Executive Director at Design Arts Seminars, Inc.
For Micène's bio, please visit http://www.designarts.org/das-team.
Micène Fontaine, January 21, 2020
What will we leave behind? How can we fix the future? Will we leave the world a better place than we found it? These questions have been haunting me for years.
Micène Fontaine, January 15, 2020
Interior Designers licensed in a U.S. state that regulates interior design are usually required to comply with mandatory continuing education requirements, which vary per state. Additional requirements might apply for interior designers who are members of a professional organization (ASID, IIDA, etc.) and for those who hold additional credentials (LEED, etc.).Continue Reading
Micène Fontaine, January 15, 2020
Architects licensed in a U.S. state that regulates architecture are usually required to comply with mandatory continuing education requirements, which vary per state. Additional requirements might apply for architects who are members of a professional organization (AIA, etc.) and for those who hold additional credentials (LEED, etc.).Continue Reading
Micène Fontaine, August 16, 2019
The AIA (American Institute of Architects) requires members to complete eighteen (18) Learning Units (LUs) of continuing education every year to retain their membership.
Micène Fontaine, August 15, 2019
The New Mexico Board of Examiners for Architects requires New Mexico-registered architects to complete 12 hours of continuing education per year for a total of 24 hours biennially.
Micène Fontaine, August 13, 2019
Comparing Millennials to Gen X, baby boomers and now to Gen Z has captivated our attention for quite a while. Maybe I am just tired of hearing about how different we all are. Perhaps I am just lazy and looking for a one-size-fits-all approach (terrible idea - for the record). Regardless, I was thrilled to come across articles and research studies talking about commonality across generations.Continue Reading
Micène Fontaine, August 8, 2019
I regularly spend time reading through carefully curated resources about shifts (disruption some might call it) in the architecture and interior design industry. I have done that many times, and I am usually left with a short list of 3 to 5 topics that we develop into continuing education courses. Our top 5 picks for what should be on your radar if you are a professional architect or interior designer. Shifts that will impact you - eventually - even if they have not trickled down to your practice - yet. For the most part, these picks hold. We deserve no credit. The signs were everywhere - across countless trade publications, conversations, blogs, podcasts, and at trade shows.Continue Reading
Micène Fontaine, August 7, 2019
IIDA (International Interior Designer Association) requires professional and associate members to complete ten (10) hours of continuing education (1.0 CEUs) every two years to retain membership.
Micène Fontaine, July 25, 2019
ASID (American Society of Interior Designers) requires professional, allied, and associate members to complete ten (10) hours of continuing education (1.0 CEUs) every two years to retain membership.
Micène Fontaine, July 22, 2019
The Iowa Interior Design Examining Board requires Iowa-registered interior designers to complete 10 hours of continuing education every two years.