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Calibre Celebrates the Winners of the Student Awards Programs!

This year’s IIDA Southern California Student Awards Program included a Portfolio Competition and a Student Design Charette.

Student Design Charette
Thirty students from Interior Design Programs throughout Southern California were selected to compete in this prestigious design challenge. The students were grouped into teams of five and challenged to design a flexible retail concept including a specialty market, bistro restaurant and cooking classroom. The project was located in the heart of historical Downtown Los Angeles in the Broadway Trade Building.  Teams had 4.5 hours to collaborate and come up with creative design solutions using only hand drawing and rendering, after which, they presented to a distinguished panel of judges comprised of local Interior Design and Construction industry professionals.

The winning team will be awarded $10,000 at the Calibre Design Awards. This team went on to represent IIDA SoCal and compete in the Western Region Student Design Charette held in Phoenix, AZ.

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First place team from left to right:
Edgardo Caceres, VP Student Affairs, IIDA SoCal
John Corpuz, Mt. San Antonio College
Aram Arakelian, Regional Student Affairs Director, IIDA SoCal
Odalis Guerrero-Hernandez, Woodbury
Eva Gao, Design Institute San Diego
Clarence Vong, CSU Northridge
Tanner Geertsen, Otis College of Art and Design
Jessica Collins, VP Student Affairs, IIDA SoCal

Student Portfolio Competition
Twenty student members participated in this interview-style event in two categories –  Social Relevance and Innovation. Additionally, the Stephanie Tarr Memorial Award was given to a student for outstanding community service and student leadership in IIDA. Each student earned a $5,000 scholarship prize. Winners include Rae Chye (Art Center College of Design) – Innovation Category, SuSun Kwak (Art Center College of Design) – Social Relevance Category, and Angela Hickman (California State University Long Beach) – Stephanie Tarr Award.

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Congratulations to all the student winners!

Tickets are selling fast!
Tickets are $325/each and Tables of 10 are $3,250
Purchase tickets here.

The 29th Calibre Design Awards winners
will be announced at the Gala Event:

Friday, May 19, 2017
Beverly Hilton | 9876 Wilshire Blvd, Beverly Hills, CA 90210

6pm Reception
7pm Dinner and Presentation

Click here to see the 2017 nominated projects and teams.

Questions?
Contact office@iida-socal.org

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See you at the Beverly Hilton!

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We are proud to be able to host IIDA’s Calibre Design Awards 2017 at this prestigious venue. Be sure to buy your tickets early, as a full sell-out is expected!

Here are some fun facts about our star studded venue:

  • Opened in 1955 and was designed by architect Welton Beckett (his other projects include Capitol Records, The Music Center, and LA Memorial Sports Arena).
  • The first luxury hotel to have never-before seen technology such as high-speed elevators and air-conditioning thermostats in each room.
  • Hosted the first Grammy Awards in 1959.
  • Home to the Golden Globes, Daytime Emmy Awards and the Oscar nominees luncheon.

Watch out for the paparazzi! 

Come one, come all. Get your tickets!
Click for more information about ticket sales!

Sponsorships and tickets are still available!
There are several levels of sponsorship opportunities for the Calibre Design Awards. Click here to download the full sponsorship package. Among other benefits, event sponsors get an ad in the printed program – so sign up today!

Mark Your Calendars!
Gala Event is Friday, May 19, 2017
Beverly Hilton | 9876 Wilshire Blvd, Beverly Hills, CA 90210
Cocktail Hour 5-7pm
Calibre Design Awards 7-9:30pm

Stay tuned…
The 2017 Calibre Design Awards nominees to be released soon!

Questions?
Contact office@iida-socal.org

iida-socal.org/calibre-awards
#CalibreAwards

Thank you to our current event sponsors!

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Tickets and Sponsorships are Available Now for the 2017 Calibre Design Awards!

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Come one, come all. Get your tickets!
Click for more information about ticket sales!

Sponsorships and tickets are still available!
There are several levels of sponsorship opportunities for the Calibre Design Awards. Click here to download the full sponsorship package. Among other benefits, event sponsors get an ad in the printed program – so sign up today!

Mark Your Calendars!
Gala Event is Friday, May 19, 2017
Beverly Hilton | 9876 Wilshire Blvd, Beverly Hills, CA 90210
Cocktail Hour 5-7pm
Calibre Design Awards 7-9:30pm

Thank you to our current event sponsors!

GOLD
Environmental Contracting Corporation
Howard Building Corporation

SILVER
JDM Contractors
Clune Construction
Corporate Contractors
Sierra Pacific Contractors
Taslimi Construction

PEARL
Creative Materials Corporation
Turelk
Turner

iida-socal.org/calibre-awards
#CalibreAwards


Announcing the 2017 Circle of Excellence Honoree

The IIDA SoCal Calibre Design Awards 2017 committee is excited to announce this year’s Circle of Excellence honoree:

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Joey N. Shimoda FAIA, FIIDA
Chief Creative Officer
Shimoda Design Group

As Principal of Shimoda Design Group, Mr. Shimoda founded a Studio based on a multi-disciplined platform that seeks to bring quality design, innovation and technical excellence in projects of every scale. Contract magazine named Mr. Shimoda Designer of the Year in 2013 and in the following year was elevated to the College of Fellows for the American Institute of Architects. In 2015, Mr. Shimoda was elevated to the College of Fellows for the International Interior Design Association. He joins less than 20 Designers in the United States that share the distinction of Fellow as both an architect and interior designer.

Joey will join a prestigious group of past Circle Of Excellence winners including Carl Magnussen (2010), Ed Friedrichs (2011), Ray Anderson, (2012), Lauren Rottet (2013), Pam Light (2014), and Barbara Dunn (2016) amongst others.

Sponsorships and Tickets are now available!

Click here for more information about the Calibre Design Awards, to sponsor the event or to purchase tickets.

Mark Your Calendars!
Gala Event is Friday, May 19, 2017
Beverly Hilton | 9876 Wilshire Blvd, Beverly Hills, CA 90210
Cocktail Hour 5-7pm
Calibre Design Awards 7-9:30pm

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#CalibreAwards