Archive for the 'Blog' Category

Portraits of Inclusion Photography Exhibit

Apr. 11th 2019
Posted by SMcMullen | in Blog, Share | No Comments »

2019 8×8 Speaker – Beth Smith

Mar. 26th 2019

Beth Smith has been empowering business owners, hiring managers and human resource directors for over a decade to interview and hire the right person the first time. She discovered the importance of the interviewing process when she made a poor hiring decision, which almost led to the demise of her first company. After launching an enormous research project so that she could learn how to conduct more effective interviews, she concluded that there is a science to interviewing. She also discovered
that many managers are thrown into the interview room, scrambling to figure out what to ask and what to listen for, instead of actually being taught how to conduct an effective interview. Beth’s mission has become to transform the world through the interview process in order to promote happy and productive work environments for both employers and employees. To do this, she created A-list Interviews.

Through the research she did on the interview process and through the almost 20,000 candidates that she has interviewed, Beth developed the Response Analysis SystemTM. Studies done on the Response Analysis SystemTM show that 91% of those who were interviewed and then hired based on the Response Analysis SystemTM are still employed by the company 12 months later. The power of this system is from the advanced ability to listen to job applicants and measure their fit into an organization both culturally and for skill level.

Beth graduated from the University of Texas in 1995 with degrees in History and Social Work with a minor in English. She also studied Psychology, Philosophy, and Child Development. She has won several awards within her community and industry, such as, Women Who Make a Difference in Boulder, Business Owner of the Year, Certificates of Service for The Hill Alliance, and The Responsible Hospitality Group.

She currently lives in Boulder with her family. In her free time, Beth hikes, lift weights and is a die-hard football fan. She also makes the best English teacakes on the planet!

For links to the other speaker bios and to register for the 8×8, click here!

Posted by SMcMullen | in Blog, Share | No Comments »

2019 8×8 Speaker – Michelle King Noel

Mar. 25th 2019

In October 2004, Michele King started Rhinotrax Construction as a commercial general contracting company built on the principles of honesty, transparency, and commitment to owners, designers, trades and fellow employees. She did so with this key value in mind : “ Always Do The Right Thing.”

Rhinotrax is an exclusively woman owned and managed Colorado corporation that is also licensed in Arizona, California, and Washington.

Click here for links to the other speaker bios and to register for the 8×8!

Posted by SMcMullen | in Blog, Share | No Comments »

2019 8×8 Speaker – Mary Helen Pratte

Mar. 25th 2019

Ms. Pratte has a Master of Fine Arts degree in 3 Dimensional Design and a Bachelor Degree in Graphic Design, she was awarded a Rotary Graduate Fellowship and studied furniture design at Staatliche Akademie der Bildenden Künste Stuttgart. She has practiced interior design for over 35 years. For ten years, Ms. Pratte was the director of the Interior Design Program at UTSA and interior design faculty at UT Austin for six year.

Recognizing a void in the furniture industry for finely crafted metal products, she founded EKITTA in 1991, an interior furnishings company. She has developed furniture, lighting and other interior products for American manufacturers, which have received many awards such as Best of NEOCON. Due to her contributions and recognitions in the profession of interior design, she was made a Fellow Member of the International Interior Design Association.

Click here for links to the other speaker bios and to register for the 8×8!

Posted by SMcMullen | in Blog, Share | No Comments »

WiD Members Discount! Kickoff World Landscape Architecture Month at Alamo Drafthouse.

Mar. 25th 2019

Can’t make the monthly First Tuesday Recess?

Join ASLA Colorado and the Jane Silverstein Ries Foundation for and exclusive Viewing Party screening Five Seasons: The Gardens of Piet Oudolf at Alamo Drafthouse in Sloan’s Lake on Tuesday, April 2nd.

Enjoy drinks, small bites, and unlimited popcorn while learning about the process behind Piet Oudolf’s inspiring landscapes. A renowned landscape designer, Oudolf has worked on landscapes around the world, including Chicago’s Lurie Garden and the High Line in New York City. 

See the trailer HERE.

Early bird pricing ends on March 30. All event proceeds will support the JSR Foundation’s annual Landscape Architecture scholarship. 

CLICK HERE to register. 

