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Oct 10, 2022 By IIDA HQ
Design Your World: Building Interior Designers of Tomorrow
Participating organizers and educators reflect on the 2023 session experience and positive impact in both Chicago and Miami
By IIDA HQ Oct 10, 2022
Published in Programs

(Above: Design Your World Miami instructorKenzie Leon Perry and student. Image is a still from DesignVox's "Design Your World | Miami)

Learn about the expansion of our program for junior high and high school students, “Design Your World,” and its impact on the design industry. The discussion, moderated by IIDA EVP and CEO, Cheryl S. Durst, Hon. FIIDA, delves into our expansion to Miami this summer; our second year with students in Chicago, how the sessions went; the students' experiences in both markets, and the positive impact the program continues to have on building diversity within design by introducing young people from underrepresented communities to careers within the design industry.

Included in this 45-minute conversation is the DesignVox-produced "Design Your World | Miami" story, introducing the program and its impact on students, and hearing from IIDA chapter members and two of the program’s newest sponsors: DIRTT and Sherwin-Williams.


  • Kenzie Leon Perry
    Design Your World Miami Instructor
    2022 JEDI Firm Ambassador, IIDA South Florida Bragg Awards
  • Newton D’Souza
    Department of Interior Architecture, College of Communication, Architecture + the Arts, Florida International University
  • Mark Marine
    College of Communication, Architecture + The Arts, Florida International University
  • Craig Aquart and Naomi Harrison
    MC Harry Associates and Black Architects in the Making (B.A.M.)
  • Alexis Moore, IIDA and Midori Shim, IIDA
    IIDA South Florida Chapter Members
  • Lisa Caraballo
    After School Matters

For additional information on how you may support “Design Your World”, please contact Director of Strategic Sales, Tracey Thomas at tthomas@iida.org.

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