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May Monthly Meeting - World FM Day and Best Practices from the 2017 Awards of Excellence Winners

May 10, 2018
11:00 AM to 1:00 PM
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Amegy Tower
1717 West Loop S
Houston, TX 77027


Best Practice & Lessons Learned from the 2017 Awards of Excellence Winners


Kim Bishop
Vice President, Business Development


Kim Bishop is Vice President of Business Development for McCoy-Rockford and has over 29 years of commercial furniture industry experience.  She also serves as a team lead on numerous global accounts, providing insight and expertise. Kim has been an active member of IFMA for over 16 years, serving in various roles such as chair of the Programs Committee and member of the Board of Directors for the Houston Chapter.






Catherine Bellshaw, IIDA, LEED AP
Senior Associate
Inventure Design


Catherine Bellshaw, University of Arkansas graduate, has over 10 years experience in design. Achieving a Bachelor of Interior Design with a Minor in Business Administration allows her to develop creative spaces while using business acumen to keep the project on time and within budget.

Catherine’s passion lies in programming through design development, but she also focuses on difficult details in construction documentation. She is also a furniture specialist with an emphasis on selections, specifications, bidding and negotiations.

The first five years of her career were spent designing church campuses and assemblies. Catherine is now focusing on designing corporate interior spaces. She is a Registered Interior Designer, LEED AP and Fitwel ambassador. Additionally, she is heavily involved in numerous industry organizations and community initiatives.

Marissa Yu
Principal/Interior Design Director


As Principal and Director of Interior Architecture at Page, Marissa Yu manages multi-disciplinary teams that design over a million square feet annually, both in the US and abroad. She joined Page in 2004 and remains just as enthusiastic about the firm today because of its ‘entrepreneurial’ culture, which encourages innovation of ideas and processes. Marissa cites this as a factor in the success of the Interiors studio along with the collaborative support from the Page in-house architects, engineers, strategic consultants and administrative staff.

Marissa carries this spirit of collaboration to the next level, which is mentorship. She takes great pride in providing guidance to young Page architects preparing for their licensure exams. Additionally, she encourages interest in the profession by teaching as an adjunct assistant professor at the Gerald D. Hines College of Architecture & Design at the University of Houston, focusing on the Practice of Interior Architecture. Marissa believes that in addition to design and technical core competencies, an education in architecture should include essential tools for success such as leadership skills and effective communication.


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Guests $50


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