May 2019

Photo: MASI 2018 Gold Recipient, Institutional/Healthcare category, aodbt architecture + interior design


Urban Encounters is a table top trade show held in two locations (Edmonton and Calgary). The main focus is two-fold. Firstly, it is held to showcase the latest products and services for commercial and residential suppliers to the Alberta Interior Design community. Secondly, it is an opportunity to bring the design and supply community together in an informal, social atmosphere to help in the establishment of mutually beneficial client-vendor relationships.

Wednesday, September 11, 2019
Edmonton EXPO Centre

Edmonton, AB


Tuesday, September 24, 2019

BMO Centre Stampede Park

Calgary, AB

NCIDQ Update

Time is counting down to submit applications for the Fall / October exam. Applications must be submitted by July 15, 2019. Registrations for the exams open July 1, 2019.


Any IDA members you would like to be in a study group in their area please contact the IDA office. We will compile a list and connect the various people in their area. 


Remember that the exam is now offered in French. 


If you are wondering if your are eligible follow the link here for information.

Complete paid applications received between
January 16 - July 15
will be considered for fall (October) administration
and are reviewed for approval from

May 15 - August 15

July 1 - September 30

Examinations Administered

October 1 - 31


Join Applied Electronics for an exclusive Lunch & Learn on Direct View LED Video Walls. In partnership with Leyard Planar, we will review key specifications and components, design considerations, case studies, and video wall trends.


Thursday, May 2, 2019
11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Applied Electronics

Calgary, AB


IDC Presents Navigating Egress, Exiting Requirements, and Occupant Loads (Calgary/Edmonton)

CEU:  1 IDCEC Hour (HSW)


This is an intermediate to advanced level seminar which identifies the fundamentals of egress and exiting, as well as how occupant loads affect exiting from suites and floor areas.Prerequisites are either a good working knowledge of the Building Code or the Building Code Fundamentals seminar.


Thursday, May 9, 2019
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Calgary Telus Convention Centre

Calgary, AB

Thursday, May 16, 2019
2:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Edmonton Convention Centre

Edmonton, AB


How engaging spaces lead to well-being, transforming human capital into a happy, high-performing workforce.


The path to wellness, although based on good intentions, has not delivered desired results. Chronic disease continues to escalate and the associated health costs are not only financial. Stress is the number one factor contributing to a work population that is physically and emotionally unhealthy.

The journey of this Haworth sponsored project led by Rex Miller has lasted over two years with research from over 100 corporate leaders and experts. The result of this work is a new book, The Healthy Workplace Nudge, How Healthy People, Culture and Buildings Lead to High Performance, co-authored by Dr. Michael O’Neill and Rex Miller.


Thursday, May 9, 2019
8:00 AM - 10:30 AM


4:30 PM - 7:00 PM

Haworth Calgary Showroom

Calgary, AB


All winners will be published in the Awards issue of Canadian Interiors in July 2019, with the Project of the Year winner featured on the cover of the Awards issue.

The Judges’ Pick winner of the Products category will receive a trip package (incl. flight + hotel) to Paris, France to attend Maison+Objet as a VIP in January 2020 (prize courtesy of Maison+Objet).

Projects must have been completed between June 2017 and June 2019. The project must be either located in Canada or an international project where a member of the design team is a Canadian citizen or permanent resident.

Products must be physically prototyped, or if in production must have been launched in the market in the same timeframe as stated above.

Any false representation therein will invalidate the submission and a refund will not be given.

Entries must be received via the online entry system by  11:59 pm Friday, May 10, 2019. Late entries will not be accepted. No exceptions permitted.

Submission Portal
Details to be provided shortly.

Entry Fee
Project: $155*
Product: $130*
*plus applicable taxes

Submission Categories

  • Retail
  • Residence
  • Office
  • Marketing
  • Institutional
  • Hospitality
  • Product
  • Exhibit
  • Single Detail


Please contact Laura Moffatt:

416-441-2085 ex. 104


Thursday, May 30, 2019

4:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Artopex Showroom

Calgary, AB

Conexxion is hosting a VIP event at their Artopex Showroom in Calgary on May 30th to launch all of the new commercial furniture that was launched by Artopex this year! They will have live music, a fabulous caterer, and a mixologist creating craft cocktails for all attendees. There is no fee for the event, just a great opportunity to network with professionals in the furniture industry.


Thursday, May 30, 2019

5:30 PM - 9:00 PM

WOW Lighting & Controls

Edmonton, AB

The IES LIGHTEN UP! brings individuals within the design community together to engage, inspire and challenge one another to create a luminaire made from combining technology with everyday objects. LIGHTEN UP! is an exciting and rewarding experience – so take a breather from work, ‘lighten up’ and join the fun!

In addition, the IES is looking for an Interior Designer to help judge the final crafted luminaires for the event. If you are interested in being a judge, or would like more information about this position, please reach out to Chris Barr at All are welcome to this event, so make sure to purchase a ticket before they sell out!


November 6 - 7, 2019

BMO Centre

Calgary, AB

BUILDEX is the voice of the building industry today, and the vision of its future. This exciting event – the largest in Alberta – brings together talent from across industry to interact, learn and discover the newest innovations of a market in constant transformation.

BUILDEX Alberta is an event that will enable Architecture & Design, Construction, and Property Management professionals to immerse themselves in dialogue and build community, providing a meaningful platform for industry advancement.


Current Openings

Opportunities advertised below are subject to change, please visit our job board to view current listings and for more information.

Junior Interior Designer - CKDESIGN Licensed Interior Design Inc. - Edmonton, AB


Intermediate Interior Designer - CKDESIGN Licensed Interior Design Inc. - Edmonton, AB


Senior Interior Designer - CKDESIGN Licensed Interior Design Inc. - Edmonton, AB


Contact the IDA office to learn more about volunteer opportunities for members.

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IDA is a proud partner of the Interior Designers of Canada.

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Edmonton, AB T6E 3N8


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