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Oct
12
SCALEX at Woodbury University

Description

Get a leg up on the competition and leverage your professional development by attending SCALEX. Developed as a local version of SCALE: The ASID National Student Summit, SCALEX is a full day event, designed to bring innovative topics and discussions from renowned speakers directly to you.

SCALEX is an opportunity to hear from experts on topics that expand on what you’re currently learning in the classroom. With real-life scenarios and expert-led panels, SCALEX will prepare you for a career in design.

SCALEX is for interior design students and educators who believe in the impact of design to transform lives. By attending SCALEX, students will  prepared to take on their first professional role.

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Parking for attendees: P1-5 (Visitors Pass)

Date and Time

9:00 AM – 4:30 PM
10/12/2018

Location

Woodbury University
7500 N Glenoaks Blvd
Ahmanson Main Space (Please see map)
Burbank, CA 91504
United States

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Get inspired by ways to make a difference on the human experience.

Advance yourself as an individual, present yourself as a leader.

Hear from the pros about real-life design projects.

Learn business skills that will impress first job managers.

Mark your calendars and register today. You can NOT afford to miss this opportunity.

SCALEX Program Schedule

9 – 9:30 a.m. | Registration & Light Breakfast

9:30 – 9:45 a.m. | Welcoming Message

Speakers: Jon Strassner, LEED AP, Director of Workplace Strategy, Humanscale
Christoph Korner, MArch, Dipl Ing Arch, NCIDQ, IDEC, Chair of Interior Architecture, Woodbury University
DJ Johnson, CAE, Vice President, Community and Education Engagement, ASID

Kick off your SCALE X experience with a welcome from your hosts followed by the event keynote.

9:45 – 10:30 a.m. | Impact of Design Keynote

Speakers: Joey Shimoda,FAIA, and Susan Chang, AIA, Founders, Shimoda Design Group

Under the Influence is a talk that exposes some of the long-time design interests that propel the Shimoda Design Group. The conversation will focus on their interest in the Michelin Tire Company and the world of automobile racing as examples of impactful design. The conversation reveals how seemingly distant influences provide inspiration for their own design work. They will also share insights into their long-term client relationships and how this allows design to remain impactful over time.

10:30 – 10:45 a.m. | Break

10:45 – 11:45 a.m. | Practice of Design Panel: Make-up of the Project Team

Speakers: Dana Chapital, Senior Field Designer, Durkan
Ericka Saurit, Creative Director, Brand Marketing, Davis Furniture
Susan Chang, AIA, Partner, Shimoda Design Group
Joey Shimoda, FAIA, Chief Creative Officer

After graduating, your role and experience on a project team changes. Project teams can be very complicated and their structure may differ from firm to firm. Not only does the design team within the firm need to work together, other stakeholders including consultants, manufacturers, and contractors will be involved. How do you identify your role and most effectively contribute to the project? This panel discussion will provide insight from various team member perspectives to help you prepare for your first professional role.

11:45 a.m.– 1:30 p.m. | Lunch and Networking

1:30 – 2:30 p.m. | Leadership Development Panel: Professional Communications

Speakers: Annie Chu, FAIA, Principal, CHU+GOODING
Grace Eun, ASID, LEED AP, Senior Associate, Clive Wilkinson Architects
James Woolum, AIA, Principal, ZGF Architects LLP
Jon Strassner, LEED AP, Director of Workplace Strategy, Humanscale

While you learn how to communicate your design intent in school, you must also learn to communicate in the workplace. Before you are hired, you build your reputation by how you communicate: your presence on social media,; professionalism in emails; and how you handle yourself in conversation. Hear from leaders who must effectively communicate in their professional roles every day to help you formulate your communication strategy.

2:30 – 2:45 p.m. | Break

2:45 – 4:30 p.m. | Remarks and Business of Design: Portfolio Review

Speakers: Jon Strassner, LEED AP, Director of Workplace Strategy, Humanscale
Christoph Korner, MArch, Dipl Ing Arch, NCIDQ, IDEC, Chair of Interior Architecture, Woodbury University
DJ Johnson, CAE, Vice President, Community and Education Engagement, ASID

 

Speakers

Susan Chang, AIA
Susan Chang, AIA

Partner, Shimoda Design Group

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Annie Chu, FAIA
Annie Chu, FAIA

Principal, CHU+GOODING

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Grace Eun, ASID, LEED AP
Grace Eun, ASID, LEED AP

Senior Associate, Clive Wilkinson Architects

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Susan Chang, AIA

Susan Chang joined Shimoda Design Group in 2001 and serves as partner. In her current role, Susan provides leadership to the studio teams and continues to participate in all aspects of project design. Her communication and management skills have contributed to the successful completion of notable projects such as the Steelcase Headquarters and WorkCafe in Grand Rapids, TOMS Headquarters in Playa Vista, a Class “A” 20 story office building for Harwood International in Dallas, among others. Susan was also the project and client lead for the studio’s work with Viacom, Lionsgate and Worthe Real Estate Group.

