placed thousands of little plastic O’s and W’s for a personalized design statement.

The group at the end of the day. Thank you to everyone who attended, the firms that participated, as well as Danielle Hensley, the IIDA Southwest VP of Student Affairs who organized the event!


Tagged , , , , ,

Upcoming Event: Connect4

The IIDA Southwest Chapter invites you help out your community and join Connect4! Connect4 is a collaborative student design renovation for the community, and this year’s project will be at U.S. Vets, which provides housing and other services to Veterans.┬áThe ground work has already been done for our design build day because of several generous sponsors, and now IIDA needs YOUR expertise as we remodel 8 family rooms for very deserving Veterans!

Please join us on Saturday, March 2nd at U.S. Vets, 3400 NW Grand Avenue (Near 35th Ave & Indian School). We will be starting at 10 a.m. To RSVP, please email connect4.PHX.iidasw@gmail.com. See you there!


Tagged , , , , , ,

It’s not too late to RSVP for IIDA’s Phoenix Firm Crawl on Thursday!

This is a fantastic networking opportunity for anyone is looking for an internship or other employment opportunities this summer. All students who have renewed their IIDA membership for 2013 are welcome!

If you haven’t already, please RSVP on Eventbrite┬áto guarantee your spot and get a free lightrail pass. See you there!

Tagged ,