IIDA YEARBOOK 2019

IIDANE2019

The IIDA New England Chapter Yearbook is an annual publication, issued in conjunction with the Chapter's Annual Meeting & Volunteer Celebration each June. A concept that originated in early 2015, the goal of the IIDA NE Yearbook remains the same: to recognize the exceptional individuals, past and present, who have shaped our Chapter.

IIDA

NEW ENGLAND CHAPTER

2018-2019 YEARBOOK


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TABLE OF CONTENTS

TABLE OF CONTENTS

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BOARD OF DIRECTORS

COMMUNICATIONS

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MEMBERSHIP

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PHILANTHROPY

PROVIDENCE CITY CENTER

ART UNCORKED

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HARTFORD CITY CENTER

STUDENT AFFAIRS

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BUSINESS LEADER’S BREAKFAST

EMERGING LEADERS

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DESIGN AWARDS

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SPONSORSHIP

FASHION SHOW

ADVOCACY

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PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

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BOARD OF DIRECTORS

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

PRESIDENT

Stefanie Comeau, IIDA, LEED AP ID+C // CBT Architects

IMMEDIATE PAST PRESIDENT

Matthew Hyatt, AIA, IIDA, LEED AP BD+C // Bergmeyer

PRESIDENT ELECT

Meaghan Kennedy, IIDA // Bergmeyer

IIDA New England is a robust network, supporting the continued advancement and

development of professional, industry and student members throughout their careers.

We advocate for the legal representation, support and protection of the profession.

We enhance the value interior designers provide to the community.

We celebrate the impact of design on the human experience.

VICE PRESIDENT OF ADVOCACY

Aimee Schefano, Associate IIDA // Symmes Maini & McKee Associates

VICE PRESIDENT OF CHAPTER EVENTS

Mai Nguyen, Industry IIDA // Spinneybeck/Filzfelt

VICE PRESIDENT OF COMMUNICATION

Brittany Morin, IIDA // Colwen Design

VICE PRESIDENT OF HARTFORD CITY CENTER

Amanda Cleveland, IIDA // Silver/Petrucelli + Associates

VICE PRESIDENT OF MEMBERSHIP

Lisa DesJardins, Industry IIDA // Teknion, LLC

VICE PRESIDENT OF PHILANTHROPY

Anna Dockery, IIDA // Unispace

VICE PRESIDENT OF PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

Nico Flannery-Pitcher, IIDA // Lavallee Brensinger Architects

VICE PRESIDENT OF PROVIDENCE CITY CENTER

Jennifer Hanson, Industry IIDA // Momentum Group

VICE PRESIDENT OF SPONSORSHIP

Kara Hanson, IIDA // Gensler

VICE PRESIDENT OF STUDENT AFFAIRS

Teagan Jeffords, Associate IIDA // Peabody Office

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

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COMMUNICATIONS

Committee Members:

Brittany Morin

Sarah Long

Jim Hornor

Amanda Vigneau

Jillian Welenc

Josh Meyer

Maureen Lyne

Rachel Lodi

Elizabeth Arkins

Stephanie Griebel

Lauren McGrath

Molly Sherman

Samantha Larsen

Shawn Gargiulo

Misson/Goals:

The Communications committee has their hand in all aspects of the IIDA NE community. Our

mission is to communicate all pertinent information that the chapter has to relay to its members

and industry. Our internal goals are for each individual to find ways that their involvement in the

committee can augment their professional development.

How does your committee plan to grow in the upcoming year?

This year Sarah Long will be taking over as VP of Communications. Our committee plans to

continue our strategic plan of boosting our social media presence, helping to create greater board

transparency and integrating with other committees to fulfill their communication goals.

What was your biggest success of this past year?

Our greatest success was fulfilling all of our strategic goals for the year. We launched a newsletter,

the Committee Focus to give members an inside look at each of our committees and developed

more creative ways to celebrate design and showcase our member’s achievements.

How has your committee helped to build and advance our IIDA NE community?

The Communications team added new members to our committee this year to help advance the

community and integrate the City Centers and smaller events into our media. We continue to

advance our chapter by consistently modifying and advancing our communication outlets to adapt

to our ever-changing objectives.

Thank you for reading our fourth annual, IIDA New England Chapter Yearbook,

Building a Framework. Isn’t it wonderful to reminisce and see all that we

accomplished in 2018-2019? Over the past 6 months the Communications

committee has worked with each of our committees to highlight their greatest

accomplishments and memories from the past year.