Women in Design members can use the promo code “WLAMONTH2019” for exclusive $20 ticket pricing

Posted by mjshiotani | in Blog, Share | No Comments »

Team Up to Build an Urban ‘Parklet’ in Downtown Denver

Mar. 25th 2019

Engage with the 2019 the Greater & Greener conference

Design Workshop is involved with the conference and helping to organize a day of Parklets here in Denver to support the upcoming Greater & Greener conference. They are planning for a group of allied organizations to showcase their work and “host” a parklet downtown on July 22nd. The event will be an opportunity for various organizations to show off their work and mingle/ rub shoulders with other allied groups that are working toward the greening of downtown.  If you’re interested in engaging with this event please contact Jenna Harris, PLA at jharris@designworkshop.com

Posted by mjshiotani | in Blog, Share | No Comments »

2019 – 8 x 8 Speaker – Rikke Jorgensen

Mar. 25th 2019

Rikke founded Styleworks in 2002 to deliver cutting-edge interior design that rekindles functional design in new and creative ways. In the ensuing years, Styleworks has built its brand on the use of novel material and finishes and a synthesis of tradition and innovation.

Born in Denmark and educated in Copenhagen and Denver, Colorado, Rikke’s work is a culmination of international and regional aesthetics. She received her BFA in Interior Design from the Art Institute of Colorado as well as a Business diploma in Marketing from Niels Brocks Business College in Copenhagen. Extensive experience in the Danish kitchen and furniture industry as well as two decades of work experience in the US has allowed Rikke to foster a unique understanding of place and context at multiple levels

Rikke is known for her clarity of detail, hands-on approach and her ability to bring projects in on schedule and budget. Under Rikke’s leadership, Styleworks has developed a reputation for collaboration, responsiveness, commitment, and work that surprises, delights, and engages at all levels.

Click here for links to the other speaker bios and to register for the 8×8!

Posted by SMcMullen | in Blog, Share | No Comments »

2019 8×8 Speaker – Tricia Halsey

Mar. 14th 2019

Tricia Halsey is the Founder and Executive Director of Big Idea Project, a non-profit that exists to unleash the potential of high school students by providing experiential learning that forms student leadership, workforce readiness and personal wellbeing. Big Idea Project is the only co-curricular program of its kind in Colorado, having served over 2,100 students since its inception in 2014.

Tricia is a visionary leader driven by an insatiable desire to create spaces and experiences that enable people to become their best self and do their best work. When people feel valued and able to contribute at their highest and best, they move out into the world to positively transform families, neighborhoods, cities, and nations. As the thought leader of the Generous Leadership® paradigm, she is focused on developing the catalytic leaders who can shape society.

Tricia’s husband, Bryan, is her true partner. She has two sons, Noah and Micah, who continually teach her that fullness of life is found in uncompromising love, unmerited grace and unintentional joy.

Click here for links to the other speaker bios and to register for the 8×8!

Posted by SMcMullen | in Blog, Share | No Comments »

2019 8×8 SPEAKER – Lindee Zimmer

Mar. 14th 2019

Follow textures, lines and scattered stripes, and dive into the imagination; Lindee’s art stems from the colors of tropical birds, the cracks in the walls she draws her murals, energy of the universe that connects us. She was born in Boulder and graduated from Colorado State University with a degree in Art Education. She is the founder and director of the Fort Collins Mural Project. She currently lives in Denver. She spends her time painting any surface possible, creating immersive art environments and advocating for art.

Click here for links to the other speaker bios and to register for the 8×8!

Posted by SMcMullen | in Blog, Share, Uncategorized | No Comments »

2019 8×8 Speaker – Gretchen Wilson

Mar. 13th 2019

Gretchen Wilson is a founding principal and landscape architect at Dig Studio. Gretchen draws from all aspects of a project including client and community goals, history, culture, site, users and ecology to create meaningful, successful designs and master plans. She is a LEED AP, promoting and practicing sustainable design and construction. She rigorously researches and listens to communities to develop bold, thoughtful, creative concepts and leads projects from planning through construction. Her knowledge of construction and attention to detail allow her to shape ideas into reality. She has worked extensively on multidisciplinary teams for both public and private sector clients for 20 years. Gretchen’s dedication and leadership has shaped streetscapes, parks, plazas, and public spaces at varying scales to artfully and sustainably tie communities together.

Click here for links to the other speaker bios and to register for the 8×8!

Posted by SMcMullen | in Blog, Share | No Comments »