Festival of the Trees

Festival of the Trees 11.21.24

The Festival of the Trees is an annual fundraising event benefiting students and program of FIU Interior Architecture. The prestigious event is made possible thanks to the remarkable coordination of the Department and its distinguished advisory board members. For more than 36 years, the South Florida architecture and design community has consistently showcased its unwavering commitment to promoting exceptional interior architecture education through their involvement in the Festival of the Trees (FOT) event.

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  • Early Bird – Individual: $160
  • Early Bird – Group: Minimum of 8 @ $150
  • As of September 22 – Individual: $175
  • As of September 22 – Group: Minimum of 8 @ $165
  • FIU Family (Current students, faculty and staff): $50
    (to be purchased at PCA277B with a valid Panther ID Monday through Wednesday 9am-5pm.)

Available Sponsorships:

For the Sponsorship Deck and more information please:

Event Details

When & Where

November 21, 2024
6:30-9:30 pm

Coral Gables Country Club
990 Alhambra Circle, Coral Gables, Florida 33134
(Get Directions)

Benefiting Design Education

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.

Who’s Involved?

We collaborate with event sponsors, design firms, local distributors and members of the design industry.

Who Benefits?

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

Scholarship Winners

“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.”

Jeannie Ordonez, FIU Interior Architecture Student


“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