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Reimagining Audi in 2040

Audi representatives attend IND students’ final presentations as part of the collaborative Corporate Sponsored Class  By Nina Tabios Kevin Chen is no stranger to imagining what cars could look like in the future. “A lot of it is taking inspiration from science fiction films,” commented the soon-to-be graduate from the Academy of Art University’s School […]

A Look at a Designer’s Workplace of the Future

Design student mentoring event shares scholarship opportunities and a tour of Gensler’s new downtown headquarters  By Tom Collom Private offices, large conference rooms, formal presentation spaces are fast going the way of the flip phone. Flexible and open plan office areas, with spacious employee breakout rooms complete with wine-on-tap, are the workplaces of the future, […]

A Good Road to Follow

IAD students craft entrance installation for DIFFA DESIGNS’ 2018 fundraiser By Kyle Roe   Attendees to this year’s Design Industries Foundation Fighting AIDS (DIFFA) DESIGNS fundraiser arrived at San Francisco’s InterContinental Hotel prepared for an evening of high fashion and generous giving. All proceeds from the “Fashion Forward” event were donated to the largest dedicated HIV […]

Striving for Originality

World-class interior designer Collin Burry of Gensler delivers Q&A for ambitious School of Interior Architecture & Design students By Kyle Roe A group of students from the School of Interior Architecture & Design (IAD) sat down for a Q&A session with Collin Burry on Wednesday, Sept. 19 at 601 Brannan. The venerated designer shared valuable […]

Secrets to Interior Architecture Success

By Kyle Roe The School of Interior Architecture & Design (IAD) kicked off their fall speaker series on Monday, Sept. 17, with a Q&A panel featuring four alumni at 601 Brannan. The discussion covered a breadth of topics, including transitioning from school to the workplace, finding internships, and applying for Optional Practical Training (OPT) and […]

Light Fixture Design Competition

BREAKING NEWS – The annual Robert Bruce Thompson Student Design Competition has just been announced for 2017. The challenge: Design a light fixture for the lobby of a new modern art museum. This competition, open to all students, will run now until the submission deadline March 24th 2017. The first prize will be $5,000.00 Second […]

DIFFA 2016

IIDA Summer Tours

IIDA Honor Award Summer Tours start this week, don’t forget to RSVP and get a chance to see award winning projects in the Bay Area. To RSVP click here For more information and how to join IIDA click here San Francisco City Center Date: Jul 20, 2016 Time: 5:30pm Ends: 7:00pm 220 Sansome Street Suite […]

IIDA 2016 Annual Chapter Celebration

Hey IAD students IIDA NC Chapter is meeting for its 2016 Annual Chapter Celebration. Save the date! Join us as we recognize our chapter partners, chapter event chairs and outgoing board members, and welcome our new board for 2016 | 2017. We also look forward to introducing the new IIDA NC website and graphic look! […]

IIDA Pioneers in Design (Save the Date)

Can good design heal?  IIDA Northern California welcomes Michael Murphy, co-founder of Mass Design Group as our 2016 Pioneer in Design to inspire and engage us in that conversation.  In only seven years, the MASS Design Group “impact driven model” has made dignification of people a tangible element in successful community development, public health and […]