Space Event & Movement

September 27-28
Sponsored by: The Miami International University of Art and Design
1501 Biscayne Boulevard, Suite 100, Miami, FL 33132
Miami, Florida

Space Event & Movement: The Manhattan Transcripts, in which Swiss-French architect Bernard Tschumi, transcribed aspects normally removed from conventional architectural representation, like the complex relationship between spaces and their use. He believed that there was no architecture without events, actions or activity; where architecture must originate from ideas and concepts before becoming form, and cannot be dissociated from the events and movements of the living beings that inhabit it.

Conference Agenda

Wednesday- September 26 – Unofficial Welcome at the Hotel Lobby 

Thursday- September 27

8 a.m. – Noon                                           Registration/ Materials (School Lobby)
8:30 a.m. –
9:30 a.m.
Keynote Speaker: Bea Pila, Author: Scared Spaces for Inspired Living
9:45 a.m. –
11:15 a.m.                                                              
Track 1 Room 1
9:45 a.m. – 10:15 a.m. – Asha Kutty, University of North Carolina Greensboro, Department of Interior Architecture

In Search of a 21st Century Campus: Positing relationships between Informal Learning Spaces and 21st Century Learning Skills at the University of Missouri

10:15 a.m. – 10:45 a.m.– Hannah Viparina, Savannah College of Art and Design

Variety in the Workplace and its Influence on Creativity, Collaboration and Innovation

10:45 a.m.- 11:15 a.m.- Gowtham Shanmugam, Savannah College of Art and Design

“Changing Minds” – Supportive Environment for Women with Postpartum Depression in Perinatal Psychiatric Facility Outpatient Setting

11:30 a.m. –
1 p.m.
Track 2 Room 2
11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. – Jan Merle, The Art Institute of Ft. Lauderdale

Emerging Concepts for Healthy Indoor Environments

12:30 p.m. – 1 p.m.- Angelita Scott, Georgia Southern University

An Analysis of Tabby in Sustainable Construction Practices

1 p.m. –
2:30 p.m. 
Lunch Special/ Poster Presentations:
  • Jan Merle, The Art Institute of Ft. Lauderdale
    • Forces Impacting the Professionalization of Interior Design: A Case Study of the State of Florida
  • Lilia Gomez-Lanier, University of Georgia
    • Fostering Design Creativity From A Music Emotional Perspective: Do Higher Education Students Have Their Creativity Problem Solving Skills Enhanced Because Of Music
  • Lindsey Junger, Georgia Southern University
    • Color Temperature and Its Effects on Occupant Well-being in University Learning Environments
  • Anna Ruth Gatlin, Auburn University
    • Prototyping for Success: The Journey to an Active Learning Classroom Building
  • Gabriela Fiallos, Savannah College of Art and Design
    • Designing for a Healthcare Environment with Cultural Consideration: African American Aesthetics in the Clinics of Savannah, Georgia
  • Raga sandya Kesavan, Savannah College of Art and Design
    • A Transformable Prototype to Enhance Focus in Workplace for Adults with ADHD
2:30 p.m. –
4 p.m.
Track 3 Room 1
2:30 p.m. – 3 p.m.- Shelby S Hicks & Ms. Jane Hughes, Western Carolina University

Service Learning: Educational Facility Design using WELL Building Standards

3 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. Jane Hughes, Western Carolina University

The Four E’s: Explore, Expose, Experiment, and Empower

3:30 p.m. – 4 p.m. Connie Dyar, Illinois State University

It’s Not a Doll House! Use of 3-D Printing in Professional Interior Design Models

4 p.m. –
4:15 p.m.
4:15 p.m. –
5:15 p.m.
Regional Business Meeting in Room 2
6:30 p.m. –
7 p.m.
Transportation to Networking Event- Pick up will be at Hotel
7 p.m. –
9 p.m.
Networking Event heavy appetizers and wine at
Britto Charette
9 p.m. –
9:30 p.m.
Return to hotel (Transportation will be provided)


Friday, September 28

8 a.m. –
Registration/ Materials Pick up
8:30 a.m. –
10 a.m.
Track 4 Room 2
8:30 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. Panel: The Educator’s Role as a Motivator of Student Engagement. 

Facilitator: Ricardo Navarro, Savannah
College of Art and Design.

Panelists: Sarah Boehm IDEC, NCIDQ, Karen Rossin

9:30 a.m. – 10 a.m. – Marwa Istanbuli, recent graduate of
Savannah College of Art and Design. 

Interior design influencing everyday experiences of female employees within the workplace in Saudi Arabia.

10 a.m. –
10:15 a.m.
10:15 a.m. –
11:30 a.m.
Panel Discussion with Gensler, Stantec, Perkins+Will, and Aecom
11:30 a.m. –
Travel to Tour site
Noon –
1 p.m.
Frank Gehry’s New World Center Tour
1 p.m. –
1:30 p.m.
Travel back to school
1:30 p.m. –
3 p.m. 
Lunch/ Exhibitors Tables
3 p.m.  –
4 p.m.
Track 5 Room 1
3 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. Liliana Hasbun, Savannah College of Art and Design

How Interior Design Can Support Recovery in Drug and Alcohol Rehabilitation Centers

3:30 p.m. – 4 p.m. Taneshia West Albert, Illinois State University.

Passages the Door of No Return and Limitation into Freedom. Creative Scholarship 

4 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. Salvatore Pirrone, Marymount University.

Megaphone and String Room.
CreativeScholarship – Design as Art

4:30 p.m. Conference Concludes


Networking Cocktail Event
Britto Charette Design Firm/Showroom 7 p.m. – 9 p.m.

Friday- September 28

Panel Discussion: MIU Panel Discussion with Architectural Firms: Gensler, Stantec, Perkins+Will, Aecom

Special Guided Tour: Frank Gehry’s New World Center, Miami Beach, Florida



Member Non-Member Student
Full Conference $195 $350 $150
One Day $150 $300 $75
Frank Gehry’s New World Center Tour $10 $10

Conference Hotel

Miami Marriott Biscayne Bay
Address: 1633 North Bayshore Drive, Miami, FL 33132
Room Rate: $109
For reservations please call: 1-800-295-1421 and reference “IDEC”.
Cancellation of individual reservations shall be accepted by Hotel, without penalty, up to 72 hours prior to their arrival date.

Conference Sponsors

Thank you to our Annual Sponsors

Visionary Partners
Premier Partners

Regional Sponsors



For further opportunities , please contact Kelly Smykal at or 847-686-2323.