Community Calendar

Jack Lenor Larsen Celebrates Cowtan & Tout Representation at Trammell-Gagné @ Seattle Design Center
Oct 26 @ 2:30 pm – 5:00 pm

Legendary textile designer Jack Lenor Larsen returns to his hometown state to help inaugurate Cowtan & Tout’s representation at Trammell-Gagné. Cowtan & Tout’s five iconic textile brands include Colefax And Fowler, Cowtan & Tout, Jane Churchill, Larsen, and Manuel Canovas.

Mr. Larsen, founder of the eponymous textile brand Larsen, will treat guests to a film on Longhouse Reserve, followed by a book signing. Longhouse is Jack Lenor Larsen’s 16-acre sculpture and landscape garden in East Hampton, New York, that is open to the public.

Please join Cowtan & Tout and Trammell-Gagné on October 26th at 2:30 pm to meet the incomparable icon in the Trammell-Gagné showroom and see the beautiful new collections on view. Prosecco and refreshments will be served.

Space is limited, so RSVP early to reserve your spot!
Click here to register now.

COI’s 7th Annual Posh Pumpkin Party @ Commercial Office Interiors
Oct 26 @ 4:30 pm – 7:30 pm

COI together with ALLSTEEL and HON
present our 7th annual

Will you be joining us dressed as
one of the Seven Deadly Sins?

…and show off your creativity with our PUMPKIN CARVING CONTEST to win the poshest prizes!

Compete for your chance to win:
People’s Choice

Pumpkin judging, costume contest, and door prizes will begin at 6:30pm,
but please come early to enjoy drinks, appetizers, and treats!

Please click here to RSVP to ensure there’s enough food and beverages for everyone.

The first 25 guests to arrive will receive an “extra” door prize,
but only if you’ve RSVP’d in advance.

Please reach out to Susan Stinnett with questions at

Pumpkin 101:

• RSVP as “With Pumpkin Kit” before October 18th and COI will deliver a pumpkin and carving kit to your office on October 19th-20th.

• Only one member of the pumpkin design team needs to register as “With Pumpkin” if your team only needs one pumpkin.

• Pumpkin entries will be accepted Wednesday, October 25th, until 5:30 day of the party – Thursday, October 26th.

• Late pumpkins are welcome but may miss judging for the contest.

“How to Fill a Building” Forum Event @ Premiere on Pine
Oct 26 @ 5:15 pm – 7:15 pm

A developer’s goal is to fill a space with tenants. An employer’s goal is to fill the workplace with happy employees. Where do you start? Zooming out and looking at the entire building is the broadest aspect of what we do as Interior Designers, and this discussion will be a platform to advocate for all roles collaborating within the industry.

October 26
5:15 – 7:15 pm

Premiere on Pine
1525 9th Ave
Penthouse Gathering Space
Seattle, WA 98101

Secure our spot now!
Click here to register.

Join Puget Sound Campus Center for the KEXP Project Tour @ KEXP
Oct 27 @ 1:30 pm – 4:00 pm

Join the Puget Sound Campus Center as we take a tour of the new KEXP building, a public radio station based in Seattle, Washington, that specializes in alternative and indie rock designed by SkB Architects, a Seattle-based design firm.

Click here to register.

Aside from coffee and computers, Seattle is known for its devotion to music. KEXP has been the go-to source for music lovers for more than 40 years. Launched in 1972 at the University of Washington, KEXP bounced around different campuses until 2011 when KEXP announced it would be moving to a new location at the northwest corner of the campus, renovating the existing Northwest Rooms.

KEXP chose SkB Architects for the final design. Aiming to boost community engagement, the new building includes a lobby and gathering space with more than 4,500 square feet for performances and events, a live room for in-studio performances that allows 50-75 music lovers to watch their favorite bands, open office workstations for staff, and the first coffee retail concept for Italian espresso machine maker La Marzocco. “The main goal, aside from more space, was to create a place that gave the community more opportunities to engage with KEXP on different levels,” says Kyle Gaffney, founding partner and lead designer at SkB Architects, who will be present at this event!

As one of the founding partners and lead designers at SkB Architects, Kyle Gaffney has developed a reputation for designing buildings and interiors that are as programmatically and technically innovative as they are cost and resource conscious. With 25 years of experience in both interior and exterior architecture, he designs projects based on the belief that the environment (interior and/or exterior) can positively influence the way people live, work, play, and learn. His balance between subtle detail and bold composition continues to produce unique and award-winning projects.

