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NCIDQ Update

 

Exam Application Reviews Are Underway

You still have time to apply for the Fall exam. Find all the information you need here.

Applications received by July 15
Approval Notification by August 31
for Fall / October Exam start

The PRAC 2.0 demo video has been released along with a practice quiz you can purchase that uses the same platform and methodology of the full-scale exam. The NCIDQ Examination Building Codes are also available online to read and familiarize yourself with, but they will be provided during the exam.

The searchable database of Active NCIDQ Certified Interior Designers is now available.

If you would like to be included in this list, renew your certificate here

NCIDQ
Phone: 202-721-0220
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IDA office
Phone: 780-413-0013
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 Local Interior Designer Recognized

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Photo courtesy BUILDEX Calgary|Kelly Mulner Adele Bonetti (third from left) was presented with the Leadership Award of Excellence by Interior Designers of Canada and the International Interior Design Association during an event in Calgary recently. On hand were (left-rght) Susan Wiggins (Interior Designers of Canada), Anastasia Gedman (International Interior Design Association), Kelly Vanderhooft (Interior Designers of Alberta), Sharon Martens (Herman Miller) and Aandra Currie Shearer (Interior Designers of Canada).

Grande Prairie's Adele Bonetti, principal of Concetto Interior Design Ltd. in Grande Prairie, was recently recognized for her contributions to the interior design industry at the Leaders Breakfast in Calgary, Nov. 5.

Bonetti was presented with the Leadership Award of Excellence 2015 by Interior Designers of Canada (IDC) and the International Interior Design Association (IIDA), the first time the award was given to someone outside of Toronto or Vancouver.

"Annually (they) recognize eight interior designers, six in the U.S. and two in Canada, for lifetime contributions to the profession and the professional interior design associations," said Bonetti. "This is done at what's called Leaders Breakfasts which are hosted... in Canada they're in the fall and this year one was in Calgary and it was the first time it was in Calgary. There was one in Toronto as well."

Bonetti has contributed to the interior design industry in Canada in a number of roles. She served as a council member for the IDA in a variety of positions for more than 20 years, including six as president. From 2008 to 2010, Bonetti was the provincial director and treasurer of IDC and the Alberta representative on the IDC restructuring task force. She also served for three years as the IDA's director to the IDC and was secretary in the final year of her board term. Currently, she is the chairwoman of IDC's bylaw and policy committee and the IDA registrar.

Being recognized, especially the first outside of Toronto and Vancouver, is an honour, said Bonetti.

"I have to say that I'm very humbled by the honour. I joined a very, in my mind, prestigious company and the Canadians that I know, and I know a number of them that have received it, I really admire and respect them for the contributions they've made so it was very humbling to be nominated for the award," she said.

"The industry partner, which would be industries related to interior design... for this award is a company called Herman Miller who manufactures corporate office furniture in a world-wide company and in addition to the award which is an etched piece of crystal or glass, I received one of the signature Charles Eames stools from Herman Miller as a gift."


Edmonton Hard Hat Party

The 5th Annual Hard Hat Party in Edmonton was another great success! Attendees loved the venue and had a great time socializing with friends and colleagues. The decorated hard hats ranged from cute to outrageous, and 15 prizes were awarded to groups and individuals. 

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A sincere thank you to the Edmonton Events Committee:

Judy Strachen               Leah Covey

Kari Lambert                  Lori Cox

Kim Wetsch                   Michele Roach

Lacey Pearn                  Michele Rumbold

Lanna Polack                 Natalia Pakin-Amer

Laura Lee Ross             Tammy Mackay

Laurie Snider                 Tanya Yacyshyn

Thanks also to the following Mount Royal and NAIT students who volunteered with judging and other duties: 

Amy Voung                   Theresia Blunt

Alyssa Wiebenga          Janette Tong

Chloe Jacobson            Marlena Beichtier

Kayla Humphrey           Sianna Fournier

Erica Van Dorp             Marissa Eguren

 

Thank you to our gnerous sponsors:

Forest

  • Global
  • Seagate Contract Management
  • Southwark

Tree                              

  • Business Interiors by Staples
  • DIRTT
  • Mohawk Flooring
  • Optics Lighting
  • Shaw Contract
  • Tile Stone Source

Shrub

  • Innerspaces
  • Julian Tile
  • Protint
  • Upper Canada Forest Products

 

 Prize & Silent Auction Sponsors over $10,000 in product donations: 

Delnor

Allan Forrest Sales & Points West Marketing

Herman Miller and COI

Milliken

Vektra

Hill Acoustic Architectural Solutions

Moen

RGO

ForDesign Group

Maharam

Spec Hardware

Julian Tile

MilYu

Wow Lighting

CGC

Optics & Tomnuk

Steelcase

Metro Wallcoverings