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SAVE THE DATE

Saturday, February 2nd, 2019
8:30 AM – 5:30 PM
FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus
Paul L. Cejas Architecture Building

JOIN US AT EMERGE!

FIU Interior Architecture, in partnership with IIDA & NEWH, will host its 2nd Annual Emerge event (formerly known as Student Day) for all South Florida Interior Architecture & Design students on Saturday, February 2nd from 8:30 AM – 5:30 PM. This all day event will bring together students, design professionals, educators, and manufacturers’ representatives for a variety of sessions that will educate students about different career paths within the industry, give them the opportunity to speak with working professionals about their portfolios, and introduce them to cutting-edge ideas in hands-on workshops that will make students rethink the way they design.

Join us on Saturday, February 2nd, 2019 from 8:30 AM – 5:30 PM at the Paul L. Cejas Architecture Building located at FIU’s Modesto A. Maidique Campus (11200 SW 8th Street, Miami, FL 33199).

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SEE WHAT’S HAPPENING

8:30 – 9:15 AM
REGISTRATION & BREAKFAST
PCA Courtyard & BEA Gallery (PCA 140)

9:15 – 9:30 AM
WELCOME TO EMERGE
BEA Gallery (PCA 140)

Emerge kicks off with an event orientation and welcome by the organizing committee.

9:30 – 10:20 AM (Session 1)
10:30 – 11:20 AM (Session 2)
101 WORKSHOPS | NEWH SPEED NETWORKING + PORTFOLIO & RESUME WORKSHOPS
During the registration process, participants are able to choose from 9 different 50-minute workshops to build their own unique experience. The 101 Workshops and NEWH Speed Networking + Portfolio & Resume Workshops run concurrently to allow for smaller, more intimate groups.

101 Workshops
SET Lab (PCA 341) + Classroom (PCA 180)
A collection of presentation and feedback sessions focusing on basic knowledge that every emerging design professional needs.

NEWH Speed Networking + Portfolio & Resume Workshops
BEA Gallery (PCA 140)
NEWH hosts a fast-paced networking workshop that gives students unprecedented access to multiple top interior design and architecture professionals. Receive feedback on your in-process resume and/or portfolio, or just ask your burning questions about their firm or career path. Gain insight into how you can improve your work to stand out from the crowd.

11:30 AM – 12:20 PM
KEYNOTE SPEAKER:  ELENA MANFERDINI
PCA 135 (auditorium)
Principal and Owner, Atelier Manferdini
http://www.ateliermanferdini.com

12:30 – 1:50 PM
NETWORKING LUNCH | PASSPORT EVENT: PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIP + INDUSTRY TABLETOP EXPO
BEA Gallery (PCA 140) + PCA Courtyard
Enjoy a casual networking lunch with design professionals, then stamp your passport at various vendor and professional organization tabletops to learn more about their products and services as you pick up some swag for your bag.

12:30 – 3:00 PM
HEADSHOT LOUNGE
Critique Room (PCA 116)
Strike a pose and snap a professional photo for your LinkedIn profile + personal marketing materials.

2:00 – 3:00 PM
WORKSHOP WITH KEYNOTE SPEAKER:  ELENA MANFERDINI
PCA 135 (auditorium)

Join our keynote speaker for a workshop designed to sharpen your creativity.

CEU:  DESIGN WITHIN REACH
SET Lab (PCA 341)

Learn something new! Design professionals, earn credit for licensure! (FL Interior Design License Renewal Deadline is February 28th, 2019!)

3:10 – 4:00 PM (Session 3)
101 WORKSHOPS | NEWH SPEED NETWORKING + PORTFOLIO & RESUME WORKSHOPS
SET Lab (PCA 341) + Classroom (PCA 180)

NEWH SPEED NETWORKING + PORTFOLIO & RESUME WORKSHOPS
BEA Gallery (PCA 140)

4:10 – 5:30 PM
IIDA COCKTAIL HOUR | COMPETITION | AWARDS | DOOR PRIZES
PCA Courtyard
Our event concludes with the IIDA South Florida Chapter’s Cocktail Hour, featuring a fun, fast-paced design competition with mixed student-professional teams, awards, and door prizes.  Don’t miss out!  You must be present to win!

