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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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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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