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ASID at the ICFF – Education Sessions

Schedule of ASID Sponsored Educational Sessions

Join ASID at the International Contemporary Furniture Fair (ICFF) May 17-20, 2014, to experience North America’s premier showcase for contemporary design. For the first time, ASID has partnered with the ICFF to present exclusive Interior Design Continuing Education Council (IDCEC)-approved CEU programming during the show, bolstering the organizations' longtime commitment to continuing education. ICFF will host more than 500 exhibitors from all over the world to display contemporary furniture, seating, carpet and flooring, lighting, outdoor furniture, materials, wall coverings, accessories, textiles, and kitchen and bath designs for residential and commercial interiors.

Each individual education session qualifies for 0.1 CEU.

ASID at the ICFF ticket purchasers must be registered to attend the ICFF. Advance trade registration is complimentary until May 13. Trade registration is $60 after May 13.

Thank you to our Program Sponsor:Program Sponsor: Lutron

 

Saturday, May 17

Fabrics and Tapestries: How to Choose the Best Solar Protection for Windows

11-Noon

This session helps attendees to develop a better understanding of solar shade fabrics and the importance of fabric selection in both a residential and commercial space. By examining the advantages and disadvantages of fabric materials and compositions, attendees will learn how to classify various weave patterns and structures, recognize commonly referenced solar performance terminology and, most importantly, identify how to choose the best fabric for every project.

Speakers:

  • Michelle L. Greene, LEED Green Associate, Lutron Electronics
  • Staci L. Quirk, ASID Industry Partner Representative, product marketing manager, Lutron Electronics

Community Impact on the Design Process: A Look at Whole Foods Brooklyn

2-3 p.m.

A decade in the making, Whole Foods Brooklyn celebrated its much anticipated grand opening in December 2013. Explore the development, design and branding process behind opening the first Whole Foods in Brooklyn. Learn how the company successfully connected with the local community and artisans and how the community helped to influence and drive the development of the space.

Panelists:

  • Nathalie Gray, associate coordinator, Decor, Whole Foods Market – Northeast Region
  • Chris Harth, owner, NYCUTLERY
  • Danielle Sanders, cultural programs marketing team leader, Whole Foods Market – Northest Region

Sunday, May 18

We Are What We Build: A (Pre)Cautionary Tale About Wellness

11-Noon

The use of chemicals of concern in the built environment impacts our own health and wellness, as well as that of future generations. Designers have both the responsibility and the opportunity to recalibrate these impacts by selecting healthy and non-toxic materials and finishes. This session will provide an overview of the substances commonly found in the built environment that have been identified by regulatory bodies as being potentially harmful to human health. Researcher Breeze Glazer will share a design framework, supported by existing tools and research, to inform a strategic approach in specifying healthy materials and furniture, creating safer environments for occupants.

Speaker:

  • Breeze Glazer, LEED AP BD+C, national research knowledge manager, Perkins+Will

Man Made Natural: Insights Into the Authenticity of Materials

2-3 p.m.

In the world of materials, "real" is good and "fake" is bad, right? But, in today’s age of tree plantations, engineered lumber and bio board, what exactly does "natural" mean? And are natural materials always a better choice than manufactured ones? This session explores these and other issues that influence our decisions about natural or synthetic material choices. Attendees will learn surprising truths about materials, confront their preconceptions and, ultimately, become more educated specifiers.

Speaker:

  • Grace Jeffers, corporate consultant, design historian and writer

Collaboration Required: Reimagining the Loews Regency Hotel, New York

2-3 p.m.

The Loews Regency Hotel reopened its doors in January 2014 after a one-year, $100 million renovation that continues to evoke the spirit and traditions of the hotel's storied past while reflecting a contemporary luxury experience. Jonathan Tisch, chairman of Loews Hotels & Resorts, selected New York City's most talented design minds, including Rottet Studio and Meyer Davis Studio Inc., to carry out his dynamic vision of the reimagined Loews Regency. Rottet Studio and Meyer Davis Studio, both leading architecture and design firms, blended modern design with classic clean style that is fresh and crisp. Rottet Studio designed the lobby, guest rooms and two of the six Signature Suites, while Meyer Davis Studio designed The Regency Bar & Grill, two Signature Suites and the new state-of-the-art Julien Farel Salon & Spa. In this session, Lauren Rottet, Will Meyer and Gray Davis will discuss the inspiration and design process for their work at Loews Regency. The session will be moderated and guided by Luke Barr, Travel + Leisure news director and head of the publication's design awards.

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Monday, May 19

The Power of Pro Bono: How Designers Brought New Life to the Ronald McDonald House of Long Island

10-11 a.m.

See what happens when leading interior designers volunteer their time and expertise to redesign the Ronald McDonald House of Long Island (RMHLI). Designers transformed 18 bedrooms, kitchen, breakfast room, five common areas, first floor restrooms and three laundry rooms into safe and comfortable spaces for families of seriously ill children. In this session, attendees with hear from the creative director of the project, Anthony Baratta, and partners about the design process required to complete the project and what they learned in the process. Panelists will discuss how design can enhance the human experience, the collaborative design process and the importance of pro bono work.

Panelists:

A New Spirit for a Worklife Place

11-Noon

The lines between home and work are blurring as individuals seek personal connections to their environments. Global trends point to people’s desire for an experience that encourages an urban and collaborative way of living. Key indicators tell us that there is a cultural shift occurring as people are becoming more focused on health and wellness, high performance and cultural authenticity. Four leading experts dive into a creative conversation discussing the overlap of work, lifestyle and community.

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A Conversation with Contract Magazine’s 2014 Designer of the Year: Krista Ninivaggi

2-3 p.m.

In this session, John Czarnecki, the editor-in-chief of Contract magazine, will have a conversational interview with Krista Ninivaggi, director of interiors at SHoP Architects based in New York. In January, Ninivaggi was named Contract's 35th Designer of the Year. In this conversation, Ninivaggi will discuss her role in quickly developing an interiors team at SHoP, as well as her experience leading interiors for projects as diverse as Barclays Center, workplaces, schools, restaurants, hotels, and multi-unit residential. With previous experience as an interior designer at Rockwell Group and AvroKO, Ninivaggi now collaborates with SHoP's leadership team to oversee the firm's interiors practice. By bringing the practices of architecture and interiors closer together within the firm, SHoP is actively, progressively redefining the known business model. Ninivaggi will offer lessons from both her design work and the business of interiors within a diverse architecture and design firm.

Speakers:

Tuesday, May 20

Mastering Presentations in the Workplace

10-11 a.m.

Effective presentation and public speaking skills are essential for ensuring success in work and life. This session will provide tips for successful interviews, clear and concise communications, and will teach attendees how to write effective presentations. Honing these skills will improve performance in creating and presenting engaging client demos, winning sales pitches and building trust with clients. Developing the confidence and capability to give good presentations, speak well, and engage others is extremely helpful for self-development, too.

Speaker:

  • Jen Bruno, ASID Industry Partner Representative, national business development manager, Hansgrohe

Using Knowledge to Innovate with Environmental Psychology

1-2 p.m.

This session will provide an overview of how research informs the creative process. Project examples will demonstrate the influence the built environment has on behavior, specifically health outcomes. Panelists will discuss how research can build your knowledge base — a powerful way to springboard your interior design career.

Panelists:

  • Rosalyn Cama, FASID, EDAC, president and principal interior designer, CAMA, Inc.
  • Elizabeth Oshana, Allied ASID, designer, CAMA Inc.
  • Erin Peavey, Associate AIA, LEED AP BC+D, EDAC, medical planner and lead researcher, HOK Health Care Group