29th Annual Festival of the Trees

November 19th, 2015 | 6:30p - 9:30p |
Moore Building, Miami Design District
191 NE 40th Street (between NE 2nd and NE 1st Avenues)

About Festival of the Trees

Festival of the Trees is a fundraising event coordinated by Florida International University's Interior Architecture Department and its advisory board. Each year South Florida’s architecture and design community demonstrates its support for quality interior architecture education through their annual participation in the Festival of the Trees event and auction. This holiday extravaganza has raised over $100,000 in funds that benefit Florida International University’s Interior Architecture Department and its talented students.

Each year, Festival of the Trees Sponsors underwrite designers who design and build their unique holiday creations and donate them to the event. The "trees" are then displayed and auctioned at the gala opening. The lucky winning bidders take these extraordinary creations and use them for holiday decorations in either their homes or offices.

Advisory Board

Lisette Boosooboy, M.C. Harry & Associates
Committee Chair

Dawn Starling, Dawn Starling Design
Dwayne Boyce, Haworth, Inc.
Cynthia Stehman, D&B Tile Distributors
Kenzie Leon Perry, Hospitality Purveyors Inc.
Betty Mestre, Global Commercial Furnishings
Hector Ruiz, Gurri Matute
Shauna Carpenter, Gresham, Smith and Partners
Rocio Gutierrez, Daltile / Keys Granite Inc.
Glenda Kisner, Interface
Peta Walker, Contract Purchasing and Design
Denise Paulino, HOK

To learn more about the Florida International University Interior Architecture Department, click here.

Sights and Sounds

Artists, developers, real estate professionals, construction contractors, gallerists, collectors, FIU School of Architecture alumni, design professionals from South Florida, and School of Architecture faculty and staff all participate in this exciting event. Proceeds from the event directly support the FIU Interior Architecture Department’s student scholarships and programs. Our event sponsors expose their product or service to this audience and help create goodwill toward their brands.

Sponsorship Opportunities

Don't miss this opportunity to leverage your brand within this vibrant market. We invite you to support the Festival of the Trees through our various sponsorship levels. Net proceeds from the Festival of the Trees fund scholarships and educational enhancements at FIU’s Interior Architecture department. The funds we raise from this event help talented, qualified students to pursue a quality interior architecture education.

SPONSORSHIP LEVELS

Title Sponsor – $25,000

  • Naming rights to the event – “FIU 29th Annual Festival of the Trees.”
  • Name and/or logo included in national and local press campaign, including print advertising, press releases and radio.
  • Name and logo identifying your company as Title Sponsor on all event marketing materials including, but not limited to, press releases, 1,500 printed invitations, 1,000 printed tickets, electronic invitations to over 800 recipients, event signage, radio advertising, and 800 commemorative programs.
  • VIP area set up for you and the right to display your company banner and to distribute promotional materials at the event.
  • Title Sponsor profile, logo and link to your website on the FIU College of Architecture + The Arts website and Festival of the Trees website.
  • Opportunity to display product, subject to approval by FIU.
  • Continual presence on social media sites.
  • Opportunity to host the Festival of the Trees kick-off event.

Platinum Sponsor – $15,000

  • Name and logo identifying your company as a Platinum Sponsor on selected marketing materials including, but not limited to, invitations, tickets, event signage, and commemorative program.
  • Name and/or logo inclusion in local press campaign, including press releases and radio.
  • VIP area set up for you and the right to display your company banner and to distribute promotional materials at the event.
  • Platinum Sponsor profile, logo, and link to your website on the FIU College of Architecture + The Arts website and Festival of the Trees website.
  • Social media coverage including pre-event postings and post-event photos.

Gold Sponsor – $5,000

  • Name and logo identifying your company as a Gold Sponsor on selected marketing materials including, but not limited to, invitations, tickets, event signage, and commemorative program.
  • Gold Sponsor profile, logo, and link to your website on the FIU College of Architecture + The Arts website and Festival of the Trees website.

Tree Sponsor – $1,500

  • Name identifying your company as a Tree Sponsor on selected marketing materials including, but not limited to, invitations, event signage, and commemorative program.
  • Name and logo displayed on sponsored tree during the event.

Friend of the Trees – $1,000

  • Name and logo identifying your company as a Friend of the Trees on the commemorative program.

Scholarship Winners

2015

Fall

Travel Scholarships

Amada Alonso
Milagros Canada
Fabiola Delgado
Edna Desulme
Anamary Fernandez
Francene Halili
Isabella Hoyos
Jovanny Lopez
Elizabeth Lyon
Janaisys Martinez
Midori Shim
Viviana Zulunga

Design Excellence Scholarships

Ludmilla Belle Canto
Caterina Victoria Garcia
Valeria Andreina Castillo
Dannielle Alecia Simpson
Annelise Fiad
Daniela Valentina Ruggero
Martha Lucia Salazar Venerio
Virginia Carolina Melendez
Vanessa Martin
Maria Jose Baquerizo
Anamary Fernandez
Isabella Hoyos
Jovanny Lopez
Esteban Alvarez Uribe
Amanda Cristina Caraballo
Monica Fuentes
Stephanie Andrea Jenkins
Jissette Jimenez
Adriana Carolina Lacruz Silva
Marcela Restrepo
Vanessa Gorrochategui
Scheherezade Marles
Filippo Poggipolini
Carlida Irene Tang Docaos

