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Thank You for hosting a special Dii "Behind the Scenes" Board Meeting:

May 14, 2010 Art Rocks 247 | Photos |

Alexandra Rosa, Dii board member, and Lu Magdaleno graciously hosted our May board meeting. Both are owners of ArtRocks247 who have their online recording studio in midtown San Diego. Guest David Malmuth presented his upcoming Art in the City symposium this coming Fall 2010. Rex Edhlund the building manager of this large covered facility gave us the grand tour and offered space for Diiís upcoming functions at no charge. His vision and goal is to lease to the creative community. The building is owned by the Ahern Family with complementary objectives. Thanks to all of you!

August 14, 2009 Flo TV | Photos |
  Joel Robasco, Staff Product Manager, FLO TV, Qualcomm, Inc. and Dii Board Member, gave an insightful introduction to current and upcoming innovations at FLO TV. He demonstrated their dedicated handheld pocket devices that were designed to transmit data eventually to other portable devices such as cell phones and PDAs, used for mobile TV. Broadcast data includes real-time audio and video streams, individual, non-realtime video and audio "clips", as well as Internet Protocol datacast application data such as stock market quotes, sports scores, and weather reports. Joels colleague, Mike, gave a comprehensive talk and tour of the TV Broadcast Control Room. Attendees discussed design as it related to Qualcomm's research, government regulatory concerns and applied product designs. It was a rare opportunity for Dii members to experience firsthand for a more comprehensive Behind Design future event. Thank you Joel!

April 17, 2009 Sharp Memorial Hospital | Photos |
  Bill Littlejohn, Sharp Healthcare Foundation President, gave a comprehensive presentation on the planning, design, retrofitting around existing buildings, and construction of the new Stephen Birch Healthcare Center with 10 high-tech surgical suites and 48 private intensive-care units, this state-of-the-art facility provides all the technology and patient conveniences that modern medicine has to offer. Intensive care beds provide state-of-the-art equipment and monitors. Sandy Noon, Facilities Director, shared with the Design Innovation Institute board attendees the chronological details, and confirmed Sharpís local contracting policy with design and construction firms.

Oct. 10, 2008 Envision Solar | Photos |
  Bob Noble, CEO and Founder of Envision Solar, generously hosted Dii's October board meeting. His presentation was both informative and humorous. As Dii's Advisory Board Member, Bob introduced his visionary plan to change the global landscape and alternative energy consumption with his new brand of solar architecture. His AIA award-winning Solar Grove for Kyocera has spawned large contracts with Westfield's UTC shopping center, Disneyland and other international venues. Bob also introduced his eCore line of innovative recyclable products for building materials made from bovine processed fiber, or in more familiar terms to Bob's kids, cow poo.

Sept. 12, 2008 Jack in the Box Innovation Center | Photos |
  The Jack in the Box Innovation Center hosted Dii's September Board Meeting. Thank you to Kirby Yao for honoring us with a presentation and tour of their new facility. Breakfast Jacks warmed our palettes as Kirby introduced an employee training interface design created by him and teammates. Highlighted was a recycling program instituted for each restaurant, a peek at the Innovation kitchen, tour of the corporate offices and discussion of Duffy Design's launch of Jack's new brand.

Aug. 8, 2008 RNT Architects | Photos |
  Dii's August's board meeting was held at Roesling Nakamura Terada Architects office. Kotaro Nakamura and Ralph Roesling gave Dii attendees a complete tour of their Gaslamp Quarter offices, a large creative space in an historic brick building. Their powerpoint presentation that followed included their 2008 San Diego AIA award-winners, the San Ysidro DMV building and the Nix Nature Center in Orange County gave everyone an opportunity to see how landscape and architecture melds beautifully via RNT's philosophy and respect for nature. Another showcase design, the Bardsley residence in Del Mar, provided sustainable solutions while elegantly maintaining wide ocean and natural landscape views.

July 11, 2008 Rob Wellington Quigley Architects | Photos |
  Dii's July board meeting was held at Rob Wellington Quigley Architects offices in the Little Italy area of downtown San Diego. The 14 Dii attendees enjoyed Rob's uniquely designed building and a very special presentation showcasing The New Children's Museum, this year's San Diego AIA award-winner. In addition to insights on it's distinctive sustainable design features, Rob also presented his design for San Diego's Main Library, a $150 million project that he indicated will need $20 million remaining to begin construction. Thank you, Rob and Kathleen Quigley for hosting this very special meeting, and congratulations on your 30th anniversary as a very successful innovative design model of a company.

May 09, 2008 Legal Arts | Photos |
  Dii's May board meeting was graciously hosted by Jim Gripp, President and CEO of Legal Arts, a successful pioneer and one of the oldest existing litigation design and technology firms in the country. Shown here is a collage of the event showcasing Jim's incredible collection of design and art, great office spaces, and spectacular downtown views from the 15th floor suite of Legal Arts.

April 11, 2008 Miriello Grafico | Photos |
  Dii's April board meeting was generously hosted by Dii Board Member Ron Miriello, President and CEO of Miriello Grafico, one of San Diego's most respected graphic design firms. Ron's beautiful newly purchased and re-design of a cavernous bakery space into his design studio as half of the building featured the work of Jonathan Seagal who Ron hired as his architect. Particularly impressive was Ron's impact on this evolving section of Logan Heights. Another 7,700 sq. feet of space is available for lease. Don't miss this incredible opportunity! It's a perfect spot and a great deal for a complementary tenant!