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    DesignEx Victoria

    EVENT DATE: Thursday, March 3rd, 2016

    Join IDIBC Vancouver Island chapter for CEU Day and Table Top Show in Vicoria! This event will help you connect with manufacturers, suppliers, fellow interior designers, architects and others from the built industry with the opportunity to earn CEUs, all in one place!



    8:00 to 8:45 a.m.

    1 IDCEC hours | 8:45 - 9:45 a.m.

    As the general baby boomer population enters the silver years, the shift in hospitality demographic will become more and more evident. Both in terms of accessibility and level of design.

    The hospitality industry as a whole, acknowledging what has been coined “The Silver Bomb”, is currently at the infancy of a fully integrated environment.
    How do we curate a guest experience that is fully accessible but does not look second-tier?
    What mechanisms can be used when bringing a Hotel up to best practice standards without compromising room counts?
    How do we approach intelligent budget models in our design?
    What does the hotel room of the future look like?

    Fully Inclusive Hospitality Design, is an idea in development to engage conversation what this future will look like, and how we, as designers will influence the built environment, with the end user experience at the core. It draws from past and current collaboration of Interior Design, Architecture and Accessibility teams and offers a look into new ways of looking at the hospitality of the future.

     "Successful inclusive environments are not simply accessible; they are so invisibly”.

     Brian Wakelin

    1 IDCEC hours | 10:00 - 11:00 a.m.

    Detached homes and their associated exterior spaces have become an unattainable luxury for most Vancouverites. Basic outdoor access is a shared experience for many. Despite its wide recognition for urban design, Vancouver has not constructed a significant space for public gathering. Surrounded by staggering physical beauty, its most enduring image consists of mountains and ocean. Its largest public space, the seawall, capitalizes on this image. It is a linear park that wraps the edge of the downtown peninsula with a veneer of liminal space for continual movement and gaze to a distant view. It is not a place for meaningful civic gathering.

    In this context, through interdisciplinary practice, PUBLIC have focused on modest commissions in the public domain over the last eight years. Their difficult briefs were often those that others turned down. Through trial and error they have mined parking lots, streets, and setbacks to frame and define spaces for public life. While new practices typically establish themselves with private commissions such as single family homes, the core of their activities consists of exhibitions, small public buildings and urban infrastructure. Rather than monumental public spaces these structures are fragments of an incomplete and evolving puzzle that make up the city.

    Panel Discussion
    2 IDCEC hours | 12:30 - 2:30 p.m.

    Hear from five successful West Coast designers and manufacturers discussing their work, their passions, and the challenges they face in BC’s flourishing Makers Movement.  The panel includes Joel Berman, glass artist; Judson Beaumont, furniture maker; Jake James, blacksmith; Duane Franklin, custom mattress and  upholstery manufacturer; and Kirk Van Ludwig, wood guru and furniture maker.   Registered Interior Designer, Ann Squires Ferguson, moderates this dynamic panel and will dig into topics such as authenticity, how these BC Makers got to where they are and how they stay relevant.


    American Standard Brands


    Eureka Lighting

    Shaw Contract Group


    Ames Tile and Stone

    Colonial Countertops


    Salari Fine Carpet Collections

    Stark Depot


    Event registration will be available at the door:

    Registered  (incl. Associate Members) $40 ($42.00)
    Intern $20 ($21.00)
    Student $5 ($5.25)
    Non Member $60 ($63.00)

    LocationHotel Grand Pacific, 463 Belleville Street, Victoria, BC V8V 1X3 (Map)
    Date & Time

    Thursday March 3, 2016
    DesignEx Trade Show is open from 10:30 am - 5:00 pm

    8:00 am - 8:45 am | Registration
    8:45 am - 9:45 am | CEU Speaker #1 – George Foussias - "Fully Inclusive Hospitality Design"
    9:45 am - 10:00 am | Break
    10:00 am - 11:00 am | CEU Speaker #2 – Brian Wakeland - “Public Works”
    11:00 am - 12:30 pm | Lunch (served at the trade show room entry)
    12:30 pm - 2:30 pm | CEU #3 - Panel Discussion “BC Makers”
    2:30 - 2:45 pm | Door Prizes (to be drawn in the Pender Island room after the panel)
    2:45 pm - 5:00 pm: Wine and Cheese – Mix and Mingle


    Includes continental breakfast, all CEU Seminars, lunch, afternoon tea and entry into the Table Top Trade show
    Registered Members: $40.00
    Intern Members: $20.00
    Non-Members: $60.00
    Sister Association Members: $40.00
    Students: $5.00

    DESIGNEX Victoria | Complimentary Attendance!
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    All seminar registrations include DesignEx registration

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    ContactEmily-Rose Smegal
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