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Announcing the 2020 Circle of Excellence Honoree!

Claire S Thompson, IIDA, NCIDQ, CID
Claire S Thompson, IIDA, NCIDQ, CID

Claire is the Founder of The Thompson Collaborative, LLC. The firm’s work is focused on commercial and specialty-focused residential projects. Projects encompass interiors and product design, and also include architectural and landscape concepts. Her firm’s award-winning projects include 3 Calibre Award submissions with 2 award winning projects. Her career has included teaching post-secondary level design at several universities. She now serves as a member of the Board of Trustees at Woodbury University, which has a nationally recognized college of Architecture and Interiors. Outside of design work she is a past member of the Board of Directors of the Organization of Women Executives.

Claire is Past President of the Southern California Chapter of IIDA. Her involvement has included the development of many new events over the years. She has been dedicated to developing the Calibre Awards and founded the Student Scholarship fund with Aram Arakelian which now has a sustaining fund in the six figures.

Claire’s career long passion has been challenging project teams to deliver the best while mentoring the designer to develop exceptional results.

Calibre Design Awards
Gala Event is Friday, May 15, 2020
Beverly Hilton Hotel | 9876 Wilshire Blvd., Beverly Hills, CA 90210

Sponsorship Opportunities are Available!
Chick here to become a sponsor today!

Sponsorship Levels

GOLD
• Two tables in Preferred Seating Area
• Company logo onscreen at the event and announced on stage
• Credit as a Gold Sponsor and two-page ad in printed program (ad due March 6)
• Use of the 2020 Calibre Design Awards logo with your standard corporate identity throughout 2020
• Company logo on the IIDA SoCal website with a link to your company website

SILVER
• One table in Preferred Seating Area
• Company logo on screen and announced on stage
• Credit as a Silver Sponsor and full page ad in the printed program (ad due March 6)
• Use of the 2020 Calibre Design Awards logo with your standard corporate identity throughout 2020
• Company logo on the IIDA SoCal website with a link to your company website

BRONZE
• Half table (5 seats) in Preferred Seating Area
• Option to purchase remainder of the table (5 seats) for an additional $1,975 (must be purchased by Feb. 14, 2020)
• Company logo onscreen at the event and announced on stage
• Credit as a Bronze Sponsor and half page ad in the printed program
• Use of the 2020 Calibre Design Awards logo with your standard corporate identity throughout 2020
• Company logo on the iida-socal.org with a link to your company website

PEARL
• Four seats in General Seating
• Option to purchase remainder of table (six seats) for an additional $2,100 (must be purchased by Feb. 14, 2020)
• Credit as a Pearl Sponsor and half-page ad in printed program (ad due March 6)
• Use of the 2020 Calibre Design Awards logo with your standard corporate identity throughout 2020
• Company logo on IIDA SoCal website with link to your company website

Click here for more information.

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Time is Up! Calibre Submissions Due on FRIDAY!

Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP accepting the 2019 Calibre Design Award for Education
Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP accepting the 2019 Calibre Design Award for Education

The Call for Entries Deadline is FRIDAY!! Submit now!

Time is ticking! This is the final week to submit 2019 projects! At the Calibre Design Awards, we celebrate design excellence, true teamwork, and exemplary projects located in Southern California. Please use this link to submit your project.

Calibre Design Awards submission period runs from NOW to January 24th at 5pm PST. Projects are to be located in Southern California and must have been completed between January 1, 2019 and December 31, 2019. Don’t forget to include Team Members who made significant contributions!

The award categories are…

Work Extra-Large – 75,000 + sq. ft.

Work Large – 35,000 – 74,999 sq. ft.

Work Medium – 10,000 – 34,999 sq. ft.

Work Small – under 10,000 sq. ft.

Public & Community Spaces – Government, institutional, transportation, worship and museum galleries

Education – Elementary/secondary educational facilities, colleges/universities

Health & Wellness – Hospitals, laboratories, long term care facilities, and MOBs, gyms, spas, fitness, mental health, and therapy

Hospitality – Hotel main spaces, point of sale retail, restaurants, country clubs

Looking to join in the fun?  The Calibre Design Awards will be celebrated this year on May 15, 2020!

Gala Event is Friday, May 15, 2020
Beverly Hilton Hotel | 9876 Wilshire Blvd., Beverly Hills, CA 90210

Tickets and sponsorship opportunities are now available. Click here for more information.

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The Call for Entries Deadline is NEXT WEEK!! Submit now!

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Studio UNLTD Accepting the 2019 Calibre Design Award for Hospitality

End the decade with a bang! Last chance to submit 2019 projects! At the Calibre Design Awards, we celebrate design excellence, true teamwork, and exemplary projects located in Southern California.

