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Okanagan DesignEx a success!
May 27, 2016
Okanagan DesignEx a success! Okanagan Chapter hosted its signature DesignEx event on May 11 at Okanagan College. This year, there were double the num …

Vancouver Toastmasters host open house
April 05, 2016
Vancouver Toastmasters host open house The Vancouver Toastmasters group, CHATR-BLOCKS, exclusively for design professionals held an open house and …

IDIBC hosted a CX event for students
March 16, 2016
IDIBC hosted a CX event for students On March 3, IDIBC hosted a Career Xpress (CX) panel and portfolio review. Students gathered to learn the s …

IDIBC beat the heat with their annual summer party
August 11, 2015
IDIBC beat the heat with their annual summer party The annual IDIBC Summer Party, an all-white affair, was a chance for the design community to let l …

Strike! IDIBC knocked 'em down at Bowlerama
June 16, 2015
Strike! IDIBC knocked 'em down at Bowlerama IDIBC hosted their third annual Bowlerama Bowling Tournament on Thursday, June 11, 2015. Teams of six pla …

IDIBC awards Tom Park Bursary at AGM
June 10, 2015
IDIBC awards Tom Park Bursary at AGM IDIBC held their annual meeting May 28 at the Oceanic Plaza Towers in Vancouver.  Members of the asso …

IDIBC at BUILDEXVancouver
February 26, 2015
IDIBC at BUILDEX Vancouver IDIBC represented interior designers at the 26th annual BUILDEX Vancouver, February 25-26. BUILDEX Vancouver is Western Ca …

IDC member benefit allows Vancouver design firm to discuss red tape challenges with Minister
February 13, 2015
IDC member benefit allows Vancouver design firm to discuss red tape challenges with Minister Bob’s Your Uncle (BYU) Design, a Vancouver-based …

Attention: The education standards for interior designers are changing!
December 02, 2014
Attention: The education standards for interior designers are changing! As of January 1, 2015: to become a fully qualified interior designer and …

The first IDIBC Vancouver Table Top show, a success!
December 02, 2014
The first IDIBC Vancouver Table Top show, a success! On November 13, IDIBC’s first-ever Vancouver Table Top show delivered informative and insp …

Exclusive session for Emerging Professional at IDIBC Vancouver Table Top
December 02, 2014
Exclusive session for Emerging Professional at IDIBC Vancouver Table Top Being an Emerging Professional (EP) on November 13 was your ticket into an e …

Seminar on Making Smarter Sustainable Product Selections
December 02, 2014
Coming up in February: Seminar on Making Smarter Sustainable Product Selections While sustainable design is now a familiar concept to interior design …

IDIBC held its annual Educator’s Forum
December 02, 2014
IDIBC held its annual Educator’s Forum Generously hosted by BCIT on October 29, IDIBC’s Educator’s Forum was attended by educators …

Call for volunteers!
December 02, 2014
Call for volunteers! IDIBC is looking for volunteers to fill the following positions: 1. First Vice President 2. Communications committee & soc …

First ever Table Top show in Vancouver
October 31, 2014
Coming up: first-ever Table Top show in Vancouver Join IDIBC for it's first-ever CEU Day and Table Top Show in Vancouver! This event will help you co …

Winners announced at IDSwest 2014 Student Charrette
October 31, 2014
Winners announced at IDSwest 2014 Student Charrette Students from various design schools in British Columbia came together to participate in the 20 …

What’s Your Design Dilemma? a success at IDSwest
October 01, 2014
What’s Your Design Dilemma? a success at IDSwest IDC and IDIBC attended the Interior Design Show West providing What’s Your Design Dilemm …

IDIBC Announces Shine Awards Winners
September 29, 2014
IDIBC Announces Shine Awards Winners The Interior Designers Institute of British Columbia (IDIBC) is pleased to announce the winners of its 31st …

IDIBC Vancouver hosts first Table Top Show
September 29, 2014
IDIBC Vancouver hosts first Table Top Show IDIBC (Interior Designers Institute of British Columbia) and IDC (Interior Designers of Canada) are please …

Have you Logged your CEUs for the Current Reporting Cycle?
August 28, 2014
Have you Logged your CEUs for the Current Reporting Cycle? June 2014 marked the halfway point in IDIBC’s three-year reporting cycle for meeting pro …

IDIBC Shine Awards Gala – Tickets Now Available!
August 28, 2014
IDIBC SHINE Awards Gala – Tickets Now Available! The SHINE Awards celebrate the outstanding design achievements of BC’s professional interior des …

