OLYMPICS OF DESIGN
The ASID Texas Chapter 2012 Student Symposium
October 5 & 6, 2012 | Dallas, Texas | www.asidtxstudentsymposium.org
We were all guilty of watching way too much of the London Summer Olympic television coverage, but did you attend the Olympics of Design? If not, you missed out…
As each year’s Student Symposium has a theme, this year’s event paid homage to the Summer Olympic Games in London and fused it with interior design. The hardworking committee of volunteer ASID members headed up by Co-Chairs Kathryn Nelson, Allied ASID, NEWH, IDG, and Cheryl Petter, Allied ASID, spent months planning the spectacular two-day event that took place in Dallas, Texas. Just as the Summer Games were a success, so were our record numbers of attendees! This year’s event hosted 160 students and 35 practitioners, industry partners, and educators from all over Texas, Oklahoma, and Louisiana. GO HERE to find photos of all events described below.
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 5th 2012 EVENTS:
Opening Ceremony | Lighting of the Torch | Meet Your Olympic Coaches
Students gathered for the morning check-in and breakfast provided by IMC Stone at Renaissance Collection where they could meet students from other Texas interior design schools and programs. Following introductions, they were split up into groups where they met and learned from their Olympic Coaches, made up of ID professionals from all facets of the design process: the interior designer (Rosemarie René, ASID, RID), the construction consultant (O.V. René), the showroom sales and artist (Richard Bettinger), and the multi-line sales rep (Chip Norton).
A quick walk down to the neighboring Herman Miller showroom, students were then greeted with a complimentary lunch (provided by Herman Miller) and learned all about Marketing 101 from showroom manager and adjunct faculty member of Tarrant County College Jesse Garcia, Industry IIDA.
Shiny black shuttle buses then scooped up the groups of students and chaperones to their various rotating locations that comprised the full-scale hospitality tour. Stop 1: Meet Deborah Lloyd Forrest, FASID, RID and Jerry Flemons, AIA, LEED AP to hear about The Joule Hotel expansion project. Stop 2: Meet Kerry Walton, RID of Teknion and Diane Lloyd Kliebenstein of ForrestPerkins and hear how they utilized their products and knowledge to create a functional and beautiful office then tour the new ForrestPerkins offices at Turtle Creek Boulevard. Stop 3: Donning hard hats, safety vests, and goggles, students got a first-hand experience of walking a real construction site by touring a downtown Dallas landmark – The Joule Hotel. They also learned from the engineers and contractors about the process and challenges they overcame along the way. Following was a tour of two model rooms complete with custom furniture, fixtures, equipment and other amenities for the future hotel guests all hosted by Balfour Beatty.
Gold Medal Speaker | Athletes’ Recovery
Featured Speaker, Matthew DeGeeter, ASID, LEED AP, ID+C and Interior Designer with Perkins+Will in Washington, DC, led a lively look into his career, his life, and how ASID has helped him in so many ways. Following was a Q&A where students could ask anything they wanted, a presentation by Sherwin-William’s very own Ashlynn Bourque, and a cocktail party (provided by Sherwin-Williams) hosted by the lovely new showroom of Pettigrew Luxury Furnishings.
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 6th 2012 EVENTS:
Presentation of the Flags | World Games
As if one whole day wasn’t enough, another welcomed students to even more possibilities and introductions to a host of interior design professionals. A chilly morning met the students for Day 2 as Knoll in Ones Arts Plaza in downtown Dallas hosted the Saturday events. A morning breakfast provided by the ASID Dallas Design Community and introductions prepared students for the big games ahead: The Speed Charette sponsored by Wexel Art.
This year’s assignment was created by ASID’s very own Membership Director and faculty professor at University of Texas in Austin, Tamie Glass, ASID, RID. Students met design obstacles and a challenging retail assignment with a team comprised of new faces, all levels of schooling, and a limited amount of time. What followed were 15 teams and successful designs for a London warehouse location to host the “Remains of the Games” (all FF&E used by the summer’s athletes to be resold to the general public). GO HERE to see lists of students from the top 5 teams, photos of all 15 teams’ boards, and the 5 judges.
