IIDA Oregon Chapter – 2019 November Forum

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The IIDA Oregon Chapter is pleased to introduce the presenters for the November Forum.

Our first presenter is Robert Roth with Gerding Edlen. Robert has been providing construction project management for over 15 years. His expertise ranges from contract negotiations to specification writing. He has worked for both architects and contractors, and now is facilitating construction administration for a prominent local real estate developer. Rob is now a Senior Project Manager for Gerding Edlen.

Our second presenter is Cherise Lakeside with RDH Building Science. Cherise, FCSI, CDT, has experience with many facets of the project team in the built environment. She has worked in a variety of roles in the AEC Industry, the bulk of which has been in Architecture but she also has experience in Construction, MEP Engineering and now Building Science during her 30+ year career. Cherise is now the Senior Specification Writer for RDH Building Science. Cherise is a Past President of the Portland Chapter of CSI, Director-at-Large on the Institute Board and was inducted into the CSI College of Fellows in October 2019. She is particularly passionate about improving project coordination and communication among disciplines, young professional development and public speaking.

They call her the #CSIKraken. Connect with her on LinkedIn or you can follow her on Twitter @CheriseLakeside.


The IIDA Oregon Chapter is comprised of over 275 members and provides a full calendar of diverse programs and events. The IIDA Oregon Chapter helps promote and enhance the profession of Interior Design with the following events:

  • Design Excellence Competition and Awards
  • Annual Design Crawl
  • Fall Kickoff Student Events
  • Student Design Charette Competition
  • NCIDQ Roundtable and Mock Practicum Session
  • Annual Celebration and Fundraiser
  • Professional Development Forums
  • Educational Forums
  • Membership Appreciation Event
  • Sponsorship Appreciation Event
  • Events supporting the IDC Oregon Legislative Coalition

Our chapter has an active voice in the community, maintaining communication with our membership through our website, weekly updated blog, social media, and electronic correspondence. The chapter also reaches out to prospective members, industry partners, and members of other design associations. This collaboration enables the IIDA Oregon chapter to increase interest and participation in chapter events while providing our members with additional opportunities to get involved in their community.

Cover image courtesy IIDA OR.


Event Detail

November 14, 2019 5:30 pm
November 14, 2019 7:30 pm


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