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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

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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
Martin Bros.
Seeley Brothers
Swinerton
Turelk
Turner


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

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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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Congratulations to the 2016 Calibre Design Award Winners!

Congratulations to the 2016 Calibre Design Awards winners! Click here to see more photos of the winning projects. Thanks again to our generous sponsors, we couldn’t do it without you! See the all photos from the Calibre Design Awards here.

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Learn & Serve
Zev Yaroslavsky Family Support Center
Nominated by HKS Architects, Inc.
Charles Pankow Builders
Interior Office Systems
Los Angeles County Department of Public Works
Nabih Youssef Associates

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Shop & Play
Music Box
Nominated by Gensler, San Diego
Christopher Konecki
Christopher Puzio
Exist1981
ICE
Product Etcetera

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Work Large
Kennedy Wilson
Nominated by Wolcott Architecture | Interiors
Coffman Engineers, Inc.
L.E. Waters Construction Co.
L.H. Hajnal & Associates
SideMark
Tangram

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Work Medium
Brookfield Residential
Nominated by Gensler, Newport Beach
Howard Building Corporation
Tangram
Irvine Company

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Work Small
Opus Bank
Nominated by Gensler, Newport Beach
Anderson Audio Video
Corporate Business Interiors
Turelk, Inc.

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Judges Choice
Playa C (Work Large)
Nominated by Gensler, Newport Beach
AFD Furniture
Sierra Pacific Constructors, Inc.
Wiedenbach Brown


Join Us for the Calibre After-Party!

Announcing the first Calibre Design Awards After-Party! It will be held right after the Awards ceremony at the Beverly Hilton. Open to Calibre ticket-holders only. You asked for more networking time and we listened! Stay tuned for information about other changes in the coming weeks.

Limited availability for Gala tickets – to be added to the wait list, please contact Amy Staszkow at Blue Room Events at 310-491-1401 or amys@blueroomevents.com.

Congratulations to all the nominated teams! See the list of 2016 nominated projects.

Gala Event is Friday, May 13, 2016
Beverly Hilton | 9876 Wilshire Blvd, Beverly Hills, CA 90210

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Calibre Celebrates the Winners of the Student Design Charette

Every year at the Calibre Design Awards, IIDA celebrates not only the best teams in design, but some of the up and coming talented students soon joining the local workforce!

The IIDA Southern California Student Design Charette is an opportunity for IIDA student members enrolled in a Southern California Interior Design college program to participate in a charette challenge. All Southern California schools are invited to participate on a first-come, first-served basis, sending three students to the all-day event. This year’s event was held on November 14th, 2015 at LPA in Irvine. Teams gained collaboration and teamwork experience, while challenged to develop a design presentation based on a program assigned at the beginning of the day. A panel of judges from the local design community viewed and selected the top presentations to move onto a verbal presentation round.

The first place prize of $10,000 will be divided among the winning team of students which included, (from left to right) Ashley Achleithner (Art Institute of CA, San Diego), Ghadeer Alburaiki (Otis College of Art & Design), Jackiemae Apolinario (Mt. San Antonio College), Rina Velasco (Cal State University Northridge) and Christine Oiwake (Cal State University Long Beach). Congratulations to these IIDA Student winners!

The winning team of students will receive their check at the Calibre Design Awards Gala on May 13, 2016 and will be representing the IIDA Southern California Chapter at the next round, West Coast Design Student Charrette, which will be held in Seattle, Washington in April.

Tables are selling out as the event is fast approaching. Only 2 months away! Very limited General Seating left, secure your seats now! Click here to purchase tickets and become a sponsor.

Gala Event is Friday, May 13, 2016
Beverly Hilton | 9876 Wilshire Blvd, Beverly Hills, CA 90210

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Calibre has a new home! We’re moving to the Beverly Hilton!

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The Beverly Hilton is a star studded venue, having hosted the Golden Globes since 1961 among numerous other Hollywood glamorous events. Not only does the Beverly Hilton host Clive Davis’ Pre-Grammy Parties, but also high profile political events like Richard Nixon’s final press conference.

We are proud to be able to host IIDA’s NEW Calibre Design Awards 2016 at this prestigious venue. Be sure to buy your tickets early, as a full sell-out is expected soon!

Check out this You Tube video about the history of this historic hotel.

Gala Event is Friday, May 13, 2016
Beverly Hilton | 9876 Wilshire Blvd, Beverly Hills, CA 90210

Click here to purchase tickets and become a sponsor.