We chose the theme ‘Building a Framework’ because of our chapter wide

goal to build our program and create a dedicated strategic plan that we can

consistently look back on and work towards. The strategic plan has helped

each committee focus on goals that will benefit the chapter, our members, and

our future. We’ve developed standards for our processes, added structure to

our website/event registration, developed new committees, created strong

relationships with industry partners, built our emerging leaders program,

added monthly CEU/professional development events, exceeded our chapter

sponsorship goals, received the catalyst grant from headquarters to launch our

LEAD program, and the list goes on... wow what a year! This could not have

been achieved without each and everyone of you.

I would like to thank Stephanie Griebel, Elizabeth Arkins, Molly Sherman, and

Lauren McGrath for all their time spent to put this yearbook together. I am very

proud that we can carry on this tradition and save a piece of our memories for

years to come. Please share your comments, feedback and ideas to help us

continue to make this a success each year.

As this is the end of my term as VP of Communications, I would like to thank

everyone for making these past few years an amazing and fulfilling experience.

I have met so many special people, grown personally and professionally, and

been part of so many successes. I look forward to seeing all that Sarah Long

and the rest of our committee accomplish in the years to come!

All my best,

Brittany Morin, IIDA

Vice President of Communications

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MEMBERSHIP

Event Description: Principals Roundtable

Event location: Mistral, Boston

Committee

Members:

Lisa DesJardins

Jill Weiner

Kalyn Pavlinic

David Cassady

Lisa Statkiewicz

Ashley McGrath

Gissela Teran

Mission/Goals:

The Membership committee’s mission is to support the mission of IIDA NE through the

development, growth and support of new members with a focus on educating our local

design community to the advantages of IIDANE membership. Our goals include developing

and executing each year a successful Principals Roundtable and Annual Meeting/Volunteer

celebration.

Number of attendees at event: 45

Event speakers: Stephan K. Thieringer, Human

Innovation Garage

Event Highlight: Lego play!

Besides experiencing an engaging speaker, fabulous

dinner at an exquisite venue, this event is designed

to generate valuable feedback from each of our

Principal guests which guide our goal development

for the coming year. This event also provides the

venue for the nominations from each attendee to

our Emerging Leader and “new” LEAD programs.

LEAD is a direct result from the feedback generated

at last year’s PRT.

How does your committee plan to grow in the upcoming year?

We are a young committee excited to grow our group to 8-10 members this year. With the

growth in our committee comes a continued growth in our goals and accomplishments.

What was your biggest success of this past year?

We are excited that there was a growth of 150 new members in 2018. We grew our

committee roles and involvement and executed two successful events each year; The

Principal’s Roundtable and Volunteer Celebration/Annual Meeting. The goal of each event is

to include something unique, fun and informative.

How has your committee helped to build and advance our IIDA NE community?

Growth, education and support of our members.

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PHILANTHROPY

Committee Members:

Anna Dockery

Rachel Winston, co-chair

Kait McKenna, co-chair

Lara Robertson

Jen Servies

Dana Boudreau

Stephen Pendleton

Katie Munks

Kara McGuane

Natasha Tashian

Alyssa Bicchieri

Ana Gannon

Luke Tanguay

Nicole Dorsey

Cassie Hamel

John Hasson

Eileen Horan

Bethany Burns

Mission/Goals:

The IIDA New England Chapter Philanthropy

Committee strives to inspire designers and industry

members to give back to local organizations that

have honorable missions to serve the community.

We support these organizations through coordination

of volunteer activities, donation drives, and

monetary gifts provided by successful events

sponsored by our IIDA chapter. By advertising

and encouraging participation, members of our

professional community come together to serve a

common cause. Our work is incredibly rewarding

as we witness the impact our committee’s events

make from year to year, not only by the essential

support we help provide to local organizations, but

also the relationships that have grown within our

professional community from participation. We as a

committee help bring joy and appreciation to local

New Englanders which in turn brings happiness to all

of the design community members who contribute.

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PHILANTHROPY

How does your committee plan to grow

in the upcoming year?

More opportunities for our members to

give back including Chapter Sponsor

Exclusive events and additional

fundraisers!

What was your biggest success of this

past year?

This year, the Philanthropy Committee

hosted its first ever Spin Class

Fundraiser, raising over $2,500 for

Artward Bound, a free four-year college

access program that prepares 9-12th

grade Boston-area students interested

in art and design with the artistic,

academic, and life skills needed to

thrive in college and beyond.

How has your committee helped

to build and advance our IIDA NE

community?

By advertising and encouraging

participation, members of our

professional community come together

to serve a common cause. Our work

is incredibly rewarding as we witness

the impact our committee’s events

make from year to year, not only by

the essential support we help provide

to local organizations, but also the

relationships that have grown within

our professional community from

participation.

Event Description: The Food Project Day

Event Date: Saturday, May 5, 2018

Event Location: Lynn, MA

# of attendees at event: 15 committee members

Charity Supported: The Food Project

Event Highlight: We had the opportunity to work with the Food Project’s Youth

Program (AKA the Dirt Crew) who led us in the morning’s tasks and made sure to keep

ours hands off our phones and in the DIRT!

A beautiful morning was spent at the Ingalis School Farm. Volunteers help with tasks

such as preparing beds, planting, weeding, harvesting, washing vegetables, and

cleaning up the land. The Food Project relies on thousands of volunteers to help

achieve their goal of creating a more just and sustainable food system and providing

equitable access to fresh, healthy and affordable food.

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PHILANTHROPY

Event Name: Annual Holiday Craft Night

Event Date: Wednesday, November 28, 2018

Event Location: IdeaPaint Showroom (Boston, MA)

# of attendees at event: 100+

Charity Supported: The Italian Home for Children (Jamaica Plain, MA), Heading Home

Total Money Raised: Over 100 ornaments and decorations produced and 20 Home Essentials

Baskets (valued at $250/each) collected!

Event Highlight: Each team came up with a theme and decorations. The Whoville trees were

taller than most of our volunteers!

Each year, over 100 designers, industry members and friends come together to create

amazing holiday decorations and this year was no different - it is our most attended event!

The decorations created are used to decorate the Italian Home for Children, a residential

program located in Jamaica Plain for children with emotional and behavorial disorders. We

also collect donation baskets (this year we collected home essentials: bedding, towels, etc.)

for Heading Home, Boston’s leading provider of housing and support for families with children

and individuals.

Event Name:

Decorating Day

Event Date: Friday,

December 7, 2018

Event Location:

Italian Home for

Children (Jamaica

Plain, MA)

# of attendees at

event: 15

Charity Supported:

Italian Home for

Children (Jamaica

Plain, MA)

We split into teams to decorate each of the five

living rooms at the Home - all of which included

their own fireplace and holiday tree. This year, each

room had its own festive theme; Candyland, Winter

Wonderland, Whoville, The North Pole and Toyland

which brought some extra energy and excitement

to the day as each theme came to life! This is the

committee’s favorite day of the year.

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PROVIDENCE CITY CENTER

Committee Members:

Jennifer Hanson

Rachel Arnold

Cynthia Bartley

Amanda Brown

Bethany Burns

Angela DaCosta

Kristen Fagan

Siobhan Haddeland

Bonnie Matterand

Liz McDonough

Colleen Short

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PROVIDENCE CITY CENTER

Event Name: 15th Annual Croquet Tournament

Event Location: Tennis Hall of Fame (Newport, RI)

# of attendees at event: 400

Charity Supported: Riverzedge Arts

Event Goals: This year, we wanted to increase the courts to allow more players which was a

success and to continue the competitive, yet friendly spirit of our local Design community and

its myriad of partners.

The Providence City Center of IIDA New England was pleased to hold our 15th Annual

Croquet event which was once again sold out. For those that were able to join us, we hope

you enjoyed an unforgettable day of Croquet, Networking, Dining, and the Awards.

Congratulations to Cara DiPierro from myCADD and Mary Gallagher from Payette!

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PROVIDENCE CITY CENTER

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PROVIDENCE CITY CENTER

Event Name: 3rd Annual Habitat for Humanity Day

Event Location: Burrilville, RI

# of attendees at event: 11

Charity Supported: West Bay and Northern RI Habitat for Humanity

It was a fun day of networking, painting and installing siding for the Habitat for

Humanity West Bay & Northern RI.

Our goal for 2019 is to host a day in the Spring and Fall!

Event Name: 2nd Annual Farm Night

Event Location: Franklin Farm (Cumberland, RI)

# of attendees at event: 21

Charity Supported: RI Food Bank

Designers, representatives, architects and their children from the Providence City Center

picked vegetables to be donated to the Woonsocket RI Food Pantries. It was a great night of

family fun with colleagues and included a tour of the Franklin Farm Barn built in 1830!

