IIDA Student Mentoring Week 2014

IIDA Student Mentoring Week 2014

Student Mentoring Week is the result of IIDA’s ongoing efforts to acknowledge the important role that students play in furthering the design industry. IIDA Student Members are paired with local design and industry professionals to gain critical day-in-the-life interior design experience.

Registration is open from now until February 12th. To register, please visit

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Upcoming Event: Mentor-Mentee Holiday Party

Upcoming Event: Mentor-Mentee Holiday Party

‘Tis the season for our annual holiday party!

Bring along your mentor or mentee and join us at 7:30 PM on Tuesday, November 26th, at Charlie’s Cafe, located on the 2nd floor of Design North. Also, please bring a White Elephant gift (under $5) for our gift exchange!

If you have any questions, please message us on Facebook or write to us at To RSVP on the Facebook event page, click here. See you there!

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Upcoming Event: Fundraiser Night at Zoyo Frozen Yogurt

Upcoming Event: Fundraiser Night at Zoyo Frozen Yogurt

We are hosting a fundraiser at Zoyo at Vista del Sol tomorrow night, November 13th, from 6 to 9 PM. During that time, Zoyo will donate 20% of every purchase to IIDA as long as you mention our name at the register.

Please join us and invite all of your friends! 🙂

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Upcoming Event: Let’s talk design with Lauren Popish

Upcoming Event: Let's talk design with Lauren Popish

Join us for a conversation with Lauren Popish tomorrow evening in CDN 274 at 5:30!

Lauren is a graduate from the ASU INT class of 2012 and a past president of IIDA ASU who now works at Gensler in New York City. She has offered to come speak to us about her post design school experience and give insight on the industry, firms, and more. She will also be holding a Q & A session, so please come with questions. See you there!

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Photo Recap: Revit Workshop

Photo Recap: Revit Workshop
Thank you to everyone who attended our two-part Revit Workshop series this month! We had a great turnout and will hopefully be hosting more workshops like this in the future. If you have any suggestions for future sessions or would like to learn another software, please email us at!

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Upcoming Event: Design Talks

Upcoming Event: Design Talks

All IIDA student members are invited to attend Design Talks on Wednesday, November 6th! Join us for a round table discussion with five design professionals about their backgrounds and their insight into the interior design industry.

The event will be at 5:30 pm at RSP Architects on 502 S. College Avenue. Please RSVP on the Facebook event page by Wednesday, October 30th, if you plan on attending so we can submit a headcount to the IIDA Southwest Chapter. See you there!

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Upcoming Event: Revit Workshop Series

Upcoming Event: Revit Workshop Series

IIDA is hosting a two-part Revit Worskshop series!

Day 1: Saturday, October 19th, from 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM in CDS 330

Day 2: Saturday, October 26th, from 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM in CDS 330

The Revit Workshop will be led by Asa Plum, an architect at Dick & Fritsche Design Group (DFDG). We will be covering everything from the user interface to drafting walls and windows, to building an entire model in Revit! The first day will focus primarily on getting familiar with the program and building a model in it, and then the second day will cover technicalities and rendering programs.

Space is limited! We only have 30 spots available. Tickets are $5 for members & $10 for non members per day, and can be purchased from Azarel Marrufo with PayPal. Due to the increasing demand of this event, ticket sales will only be open to IIDA members starting Friday, October 4th, until the end of the day Tuesday, October 7th. After that, we will open up ticket sales to non members and members of AIAS ASU.

To pay with PayPal, please go to> send money to>> $5 member / $10 non-member. You only need to pay for the first Saturday event. We will collect money on the 19th for the second event so please bring cash.

With your payment, please leave a personal message on PayPal and include your IIDA Membership ID or the email address you used to sign up for membership. We have a list of paid members and we will be checking. Also, in your personal message, please let us know if you have a laptop with Revit installed on it. Due to the high volume of requests we have received, it would be helpful if you brought your own laptop. To download Revit, please go to

If you do not have a PayPal account, you will have to make one. It’s free and completely safe, and your account information is inaccessible. We will only be able to see your email address and your personal message.

To RSVP to the Facebook event, click here. If you have any questions, please send us a Facebook message or email! See you there!

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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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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!

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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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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Upcoming Event: Fall Welcome

Upcoming Event: Fall Welcome

The Design School’s annual Fall Welcome will be tomorrow evening at 6:30 on the The Bridge! This is a great opportunity to get to learn more about IIDA as well as other organizations in The Design School. See you there!

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Upcoming Event: End of the Year Celebration

Upcoming Event: End of the Year Celebration

Please join us for our end of the year celebration on May 3rd at 6:30 p.m. on The Bridge! We want to celebrate the graduation of the senior class and thank the INT faculty for their contributions to our success this year.

All students and faculty the ASU Interior Design program is invited! To RSVP to the event on Facebook, click here. Please feel free to share this event with everyone who is part of the program on your Facebook friends list.

See you then!

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Upcoming Event: Beaux Arts Ball

Upcoming Event: Beaux Arts Ball

It’s time to celebrate the end of the year at The Design School’s annual Beaux Arts Ball! The event will be held at Bad Mother Cluckers on Saturday, April 27th at 8:00 p.m. The theme for this year is Great Gatsby, so be sure to dress in your 1920s best. Blow off some steam from studio finals with some food, games, drinks, and good friends!

Tickets are now available for purchase from James Bailey. They will also be sold in the lobby of Design North all this week from noon to 1 p.m.

Ticket Prices are as follows:

For members:
Drinking (21+): $25
Ticket only: $15

For non-members:
Drinking (21+): $30
Ticket only: $20

To RSVP on the Facebook event page, click here. See you there!

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Upcoming Event: Portfolio Workshop

Upcoming Event: Portfolio Workshop

FRESHMEN & JUNIORS: We will be hosting a portfolio workshop next Friday, April 5th, at 6:30 p.m. in CDN 283. If you are applying to the milestone or trying to get an internship this summer, you do not want to miss this! All years are welcome.

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Fall Welcome Event

Please join us and the other design organizations this Friday for the annual Fall Welcome Event. This is a great opportunity to network with students from various design disciplines. And who knows, you may even what to sign up to join a new organization! We hope to see you all there!

Learn Kerkythea!

Learn Kerkythea!

Nancy Jiang will be teaching the basics of Kerkythea at our next Lunch and Learn… don’t miss out!