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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 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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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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2017 Calibre Design Awards Video

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IIDA SoCal is proud of this year’s Calibre. Our great community came together to the sold out event and celebrated the design excellence that continues to grow! Congrats to all the amazing winners & thank you to all our sponsors who help make this event possible. We look forward to next year’s 30th anniversary!

Click here to watch the video of the event.


Congratulations to the 2017 Calibre Design Award Winners

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The 29th Calibre Design Awards Winners were announced at the Gala Event on Friday, May 19th at the Beverly Hilton Hotel. Click here to see all the 2017 nominated projects including all the winners. All the photos from the event are now up on our flickr page!

 

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Supplyframe Design Lab

Category
Boutique Firm

Nominated by
Cory Grosser + Associates

Team
A Single Tree
CalAsia Construction, Inc
SG Engineers, Inc
Supply Frame

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Loyola Marymount University Life Sciences Building

Category
Education

Nominated by
CO Architects

Team
IBE – Ideas for the Built Environment
Kaplan Gehring McCarroll
Thornton Tomasetti
Vantage Technology
Whitin Design Works

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Saban Media Center

Category
Entertainment

Nominated by
Gensler

Team
ARC Engineering
Charles Salter
MATT Construction
Risha

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Roberts Pavilion

Category
Health & Wellness

Nominated by
John Friedman Alice Kimm Architects

Team
Buro Happold
KGM Architectural Lighting
PSOMAS
Simpson Gumpertz & Heger

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Drago Petersen

Category
Hospitality

Nominated by
Felderman Keatinge + Associates

Team
ARC Engineering
Artcrafters
Drago Brothers
Mata Construction
Oculus Light Studio

 

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Temple Beth Sholom

Category
Public & Community Spaces

Nominated by
Berliner Architects

Team
Del Amo Constrution
Fusio Studio
JR van Dijs, inc.
Newson Brown Acoustics
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Edmunds.com Headquarters

Category
Work Extra-Large

Nominated by
M+M Creative Studio

Team
Cherry & Mandel
Corporate Contractors, Inc.
John Labib + Associates
Lewis / Schoeplein architects
Syska Hennessy Group

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Beachbody Headquarters

Category
Work Large

Nominated by
HOK

Team
ARC Engineering
Environmental Contracting Corporation
Kaplan Gehring McCarroll Architectural Lighting, Inc
Lengele Associates
Sheridan Group

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OluKai

Category
Work Medium

Nominated by
H. Hendy Associates

Team
Brandow & Johnson
DBaC
Moen Woodworks
OluKai

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The Pritzker Group

Category
Work Small

Nominated by
HOK

Team
Becker Innovation
Building Solutions Group
Environmental Contracting Corporation
Tangram

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Turelk Downtown Los Angeles

Category
Work Small

Nominated by
Gensler

Team
California Lighting Sales
Madrid Ceiling
Nabih Youssef
Tangram


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 Solutions
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