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April 19, 2017


5:00 – 6:00 Registration and networking

6:00 – 7:00 Panel discussion


The Freehouse
701 N Washington Avenue
Minneapolis, MN 55401


IIDA Members: Free*
IIDA Student Members: Free*
Non-members: $40
Student non-members: $40


35 people



* No-Show Fees
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April 19th - FAB Juror Happy Hour

Please join us for a happy hour and Q&A session with this year's FAB Awards 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.