IIDA Extends Free Weekly Webinar Series, Collective D(esign)

Collective D(esign) brings together a roster of industry leaders for a weekly series of panel discussions tackling a topic of particular relevance to IIDA members and the broader design community. The highly anticipated series is set to continue with more dates and topics added through May. Free to all, the program offers timely discussion and insider perspectives on the current climate and beyond.

Responding to design the community’s need to connect, strategize and share knowledge, IIDA launched the new weekly webinar series last month. Each hour-long discussion, moderated by IIDA leadership, provides information, inspiration and valuable resources as we navigate the challenging climate ahead.

New dates and topics for upcoming sessions are listed below:

  • April 30 – Episode 6: The Shifting Landscape of Workplace Design (link to replay here)
  • May 7 – Episode 7: Product Design and Manufacturing: Change and Adaptability (link to registration here)
  • May 14 – Episode 8: Sustainability, Design and Adaptive Change
  • May 21 – Episode 9: Design Responds: Community Support and Innovation
  • May 28 – Episode 10: The Global State of Design

WHO: Moderators Cheryl Durst, Hon. FIIDA, IIDA Executive Vice President and CEO and John Czarnecki, Hon. IIDA, IIDA Deputy Director and Senior Vice President alternate, with participation by other IIDA leaders; panelists include a broad cross-section of industry leadership from all sectors, as well as outside experts.

Panelists for this past Thursday’s session, The Shifting Landscape of Workplace Design, included:

  • Todd Heiser, managing director, principal, Gensler
  • Angie Lee, IIDA, AIA, Partner, design director–Interiors, FXCollaborative
  • Lauren Rottet, FIIDA, FAIA, president and founding principal, Rottet Studio

WHEN: Thursdays, 1:30-2:30 p.m., Central Standard Time

WHERE: Find the discussions as a live ZOOM webinar and as recorded and archived content on YouTube, the Design Matters blog and IIDA.org.

Interested parties can also view previous episodes covering human resources, hospitality, healthcare design, and more, here.


IIDA is the commercial interior design association with global reach. We support design professionals, industry affiliates, educators, students, firms, and their clients through our network of 15,000+ members across 58 countries. We advocate for advancement in education, design excellence, legislation, leadership, accreditation, and community outreach to increase the value and understanding of interior design as a profession that enhances business value and positively impacts the health and well-being of people’s lives every day.