5:30 PM
EMERGE ENDS
Thank you for your participation!
See you next year!

MEET OUR KEYNOTE SPEAKER

Elena Manferdini
Elena ManferdiniPrincipal and Owner, Atelier Manferdini

Elena Manferdini, principal and owner of Atelier Manferdini, has over fifteen years of professional experience in architecture, art, design, and education. She is a licensed engineer in Italy, and a licensed architect in Switzerland. She received a Professional Engineering Degree from the University of Civil Engineering (Bologna, Italy) and a Master of Architecture and Urban Design from the University of California in Los Angeles (UCLA).

Elena currently teaches at the Southern California Institute of Architecture (SCI-Arc) and is the Graduate Programs Chair. In 2014 she held the Howard Friedman Visiting Professor of Practice at the University of California Berkeley (UCB). She has also held Visiting Professor positions at Cornell University, University of Pennsylvania and Seika University.

She frequently lectures, and her work has been exhibited internationally in both architecture and art museums.

In 2017 her facade for Alexander Montessori School in Miami, Florida received 2 AIA Miami design award: People’s Choice award of excellence and Merit Award of excellence. In 2016 Elena Manferdini was awarded the PAN Award for best public art project in North America. Her artwork is part of the permanent collections of SFMoMA and LACMA. In 2013 she won the COLA Fellowship given by City of Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs to support the production of original artwork. In 2013 she received a Graham Award for architecture, the 2013 ACADIA Innovative Research Award of Excellence, and she was selected as recipient for the Educator of the Year presidential award given by the AIA Los Angeles. In 2011 she was one of the recipients of the prestigious annual grants from the United States Artists (USA) in the category of architecture and design.

RUB ELBOWS WITH DESIGN PROFESSIONALS

101 WORKSHOPS

A collection of presentation and feedback sessions focusing on basic knowledge that every emerging design professional needs.

Jason Tapia
Jason TapiaPrincipal, Building Center No. 3, LLC

Registered architect in Florida, Colorado & New York. Jason earned a B. Arch at Cornell University and an M.S. in Architecture Studies at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

He has been practicing architecture for twenty-one years and is the Principal at Building Center No. 3.

Patrica Rothman Brown
Patrica Rothman Brown
101 Workshop:
Design a Career on Film
Steven Burgos
Steven BurgosTechnical Designer, Gensler
101 Workshop:
NCIDQ Take 2

Steve Burgos is a Technical Designer with Gensler Miami. In the 2017 IIDA BRAGG Awards, Steve was awarded Designer of the Year because of his powerful force of positivity, dedication, and talent. Steve is currently on the board of the IIDA South Florida Chapter and serves as the President Elect. Steve is also a active member of the Miami design community, a AIA member and is NCIDQ certified. Steve has also written a publication with Gensler called Re-tooling the Suburban Office Building. Before moving to Miami, Steve started his journey with Gensler in Gensler Morristown.  Steve graduated with his Bachelors of Architecture from New Jersey Institute of Technology.

Jennifer Delmas
Jennifer DelmasDirector of Operations, Edge of Architecture
101 Workshop:
Ace Your Interview

Jennifer is the Director of Firm Operations at Edge of Architecture Miami, Florida. Before her journey with EOA, Jennifer received her Bachelor’s in Business Administration as well as Management and Legal studies at the University of Miami. Jennifer has also worked as Director of Firm and Human Resources at Miller, Kagan, Rodriguez and Silver. Jennifer currently serves on the executive committee for NEWH as the South Florida Chapter President.

Shayan Khalilahmadi
Shayan KhalilahmadiBrand Designer, Gensler, FIU Alumna
101 Workshop:
Branded Environments
Shayan is an award-winning Brand Designer with 8 years of experience in corporate workplace, retail, hospitality and advertising. She is considered an expert in branded workplace environments with a focus on consumer goods – specifically food and beverage. Shayan has led Brand Experience Design for several large Fortune 500 companies, including The Coca-Cola Company, Inspire Brands (Arby’s, Buffalo Wild Wings, Sonics), Mercedes Benz HQ, NCR, Chick-fil-A, and Red Bull. She has been with Gensler for over 5 years and currently resides in Atlanta, GA. She was recently awarded as the 2018 Rising Designer for Gensler’s Southeast Region – an award only eleven individuals firmwide receive each year.
 