Pictures from Summer White Party
July 30, 2014
Pictures from Summer White Party IDIBC’s summer party took place on Thursday, June 19 with a great turn out and success!  $200 was donated to Cove …

IDIBC Shine Awards Gala – Tickets Now Available!
July 30, 2014
IDIBC Shine Awards Gala – Tickets Now Available! The Shine Awards celebrate the outstanding design achievements of BC’s professional interior des …

Date announced for IDIBC/IDC Vancouver Table Top Trade Show
July 03, 2014
Date announced for IDIBC/IDC Vancouver Table Top Trade Show Vancouver, BC - July 3, 2014 -  IDIBC (Interior Designers Institute of British Columbia …

Summer party a huge success
July 02, 2014
Summer party a huge success IDIBC’s summer party took place on Thursday, June 19 with a great turn out and success! $400 was raised with $200 being …

IDIBC announced new Board at AGM
July 02, 2014
IDIBC announced new Board at AGM IDIBC held its Annual General Meeting on May 29, 2014. Members enjoyed an afternoon event that included a CEU on the …

Entry deadline for 2014 IDIBC SHINE Awards is June 6!
June 02, 2014
Entry deadline for 2014 IDIBC SHINE Awards is June 6! Calling all Registered interior designers! New for 2014: Simplified entry process - submit …

2014 IDIBC SHINE Awards of Excellence now open for submissions
May 01, 2014
2014 IDIBC SHINE Awards of Excellence now open for submissions Calling all Registered interior designers! New for 2014: Simplified entry process …

IDIBC Okanagan Chapter CEU Day and Table Top Show 2014
May 01, 2014
IDIBC Okanagan Chapter CEU Day and Table Top Show 2014 Date: Wednesday, May 14, 2014  Join IDIBC's Okanagan Chapter for it's CEU Day and Tabletop S …

Students learn how to stand out to employers during IDIBC Career Xpress Panel and Portfolio Review 2014
March 31, 2014
Students learn how to stand out to employers during IDIBC Career Xpress Panel and Portfolio Review 2014 IDIBC student members gathered together on Ma …

SAVE THE DATE: IDIBC SHINE Awards entries
March 31, 2014
SAVE THE DATE: IDIBC SHINE Awards entries 2014 The IDIBC (Interior Design Institute of British Columbia) Awards of Excellence is an annual awards pro …

In Memoriam Ron Strandberg (1956-2013)
February 03, 2014
In Memoriam Ron Strandberg (1956-2013) The piece below was written by Catherine Youngren, RIDBC (Fellow), RDI-Seattle Chapter about her friend and b …

IDIBC Annual Member Breakfast – Registration closes TODAY!
December 02, 2013
IDIBC Annual Member Breakfast – Registration closes TODAY! REGISTRATION CLOSES DECEMBER 2! Join us for an informative presentation over mornin …

In Memoriam Chart McCulloch (1940-2013)
December 02, 2013
In Memoriam Chart McCulloch (1940-2013) It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of IDIBC Fellow member Charters William McCulloch. Char …

KPU at the Museum of Vancouver: Driving the Happy City Machine Forward
November 29, 2013
KPU at the Museum of Vancouver: Driving the Happy City Machine Forward KPU Interior Design faculty members recently partnered with the Museum of Vanc …

Teaming Up! KPU Students Make A Lasting Impression on AIBC
November 01, 2013
On Friday October 25th, Kwantlen Students took on the Convention Center West in a grand show of support for AIBC and their annual gala dinner. This ye …

IDIBC Interior Design Awards of Excellence shining success
November 01, 2013
The 30th Interior Designers Institute of British Columbia (IDIBC) Awards of Excellence were held September 20, 2013.  Hosted by IDIBC presi …

IDIBC gets spirited
November 01, 2013
IDIBC’s A Night of Spirits drew close to 100 guests to The Diamond in Gastown, Vancouver on October 29. Guests dressed up in the spirit of Hal …

Not Your Neighbourhood Garage Sale
November 01, 2013
As previously reported, the 5th annual DESIGNfinds – Not Your Neighbourhood Garage Sale-  took place on Sunday, June 23, 2013 and was a res …

Call for volunteers! IDC Foundation, Awards and Honours and the Intern committees
November 01, 2013
Are you interested in getting involved with IDC and giving back to the interior design community? IDC is looking for members who are interested in vo …

Kwantlen announces lighting lab
October 04, 2013
Kwantlen is pleased to announce the arrival our new lighting lab, the number one place to experiment with bright ideas, color, texture and light. The …

