The 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 (FOT) event and auction. Throughout its history, this annual holiday extravaganza has raised over $500,000 in funds that benefit Florida International University’s Interior Architecture Department and its talented students.
Festival of the Trees strives to encourage the advancement and reach of interior design education by providing student scholarships and travel funds for students in the FIU Interior Architecture program.
We collaborate with event sponsors, design firms, local distributors and members of the design industry.
All net proceeds benefit the FIU Department of Interior Architecture and its students.
WHO SUPPORTS US?
Local design firms, architecture firms, interior designers, FIU Alumni, and members of the design community.
WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING ABOUT US
“I have made many long lasting friends at the Festival of Trees, and it has helped my business grow. The Festival of Trees is a great place to meet new potential clients and to enjoy the company of existing clients in a relaxed, professional, and enjoyable atmosphere. Having an event with so much creative talent in the same room is incredible! “
Gustavo Macias, LC, LEED AP, Lighting Dynamics
“Festival of the Trees is a special event to meet new professionals in the industry, other fellow designers and students to expand horizons and make new connections. Besides being an event to mingle and have a great time, the reason behind it is the strongest pillar: help students achieve their dreams. It is such an honor, and it makes me so happy to have won the scholarship, as it is a huge encouragement to keep succeeding and producing my best work.”
“One of the best memories during my time at FIU as a Interior architecture graduate student is Festival Of The Trees. This yearly event gathers the localinterior design community to engage students, vendors and professionals of the industry. As result of this event lots of students have the opportunity to get scholarships to support their student path at FIU. FOT is a south Florida design signature event with a good cause.”
Aida Lora, NCIDQ, IIDA, Leed Green Associate, FIU alumna, Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines