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Designers and Architects Talk Series

Designers and Architects Talk Series

Presented by IIDA and AIA Chicago in a first-ever collaboration, the series of three panel discussions at IIDA headquarters in spring 2019 will address commercial interior architecture and design. Both architects and commercial interior designers will learn from the provocative discussions about projects, firm leadership, and design strategy. Each discussion is approved for 1 LU and 1 CEU. 

Location: IIDA Headquarters, 111 E. Wacker Dr., Suite 222, Chicago, Illinois
Time: 5:30 - 6 p.m. reception, 6-7 p.m. panel discussion, 7-7:30 p.m. networking
Cost*: $10 member / $20 nonmember (individual session)
            $25 member / $50 nonmember (series, three sessions)
Tickets: Click here to purchase tickets

*IIDA and AIA Chicago members please use the promo code sent via email to receive member pricing. If you need your promo code re-sent, IIDA members contact and AIA Chicago members contact 


March 20, 2019
McDonald’s Headquarters: Impact on a Company, a City, and a Neighborhood

Moderated by John Czarnecki, Hon. IIDA, Assoc. AIA

Tish Kruse, Principal at IA Interior Architects
Primo Orpilla, FIIDA, Principal at Studio O+A
Scott Phillips, Director of Workplace Management at McDonald’s
Neil Schneider, Assoc. IIDA, Principal at IA IA Interior Architects
Grant Uhlir, FAIA, Co-Regional Managing Principal at Gensler


April 17
New, Bold, and Entrepreneurial: Design Firms Changing the Face of Chicago

Moderated by Peter Exley, FAIA

Jason Hall, Principal at Charlie Greene Studio
Ami Kahalekulu, Partner at Twofold Studio
Sarah Kuchar, IIDA, Creative Director at Sarah Kuchar Studio
Deon Lucas, AIA, NOMA, Director, Beehyyve at E.G. Woode


May 22
Women Leading Hospitality Design in Chicago

Moderated by Cheryl Durst, Hon. FIIDA

Karen Herold, Principal at Studio K
Jackie Koo, AIA, IIDA, Principal at KOO
Laurie Miller, AIA, Principal at Anderson/Miller
Meg Prendergast, Principal at The Gettys Group
Patricia Rotondo, Assoc. AIA, IIDA, Senior Principal at Antunovich Associates


Host Sponsor: 
Corporate Concepts
Champion Sponsors: 
Bernhardt Design
Mohawk Group
Shaw Contract