- DesignEx IDC IDIBC Vancouver Island 2015
On Friday, March 27, 2015 IDIBC Vancouver Island had its signature event, DesignEx (formerly Table top Show and CEU day.) This event helped members connect with manufacturers, suppliers, fellow interior designers, architects and others from the built industry and gave them the opportunity to earn CEUs, all in one place.
This super successful event had 47 exhibitors, over 100 attendees
and two amazing seminars.
- 2015 Awards of Excellence
Entries were judged by IDIBC and its judges in July 2015. Results announced September 25, 2015.
- 2015 Student Portfolio Review Event
Students were invited to join IDIBC on March 19 to learn the skills necessary to stand out to potential employers and to make valuable business contacts.
There were door prizes, small bites, drinks, and then:
Portfolio Review: students came prepared to showcase their portfolios. They met with Registered interior designers and got valuable feedback to help them prepare a stand-out portfolio for job interviews. This quick-paced, "speed-dating" format equipped them with the information needed to get hired.
Panel discussion: Students learned about the new educational standards and how they apply to them.
Mingling: attendees rubbed shoulders with design professionals in the industry and got to know like-minded design enthusiasts.
- 2014 Shine Awards reception
- 2014 Student Charrette at IDSwest
Event took place at IDSwest 2014 at the Vancouver Convention Centre. Students from various design schools in BC participated in the charrette. Students were briefed on Thursday evening about the context and design challenge and then grouped at random and this was the first time they had worked together.
The challenge was to create a micro-loft in Vancouver of no more than 250 square feet. Each loft had to accommodate at least two adults. Students were given the total floor plate and were to craft a portion of that space for their design.
Groups met and completed their design challenge on Friday, September 26, 2014 at IDSwest. Designers and Trade Show attendees could walk up and ask questions as the students worked. They had 6 hours to complete their designs. They then presented their design challenges on the Grey Magazine Design Stage in the late afternoon.
The winning team was chosen and invited to attend the IDC/IDIBC Shine Awards that evening.
The winning team called themselves “Sub Zero”
Steven Lee from Langara
Yvonne Lum from BCIT
Ken Glass from AI
Terra Fenn from VIU
Danielle Robinson from KPU
Kathie-Lee Pugsley from KPU.
The judges felt that the solution was dynamic, well presented, and showed strong design thinking. The judges were asked the question “Would you want to live here”- and they responded: “YES!”
- 2014 Awards of Excellence
Awards of Excellence entries were judged by IDIBC and its judges in June 2014. Results announced September 26, 2014.
- Summer White Party
The annual IDIBC Summer Party is a chance for the design community to let loose and celebrate the coming of the sun and the successes of our growing community. This year was AMAZING! The Earl's V Lounge (1095 Mainland Street, Yaletown) is where IDIBC hosted the Summer White Party.
Over 225 IDI members, designers at large, architects, students and fellow industry members and guests were in attendance.
Photo credits: Daniela Ciuffa of www.ciuffaphotography.com
- 2014 Student Portfolio Review Event
Students were invited to join IDIBC on March 27 to learn the skills necessary to stand out to potential employers and how to make valuable business contacts.
-Portfolio Review: Students met with Professional interior designers and got valuable feedback to help their portfolios stand-out at job interviews. This quick-paced, "speed-dating" format gave them valuable information needed to get them hired.
-Panel discussion: New educational standards.
- 2013 Shine Awards reception
Photos from the 2013 IDIBC Awards of Excellence event and reception
- 2013 student charrette at IDSwest
THE TEAMS: Four teams of six interior design students will compete for the top prize by developing a solution to a design problem while sharing their education and experience.
THE DATE: IDSWest Trade day - Friday, September 20
THE PROCESS: Teams will have six hours to develop and prepare presentations of their design solutions. The design challenge will be presented to teams at The Party on opening night on Thursday, September 19.
THE PRODUCT: Teams will have 10 minutes to present their design solutions to the judging panel. The winning team will be announced in front of top industry professionals and organizations at both IDSwest and the IDIBC Shine Awards of Excellence Gala. All projects will be on display for the public to see.
- 2013 Awards of Excellence
Awards of Excellence entries were judged by IDIBC and its judges in June 2013. Results announced September 20, 2013
- Summer Party 2013
IDIBC's annual Summer Party took place on June 20th, 2013 at the Portside Pub in Gastown
- Second Annual Student Portfolio Review Event
IDIBC's Student Committee put together our second annual portfolio review event. This year it happened at the Cantu showroom in Vancouver. Attendees included RIDs, IDIBC Board members, Industry members and students from various BC schools: Vancouver Island U, Kwantlen Polytechnic U, BCIT and VCAD.
- 2012 student charette at IDSwest
IDIBC hosted a student charette at IDSwest in September. Thirty selected students from eight BC interior design programs in mixed teams of six were given the challenge to design a space that encouraged new connections and social interaction.
Teams developed their solutions and presentations (complete with 3D models) in six hours.
Mentorship was provided by RIDs. Teams did ten-minute presentations of their design solutions to a judging panel, who selected the winner. All projects were placed on display for the public to see and vote for a ‘People’s Choice’ award.
Here are some photos of the fantastic event!
- Shine Awards 2012 reception
Thank you to Daniela Cuiffa for once again providing fantastic photos of our event!
- SUMMER PARTY
Spanish Summer Spectacular!
- 2012 Awards of Excellence
- First Annual Student Portfolio Review Event
- 2011 Awards of Excellence