Community Calendar

CEU | Color and Design Vision 2017 @ Legacy Workspace
May 2 @ 11:45 am – 1:00 pm

Exploring Relevant Cultural Themes and Trends Affecting Design Today

We will examine design trends across multiple disciplines to see how they create a new visual language. We will also share the 2017 forecast of design trends and color palette for commercial interiors while giving examples of how cultural influences color and design direction.


Lunch will be provided.
Sponsored by Mohawk Group.

BRIDGE Implementation Weekend at Mary’s Place in Seattle
May 5 – May 7 all-day

We are excited to announce that our second annual community service project, BRIDGE, is now underway! Launched in 2015, BRIDGE is an external outreach initiative designed to connect communities in need with the talent and vision of our industry for lasting impact. We are currently seeking donations from IIDA sponsors, industry partners, and the design community t large to help make this year’s project another success!

We are honored to devote this year’s effort to Mary’s Place, a Seattle-based organization dedicated to empowering homeless women, children, and families to reclaim their lives. At Mary’s Place, shelter, nourishment and resources are provided in a safe community for those seeking healing and hope.

We are planning a non-structural design in their downtown women’s day center for a room that serves as a space of respite for women undergoing severe trauma. Our goal is to turn it into a sanctuary space where they are secure from the outside world and free from emotional or physical stress. The implementation weekend is set for May 5-7, 2017.

We are looking for support through contributions of the following items:

(3) Twin poster bed frames
(3) Sets of poster bed curtains
(6-9) Under-bed storage bins/drawers
(3) Twin mattresses
(3) Twin mattress covers
(6) Sets of twin bedding with pillows
(6) Comforters
(1) Privacy partition
(20) Cubby wall storage bins
(1) Podiatry chair
(2-3) Small side tables
(1) Large wall clock
(1) Armchair
(2) Side chairs
300 SF Carpet Tiles
300 SF Paint & supplies
(1) Decorative rug
(8) Decorative pillows
(2) Table lamps
(1) Floor lamp
(1) Water feature
(1) White noise machine
Removable wall art
(1) Wall mirror

We are also especially grateful to accept monetary donations. Please contact us at for coordination, as well as supplemental supplies and volunteer food and beverage for day-of implementations. All donations must be received by April 23, 2017.

Please join us in supporting this renovation!

Jacquelyn Rardin
IIDA Advocacy
Co-Chair External Outreach

Elisa Clough
IIDA Advocacy
Procurement External Outreach

Deadline to Submit for NEWH NW Chapter Scholarships
May 5 all-day

Submission Deadline is April 21st!

NEWH Northwest Chapter is offering up to $25,000 in scholarships to students pursuing careers affiliated in the Hospitality Industry. Scholarships will be awarded as follows: (1) $10,000, (3) $5,000. Scholarship submission deadline is May 5, 2017.

CLICK HERE for scholarship application.
CLICK HERE for additional information.


Seattle CEU: Biophilia, Wellness, and the Visual Environment
May 9 all-day

Save the Date!

Biophilia, Wellness, and the Visual Environment

Additional details to come.

Seattle CEU | Biophilia, Wellness, and the Visual Environment @ Safeco Plaza
May 9 @ 5:30 pm

Please join us for this course to gain an understanding of the concept of Biophilia and learn how Biophilic design principles can be employed in an interior. The design aspects will focus on visual and material elements that give occupants a connection to nature, especially through surface materials. Attendees will also learn about how Biophilia and “positive distraction” can reinforce beneficial effects for wellness. The course will also touch on current building standards that give credits for employing Biophilic principles.

May 9, 2017
5:30 registration
6:00 presentation

Safeco Plaza
1001 4th Ave, 3rd floor Conference Center
Seattle, WA 98154

Sponsored/Presented by: Designtex

Click here to register.

Boise City Center | Credits & Cocktails | Designing for Education
May 11 all-day

Save the Date for
Boise City Center
Credits & Cocktails

May 11, 2017

Mark your calendar now!
Additional details to come soon.

CEU | Doing Well by Doing Good: Demystifying the Options @ Legacy Workspace
May 17 @ 11:45 am – 1:00 pm

Unlike any other entity, corporations have the power of influence to change how we do business and to make impactful change. This course will discuss and compare various models and help provide clarity to the consumer so they can support corporations with their own purchasing powers to help change the way business is done.

Lunch will be provided.

Seattle: Holistic Approach to Sustainable Flooring CEU @ Legacy Group Workspace
May 18 @ 11:45 am

Join the IIDA Seattle City Center for
a Milliken-presented CEU:

A Holistic Approach to Sustainable Floor Covering

Lunch will be provided.

Click here to register.

This course provides a general overview of sustainable floor covering features and certifications that encompass both product and manufacturing perspectives. From Environmental Product Declarations, Health Product Declarations, and NSF 140 to SMaRT and ISO 14001 certifications, this course reviews the myriad of methods to compare products based on various environmental attributes.

Daltile Presents “Pinot and Petals” @ Daltile Design Gallery
May 18 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm


Thursday, May 18th
5:00 – 7:00 pm

Enjoy wine and appetizers while learning to make your own beautiful arrangement from professional floral designers.

Click here to register.
Deadline to register is May 15.

REVEAL Spokane Planning Meeting @ TBD
May 23 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Can you believe REVEAL Spokane planning is just around the corner!?!

Do you want to be apart of the planning this year?

Then mark your calendar and plan to attend the kickoff meeting!

May 23, 2017
12:00 – 1:00 pm

Location TBD

Questions? Contact INWCC Director at