January 19th: IIDA

Join us Friday at noon in Burruss (Room 224A) to hear speakers, Kelley Davis and Mary Redd, discuss our IIDA student chapter here at Virginia Tech!

Kelley graduated from Virginia Tech with a bachelor of Science degree in Interior Design.  She has a strong design background that includes Corporate, Hospitality, Healthcare, Retail, GSA, State and Local, Higher Ed and Residential projects.  

Mary is a Market Sales Manager for Kimball in the Virginia territory. Her responsibilities include dealer management, new business development, growing sales and brand awareness. Mary’s educational background of architecture and interior design has been a proven asset helping to provide insight and expertise for each client.

Visit IIDA's website here for information about membership, competitions, programs, and more!


December 8th: Steelcase

Janet Davis from Steelcase is coming to speak at 12PM this Friday! Come visit room 224A in Burruss to hear more about her and the firm.

Janet began her Steelcase career in 1990 and during her tenure has worked in product marketing, dealer development and sales management. Janet graduated from The College of William & Mary in Virginia with a degree in Business Management. She also holds an MBA from George Mason University.

Visit Steelcase's website here.


December 1st: Fanelli Mcclain

Join us Friday at 12 PM to hear Rich Fanelli speak from Fanelli Mcclain! 

Richard Fanelli is a registered architect and has been in the commercial design profession since 1977. Working as an architect and designer for both local and national design firms in Philadelphia and Washington, D.C., he founded Fanelli McClain in 1985. Rich’s clients benefit from his knowledge of facilities management trends and best practices. He has been an active member of the International Facilities Management Association (IFMA), where he has served as President of the Capital Chapter and on the IFMA International Board of Directors.

Click here to visit Fanelli Mcclain's website.


November 17th: Clark Nexsen

This Friday at 12PM, Susan Drew and Jackie Eury from Clark Nexsen are visiting IDEAS. Come listen to them speak about lighting design!

Susan Drew is a Design Principal at Clark Nexsen and has been with the firm for 17 years. She has worked in the interior design field since her graduation from Virginia Tech. She is the current President of the Coalition for Certified Virginia Interior Designers, a past President of IIDA, a Designated Design Build Professional and a LEED AP.

Jackie Eury has a Bachelor’s in Architectural Engineering from Penn State, and minor in Architectural Studies. Shortly after she graduated, she joined Clark Nexsen in 2015. Currently, Jackie serves as a board member and Emerging Professionals chair for IES (Illuminating Engineering Society) Tidewater, a professional organization for people in the lighting industry. 

Visit Clark Nexsen's website here.