Deadline to Submit for PAVE Design Competition
Oct 31 all-day

Planning and Visual Education (PAVE) is pleased to announce an exciting Student Design Competition with Partnering Sponsor, Chick–fil-A. The competition is only open to college-level students involved in retail planning, design, visual merchandising, and branding programs. The contest is designed to provide financial support and industry exposure. The competition worth an award of up to $16,000 and winning candidates will also receive a travel stipend.

Entries for the scholarship must be submitted by October 31, 2017.

Click here for additional information.

Seattle CEU | Optimized Acoustics in Buildings: The True Sound Experience @ Catalyst Loft
Nov 7 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

Complying with the more stringent acoustic performance criteria in the standards, guidelines, and building rating systems has become more challenging in today’s predominantly larger and more open commercial interiors. This in partly due to trends towards more reflective floor materials, fewer walls, and an abundance of glass. Higher amounts of sound absorption are required to limit reverberation, increase speech intelligibility, and prevent widespread noise disturbances. This presentation will educate designers on achieving the required amount of noise control using high-performance, modular, acoustic ceilings.

Learning Objectives:

  • Understand the impact that noise in buildings has on our bodies, minds, behavior, and performance.
  • Review the overarching trends in acoustic standards, guidelines and rating systems.
  • Dispel the myths that have made acoustics the lowest scoring metric on building occupant surveys.
  • Discover the true strengths and weaknesses of ceilings and walls.
  • Develop a simple design approach to optimize acoustics.

November 7, 2017
5:30 pm – Registration Check-in
6:00 pm – CEU Presentation begins

Catalyst Loft
701 Pike Street, Suite 2125

Food and beverages will be provided.
Click here to register.

Presented by: Rockfon
Sponsored by: Catalyst

*This course has been IDCEC & AIA approved (HSW) for 1 credit.

If you have any questions about this event, please contact Seattle City Center.

Spencer de Mille Traveling Fellowship Presentation by 2016 Winner Dan Beert @ KATERRA
Nov 9 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

Dan Beert, our 2016 Recipient, takes us on a journey through Florence, Venice, and Civita, Italy. Please join us for an inspiring presentation and learn how you can apply for a chance to become the next Spencer de Mille Traveling Fellow.

November 9, 2017
6:00 – 7:30 pm

542 1st Avenue South, Suite 400
Seattle, WA 98104

Click here to register.

Boise NCIDQ Informational Meeting @ CTA Classroom - 8th Floor
Nov 14 @ 5:30 pm

This meeting will provide a basic overview of the NCIDQ Exam including deadlines, eligibility requirements, and other frequently asked questions. Come find out how the IIDA NPC NCIDQ Program can help you ace the test!

Spring 2018 NCIDQ exam testing dates: April 1-30

November 14, 2017
5:30 pm

CTA Classroom – 8th Floor
800 W Main Street
Boise, ID 83702

Click here to register.

Questions? Contact

Seattle CEU | The Impact of Noise in the Workplace @ IOS Showroom
Nov 30 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

This CEU presentation will explore the impacts noise in the workplace has on a person’s health, safety, and productivity. Learn how noise is measured and documented in acoustic reports. Help clients understand what options are available and how to choose what’s right for them.

November 30
5:30 pm – Registration check-in
6:00 pm – CEU presentation begins

IOS Showroom
705 5th Avenue, Suite 825

Food and beverages will be provided.
Click here to register.

Presented by: Falcon
Sponsored by: IOS, JK Associates, Haworth

*This course has been IDCEC approved (HSW) for 1 credit.

If you have any questions about this event, please contact Seattle City Center.

Deadline to Win $$$ for Member-Get-A-Member Program
Mar 31 – Apr 1 all-day

For Every New Member You Refer Who Joins IIDA, You Will be Entered in a Drawing to Win One of Two $250 American Express Gift Cards!

You know the value of an IIDA membership. Now you can share those benefits by inviting your friends and colleagues to join IIDA and make us an even stronger voice for the profession of Interior Design.

If you are a current member in good standing, for every friend you refer that becomes a Professional, Associate, Educator, Student, Industry Individual, or Affiliate IIDA Member through the Member-Get-A-Member program, you will automatically be entered into a drawing to win one of two $250 American Express gift cards. The more new members you recruit, the better your odds of winning.

Join and save! New Professional, Associate, Educator, Industry Individual, Student and International members get free membership for the rest of 2017 when they join IIDA now for 2018. Plus, we will waive the regular $75 application fee. Such a deal! Click here for further information.