2015

Spring

Nishita Aswani
Daniela Ruggero
Amada Alonso
Esperanza Muino
Elisabet Lyon
Milagros Canada
Edna Desulme
Esteban Alvarez
Stephanie Jenkins
Filippo Poggipolini
Adriana Lacruz
Monica Fuentes
Amanda Caraballo

2014

Fall

Leeann Evron
Daniela Ruggero
Jovanny Lopez
Janaisys Martinez
Edna Desulme
Esperanza Muino
Adriana Lacruz
Sentrell Marsh
Thayse Darzi
Stephanie Jenkins
Jissette Jimenez
Antonella Jahn
Gabrielle Gonzalez
Cristiana Quinonez
Michelle Jardine

Spring

Vanessa Gorrochategui
Scheherezade Marles
Katrina Best
Stephanie Jenkins
Michelle Jardine
Alejandra Saul
Antonella Jahn
Jennifer Doval
Alexandra Fernandez
Patricia Martinez

2013

Fall

Michelle Jardine
Alejandra Saul
Antonella Jahn
Dragana Stojanovic
Alexandra Fernandez
Maria Baena
Andrea Moreno
Ilanit Cohen Saporta
Shayan Khalilahmadi
Isabel Collazos
Sentrell Marsh
Fillippo Poggipolini
Vanessa Gorrochategui

2012

Fall

Maria  Baena
Antonella Jahn
Ilanit Cohen
Shayan Khalilahmadi
Alicia Civile
Christina Chamber

Spring

Alexandra Fernandez
Dragana Stojanovic
Mary Basile
Andrea Moreno

2011

Fall

Mary Basile
Francine Rozental
Romina Vignola
Sabrina Ocner
Zuzana Osuka

Spring

Romina Vignolo
Ana Costanzo
Francine Rozental
Rania Salem
Luisa Lashman
Jackie Esteban
Vicky Heredia

2010

Fall

Alicia Civile
Romina Vignolo
Ismabys Senra
Elisa Ayrea Figuieroa
Johanna Rodriquez,
Nicole Yousefi

Spring

Christina Joy Chambers
Ismabys Senra
Natasha Diminich
Andrea Leano
Jisette Jimenez

2009

Fall

Paula Villarroel
Leslie Bosson
Nicole Yousefi
Carole Aizenstark
Sabrina Ocner
Andrea Leano-Rojkes

Spring

Ka Man Ho
Carole Aizenstark
Ismabys Senra
Jenny Valencia
Jissette Jimenez

2008

Jovanna Suarez + Martha Lopez
Monica Estrada + Rebeca Diaz
Irene Restrepo + Edylaine Morales
Zuzanna Corral
Yamile Leon
Lisette Boosooboy

2007

Tari Pelaez, Monica Estrada
Dara Tannenbaum, Jovanna Suarez
Alejandra Stiefel
Yi Dong
Bindu Mogallapu

2006

Stephanie Armentrout
Jennifer Paladino and Karina Donadel
Carla Nesci.

2005

Kenzie Perry
Ana Bernal
Christy Macias and Tania Masraff
Leah Silkie

2004

Ingrid Olegario Levy and Jorge Mesa

To learn more about the Florida International University Interior Architecture Department, click here.

Last Year's Sponsors

Thank you for the support received by the following sponsors and community partners:

M.C. Harry & Associates
Borges + Associates Architects
Zyscovich
Kobi Karp Architecture and Interior Design
Errez Designs
Trieschmann Dumala
Architectural Group
Bermello Ajamil & Partners, Inc.
Stanec
MODIS Architects
Gensler
Perkins + Will
MDKA
HBA – Hirsch Bedner Associates
Miami Dade Aviation Department – Interior Design Group
G. Alvarez Studio Inc.
ADC International
TSAO Design Group
Insight Design
Mohammed Shanti
VIA Design Studio
RTKL
Leo A Daly
Adache Group Architects
FIU Interior Architecture students
Starbucks Design Team (Miami)
Heery S & G
Starling & Associates
PGAL
NBWW
Hospitality Purveyors, Inc.
Arquitectonica
Gresham, Smith & Partners
Miami Dade County – ISD-DCS
FIU Architecture students
HKS, Inc.
ID & Design International
HOK

 

TREES

  • Reflector

    DESIGN FIRM NAME(S):
    HOK

    SPONSOR CO. NAME(S):
    Empire Office

    TITLE OF PIECE: Reflector

  • Fractal | Elemental

    DESIGN FIRM NAME(S):
    ID & Design International

    SPONSOR CO. NAME(S):
    Bentley Mills

    TITLE OF PIECE: Fractal | Elemental

  • Unity

    DESIGN FIRM NAME(S):
    HKS, Inc.

    SPONSOR CO. NAME(S):
    Forms + Surfaces

    TITLE OF PIECE: Unity

  • The Cube

    DESIGN FIRM NAME(S):
    FIU Student Tree – Architecture

    SPONSOR CO. NAME(S):
    Shorecrest Construction

    TITLE OF PIECE: The Cube

  • Losing Your Marbles

    DESIGN FIRM NAME(S):
    Miami Dade County – ISD-DCS

    SPONSOR CO. NAME(S):
    Global Industries – Global Total Office

    TITLE OF PIECE: Losing Your Marbles

  • Falling Pine Needles

    DESIGN FIRM NAME(S):
    FIU Student Tree – Interior Architecture

    SPONSOR CO. NAME(S):
    Compass Office Solutions

    TITLE OF PIECE: Falling Pine Needles

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For further information please contact:

Interior Architecture Department
Florida International University
Phone: (305) 348-6914
Email: jking@fiu.edu