Save the date: A Night of Spirits
October 03, 2013
Just in time for Halloween, the Business Development Commitee is planning an event on October 29th at Diamond Restaurant – “A Night of Spi …

2013 IDIBC Awards of Excellence Gala
October 03, 2013
IDIBC’S 2013 Awards were announced at a Gala Awards Presentation September 20, 2013 at the Vancouver Convention Centre. Hosted by IDIBC presiden …

IDIBC Student Charrette at IDSWest
October 03, 2013
IDIBC hosted its student design charrette during IDSWest on Friday, September 20. Four teams of six interior design students competed for the top priz …

Reminder: Free registration to IDSwest for IDC members until September 6!
August 30, 2013
2013 marks the 9th annual IDSwest event! The Interior Design Show West (IDSwest) features 200 exhibitors showcasing quality products and services to …

Buy your tickets now for the IDIBC SHINE Awards of Excellence Gala
August 30, 2013
Awards of Excellence Gala Evening | Creativity, Passion & Vision Tickets are on sale now for IDIBC's annual Awards of Excellence taking place o …

Free registration to IDSwest for IDC members until September 6!
July 31, 2013
2013 marks the 9th annual IDSwest event! The Interior Design Show West (IDSwest) is Western Canada’s annual premiere residential design show fe …

Call for interior designers for What’s Your Design Dilemma?
July 31, 2013
IDSwest is Western Canada’s only premium residential design show, hosting top independent designers, retailers and manufacturers from around the …

Design our booth at IDSwest!
July 31, 2013
IDC and IDIBC want to stand out at this year's Interior Design Show West (IDSwest). To help us promote you and your profession, we need your help. We …

New occupancy class added to BC building code
July 31, 2013
Following the model of the 2010 National Building Code of Canada, the newest version of the British Columbia Building Code has introduced a new occupa …

Thanks for the Fantastic Summer Party
July 01, 2013
IDIBC members, IDC Industry members and the broader design community rocked the boat the Annual IDIBC Summer Party June 20, 2013 held at Portside Pub …

IDIBC DESIGNfinds – Not Your Neighbourhood Garage Sale wrap up
June 27, 2013
The 5th annual DESIGNfinds – Not Your Neighbourhood Garage Sale took place on Sunday June 23, 2013 and was a resounding success.  DESIGNfin …

IDIBC Vancouver Island Chapters wraps up Design Exchange CEU day and Table Top Show
June 27, 2013
IDIBC Vancouver Island Chapter wrapped up a successful CEU day and Table Top show on June 24 at the Hotel Grand Pacific. The nearly 120 attendees enjo …

IDIBC DESIGNfinds NOT Your Neighbourhood Garage Sale
June 03, 2013
DESIGNfinds is an amazing, one-of-a-kind sale where Interior Designers Institute members and exclusive industry suppliers donate amazing new products, …

Thank you to IDIBC 2013 Sponsors
June 01, 2013
Thank you to our amazing event sponsors! Your support is truly appreciated. Beaulieu Commercial Division9, a Shnier …

IDIBC Vancouver Island Design Exchange quickly approaching
June 01, 2013
Event Date: Monday, June 24, 2013Registration deadline: Sunday, June 16, 2013Location: Hotel  Grand Pacific, 463 Belleview Street, Victoria, BC V …

Members are already eager for the next IDIBC Okanagan Design Exchange Show
June 01, 2013
IDIBC Okanagan Chapter has wrapped up its third Design Exchange and Table Top event since its launch back in 2011. The event started off with seminars …

IDIBC Summer Party
May 30, 2013
The IDIBC Summer Party will be taking place on Thursday, June 20 at Portside Pub in Gastown. The party will be getting started at 5:30 and will includ …

Design Exchange events coming to Okanagan and Vancouver Island
May 01, 2013
IDIBC Okanagan and Vancouver Island chapter members can attend the popular design exchange events taking place in their respective chapters in May and …

IDIBC Bowlerama 2013 launches the Tom Park Student Bursary
April 29, 2013
On Wednesday, April 10, the Business Development Committee (BDC) hosted its first event of the year. Bowlerama 2013 was a resounding success by all me …

Save the date: IDIBC Annual General Meeting (1 non-IDCEC hour)
April 29, 2013
Join your fellow IDIBC members on May 23 at the Oceanic Plaza Meeting Room for the IDIBC Annual General Meeting. Come and meet your new board members …

IDIBC Bowlerama
April 01, 2013
IDIBC is holding their first ever Bowlerama Bowling Tournament on Wednesday, April 10, 2013. The event is now SOLD OUT!  Teams of …