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ART UNCORKED

Committee Members:

Samantha Giordano, co-chair

Kerri Estano, co-chair

Claudia DiCesare

Elisa Franklin

Chelsea Snow

Debbie Epstein

Yvonne Dumas

Joanna Jackson

Kayleight Fraser

Mary Gallagher

Corinne Young

Yun Jung Cho

Luke Tanguay

Jennifer Services

Rachel Winston

Allen Hull

Anna Dockery

Mission/Goals:

Art Uncorked is a remarkable

networking opportunity featuring

the talent and creativity of many

within our own architecture and

interior design community. We

love the opportunity for those in

our industry to show how talented

they are. A portion of the proceeds

from this event are donated to Art

In Giving, which raises funds for

childhood cancer research through

the sales of fine arts.

ART UNCORKED

ART UNCORKED

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HARTFORD CITY CENTER

Committee Members:

Kim Courchesne

Jillian Tara

Committee Member:

Betty Horne

Event Name: The Art of Storytelling

Event Location: Heirloom Market at

Comstock, Wethersfield, CT

# of attendees at event: 17

Event Name: Baggos & Brews

Event Location: CT Valley Brewing, South Windsor, CT

# of attendees at event: 40

This is a social event centered around a Baggos Tournament held at a local craft

brewery. It provides a fun and relaxed atmosphere that fosters networking. This year

we introduced custom logo baggo boards and baggos for our sponsors.

Our goal is to provide a program

that improves the skills of the design

community. We plan to have two

professional development events

a year providing programs that

enhance the skills and marketability

of the design community.

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HARTFORD CITY CENTER

Committee Details:

IIDA New England’s Professional

Development committee focuses

on providing a variety of learning

opportunities throughout the year.

From Student Affairs to CEU’s to

tours, our mission is to bring value to

designers of all skill levels. Visit the

Professional Development page at

www.iideane.org to learn more about

continuing education opportunities.

Event Name: CT Holiday Gala

Event Location: Saint Clements Castle, Portland CT

# of attendees at event: 220

Charity supported: Covent to Care

Total raised: Approximately 500 gifts (totaling about $15,000) were collected and handed

out to children across CT that would otherwise not get anything for Christmas. Each gift is

a specific request directly from the child which makes it even more special to have so many

people be able to provide these children with their Christmas wishes.

Event honoree: Pat McKenzie who heads up the Covent to Care Gift Drive and organizes the

behind the scenes logistics of gather all the children’s Christmas wish lists.

The 2018 CT Holiday Gala was our most successful yet. We had attendees from CT, MA,

RI and NY, as well as from all areas of the architecture/design/construction community. It

was great to see everyone eager to socialize with each other and enjoying the food and

atmosphere. Also for the first time this year we hired a photobooth and it was wonderful

to be able to capture the candid moments, to see groups of colleagues and friends posing

for a silly photos and to be able to share those photos with everyone after. Guests were

so enthusiastic about event that as they left they were already commenting that they were

looking forward to next year, and we are looking forward to that enthusiasm helping our event

be even more successful, as well as garner more interest and support for IIDA in CT!

STUDENT AFFAIRS

STUDENT AFFAIRS

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BUSINESS LEADERS BREAKFAST

BUSINESS LEADERS BREAKFAST

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BUSINESS LEADERS BREAKFAST

BUSINESS LEADERS BREAKFAST

Event Name: Business Leaders Breakfast

Event Location: The Westin Boston Waterfront

# of attendees at event: 566

Charity Supported: ArtLifting

Event Honoree: Jeanne Kopacz, IIDA, LEED AP – Leggat McCall Properties

Emerging Leader Award: Andrea Alaownis, WELL AP – Jacobs

Event Speaker: Matthew Luhn

Event Highlight:

The audience was truly emotionally engaged by Matthew’s keynote and the feedback

we received was amazing!

Funniest moment:

Jeanne Kopacz’s cartoons incorporated into her presentation!

Committee Members

Luke Tanguay, co-chair

Allison Waters, co-chair

Mai Nguyen

Jessica Bartram

Eddie Barnett

Brittany Collins

Sandi Cooper

Anna DeMare

Claudia DiCesare

Heather Edington

Megan George

Megan Parsons

Erin Polansky

Sarah Springer

Wendy Tabor

Samantha Wilber

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BUSINESS LEADERS BREAKFAST

BUSINESS LEADERS BREAKFAST

Committee Members:

Kristin Perkins

Ryanne Sanderson

Matt Hyatt

Mission/Goals:

To recognize and empower

the emerging leaders at each

design firm and give them the

tools they need to continue

their development as a leader

amongst their peers and within

their firms.

