IIDA Headquarters, Chicago, IL
Ken Wilson, FIIDA, FAIA, Envision Design, Washington D.C.
When: Friday, May 5, 2017, 7:30 - 10:30 a.m.
Where: Four Seasons Atlanta, 75 14th St. NE, Atlanta, Georgia
Speaker: Mitchell Joachim, Ph.D., Assoc. AIA, co-founder of Terreform ONE and associate professor of Practice at New York University
Honoree: Liset Robinson, IIDA, AIA, IDEC, LEED AP, SEED, associate chair of interior design, Savannah College of Art and Design
Mitchell Joachim, Ph.D., Assoc. AIA, is the co-founder of Terreform ONE and an associate professor of practice at New York University. Prior to founding Terreform ONE, he was an architect at the offices of Frank Gehry and I.M. Pei. He is a recipient of the Fulbright scholarship as well as fellowships with TED, Moshe Safdie, and the Martin Society for Sustainability. He has been featured on Wired magazine’s "The Smart List,” Rolling Stone’s “The 100 People Who Are Changing America,” Dwell’s “The NOW 99,” and Images Publishers’ “50 Under 50 Innovators of the 21st Century.” Joachim has been honored with the AIA New York Urban Design Merit Award, a 1st Place International Architecture Award, a Victor Papanek Social Design Award, a Zumtobel Group Award for Sustainability, the History Channel Infiniti Award for City of the Future, and Time magazine’s Best Invention with MIT Smart Cities Car. He is the co-author of Super Cells: Building with Biology and Global Design: Elsewhere Envisioned. His design work has been exhibited at MoMA and the Venice Biennale. He earned his Ph.D. at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, a master’s of urban design from Harvard University, and a master’s in architecture from Columbia University.
Liset Robinson, IIDA, AIA, IDEC, LEED AP, SEED has been teaching interior design for over 25 years. She graduated from the Georgia Institute of Technology with a bachelor’s degree and master’s degree in architecture and is a registered interior designer and registered architect in the state of Georgia. She is currently a professor and serves as the associate chair of interior design at the Savannah College of Art and Design - Atlanta, where she has worked for 11 years. From 2009–2010, Robinson served as president of the Georgia Chapter of the International Interior Design Association (IIDA). She is currently the executive director of Sustainable Design Collaborative Atlanta, a nonprofit organization dedicated to assisting those who cannot afford design services. In 2007, Robinson was selected by Design Intelligence as one of the Interior Design Educators of the Year. In 2012, she was awarded the inaugural IIDA Educator of the Year Award. Robinson has two daughters who are also designers and has been happily married to Douglas, a structural engineer with Walter P Moore, for over 30 years.