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USG and IIDA Partner Up in Advance of NeoCon 2023

USG Ceilings® is proud to sponsor the International Interior Design Association’s (IIDA) Chapter and Campus Center Awards, and Annual Meeting this June in advance of NeoCon 2023!

NeoCon is a hub for the commercial design community and an annual showcase for ideas that will shape the built environment. This gathering of manufacturers, design professionals, and thought leaders offers attendees a chance to experience the newest products and innovations in the industry set against the backdrop of the architecturally-rich city of Chicago.

Empowering the A&D Community

As a leading manufacturer of building products and solutions, USG has long been committed to working with architects and designers to develop innovative solutions for construction and design challenges. Comparatively, IIDA is a professional association for interior designers with a mission to advance the profession through education, research, and advocacy. With so much overlap in both their goals and commitments, USG and IIDA have enjoyed a strong relationship in support and advancement of the architecture and design community.

The success of the relationship between USG and IIDA can be attributed in large part to the shared values and goals of the two organizations. Both USG and IIDA are committed to uplifting the field of architecture and design and both leverage their respective strengths to create valuable opportunities and resources for design professionals, especially as it relates to the future of the industry.

Pushing Towards the Future

IIDA empowers the A&D community through innovative thought while advocating for the advancement of interior design as a profession.

One of the ways in which they accomplish this is through the 2023 season of their signature conversation series, Collective (D)esign. Thought leaders in the design industry and beyond join IIDA through this series to engage on the topic of “exploring many visions of ‘the future,’ and ways we can use new models of design inquiry to further the growth and evolution of our industry.”

The third installation of Collective (D)esign will be held live at NeoCon 2023, entitled “Beyond Futurism.” In this discussion, IIDA will delve into what it means to develop and utilize futurist thinking skills, or how to better predict what the next “big thing” will be, and how design can help improve the ways and spaces in which we live, work, and play.

Lighting the Way

In efforts to uplift the A&D community, USG has utilized innovative, futurist thought to provide the industry with cutting-edge products within the USG Ceilings portfolio.

Over the past 5 years, USG has innovated within this product category to introduce high-performance acoustical drywall, PET felt products made from 100% recycled material, and a plethora of specialty ceiling systems with 8-week lead times or less to make high-design concepts possible on a quick turnaround. These innovations help the design community achieve high-design aesthetics coupled with outstanding performance for uncompromising occupant comfortability.

One such example of future-forward product development has been USG Barz® + Brilliance™ cassettes. This first-of-its-kind, fully integrated linear lighting solution elevates the aesthetics and acoustics of our baffle ceiling systems with premium illumination. With full technical support and service from our specialists, USG strives to be a true partner in a project through IES files, Revit® integration, AGI 32 3D objects, lighting calculation, and layout support.

USG seeks to help designers promote healthy lifestyles and increase mental well-being by utilizing innovative, full-spectrum light technology to overcome the overwhelming exposure received from typical artificial indoor lighting.

Learn more here.