Calibre Design Awards submission period runs from until January 24th at 5pm PST. 

Click here to submit your project(s), and here to download the Call for Entries to prepare the submissions.

Projects are to be located in Southern California and must have been completed between January 1, 2019 and December 31, 2019. Don’t forget to include Team Members who made significant contributions!

The award categories are…

Work Extra-Large – 75,000 + sq. ft.

Work Large – 35,000 – 74,999 sq. ft.

Work Medium – 10,000 – 34,999 sq. ft.

Work Small – under 10,000 sq. ft.

Public & Community Spaces – Government, institutional, transportation, worship and museum galleries

Education – Elementary/secondary educational facilities, colleges/universities

Health & Wellness – Hospitals, laboratories, long term care facilities, and MOBs, gyms, spas, fitness, mental health, and therapy

Hospitality – Hotel main spaces, point of sale retail, restaurants, country clubs

Looking to join in the fun?  The Calibre Design Awards will be celebrated this year on May 15, 2020!

Gala Event is Friday, May 15, 2020
Beverly Hilton Hotel | 9876 Wilshire Blvd., Beverly Hills, CA 90210

Tickets and sponsorship opportunities are now available. Click here for more information.

iida-socal.org/calibre-awards

#CalibreAwards


The Call for Entries Deadline is Approaching!! Only TWO WEEKS Left to Submit!

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Did you complete a project that changed the face of design? Do you have a project that has a compelling story? We are looking for the best Los Angeles has to offer. Now is the time to submit it! Imagine yourself on that stage accepting your award! Please use this link to submit your project.

Calibre Design Awards submission period runs from NOW to January 24th at 5pm PST. Projects are to be located in Southern California and must have been completed between January 1, 2019 and December 31, 2019. Don’t forget to include Team Members who made significant contributions!

The award categories are…

Work Extra-Large – 75,000 + sq. ft.

Work Large – 35,000 – 74,999 sq. ft.

Work Medium – 10,000 – 34,999 sq. ft.

Work Small – under 10,000 sq. ft.

Public & Community Spaces – Government, institutional, transportation, worship and museum galleries

Education – Elementary/secondary educational facilities, colleges/universities

Health & Wellness – Hospitals, laboratories, long term care facilities, and MOBs, gyms, spas, fitness, mental health, and therapy

Hospitality – Hotel main spaces, point of sale retail, restaurants, country clubs

Looking to join in the fun? The Calibre Design Awards will be celebrated this year on May 15, 2020!

Gala Event is Friday, May 15, 2020
Beverly Hilton Hotel | 9876 Wilshire Blvd., Beverly Hills, CA 90210

Tickets and sponsorship opportunities will be available soon.


Calibre Awards 2019 Recap Video

The 31st Calibre Design Awards was a smashing success, returning to the Beverly Hilton this past May 17th. With a ballroom full of over 850 attendees, the Friday evening celebration was thoroughly enjoyed by our Southern California community. A video recap has been created to summarize this fantastic festivity, please visit: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=elgpwcOvMaI&feature=youtu.be

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For event professional photo gallery, please visit:
https://www.flickr.com/photos/iidasocal/albums/72157707227114071

Eight nominated projects were awarded winning status by the 2019 judging panel. For full list of 2019 Calibre Design Award Winners, please visit:
https://iida-socal.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/CA2019_TeamList_WINNERS.pdf

Congratulations to all the winners!

We would like to also thank our wonderful judging panel for their time, engaging participation and contribution to the judging process:

  • Kelly Bauer, FIIDA – Partner, White Baux Studio
  • Felice Silverman, FIIDA, LEED ID+C, WELL AP – President/ Principal of Silverman Trykowski Associates
  • Guy Geier, FIIDA, FAIA, LEED – Managing Partner of FX Collaborative Architects

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Viveca Bissonnette, FIIDA, CID, LEEP AP of Hollander Design Group was honored as the Circle of Excellence 2019 nominee for her passionate devotion to the interior design industry and IIDA organization. Serving as a previous Southern California President and IIDA Fellow, Viveca spoke on behalf of her journey and career transformation.

Thank you to all who attended, we hope you enjoyed the program this year! We are appreciative of the 2019 Calibre Design Awards sponsors:

Gold
Environmental Contracting Corporation

Silver
Clune Construction Company
Corporate Contractors
JDM Contractors
Swinerton Builders

Pearl
AMA Consulting Engineers
ARC Engineering
BuzziSpace
Light Bover
Pinnacle
Turelk
Warner Constructors, Inc.