IDIBC Career Xpress and Portfolio Review
March 01, 2013
Calling all interior design students! Want a peek into your future? On March 7, join IDC and IDIBC for an informative evening.First, listen to seasone …

A busy month of industry events for Kwantlen design students
March 01, 2013
February was an action-packed month, full of exciting events for Kwantlen's Interior Design program. On February 15, Kwantlen students participated in …

Business in Vancouver magazine lists biggest interior design firms in Metro Vancouver
February 01, 2013
Business in Vancouver published a list of the biggest interior design firms, by number of billable interior design staff. Here is the list of the 22 b …

Kwantlen Welcomes a Local Visionary: Architect Michael Green, MGA
February 01, 2013
Kwantlen's Faculty of Interior Design is pleased to welcome Michael Green to the Richmond campus on February 19, from 4 to 6 p.m. The title of this le …

IDIBC hosts a successful and exciting student charette at this year’s IDSWest
January 02, 2013
IDIBC hosts a successful and exciting student charette at this year’s IDSWest IDIBC hosted a student charette at IDSwest in September, 2012. Th …

New School of Design At Kwantlen
January 02, 2013
New School of Design At Kwantlen Kwantlen recently hosted an exciting media event where Premier Christy Clark and Chip Wilson, founder of Lululemon, …

Busy fall season at Kwantlen
November 01, 2012
As fall passes us by, mid-semester activities are moving into full swing at Kwantlen. Students participated in two fantastic lectures last month by li …

Photos from the Shine Awards of Excellence are now available
November 01, 2012
Congratulations again to all winners of the IDIBC Shine Awards of Excellence. For images from the event click here. …

IDC and IDIBC at IDSWest 2012
October 05, 2012
IDC and IDIBC attended the Interior Design Show West providing What’s Your Design Dilemma? Consultations to show visitors. A total of 128 design …

Kwantlen Celebrates
October 05, 2012
Kwantlen Interior Design is starting the semester out right! September was marked by a fabulous week of orientation activities, including sketch camp …

Results of IDIBC/ Habitat for Humanity “Not Your Neighbourhood Garage Sale” exceeds expectations
October 04, 2012
The 4th annual IDIBC/Habitat for Humanity “Not Your Neighbourhood Garage Sale” took place on Sunday, June 24. The event had all of the in …

IDS West registration now open
September 04, 2012
IDS West registration now open Registration is now open for the Interior Design Show West (IDSwest), September 27 to 30 at the Vancouver Convention C …

IDIBC/IDC Board Update
September 04, 2012
IDIBC/IDC Board Update IDI's Regulatory Role -  The task force that was created at the Principal's Lunch in January has coalesced into the 'Regu …

Not Your Average Garage Sale
September 04, 2012
Not Your Average Garage Sale  The Interior Design Institute of British Columbia Vancouver Island Chapter held a huge garage sale in Victoria, Ma …

BC design industry mourns the loss of Tom Park
August 01, 2012
BC design industry mourns the loss of Tom Park Tom was born and raised in Prince George B.C.  He studied Interior Design at the University of …

Vancouver Island Ride
August 01, 2012
The Designer Survivor Tour makes their second appearance at the Ride to Conquer Cancer The Designer Survivor Tour took to their bikes again this year …

Spanish Summer Spectacular IDIBC’s Summer Party
August 01, 2012
Spanish Summer Spectacular IDIBC’s Summer Party The IDIBC Summer party took place June 28, 2012. It was held held at the Salt Building in Oly …

Save the date for IDS West
July 03, 2012
Save the date for IDS West Registration is now open for the Interior Design Show West (IDSwest), September 27 to 30 at the Vancouver Convention Centr …

IDIBC has been Snap'd!
June 01, 2012
IDIBC has been SNAP'd! The Victoria edition of SNAP featured IDIBC's Vancouver Island Design Exchange 2012. Please click here to see photos and cover …

IDIBD Okanagan Chapter Design Exchange and Table Top Show
June 01, 2012
IDIBD Okanagan Chapter Design Exchange and Table Top Show The Okanagan Chapter of the IDIBC’s second annual Design Exchange was a successful, enjoy …

VI seeks donations for its Designer Garage Sale
May 01, 2012
VI seeks donations for its Designer Garage Sale The Vancouver Island Chapter of IDIBC is organizing a Designer Garage Sale to raise funds for our Des …

Kwantlen Grad Show 2012: Out of the Box
April 02, 2012
Kwantlen Grad Show 2012: Out of the Box Kwantlen Interior Design is pleased to present its 2012 Grad Show titled Out of the Box. It will be held Mond …