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Announcing the 2016 Circle of Excellence Honoree

The IIDA SoCal Calibre Design Awards 2016 committee is excited to announce this year’s Circle of Excellence honoree:

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Barbara Dunn, FIIDA

A principal at Gensler’s Los Angeles office, Barbara Dunn is a recognized industry leader and award-winning Certified Contract Interior Designer.  She has been published in Interior Design, Interiors, Daily Law Journal, The Wall Street Journal and California Business. She is passionate about mentoring the next generation and consistently inspires design professionals to challenge themselves and to elevate the industry.  Barbara served as President of the IIDA Southern California Chapter, which under her leadership was awarded the Best Large Chapter of the Year.  She has been inducted as a Fellow to both the IIDA and the College of Law Practice Management.  She currently serves on the board of the Southern California Chapter of CoreNet Global as the Vice President of Education, as well as the board and executive committee of the Santa Monica Museum of Art that is reinventing the museum’s mission as it prepares move to downtown LA.

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

Submission Period Beginning Soon!
Opens December 1, 2015. FINAL submissions due Friday, January 29, 2016 at 5pm.

Mark Your Calendars!
Save the date for Friday, May 13, 2016

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Calibre Award Evening through the Looking Glass of Tammy Edmonds Design

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Table 103. That was the seat assignment that night at the 2015 IIDA Calibre Award Ceremony at the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza Hotel. As we made our way into the gala to find this table, I was amazed at the size of the room and the production behind the ceremony. At last, Table 103, I found it. We were in the very back on the last row in this massive forum of glitz and glamorous frocks. We sit and greet our neighboring table guests as bread is served—my neighbor leans in and asked: “So what are you going to say if you win?” Suspiciously I pause mid-sip on my martini with a quizzical brow, asking myself–“what is he talking about”? As Mehrdad Yazdani of Yazdani Studio/Cannon Design made his way as the first award recipient to the podium—and spoke. I realized with a slight panic the answer to the former question, and a freshly emptied martini glass.

That was my experience before the podium. After hearing our project name announced as the winner, time stood a little still for me…I realized that I now would have to make my way to the stage and I didn’t want to have a Jennifer Lawrence moment on my way there, so off came the shoes.

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Standing at the podium looking out at the vast darkness of the audience, I caught my breath, took in the moment, and the rest was just that—from the heart, thanking the industry because that’s what moments such as this are really all about. I think we don’t have enough opportunities to share the good things that happen. This project brought out the best spirit of all parties involved and that includes so many more players than I could ever have thanked that night. What I do know is that sometimes it’s not at all about the person winning the award but rather the opportunity to acknowledge the quiet voices that don’t ever get heard.

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I have an amazing staff that shares my passion and vision of being change agents—making the world a better place one design at a time. They inspire me to be the best possible leader that I can be for them and without Steven, Yancey, Christopher, PJ, Kyno, Katie, Larry, Amber, Gus, Alec and Kimberlyn this award would not have been possible and while I was the one that night accepting the award, they are among those hero’s.

I will forever remember that night and feel extremely fortunate to be part of the IIDA design community.

Tammy Edmonds
Tammy Edmonds Design


Congratulations to the 2015 Calibre Award Winners!

Congratulations to the 2015 Calibre Awards winners! Click here to see the photos of the gala event. Thanks again to our generous sponsors, we couldn’t do it without you!

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Health & Wellness
Cedars-Sinai Comprehensive Transplant Center
Nominated by: SmithGroupJJR
Katherine Spitz & Associates
KCSWest
Pivot Interiors
The Sheridan Group

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Leisure & Entertainment
Museum of Tolerance, Anne Frank Exhibit
Nominated by: Yazdani Studio of CannonDesign
Cortina Productions
Costal International
Electrosonic
Anne Frank Historian
Olson Visual

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Public Spaces & Education
General Aviation FBO Terminal
Nominated by: Tammy Edmonds Design, Inc.
Corporate Business Interiors
Helix Electric, Inc.
Masland Contract
Turner Construction Company
Yellow Goat Design

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Retail
Found Animals: Adopt & Shop
Nominated by: HLW International LLP
AMA Consulting Engineers
David Flores
Newmark Grubb Knight Frank
Structural Focus
Taslimi Construction Company

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Work Large
Confidential Financial Services Company
Nominated by: Gensler
ARC Engineering
Howard Building Corporation
KPFF
Pivot Interiors, Inc.
Systems Source

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Work Medium
J. Craig Venter Institute
Nominated by: ZGF Architect LLP
BKM
David Nelson & Associates, LLC
Integral Group
J. Craig Venter Institute
McCarthy Building Companies, Inc

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Work Small
Microsoft
Nominated by: Gensler
ARC Engineering
Microsoft
Shangri-La Construction, L. P.
Structural Focus
Tangram Interiors