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Congratulations to the 1st place student winners of the 2019 IIDA Southern California design charrette:

  • Micayla Brewer, Saddleback College
  • Suchada Eickemeyer, Design Institute of San Diego
  • Tania Mercado, Mt. San Antonio College
  • Trista Su, Otis College of Art and Design

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Congratulations to the 2019 Calibre Design Award Winners

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The 31st Calibre Design Awards Winners were announced at the Gala Event on Friday, May 17th at the Beverly Hilton Hotel. Click here to see all the 2019 nominated projects including all the winners. Here is the video summarizing the event, and click here to see photos from the evening.

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Loyola Marymount University School of Film and Television

Category
Education

Nominated by
Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP

Team
AMA Project Management
ARC Engineering
HLB Lighting Design
ITS Design Group
Warner Constructors

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Spectrum IV – Vertex Pharmaceuticals

Category
Healthcare

Nominated by
DGA planning | architecture | interiors

Team
Alexandria Real Estate Equities
BNBuilders
LPA
Project Management Advisors
Vertex Pharmaceuticals

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Bavel

Category
Hospitality

Nominated by
Studio UNLTD

Team
Howard CDM
Kitchen Restaurant & Bar Specialists
Osvaldo Maiozzi
Steve Siegrist Design

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USC Shoah Foundation

Category
Public & Community Spaces

Nominated by
Belzberg Architects

Team
BuroHappold
Clune Construction
The Maude Group
University of Southern California – Capital Construction Development
USC Shoah Foundation – The Institute for Visual History and Education

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Google, Spruce Goose

Category
Work Extra Large

Nominated by
ZGF

Team
Arup
CBRE
Google
Matt Construction
SPMD

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Incipio Technologies

Category
Work Large

Nominated by
CannonDesign

Team
gkkworks Construction Services
Incipio Technologies
LBA Realty

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Procore

Category
Work Medium

Nominated by
HLW International

Team
AMA Consulting Engineers
Black LTD
Clune Construction Company
Seeley Brothers
Tangram

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LinkedIn Carpentaria, Building 1

Category
Work Small

Nominated by
HOK

Team
AMA Consulting Engineers
Insight Structural Engineers
JLL
Pivot Interiors
Sierra Pacific Constructors

 


Calibre Design Awards – One Week Left!

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Only a Few Tickets Remain!

Don’t miss out on the biggest event of the year! A limited number of tickets are still available. They can be purchased hereTicket Sales Close Monday, May 13TH at 5pm.

Congratulations to our Student Charrette and Portfolio Winners
Portfolio Competition
The IIDA Southern California 2019 Student Portfolio Competition was held on Saturday, February 9th at the Herman Miller showroom in Culver City. Taking part were 11 extremely talented and diverse students from four participating Southern California Schools.

The students arrived carrying intricate models, stunning display boards, and various other materials with which to present their projects. There were two categories of competition this year – Social Relevance and Innovation – and $16,000 in scholarship awards up for grabs. Social Relevance in Interior Design – awarded for the presentation that best addresses social or cultural issues through creative design. Innovation in Interior Design – awarded for the presentation that shows the highest level of innovation through design solutions.

The Winners Were:
Social Relevance
Andres Zavala / ArtCenter College of Design
$5,000 Scholarship

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Innovation  
Chahn Sung / ArtCenter College of Design
$5,000 Scholarship

2019 IIDA Student Portfolio Awards

Honorable Mention
Melissa Ochoa / California State University Long Beach
$500 Scholarship

2019 IIDA Student Portfolio Awards

Student Design Charrette
The 2018 IIDA Southern California Student Design Charette was held on Saturday, November 3th at Tangram Interiors in Newport Beach. Twenty-nine students who gathered from all around Southern California broke into six teams to design a concept for a creative co-working space. The project-setting being “The Block”, a redesigned “anti-mall” in the heart of the historical Financial District of DTLA (Downtown Los Angeles), the students had just 4.5 hours and limited resources to collaborate and create a space that included an arrival area, a lounge, a flexible conference room, and enclosed, modular offices spaces.

First Place
From left-to-right:
Suchada Eickemeyer / Design Institute of San Diego
Micayla Brewer / Saddleback College
Xiaoling Su / Otis College of Art + Design
Tania Mercado / Mt. San Antonio College
Mili Del Castillo / VP Student Affairs
$10,000 Award

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Second Place
From left-to-right:
Karina Gonzales / California State University Long Beach
Isabella Pina / California State University Northridge
Soon-Young Kwon / Interior Designers Institute
Sean Diaz / Saddleback College
Maricela Gomez / Chaffey College
Mili Del Castillo/ VP Student Affairs

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A Special Congratulations
Congratulations to Tania Gonzalez who will be going on to the National Charrette!