Shayan was born and raised in Miami, FL. Her father is Persian and her mother is Colombian. Her unique upbringing challenged Shayan at an early age. She continues to elevate the brands she touches with her point of view and deep design knowledge to fellow peers and clients. She has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Mass Communications and is a Zimmerman Advertising Graduate from the University of South Florida, and she has a Master of Arts degree in Interior Architecture from Florida International University. Shayan has a creative energy that is unstoppable and has the ability to be an agile design thinker that will push design to new places.
Andrea Tagliaferro
Andrea TagliaferroFounder, Taglia, Inc., FIU Alumna
101 Workshop:
Career Secrets from a Designer Turned
Yacht Media and Travel Influencer

Andrea Tagliaferro earned her undergraduate degree in architecture from the University LUZ in Venezuela. She took one year to work and then moved to the U.S.A. to pursue her master’s degree in interior design at Florida International University.  Upon graduation, she began working as a designer at a paint and wallpaper store and then transitioned into sales, designing Italian kitchens.  Her professional network opened the door to high-end residential design and eventually gave her access to a career as an interior designer of yachts.  Life experience made her realize that life was too short to waste her weekends doing the same thing, propelling her to see as much of the world as she could.  Over the next 4 years, she designed yacht interiors, while at the same time traveling every chance she got.

Her friends wanted to know more of her adventures, and that is how she got into media and travel blogging. After only one year of moonlighting as a blogger, she quit her design job to immerse herself in the world of social media and utilize her unique knowledge of yacht design to provide yachting companies with social media services.

Andrea is now a travel blogger, influencer, and social media guru for the yachting industry.   She travels the world while managing her social media company, Taglia inc, which caters exclusively to the yachting industry, and she is currently nominated as best travel blogger of the year.

NEWH SPEED NETWORKING + PORTFOLIO & RESUME WORKSHOPS

NEWH hosts a fast-paced networking workshop that gives students unprecedented access to multiple top interior design and architecture professionals. Receive feedback on your in-process resume and/or portfolio, or just ask your burning questions about their firm or career path. Gain insight into how you can improve your work to stand out from the crowd.

Bryan Liska
Bryan LiskaDirector of Design
Hilton Latin America & the Caribbean
Jissette Jimenez
Jissette JimenezProject Coordinator, Adjunct Faculty, FIU Alumna
TSAO Design Group, FIU
Scheherezade Marles
Scheherezade MarlesInterior Designer, FIU Alumna
Studio DADO, Inc.
Isabel Collazos
Isabel CollazosDesign Coordinator, FIU Alumna
Stantec
Claudia Machado
Claudia MachadoProject Director, FIU Alumna
HBA | Hirsch Bedner Associates
Leanne Yarn
Leanne YarnOwner | Founder | Interior Designer
Yarn Design Associates
Adriana Lacruz
Adriana LacruzSenior Lead Designer, FIU Alumna
Adriana Hoyos Design Studio
Lisette Boosooboy
Lisette BoosooboyInterior Design Lead, FIU Alumna
M.C. Harry & Associates
Kristyna Borden
Kristyna BordenAssociate + Designer/Manager, FIU Alumna
Stantec
Nina Laguna
Nina LagunaSenior Space Planner, FIU Alumna
University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine
Romina VignoloDesign Program Manager, FIU Alumna
Starbucks
To Be Announced

STAY AND MINGLE

Our event concludes with the IIDA South Florida Chapter’s Cocktail Hour, featuring a fun, fast-paced design competition with mixed student-professional teams, awards, and door prizes.  Don’t miss out!  You must be present to win!

VISIT OUR TABLETOP EXPO

THANK OUR SPONSORS

BECOME A SPONSOR TODAY!

CONTACT US

For more information on the event, exhibiting your company, or participating as a sponsor, please contact us.


Department of Interior Architecture
Modesto A. Maidique Campus
Paul L. Cejas School of Architecture Building
11200 SW 8th Street - PCA 277B Miami, Florida 33199
Contact
PH: 305-348-6914 | Fx: 305-348-2650
E-Mail: zhirlema@fiu.edu