Member Spotlight

Scott Hierlinger Appointed to IIDA International Board of Directors


President Felice Silverman, IIDA, is pleased to announce that Scott Hierlinger, IIDA, is joining the International Board of Directors for a two-year term.  A past president of the Northland Chapter, Scott is Director of Design at NELSON in Minneapolis.  The Board of Directors enthusiastically welcomes Scott and his comprehensive leadership skills and talents to the Board of Directors.

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Steelcase CEO James P. Hackett to Retire


James P. Hackett, Chief Executive Officer of Steelcase Inc. for the last 19 years, recently announced his plans for retirement. Hackett is credited with having transformed the culture of Steelcase, championing Design and design thinking throughout the organization, and encouraging the providing of insight on how well-designed workspaces can impact performance. A visionary and an advocate of life-long learning, he introduced the critical thinking business model still employed at Steelcase, personally teaching its key principles to hundreds of the company’s leaders.

Hackett announced his retirement at the Steelcase annual shareholder meeting, indicating that he will remain in his current capacity through February 28, 2014, at which time he will take a new position as vice chair for one year. He will continue to serve as a member of the Steelcase board of directors.

Maison&Objet Show Offers Discount to IIDA Members


IIDA Members planning to attend MAISON&OBJET in Paris can do so at a special discounted rate. The international trade show takes place at Paris Nord Villepinte, Sept. 6-10, 2013 — effectively kicking off Paris Design Week. The biannual home décor and trade show brings together a dynamic array of products for the home from some of the world’s most renowned creators, elegantly displayed and distributed through seven separate halls. MAISON&OBJET covers a broad spectrum of products for the home, including tableware; textile; decorative accessories; art and frames; lighting; giftware; design accessories and furniture.

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IIDA Job Board Top 3

Finding employment for yourself or new talent for your firm can be a unique challenge. Whether you’re a design professional looking for your next career move or a principal seeking your next hire, the IIDA Career Center is an invaluable resource. Take a look at our top three available opportunities, and visit the IIDA Career Center for more:

Project Manager, IA Interior Architects

In this position, working with the Managing Principal and IA’s team, the Project Manager will be responsible for planning, coordinating and administering projects … Read More

Senior Interior Designer, Callison, LLC.

Callison is seeking an experienced Sr. Interior Designer for our Retail Studio in our Seattle Office … Read More

Account Executive, Design Within Reach Inc.

The Studio Account Executive is responsible for generating sales and providing exceptional service … Read More

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