Vancouver Island Design Exchange 2012
April 02, 2012
Vancouver Island Design Exchange 2012 Wow - what a great day! IDIBC Vancouver Island Chapter hosted a full day of CEU's and its annual Table Top Trad …

IDIBC Announces its Call for Entries for the Shine Awards
April 02, 2012
IDIBC Announces its Call for Entries for the Shine Awards IDIBC is excited to announce its Call for Entries for recognition in the 29th annual Awards …

IDIBC's Vancouver Island Design Exchange and Table Top Show
March 01, 2012
Join IDIBC's Vancouver Island Chapter for its second Design Exchange Event, an event that will help you connect with more than 50 manufacturers, suppl …

Kwantlen Welcomes Internationally Renowned Landscape Architect Cornelia Hahn Oberlander
February 01, 2012
Kwantlen Welcomes Internationally Renowned Landscape Architect Cornelia Hahn Oberlander Kwantlen's Faculty of Interior Design is honoured to welcome …

IDI seeks Booth Coordinator volunteer
January 02, 2012
IDIBC is looking for a volunteer to help the association coordinate tradeshow and booth activities. Duties include, but are not limited to: • lia …

Interdependence 2012 Global Conference and Exposition
December 01, 2011
Interdependence 2012 Global Conference and Exposition Interdependence 2012 is a global dialogue with the goal of reaching a place where our indoor an …

First annual Okanagan Winery Tour was a hit
December 01, 2011
First annual Okanagan Winery Tour was a hit IDIBC's Okanagan Chapter toured four wineries this fall, all with a different flare both in the wines tas …

Vancouver Island bid goodbye to summer
November 01, 2011
Vancouver Island bid goodbye to summer The VI Chapter didn't let summer leave quietly! The Chapter's End of Summer Party, held September 8, was spons …

Update: 2011 National Energy Code of Canada for Buildings
November 01, 2011
2011 National Energy Code of Canada for Buildings Update At its spring 2011 meeting, the Canadian Commission on Building and Fire Codes (CCBFC) voted …

IDI's Awards Gala Shines
September 29, 2011
IDI's Awards Gala Shines The Interior Designers Institute of British Columbia (IDIBC) held its 28th Annual Awards of Excellence on September 30, 2011 …

What's Your Design Dilemma? at IDS West
August 15, 2011
What's Your Design Dilemma? at IDS West For the first time, IDC will have a presence at IDS West in Vancouver from September 30 to October 3. The Int …

IDIBC’s Annual General Meeting a great success
June 18, 2011
IDIBC's Annual General Meeting a great success IDIBC held its Annual General Meeting on June 1 at the Sutton Place Hotel and for the first time, Indu …

IDI hosts pub quiz night
May 18, 2011
Pub quiz night The Canucks were not the only game in town in Vancouver in May. IDI hosted a pub quiz night at The Cascade Room on May 17, i …

Cocktails and Canapes
May 16, 2011
Cocktails and Canapes Cocktails and Canapes, a social event held on April 8 in conjunction with IDC's face-to-face board meeting and strategic pl …

IDIBC Garage Sale
May 11, 2011
IDIBC Garage Sale It's spring cleaning time - time to clean out your closets. Do you have accessories for display homes that didn't get used? Or a l …

IDIBC and IDC looks to the past to help build the future
May 04, 2011
IDIBC and IDC looks to the past to help build the future A history of IDIBC and IDC is being documented and we are looking for your help. Do you have …

IDI seeks new Vice President
May 02, 2011
IDI seeks new Vice President Are you a RID in good standing? Do you think you've got what it takes to help lead Canada's second largest interior desi …

BCIT requires your feedback
April 13, 2011
BCIT requires your feedback British Columbia Institute of Technology (BCIT) is currently conducting a needs assessment to determine the feasibility o …

Kwantlen’s Interior Design Department Inspired By Raymond Moriyama
April 08, 2011
Kwantlen’s Interior Design Department Inspired By Raymond Moriyama Students and faculty at Kwantlen University's Interior Design program feel h …

Buildex Road Trip
March 04, 2011
Buildex Road Trip Thanks to M. R. Evans, Ames Tile, Art Works Gallery and Herman Miller Furniture, a group of island designers were treated to two-d …

Awards of Excellence brings out the best in interior design
January 01, 1975
The 29th annual Interior Designers Institute of British Columbia (IDIBC) Awards of Excellence were held September 28, 2012.  The Best in Show awa …

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