September 11, 2009 marks the date of the 9th annual IUPUI Student Design Show. This year we have changed the name to the 9th Annual Built Environment Show in an attempt to bridge the gap between architecture and design and construction. We all feel that these three programs go hand in hand and should be showcased together. The theme for this year's show is DESIGN AND CONTRUCTION: LEED-ing the Way to a Better Future.
This year's show is to be the biggest and best ever - we are hosting 3 keynote speakers: Jill Mendoza of i.d.o. (Indianapolis), Loris Pullen, CKD, CBD (AU) of Independent Kitchen Design (Austrailia), and Sanford Garner of A2sO4 (Indianapolis). We are also offering 3 workshop tracks (14 workshops) geared towards students and a professional CEU track (4 CEU offerings).
Our current trade show roster includes local companies such as: Continental Office Environments, DirTT, RJE/Knoll, Daltile, DL Couch Wallcoverings, MDC Wallcoverings, Business Furniture, Monsma, Wieland, Binford & Associates, Contract Wallcovering, SAFE Coalition, FORBO, and Wiley Publishing. Also student organizations from all over campus will participate in the trade show as well. We will also have a resume review booth available for students to have their resumes and portfolios reviewed by local professionals.
Our distinguished panel of judges includes: Ana Maregatti of Maregatti Interiors/BSA Lifestructures, Nancy Wright of RJE/Knoll, Natalie Wiehr of MDC Wallcoverings, April Perkins of Godby Group and other local professionals.
Should you wish to be involved or plan to attend the show - please contact me by September 1st, 2008. All trade show space is on a first-come, first-served basis - we currently have about 30 tables sold and they are going fast - please send your registration today to ensure your spot! If you have any questions, please feel free to call 317-459-2697.
Laura M. Robertson
Richard L Roudebush VA Medical Center
President and Design Show Chairperson, IUPUI Built Environment Show