Join us to see who takes the prize!
Congratulations to all the nominated teams! Click here to see them all.

Mark Your Calendars!
Gala Event is Friday, May 17th
Cocktails at 6pm; Calibre Design Awards from 7 – 9:30pm
Beverly Hilton Hotel | 9876 Wilshire Blvd., Beverly Hills, CA 90210

Circle of Excellence Honoree
Viveca Bissonnette, FIIDA, CID, LEED AP
Co-Founder and Design Principal, Hollander Design Group

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Announcing the 2019 Circle of Excellence!

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Viveca Bissonnette, FIIDA, CID, LEED AP

With more than 30 years of professional experience in the fields of both cultural anthropology and interior design, Viveca Bissonnette brings a unique approach and broad breadth of experience and knowledge to her professional pursuits. As co-founder and design principal at Hollander Design Group (HDG) headquartered in San Diego, Viveca leads the firm’s workplace strategy practice employing ethnography to inform design. Outside of HDG, Viveca is actively involved in the design and art community. She is currently a member of the New School of Architecture’s interior design program advisory council and has held board positions with the San Diego Architectural Foundation (SDAF) and the California Council for Interior Design Certification (CCIDC), among other organizations. Most notably she has been deeply involved with the International Interior Design Association (IIDA), beginning with her involvement as a student, leading to her recognition in 2004 as one of ten designers to watch in the country as part of IIDA’s 10-year anniversary celebrations. Viveca was elected to the International Board of Directors in 2008 advancing to the roll of President in 2010. Viveca continued to serve on the International Board of Directors for 7 years. In 2011, Viveca was inducted into IIDA’s College of Fellows—the highest and most prestigious honor IIDA bestows.

Calibre Design Awards is Friday, May 17, 2019
Beverly Hilton Hotel | 9876 Wilshire Blvd., Beverly Hills, CA 90210

Sponsorship Opportunities are Available!
Click here for more information on sponsorship. Click here to become a sponsor today!

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Congratulations to the 2018 Calibre Design Award Winners

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The 30th Calibre Design Awards Winners were announced at the Gala Event on Friday, May 18th at the Beverly Hilton Hotel. Click here to see all the 2018 nominated projects including all the winners.

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Hudson Pacific Properties Hollywood Showroom

Category
Work Extra Small

Nominated by
Kamus + Keller Interiors | Architecture

Team
MDC Wallcoverings
Metropolitan West
Tri-West

Knoll Showroom Los Angeles: Los Angeles, CA, Architect: Architecture Research Office (ARO)
Knoll Showroom Los Angeles: Los Angeles, CA, Architect: Architecture Research Office (ARO)

Knoll Showroom

Category
Work Small

Nominated by
Wirt Design Group

Team
Architecture Research Office
Fanellipm
Glumac
Knoll
Taslimi Construction

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RDC-S111 Urban Office

Category
Work Medium

Nominated by
Tierney Management

Team
Oculus Light Studio
Pinnacle Construction
Pivot Interiors
Retail Design Collaborative

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Aftershock

Category
Work Large

Nominated by
OKB Architecture

Team
21st Century Fox
Corporate Contractors
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Lam & Kaainoni Engineering Corp.
Unisource Solutions

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Nickelodeon West Coast Headquarters

Category
Work Extra Large

Nominated by
STUDIOS Architecture

Team
Environmental Contracting Corporation
KSA Design Studio
Struck
VVA Project Managers and Consultants

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Maywood Center for Enriched Studies

Category
Education

Nominated by
DLR Group

Team
LAUSD
Maharam
Newson Brown Acoustics
Roshanian and Associates, Inc.
AJ Amoroso Construction Co., Inc.

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Attitude Fitness at Wilshire Grand

Category
Health & Wellness

Nominated by
AC Martin

TeamZ
Artcrafters Cabinets, Inc.
Cinnabar California, Ind.
Pulp Studio
Purchasing Management International, LP
Taslimi Construction

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Don Francisco’s Coffee Casa Cubana

Category
Hospitality

Nominated by
Omgivning

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La Boucherie at the Wilshire Grand

Category
Hospitality

Nominated by
AC Martin

Team
Arcrafters Cabinets, Inc.
Pulp Studio
Purchasing Management International LP
Taslimi Construction

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Aventine Lobby

Category
Public & Community Spaces

Nominated by
Gensler

Team
Ehmcke Sheet Metal Corp.
KMP Plumbing
KPFF Consulting Entineers
Prevost Construction
RB Consulting Engineers