IIDA Headquarters, Chicago, IL
Ken Wilson, FIIDA, FAIA, Envision Design, Washington D.C.
Date: Wednesday, Sept. 21, 2016
Venue: Four Seasons San Francisco, 757 Market St., San Francisco, California
Speaker: Mick Ebeling, Innovator, Inventor, World Humanitarian, and Author of Not Impossible
Honoree: David Mourning, FIIDA, AIA, President, CEO, and Founder of IA Interior Architects
Mick Ebeling is Founder and CEO of Not Impossible Labs and Author of Not Impossible: The Art and Joy of Doing What Couldn't be Done. A recipient of the Muhammad Ali Humanitarian of the Year Award, Ebeling has sparked a movement of pragmatic, inspirational innovation. Ebeling not only pushes the bar on innovation, he also shares the emotionally resonating story of doing so. These narratives of overcoming seemingly impossible odds to ‘Help One. Help Many’ have inspired people across the world to do the same.
Ebeling founded Not Impossible on the premise that nothing is impossible. His mantra of "commit, then figure it out" allows him to convene a disparate team of hackers, doers, makers and thinkers to create devices that have brought the ability to draw back to a paraplegic street artist, created 3-D-printed arms to Sudanese amputees and given "voice" to an ALS patient who hadn’t spoken in 15 years.
David Mourning, FIIDA, AIA, is the President, CEO, and founder of IA Interior Architects. An architect and interior designer for more than 30 years, Mourning worked for several architectural and engineering firms before joining Environmental Planning and Research, Inc. (EPR). It was during his seven years at EPR that he developed a love for the practice of interior design along with the national contacts that enabled him to start IA in1984. His expertise in management, marketing, and design has directed IA’s rapid growth to nineteen offices in the United States and London, as well as the IA global Alliance, with partner affiliates in Europe, Middle East and Africa, Asia and Australia, Canada, and Latin America. IA is the first and largest global architectural firm dedicated exclusively to interior architecture.
Mourning holds an NCARB certificate and is licensed to practice architecture in 27 states. He is a member of CoreNet Global, AIA, an IIDA fellow, and has served as a commissioner on the California State Board of Architectural Examiners.
Mourning has a wife and two children and resides in Ross, California. He shares his enthusiasm for golf with his clients and friends.