Inland Empire Turning Point Series

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Big Questions, Real Stories! The Turning Point Series is a new initiative for IIDA SoCal. Get inspired with an evening of an interactive workshop focused on professional growth and evolution!

San Diego & Inland Empire Main Speaker

Tim Cowell, IIDA
President-Elect of IIDA SoCal
Director of Workplace Experience at Headspace

Tim Cowell has been a design professional for over 30 years, working in Design, Project Management,  Healthcare, Education, Entertainment and Tech.  This leads us to ask the question,“Can a Design professional create a diverse career and be successful?

San Diego & Inland Empire Panelists


Maha Comianos
Photographer at Studio Maha

With ten years of experience in the inteior design industry, Maha started her business in interior and architectural photography in 2010. She transforms her knowledge and expertise into creative imagery. With an extensive background in art and design, Maha has incorporated her unique concepts while working with major design firms. From these experiences, Maha brings an artistic eye with an understanding of space, details, and capturing whats unique. Maha is published in Dwell, San Diego business Journal, Coastal Homes, and National Geographic.




Jason Lorcher, PE
CEO at Green Dinosaur

Jason founded his company 10 years ago with a vision of using business as a force for good for people and planet. Today Green Dinosaur is a Certified B Corp that meet the highest standards of overall social and environmental performance, transparency and accountability and aspire to use the power of business to solve social and environmental problems. Jason brings over 20 years of professional engineering experience across a broad portfolio of projects demonstrating his unique passion for informed, rigorous, environmentally-responsible buildings.




Jessica Newman
Painter & Professor at Newschool of Architecture & Design
and Art Institute of California San Diego

Jessica Newman is a professor at the Newschool of Architecture and Design and the Art Institute of California-San Diego, where she has been teaching for 13 years. She is also an internationally published author. Newman’s paintings focuses on urban landscapes.Newman has spent the last twenty years working in architecture and design, and that is reflected in her work.


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