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Student Expo Next Week!


Please join us for this year’s LA City Center Student Design Expo on Thursday, March 7th. AECOM has generously offered to host this event again at their DTLA office.


The Student Design Expo is a unique opportunity for aspiring design professionals to showcase their work and network with tenured industry leaders. Students will have the platform to discuss their selected project in front of a panel of judges comprised of IIDA Board Members. This year, awards will be given for Best in Show and People’s Choice. Following the student presentations, a panel of recognized industry professionals will address the audience to discuss their career paths, industry experiences, and much more. The esteemed group of panelists this year includes:

Pam Light, Senior Principal/Regional Leader of Workplace, HOK

James Merchant, Senior Interior Designer, AECOM

Josie Park, Design Project Manager, NBC Universal

Gillian Sutton, Senior Project Manager, Newmark

Moderated by Amy Hill, Founder + Workplace Consultant, Work Thread

This event is open to both IIDA members and non-members. For additional event information and to purchase tickets, check out the event page here. See you on the 7th!

LA Haunt Couture is Tomorrow!


LA’s Haunt Couture is TOMORROW night at the Avalon Hollywood Theatre! Have you purchased your tickets yet for one of the most spectacular events of the year? Online general admission and VIP tickets sales close Wednesday (today) at 5 pm! Tickets will also be available for purchase at the door. You don’t want to miss out this year as each team will be transforming the zodiac signs into spectacular runway couture!

Los Angeles Haunt Couture
October 25th, 7:30 – 10pm
Avalon Hollywood | 1735 Vine St, Los Angeles, CA 90028

Special thanks for the following Event Sponsors:
Eurowest Decorative Surfaces
Stone Source
SitOnIt Seating
SCI Lighting

Last Chance to Buy Tickets to LA Haunt Couture!


Los Angeles Haunt Couture
October 25th, 7:30 – 10pm
Avalon Hollywood | 1735 Vine St, Los Angeles, CA 90028

With only two weeks left before the big event, General Admission and VIP tickets are going quickly! VIP tickets are limited, so get in touch with us to purchase yours soon. Click here for more info. You don’t want to miss this year’s HORRORSCOPE, where zodiac signs will be transformed into spellbinding runway couture!

Los Angeles Haunt Couture Reveal Party


The Los Angeles Haunt Couture Reveal Party was a huge success! Team members and team sponsors gathered for a fun and mystical evening to unveil this year’s theme, (drum roll please)…”HORRORSCOPE!” Each team met with our very own ‘Madame Fortune Teller” to draw a zodiac sign, or element, to base their costume on. What the teams flaunt on the runway is written in the *STARS*


For more event photos click here.


Thank you to the teams and their sponsors for their support, and to Haworth LA for hosting this event!

AECOM – OFS + HBF Textiles
Belzberg Architects – Pental Surfaces + Maharam Textiles
CO Architects – Shaw + Pallas Textiles
DLR Group – Kimball + Momentum Group
Gensler – Steelcase + Wolf Gordon
HLW – Western Office + Designtex
HOK – Studio TK + LUUM Textiles
Johnson Fain – Pivot Interiors + Designtex
NAC Architecture – Koroseal + Mayer Fabrics
SAA – Herman Miller + Arc Com
Smith Group – Catalyst + Bernhardt Textiles
Wolcott – BuzziSpace + Knoll Textiles

Student Teams:

Cal State University Long Beach – Lotte Advanced Materials + Camira Fabrics

Cal State University Northridge – EPIC Contract Group + Camira Fabrics

College of the Canyons – HAT Contract + Reid Witlin LTD

Woodbury University – Allseating + Unika Vaev

LA Haunt Tickets on Sale Now!


Ticket sales for LA Haunt Couture are open! Get your VIP or General Admission tickets today! Click here to purchase tickets.

If you are looking to help make the magic happen by becoming a event sponsor click here for more info!

The teams are now in place and starting to plan their garments for the show. We’ll post more about that in the weeks to come.

LA Haunt Couture
October 25th, 7:30 – 10pm
Avalon Hollywood | 1735 Vine St, Los Angeles, CA 90028

Los Angeles Haunt Couture – Call for Sponsors!


October 25th, 7:30 – 10pm
Avalon Hollywood | 1735 Vine St, Los Angeles, CA 90028

We are ramping up for this year’s IIDA LA Haunt Couture and are thrilled with the Professional and Student Teams participating this year! If you’re interested in sponsoring a team or the event to help make this spectacular night happen, check out our Sponsorship Opportunities page here.

Details are included in our Sponsorship Package here. Professional and Student Team Sponsors are filling up quickly and need to be finalized by Aug. 22nd. Hope to hear from you soon!

Not interested in sponsoring a team? Other sponsorships available!

Mary Beth Caccitolo
BuzziSpace Business Development Associate

Los Angeles Haunt Couture

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October 25th, 7:30 – 10pm
Avalon Hollywood | 1735 Vine St, Los Angeles, CA 90028

We are so excited for this year’s Haunt Couture theme we can’t keep it to ourselves! Want a sneak peek? Visit our Instagram page here for clues that will keep you guessing up until the Reveal Party on Wednesday, August 29th!

Looking to help make the magic happen by becoming a team or event sponsor? Click here for more info!

You don’t want to miss this spectacular evening that fuses fashion, fun and design. Tickets go on sale soon so save the date!

Visit the event page here for up to date information.

Mary Beth Caccitolo
BuzziSpace Business Development Associate

IIDA’s March Design Tour of Edmunds.com


A couple of weeks ago, the Los Angeles City Center of IIDA’s Southern California Chapter held the first design tour of 2017 at the multiple award winning EdQuarters for Edmunds.com. To see more photos of the tour, click here. This 143,000 sq. ft space, designed by Christopher Mitchell and M+M Creative Studio was impressive and well attended with more than seventy-five people making the trip to talk with design leaders, up and coming talent, and fellow IIDA members.


With an incredibly insightful introduction to the space, Christopher Mitchell, gave a behind the scenes, deep dive into the process involved in creating such a dynamic, flexible, and engaging environment for a multi-generational tech client.


Some design highlights of this SOLD OUT evening included:

-A 6,000-lb. installation of 1966 and 2016 Corvettes (to commemorate the company’s 50th anniversary) set wheel-to-wheel and rotating above the reception area.

-A 32-foot custom stainless steel slide that connects the two floors.

-A 1948 Cadillac Fleetwood re-purposed into a beer and coffee bar.

-130 feet of sliding glass panels that transform the office into an indoor/outdoor workspace.

-A 150 sq. ft. outdoor projector screen to accommodate movie nights for employees and their families.

-Two 600+ gallon saltwater fish tanks that will be home to 160 fish.

-A frozen yogurt machine with toppings bar, in addition to other complimentary food and beverage options.

-A game room featuring classic video games, Foosball, and air hockey.

-Multiple, forward thinking flex spaces designed to support many different ways of working.

Jason Shepley, IIDA, LEED