Student Event


PIQUE provides students with a unique insight into the interior design industry by offering networking, product discovery, and career exploration tools to help you take the next step on your future design path.

Pre-PIQUE Challenge:
Submit a sketch (PDF) of a Minnesota building or space that inspires and PIQUES your interest the most. The winning sketch will be featured throughout the entire day of PIQUE…We won’t tell you how, but you definitely won’t miss it! Send PDF to


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August 10, 2017



8:15-9:15 am – Breakfast and tour at Atmosphere Commercial Interiors

9:30-11:00 am – Forums tour at The Paxon

11:30-1:00 pm – Lunch & Keynote Speaker at MinneCon

1:30-3:30 pm – Workshop with Ashley Mary (see below for details)

3:00-5:00 pm – Networking at MinneCon



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[Students Only]

$35 student member
$55 non-member

This year we are proud to offer an exclusive workshop with local artist Ashley Mary. Ashley is an abstract artist and illustrator who creates lively, energetic works in her studio in the Northrup King Building. For the last 9 years, her work has focused around celebrating color and shape compositions. With a background in design, Ashley’s paintings and collages tends to have a graphic nature in their bold shapes and moments of pattern while remaining organic in its execution. Throughout the years her work as remained playful, colorful, and a bit whimsical when necessary (which is always).


Outside of her studio practice, Ashley freelances as an illustrator, designer, and prop stylist, working with a wide range of clients to help bring fresh life to their environments and brands. To see her work visit or follow @ashleymaryart on Instagram.

Who Should Attend?

Interior design students of all levels, from freshmen to recent graduates. With the wide array of topics covered, something new is guaranteed to pique your interest in interior design!

Other Event Details

* No-Show Fees
Any members who have registered for a Forum but do not attend will be charged the non-member fee for the event. To avoid this charge, contact the IIDA Northland Chapter via email within 48 hours of the program informing us you can’t attend.  The goal of Forums programs is to have as many people attend the programs as possible. Due to capacity limits at events, programs often sell out quickly. Keeping our no-shows to as small as possible allows the program to be well attended and a success.

Refund Policy
Refunds will not be provided for members or non-members unless the event is cancelled.

Please note: audience photographs and/or video may be taken at this event. By nature of your attendance, you grant permission for your image, voice and likeness to be used for marketing purposes.

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