FAB Awards

IIDA Northland Chapter awards region's most Fresh, Artistic and Brilliant design work at the annual FAB Awards.

Event Details:


14th Annual IIDA Northland FAB Awards


Thursday, April 20, 2017


5:00pm - Doors Open
Cash Bar and hors d'oeuvres

7:30pm - Awards Show

9:00pm - Dessert Reception


Ordway Center for the Performing Arts
345 Washington St
St Paul, MN 55102

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14th Annual FAB Awards – Thursday, April 20, 2017

New this year at the Ordway Center for the Performing Arts – the region’s most outstanding interior design work will be recognized at the 14th annual FAB Awards the evening of April 20th.

Know Before You Go

5:00pm - Doors Open
Cash bar and heavy hors d'oeuvres

7:30pm – Award Show
Theatre doors will close promptly at 7:30, arrive early to be seated.
You will not be admitted once the doors have closed.

9:00pm - Dessert Reception

Tickets are assigned by the Ordway and cannot be changed at the event. Pick up your assigned tickets at Will Call upon arriving. 

Tickets will be under the name of the person and/or company that purchased them.

345 Washington Street
Saint Paul, MN 55102

The Ordway is located in downtown Saint Paul directly across from Rice Park.

There are numerous parking ramps within easy walking distance. The closest ramps are RiverCentreScience MuseumLawson CommonsKellogg Street RampLandmark Towers, and Travelers Insurance.

There is no direct skyway connection to the Ordway, but RiverCentre is in close proximity to the front door.

See Ordway's website for more information

A variety of hors d’oeuvres by Green Mangos. Come hungry!

Looking for dinner or drinks elsewhere before or after the show? Ordway is walking distance to many amazing restaurants.

Attire is Semi-Formal. Black Tie optional.

FAB 2017 Sponsorships now available! Please contact Leah Sweet lsweet@intrinxec.com or 952-564-3058 to reserve your Sponsorship and if you have any questions.


Introducing your 2017 FAB Jurors:


Brigitte Preston


Frances Bruns

IA Interior Architects

Traci Webster, IIDA

GFF Interiors

As a shareholder and Design Principal of lauckgroup, Brigitte has dedicated the last 24 years of her career to building the quality of design for the firm. After a 3-year stint with a large firm in London, Brigitte joined lauckgroup as a Senior Designer and was instrumental in the design of several large headquarters projects that cemented the reputation of lauckgroup as a major regional design firm. lauckgroup is an interior architecture firm with offices in Dallas, Austin and Houston, designing projects regionally, nationally and internationally. lauckgroup’s work focuses on high touch projects with a hand crafted design approach for corporate, institutional and hospitality clients.

In 2001, Brigitte and her team created a product design process and a business model that resulted in the formation of XLG, an award winning product design studio with products created for multiple manufacturers.

Brigitte offers a unique international perspective linking back to her Belgian roots and experiences working in the design world throughout Europe. Her focus is on strategic and conceptual thinking for workplace and other environments.

Frances Bruns manages IA Interior Architects' Dallas office, leading the effort to expand the firm’s presence in the state of Texas and the Southwest region and allowing the firm to better serve new and existing clients. Her 20+ years of workplace strategy, project management, commitment to client service, and focus on client relationships span a significant range of project types and industries including technology, professional services, insurance and financial institutions, legal, sports facilities, and media companies. Frances was born and raised in Dallas and has a Bachelor of Environmental Design from Texas A&M University. Outside of architecture and interior design, Frances is passionate about California cabernet, cooking, midcentury homes, and her perfect boxer Sasha who can do no wrong.

As Director of Interiors, Traci oversees the day-to-day operations of GFF Interiors, a division of GFF. Under her leadership, she continues to grow the practice and lead her studio. She has worked on many Fortune 500 projects and focuses on providing higher-quality design and approaches for her clients.

Leading the firm’s interiors practice, Traci has designed and programmed over two million square feet of institutional and office space. While her practice centers on large, complex projects for corporate end users, Traci translates that experience into “best practices” for clients with smaller space needs. She creates opportunities to help companies change by incorporating the corporate culture, process flow, and program needs to enhance the design. The result is a building designed from the inside out.


Introducing your 2017 FAB Emcee, Scott Hierlinger

Scott Hierlinger, FIIDA, LEED® AP
Design Director & Principal – NELSON - Minneapolis

As the Design Director and Principal of NELSON’s Minneapolis office, Scott serves as an expert in corporate interior design with 24 years of experience. Scott’s strong corporate interior design background allows him to provide creative guidance and customized project services to regional and national high profile interior design clients. He provides mentorship for all aspects of the design process with concentrated emphasis within the Advertising, Technology , Media, Legal and the Financial Corporate Workplace.

Within NELSON, Scott serves as the National Director of Design and Chairs the NELSON Worldwide Design Council and is the Minneapolis Chair of the NELSON Legal Practice Workplace Team. Scott received a Bachelor of Science from the University of Minnesota and currently serves as student advisor within the U of M Interior Design program.

Scott has been an active leader within IIDA over the last many years and had served locally as the President of the IIDA Northland Chapter (2008 – 2009), and nationally as Chair of the IIDA National Nominating Committee (2011 2012), Vice President on the International Interior Design Association Board of Directors (2013 -2014, 2016/2017) International President for the 2015/2016 Term and currently serves as the Immediate Past President on the International Interior Design Association Board of Directors (2016-2017).



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