Mission/Goals:

To provide a morning for us to

come together as an industry to

network, learn together,

recognize outstanding

individuals in our community and

to leave feeling inspired!

How does your Committee plan

to grow in the next year?

Each year we look at new ways

to step up our game and to offer

more to our attendees at the

event. We are always looking

for new ways to add interest and

excitement to grow the event

larger each year!

EMERGING LEADERS

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EMERGING LEADERS

How does your

committee plan to grow

in the upcoming year?

By bringing together

the emerging leaders at

each firm, we aim to help

the community at large

become more connected

and educated about the

many faces of our craft.

What was your biggest

success of this past year?

Watching the members

of the group build

relationships and grow

with each other at our

monthly events.

How has your committee

helped to build and

advance our IIDA NE

community?

Many members are now

current IIDA members and

are involved in committees

across our local Chapter.

Event Description:

Monthly events are held

through the year and

include subjects such as

Effective Communication,

Financial Planning &

Wellness, a 90-minute

MBA, and alumni event.

Event Location: Chapter

Sponsor Showrooms

# of Attendees: 25-30

Anything else you want to

share?

Each graduating ELN

member of 2018

received a certificate and

superlative at our year end

party.

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DESIGN AWARDS

DESIGN AWARDS

Committee Members:

Heather Brunini, co-chair

Marcus Hamblin, co-chair

Ryan Akers

Carly Bassett

Svetlana Bekker

Meghan Bildner

Kelly Chiaradonna

Brittany Collins

Annamarie Coyne

Rebecca Durante

Jennifer Gregoire

Caitlin Greenwood

Teagan Jeffords

JoshMatteson

Lindsay Mehaylo

Mai Nguyen

Brian Potter

Jeremy Rodgers

Ashley Siswick

Colleen Wallace

Graphics:

Emily Sano, Ember Creative

Video Production:

Bernadette Longino, Park Avenue Video

Website Design & Management:

Dragos Stancu, Webfix Studio

Emcee:

Chris Huff, Tarkett

Stage Assistants:

Courtney Carlson, Wayfair

Joe Dugan III, Total Office Interiors

Professional Judges:

Alissa Ponchione, Hospitality Design Magazine

David O’Connor, Steelcase

Tom Polucci, HOK

Student Judges:

Jennifer McGrory, Perkins + Will

Libby Slader, Libby Slader Interior Design

Marianne Weiss, Gensler

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DESIGN AWARDS

DESIGN AWARDS

The Design Awards program

includes project submissions

from professionals and

students. Professional

categories include – Building

Repositioning /Building

Amenities, Community &

Culture, Education, Healthcare,

Hospitality: Hotel/Lodging,

Hospitality: Restaurant/Retail,

Research Lab, Residential:

Private, Residential: Multi -

Unit, Senior Living, Student

Housing, Workspace Under

20,000SF, Workspace 20,000

– 80,000SF, Workspace Over

80,000SF, Workspace On A

Budget. Awards are given for

each category, as well as “Best

in State” for states with 3 or

more entries. This year “Best in

State” awards were given for

Connecticut, Massachusetts,

New Hampshire, & Rhode

Island. A “Best in Show”

award is also given. Student

categories & awards include –

Best in Graduate Design & Best

in Undergraduate Design.

Mission/Goals:

The Design Awards event was created in 2007 to celebrate teamwork and showcase interior

design projects throughout New England. Each year our mission is to expand the program

to include more submissions, as well as promoting excellence within the design work itself.

We aim to deliver a professional, high-class event focusing on the impact of design within our

community.

How does your committee plan to grow in the upcoming year?:

We plan to continue to grow the number of firms and further promote the diversity of the

work occurring in the New England area. This means we will dive deeper into our resources

in order to grow the network of submissions from new firms. We will also continue to improve

the submission process in order to create the best experience for those entering their

projects.

What was your biggest success of this past year?:

It has been very rewarding to receive compliments like, “This was the best design awards

yet!”. We continue to build upon the amazing foundation created by our predecessors, and

recognize that the continued success is due to the incredible hard work of each individual

on the committee. We are always blown away by the power of the collaboration by this

committee!

How has your committee helped to build and advance our IIDA NE community?:

The Design Awards program provides all design firms in the New England the opportunity

to be in the spotlight. This year we saw many new firms entering projects. This expanded

inclusion not only honors the firms and their work, but it also sheds light on how wide spread

the New England design community is and the impact they have on this industry.

