Summer Design Events

Looking for something to do this summer? Look no further, we have listed events being held by some of the most popular design magazines, as well as, IIDA Chapter and Campus Center events! There are many, many, more events not listed here. IIDA Members, be sure to check out tomorrow’s DesignMatters for upcoming events.

Metropolis Magazine:

  • July 15th, NYC

Urbanist Summer Party: Be the first to see new art exhibits at the Galapagos Art Center in New York City.

  • July 23rd, Seattle, WA

Metropolis Tour: Editor in chief, Susan S. Szenasy, will speak about the importance of research for design.

Interior Design Magazine:

  • July 24th, 6:45-8:30 p.m.

IIDA New York Hospitality Design Event: The event will focus on the relationships between the retail and hospitality fields including what trends to watch for, similarities and differences between the two.

IIDA Chapter Events:

  • July 10th, 6:30-7:30 p.m., Phoenix

Armstrong Flooring: product information, click here for more information.

  • July 22nd-July 24th

Art Institute of Colorado Campus Center Event (NeoCon After Party): The event will highlight different products featured at NeoCon 2008, and each event (two held daily) will also spotlight a manufacturer or company representative to discuss and answer questions regarding the product. If you would like more information, email me here.

  • July 17th, 5:30 p.m.

Washington Block Party: For the first time in Washington state, the design community is coming together! The Interior Design Coalition of Washington (IDCW), in collaboration with the local chapters of AIA, ASID, ASLA, IDSA, IIDA, and SEA, is hosting its first annual “Summer Block Party” on Thursday, July 17th, beginning at 5:30pm at Weber Thompson’s new LEED Gold building. Click here to RSVP.

  • July 17th, 6-7 p.m., Chicago

An Icon of Chicago:Bertrand Goldberg: On the 95th anniversary of Goldberg’s birth, we invite you to gather in in Hafele’s new showroom for a celebration of Goldberg and his legacy to modern architecture. Click here to RSVP.

  • July 17th, 5-7 p.m., St. Louis

Tour Global Showroom: Tour the new Global Furniture Showroom and networking hour. Click here to RSVP.

  • July 22nd, Harbert Center (Alabama)

Vaatsu: Vaastu is the ancient science of Architecture developed in India over 5000 years ago. The principles of Vaastu harness the power of the earth in addition to other surroundings in celestial bodies to bring heath, wealth, and good fortune. Click here for more information.

  • July 24th, 5:30-9:30 p.m, Tacoma, WA

Cruise the Sound: Please join IIDA’s South Sound City Center as we celebrate the previous year of events and those upcoming. Relax and enjoy the South Sound buffet dinner, dessert, and a two-hour boat ride! A silent auction will be held and raffle prizes will be given away during the evening. Click here to RSVP

Other Events:

  • July 16th, New York Design Center, 5-9 p.m.

First Look a New Products Event: For more information visit


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