Prior to joining Shimoda Design Group, Susan worked with Lauren Rottet at the architecture and engineering firm of Daniel Mann Johnson Mendenhall, DMJMRottet, honing her skills as project designer and project team leader. She received a Bachelor of Architecture degree from the University of Southern California.

Annie Chu, FAIA

Annie Chu is a professor of interior architecture at Woodbury University and a founding principal of the award-winning CHU + GOODING Architects in Los Angeles with a deep portfolio of projects focusing on world-class arts, cultural, and higher education clients. Leveraging her design reputation, Annie champions interior architecture as a distinct and emerging discipline through teaching, public speaking, design juries, and her leadership in the civic and professional realms, including her role as a Cultural Affairs Commissioner for the City of Los Angeles, the AIA Interior Architecture Advisory Group, and Contract Magazine’s editorial advisory board. Annie is the recipient of the Leadership Award of Excellence from IIDA’s Southern California chapter and the Presidential Honoree Educator Award from the Los Angeles chapter of the AIA. She currently serves as a Vice President of the IIDA International Board of Directors.

Grace Eun, ASID, LEED AP

Grace joined Clive Wilkinson Architects with a decade-long background in leading the design of commercial, corporate, healthcare, and institutional projects across the globe. She has diverse experience in both interior and architecture projects, allowing her to successfully achieve the client’s vision through integrated, collaborative designs. As a project designer, Grace brings her creativity and attention to detail to each project. She received her Master of Interior Architecture from Rhode Island School of Design (RISD). Grace is an NCIDQ certified interior designer, a LEED accredited professional with a specialty in Interior Design + Construction (ID+C), and is a member of the ASID National Emerging Professional Advisory Council. She has made exceptional contributions to the Microsoft Pebble Beach Complex in Redmond, Valve Headquarters in Seattle, and the upcoming Google Campus in Sunnyvale.

DJ Johnson, CAE
DJ Johnson, CAE

VP, Community and Education Engagement, ASID

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Christoph Korner, MArch, Dipl Ing Arch, NCIDQ, IDEC
Christoph Korner, MArch, Dipl Ing Arch, NCIDQ, IDEC

Chair of Interior Architecture, Woodbury Unviersity

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Dana Chapital
Dana Chapital

Senior Field Designer, Durkan

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DJ Johnson, CAE

David “DJ” Johnson has worked in association management for over 15 years. DJ joined ASID in 2014 as director of Chapter Program Development. He was promoted to VP in 2016 and in his current role, oversees strategies and initiatives to grow and strengthen the ASID community, including managing and improving ASID chapter board leadership development initiatives, and enhancing student engagement.

A graduate of Indiana University – Bloomington with a BA in Journalism, DJ worked as a magazine writer in Chicago before transitioning to association management. He has worked at associations focused on healthcare, journalism, and non-profit management, first with the American Association of Diabetes Educators headquartered and later with the Drug Information Association and the National Lesbian & Gay Journalist Association. DJ was instrumental in realigning the component strategic planning process while working at ASAE: The Center for Association Leadership.

In 2016, DJ was selected to be a member of the 2016-18 class of the ASAE Diversity Executive Leadership Program scholars, a program intended to help association executives that are underrepresented in the C-suite reach the senior staff or CEO level. In 2013 he gained the dual honors of being named one of Association Forum's "40 Under Forty" exemplary association executives and one of Association Trends magazine’s Young & Aspiring Association Professionals. He currently serves on the Board of Directors of the Institute for Organization Management and on ASAE’s Centennial Celebration Task Force.

Christoph Korner, MArch, Dipl Ing Arch, NCIDQ, IDEC

Christoph Korner received his degree in Architecture and Urban Design from the Technical University in Braunschweig, Germany, followed by a MArch from UCLA with an emphasis on History and Theory. Since then he has been a part of GRAFT, an award-winning design firm with offices in Los Angeles, Berlin, and Beijing. Projects range from Master Planning, Urban Design, Architecture, Interior Design, Exhibition Design, to Product Design. In addition his work has been exhibited and published on several occasions and he authored articles and books. In recent years his dedication gravitated increasingly towards teaching and academia, culminating in his current position as Chair of Interior Architecture at Woodbury University in Los Angeles.

