Date: February 16
Time: 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Price: Free

Location: Herman Miller Showroom

23 Geary Street
San Francisco,CAUnited States


A free event in appreciation of our IIDA NC Members! Join us for expert fashion tips, mentoring and advice to help you enhance your professional presence in 2017.

Speakers include:

Tom DiRenzo
Tom DiRenzo has been professionally and personally committed to the design community for over 30 years. Prior to joining CRI, a Herman Miller dealership, in 1996 as A&D Director, he worked for Deepa Textiles and Knoll. Tom was a founding committee member of the IIDA Northern California Honor Awards and is still on the committee 13 years later. He has been the ‘face’ of Honors having hosted the event numerous times. He has a degree in Journalism from Temple University which he still finds invaluable in his ongoing quest to interview every person he meets. Tom’s good deeds have extended to volunteering with the San Francisco Suicide Prevention Center, fund raising for SF AIDS Foundation and participating in SF Library’s Adult Literacy Program. He is the 2015 recipient of the Distinguished Achievement Award at our chapter’s Leadership Breakfast.

Lisa Bottom
Lisa joined Gensler in 2005 and is a Design Principal in the San Francisco office. Her specialties within the Gensler practice of interior architecture include corporate offices and headquarters, law firms, accounting and consulting firms, digital and new media organizations, and product design. She is also involved in design work for not-for-profit organizations. As a product designer she has designed furniture for national manufacturers such as HBF, Steelcase, Herman Miller and Martin Brattrud. Her product designs have won the Best of Neocon Silver award, a Roscoe award, and an IIDEX award, among others. A guiding principal of Lisa’s professional practice is that of service excellence for all projects, regardless of size, budget or complexity. Lisa is a former member of the Board of Directors of the San Francisco chapter of CREW (Commercial Real Estate Women), RED (Real Estate Divas), and the San Francisco chapter of IIDA. In 2011 Lisa was honored as one of the “Most Influential Women in Bay Area Business” by the San Francisco Business Times, and “Northern California Women in Business Most Influential Women in Real Estate.” She holds a Bachelor of Science, Environmental & Industrial Design from Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, California. Lisa is an instructor at UC Berkeley Extension in San Francisco, teaching Design Studio 3 and Business Practices. She is also an advisor to the Gensler mentorship program “Successful Women of Gensler (SWAG)” in the San Francisco office.

We will also have a Nordstrom stylist giving fashion advice, and a chance to win a $100 Nordstrom gift card!

Presentations begin at 6:30 pm.

Space is limited! RSVP via Eventbrite. For members only.

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