Chapter Meeting: Interior Architecture: The Secrets of a Successful Cross-Collaboration

When:  Jan 21, 2020 from 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM (CT)
Associated with  Chicago

Interior Architecture: The Secrets of a Successful Cross-Collaboration

Presented by: Patricia Rotondo, IIDA, Senior Principal | Director of Interior Design, Antunovich Associates

Interior designers create environments that address occupant welfare, which requires consideration of complex physical, mental, and emotional needs. It takes craft; it takes expertise; and it takes a village to create these spaces. The cross-collaboration between disciplines includes analysis, planning, design documentation, and management of complex interior environments in compliance with building design, construction, fire, life-safety and energy codes, industry standards, and regulations.  This presentation will provide a comprehensive discussion on what interior designers do beyond selecting color and fabrics and review how they work with teams to create successful and profitable projects.

The presentation will focus on the following learning objectives:

  1. Learn what an interior designer is,  what they do and how their role is key to occupant comfort in a space.
  2. Learn how interior designers effectively collaborate with project team members including in-house architects, associate architects, specifiers, consultants, and manufacturer’s representatives.
  3. Explore how interior designers can collaborate with landscape architecture and be involved in exterior placemaking.
  4. Learn how interior designers implement design strategies to work within budgets and improve return on investment (ROI) for project stakeholders.

Continuing Education: 1.0 AIA CES LU

Cost for Program & Dinner:

CSI Chicago Members: Complimentary
Nonmembers: $60

Registration: Required by Tuesday, January 14.
No refunds for cancellations within 5 days of the event. 


Patricia Rotondo, IIDA
Senior Principal | Director of Interior Design
Antunovich Associates

As a designer with over two decades of experience, Patricia joined Antunovich Associates as Senior Principal and Director of Interior Design. Patricia leads and continues to grow the firm’s Interior Design practice, bringing unique creativity and concept-based design approach to deliver forward-thinking designs and guiding client and team collaborations with the firm’s longstanding architectural excellence. She has been responsible for developing design concepts and space analyses for significant projects, creating thoughtfully designed destinations, including hotels and resorts, multi-family communities, government buildings, mixed-use, residential, senior living communities and higher education clients throughout the country and the globe.

Patricia was the recipient of the 2018 IIDA Member of the Year Award.

All photos courtesy of Antunovich Associates.

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CSI is a AIA CES Registered Provider (Provider Number S000).

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