MASI Design Awards gala, IDAS and CEU’s coming to Regina

The MASI Design Awards recognizes talented professionals in the interior design industry from across Manitoba, Alberta, and Saskatchewan. This event strives to become a shared platform for talented professionals in the industry to showcase their finest work and have the opportunity to gain recognition for their achievements. Celebrating the best of the region’s interior design industry, this year’s MASI Design Awards gala will take place at Regina’s Hotel Saskatchewan on October 18th.

The Hotel Regina will host this month's MASI Design Awards gala. Photo by Drm310 via Wikimedia Commons.
The Hotel Regina will host this month’s MASI Design Awards gala. Photo by Drm310 via Wikimedia Commons.

After the MASI Design Awards gala, attendees are invited to stick around for the next day and attend a full day of CEU’s and IDAS trade show. Also hosted at the Hotel Saskatchewan, a full schedule for the October 19th event is now available:

Registration & Breakfast 8am – 9am

8:50am – Intros and Agenda

9am – 10am

Fabrics and their Environmental and Health Impact

Presented by: Marte Belise from Enviroleather

Haven’t done much with fabrics since design school? Learn how to incorporate fabrics into all your projects. This CEU will fill you in on all the latest info.

10am – 11am

Designing for an Aging Population

Presented by: Susan Drew from Altro

Examining the difficulties seniors face with everyday tasks and how designing interiors to meet those needs creates a safe and comfortable environment.

Learning objectives

Learn about the 2018 Facilities Guidelines Institute’s standards for construction and renovations of aging care facilities, and how those affect design decisions.
The physical changes to hearing, vision, and mobility as people age and how those affect the selection of interior finishes.
The meaning of colors and using contrast to create ideal environments.
Design considerations by area type, and learning how to transition from one area to another.
11am – 12:30pm

The True Measure of A Space Is How it Makes Us Feel

Presented by: Laura Lee Ross from Teknion

Every interior evokes a response among those who interact with it. If an interior space – in particular, a workspace – derives meaning from its inhabitants, then we will measure a space – whatever its function – by how it makes us feel. This seminar puts interior design to use to create more happiness at work. Using sketches, mood boards and real project examples, the conversation will range across the types of spaces one encounter in the modern office over the course of a workday, to propose that feeling welcome, empowered, connected, calm and comfortable helps people to do their best.

12:30 – 1:30pm

LUNCH for all seminar attendees


Brush up on the newest Accessibility and building code standards for interiors and get your building code questions answered!

Presented by: Peter Wotherspoon from Building Standards with Government of Saskatchewan

A multi topic presentation the first hour will be an illustrated guide detailing the legislative and regulatory framework for the application of accessibility standards in Saskatchewan, the provisions of Section 3.8 of the National Building Code, the similar permitted provisions of CSA B651 “Accessible Design for the Built Environment” and a self-assessment guide for building and business owners
30 min with be on general good practices for working within the NBC 2015 for fire code and exiting
30 mins of Q&A – Submit your questions prior to October 1st to [email protected] and Peter will prepare answers to your questions.
3:30- 4pm

Break – answer your emails and get ready for the Tradeshow!

4pm – 9pm

TRADESHOW – open to the public

Talk to all our amazing product reps, get the newest info on products and services, mingle and visit with colleagues and enjoy some appetizers on IDAS. Beverages will be available for purchase at the bar.

More information about the MASI Design Awards gala and the October 19th continuing education events and trade show is available here. Our look at the 2017 MASI Design Awards winners can also be found here.