Dana Chapital

Native New Orleanian, Dana Chapital’s colorful upbringing and global experiences have led to an eccentric offering of fabrics, rugs and textile floor coverings; her approach combines powerful design and craftsmanship while cultivating the exclusive scope of discerning clientele.

Chapital's broad spectrum of textiles, grace the interiors & floors of many of the world's most prestigious spaces; including palaces, embassies, historical monuments, exceptional residences, luxury shops, private jets and yachts. Additionally, you will discover her creations are tailored to the expansive scale needs of the hospitality industry in casinos, ballrooms, hotels, convention centers, performance halls, airports, office spaces, and cruise lines.

"Laissez le bon temps rouler!"

Ericka Saurit
Ericka Saurit

Creative Director, Brand Marketing, Davis Furniture

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Joey Shimoda, FAIA
Joey Shimoda, FAIA

Chief Creative Officer, Shimoda Design Group

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Jon Strassner, LEED AP
Jon Strassner, LEED AP

Director of Workplace Strategy, Humanscale

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Ericka Saurit

Ericka Saurit brings over 15 years of global design and marketing experience with the world’s top brands, including Procter & Gamble, Coca Cola, General Electric, Huawei Technologies, and Estee Lauder, to create immersive brand experiences across multiple platforms.

In her role with Davis Furniture, she works with the sales and marketing teams to drive brand engagement within the A&D community through brand marketing strategy, press relations, events, and sponsorships.

Joey Shimoda, FAIA

Joey Shimoda began his career with Morphosis Architects, Peter Wilson of Buros von Bolles + Wilson in London, and Frank Gehry and Associates. On Valentine’s Day 2000, he founded Shimoda Design Group, a studio founded on a multi-disciplined platform that seeks to bring quality design, innovation, and technical excellence to projects of every scale. In addition to its core staff of fifteen, the studio has the ability to assemble an optimum team of design professionals according to each client’s needs, including planners, landscape architects, graphic designers, lighting consultants, and marketing professionals. The firm’s clients include Rolex, Mikimoto, Viacom, Tishman Speyer, Bad Robot Productions, TOMS shoes, Harwood International, Worthe Real Estate Group, EVOQ Properties, Equity Commercial Properties, Bloomberg, and Steelcase.

In January 2013, Shimoda was named Designer of the Year by Contract Magazine. In January 2014, he was elevated to the College of Fellows of the American Institute of Architects. Less than 20 Designers in the United States share the distinction of Fellow as both an architect and interior designer. Shimoda earned a Bachelor of Architecture degree from California Polytechnic State University in San Luis Obispo.

Jon Strassner, LEED AP

Jon has been with Humanscale since 1996 and has enjoyed being a part of the company’s progression as an industry leader in people, productivity, and workstation functionality. In his 20 years with Humanscale, Jon has served as Canadian sales director and North American director of A&D. In his current role as director of Workplace Strategy, Jon works to ensure the Humanscale brand remains top of mind and relevant. His deep involvement in the design industry informs the company’s understanding of industry trends, salient conversations, and inspiring stories.

A LEED Accredited Professional, Jon is passionate about the role Humanscale can play in the Net Positive Movement and in creating healthy and restorative places to work and live.

James Woolum, AIA
James Woolum, AIA

Principal, ZGF Architects LLP

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James Woolum, AIA

James Woolum is a principal and serves as the lead interior architect for ZGF’s New York and Los Angeles offices. With a career in architecture spanning 25 years, James has significant experience designing corporate, healthcare, research, and institutional environments. His design approach leads to authentic and user-focused solutions that are deeply rooted in the unique culture, process, and community of each client. James has led design and workplace strategy efforts for a variety of media, technology, and financial services clients, such as Publishers Clearing House, Viacom, TED Conferences, McAfee, Bluepoint Solutions, and CITI Group. He has also been instrumental in the design of many notable healthcare and institutional projects for clients, including Cedars-Sinai, Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, The University of Chicago, The University of Arizona, Cornell University, the University of California, and the University of Southern California. James is a member of the American Institute of Architects and holds a Bachelor of Architecture from the University of Southern California.

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