Tips From Your Trainer | Training Lunch
After the dust settled and students turned in their Charette boards, they sat down to live Skype with Barbara Marini, FASID, IDEC, an educator at the International Academy of Design and Technology in Detroit, administrator, researcher, mentor and volunteer, and 2012-2013 ASID National President.
Lunch followed provided by Cosentino and students had the opportunity to meet (in intimate groups of 6-8) with over 20 design professionals from all facets of the industry, have their design portfolios reviewed by faculty and other experienced critics, review their résumés and gain invaluable career advice all the while. GO HERE to see the full list of participants.
Presentation of the Medals
The Awards Presentation was one of honor as Isin King, Allied ASID and friends introduced the Kathy Parr Hammond Memorial Scholarships*. $7,500 in Student Scholarships was awarded to a group of very deserving students who have been leaders in their school and their community:
• $1,500* | Corey Davey, Student ASID – Texas State University, Senior
• $1,500* | Gracia Esperanza Ferreyro, Student ASID – Abilene Christian University, Junior
• $1,500 | Kim Dickerson, Student ASID – University of North Texas, Senior
• $1,000 | Kelly Hunt, Student ASID – Texas State University, Senior
• $1,000 | Allison Lutz, Student ASID – Baylor University, Senior
• $1,000 | Edelyn Putri, Student ASID – University of Texas at Austin, 2nd Year Graduate Student
GO HERE to see a photo and read more about the scholarship recipients.
$1,000 in prizes was given to 1st Place Winners of the Student Design Competition and both 1st and 2nd Place Winners were awarded a complimentary 1-Year Student Profile on the ASID Texas Chapter Website and awarded their very own acrylic Olympic Medal:
Commercial Design [sponsor: Benjamin Moore]
• 1st Place [$250] | Kelly Hunt, Student ASID – Texas State University
• 2nd Place | Nicole Dorsey, Student ASID – Abilene Christian University
Hospitality Design [sponsor: Benjamin Moore]
• 1st Place [$250] | Jillian Dowdy, Student ASID – Abilene Christian University
• 2nd Place | Morgan Hudson, Student ASID – Abilene Christian University
Residential Design [sponsor: Benjamin Moore]
• 1st Place [$250] | Kelly Hunt, Student ASID – Texas State University
• 2nd Place | Jillian Dowdy, Student ASID – Abilene Christian University
One Unique Space [sponsor: Delos Rugs]
• 1st Place [$250] | Heather Anne McElroy, Student ASID – Baylor University
• 2nd Place | McKenie Gamez – Baylor University
Collaborative Design [sponsor: Empressive GeoDesigns]
• 1st Place [$250] | Abilene Christian University – Chad Moore, Student ASID & Nicole Dorsey, Student ASID
• 2nd Place | Texas State University – Kelly Hunt, Student ASID & Claire Lucke, Student ASID
GO HERE to see a photo of the winners.
In addition to all of the Sponsors linked above, we would also like to thank the following Sponsors for their generous donations, as they were an integral part of the success of this event:
• Medalists: Dallas Rugs, Daltile & Stone Gallery, Fiber-Seal, Pettigrew Luxury Furnishings, PLiNTH & CHiNTZ and Robert-Lawrence Designs
• Tote Bag Sponsor: Uttermost
• Charette Supplies: Knoll, Looney & Associates, Vector Concepts and Wilsonart
GO HERE to see the compiled list of Sponsors.
We are excited for next year’s event and are already coming up with ideas and a new theme. If you’re interested in getting involved in the planning, attending next year or seeing more online about this year’s event please visit our website: asidtxstudentsymposium.org. You can also follow the ASID Texas Chapter on Twitter and Facebook. We look forward to seeing you next year!