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DESIGN AWARDS

DESIGN AWARDS

Event Highlight:

This year the committee chose to create an online event program rather than a

printed program. This opened funds for other parts of the program and lowered our

environmental impact!

Funniest moment of the event (that we can all laugh about now!):

Chapter Sponsors were trickling up until the evening of the event. The committee found

out about an additional sponsor moments before the show. Was this cause for alarm? No

way! This was worked right into the show with an on - stage phone call to make sure this

sponsor was recognized.

Anything else you want to share:

We are truly grateful for all the efforts of each who contribute to this event. We would

like to thank the IIDA NE Board of Directors, our chapter administrator – Jessica Bartram,

volunteers, professional vendors, judges, and all of the sponsors for making the 2019

Design Awards a success!

Committee

Members:

Kara Hanson

Amelia Papadakis

Kamran Nafissi

Jeanine Cosentino

Nicole Cameron

Jennifer Imbaro

Mission/Goals:

To provide excellent

concierge service

to our valued

chapter sponsors

that encourages

them to return to

sponsor year after

year, therefore

raising awareness,

excitement, and

funds for the

organization.

How does your committee plan to grow in the upcoming year?

We hope to not only encourage our current chapter sponsors to sponsor again next

year, but also drive in support from first-time sponsors.

What was your biggest success of this past year?

We were able to exceed our 2019 Chapter Sponsor goal with a record breaking 19

sponsors! Thank you to everyone who has supported us!

How has your committee helped to build and advance our IIDA NE community?

By encouraging support from industry members, we are able to fund and host more

events that bring IIDA NE members together.

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SPONSORSHIP

Event Name: Chapter Sponsor Appreciation Dinner

Event Location: Chickadee

# of attendees at event: 30

Event Highlight:

We had a wonderful night thanking and appreciating our 2018 Chapter Sponsors, and

welcoming our 2019 Chapter Sponsors.

Funniest moment of the event (that we can all laugh about now!):

The food seemed endless! We all could not believe how much food kept being

brought out!

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FASHION SHOW

FASHION SHOW

FASHION SHOW

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FASHION SHOW

Committee Members:

Marty Smith, co-chair

Allison Jones, co-chair

Krista Easterly

Kris Esposito

Chris Huff

James Boland

Jen Imbaro

Joshua Cunnigham

Kyle Forsgard

Leah Raabe

Lyndsey Almon

Mai Nguyen

Matt Hyatt

Melisa Donato

Ria Knapp

Rouba Haykal

Stefanie Comeau

Svetlana Bekker

Jessica Bartram

Brittney Durocher

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FASHION SHOW

Each year, New England’s best interior design firms and schools

team up with industry manufacturers to create and model oneof-a-kind

fashions exclusively fabricated from tools of their trade

- carpet, wall coverings, tile, lighting and more! They compete for

cheers, awards and bragging rights. It’s one of the most amazing

displays of creativity in the city, an unforgettable experience, and

one of the hardest tickets to come by.

Event location: Boston Convention and Exhibition Center

Number of attendees at event: 1700 Seated guests, 23 Teams

Charity supported: Youth Build Boston

Funniest moment of the event (that we can all laugh about now!):

Co-host Allison was pregnant and delivered her baby during peak

fashion show planning season. Final floor plans for the ballroom

layout were completed in the hospital postnatal ward.

How does your committee plan to grow in the upcoming

year?

Every year the fashion show committee strives to plan a

bigger and better show than the year prior. We aim for new

design firms to get involved, include awesome judges, and

reach our livestream broadcast to more viewers.

What was your biggest success of this past year?

We once again brought the largest fashion show to date

to our guests.

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FASHION SHOW

ADVOCACY

Misson/Goals:

IIDA New England advocates for the legal recognition, support, and protection of the

Interior Design profession. Interior Design legislation helps establish and maintain

safety and welfare of the general public. IIDA NE firmly believes that legal recognition,

achieved through licensing, registration, and certification brings uniformity to the

profession, defines responsibility, and encourages excellence in the Interior Design

industry. Visit the Advocacy page at www.iidane.org to learn more.

Misson/Goals:

IIDA New England’s Professional Development committee focuses on providing

a variety of learning opportunities throughout the year. From seminars to CEU’s

to tours, our mission is to bring value to designers of all skill levels. Visit the

Professional Development page at www.iidane.org to learn more about continuing

education opportunities.

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

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