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Sep 08, 2022 By IIDA HQ
Hailey Fuller, IIDA 2022 Student of the Year
A recent graduate of Auburn University’s CIDA-accredited Interior Design program, a LEED Green Associate, and a campus center leader
By IIDA HQ Sep 08, 2022
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Our 2022 IIDA Student of the Year Award recipient is Hailey Fuller, Student IIDA, a graduate of Auburn University in Alabama and a LEED Green Associate. During her time as a student, Hailey went above and beyond to make an impact on her campus and advance her professional career. Her passion for design pushed her to acquire many accolades throughout her time in college. Hailey has won both large and small commercial design competitions, including the IIDA Alabama Chapter “IDIE” award for corporate and office design in the student category. She was also selected as 1 of 3 students to represent the student body as a CIDA Ambassador at Auburn’s CIDA accreditation in the spring of 2021.

Throughout her time at Auburn, Hailey had the opportunity to work on many projects. Some of those projects include a focus on commercial, hospitality, and healthcare design. She had the wonderful experience of working on the Marco Polo Headquarters design project. The goal of the project was to create an environment where productivity, creativity, and wellness could thrive together. Hailey focused on the third-floor office space where she contributed to the creation of the floor plans and room designs. Hailey's dedication to creativity and design solutions helps her thrive when working on projects such as this one.

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Hailey receives Student of the Year Award at IIDA's 2022 Annual Meeting.
Photo by Elaine Miller
Hailey receives Student of the Year Award at IIDA's 2022 Annual Meeting.
Photo by Elaine Miller
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Hailey speaks at IIDA'S 2022 Annual Meeting.
Photo by Elaine Miller
Hailey speaks at IIDA'S 2022 Annual Meeting.
Photo by Elaine Miller

“Hailey is dedicated to service, education, and hard work; she embodies the character of Auburn University and the Auburn Creed, which states “I believe in work, hard work. I believe in education, which gives me the knowledge to work wisely and trains my mind and my hands to work skillfully.” Her dedication to getting the job done well, working and leading in a team-based environment, and becoming meaningfully and effectively involved make Hailey an outstanding candidate for IIDA Student of the Year,” says Anna Ruth Gatlin, Assistant Professor and Interior Designer at Auburn University, College of Human Sciences.

Hailey’s innovative approach to design has left a meaningful impression on those who have seen her work.

“Hailey is an incredibly bright and shining light in the Interior Design program at Auburn University with a promising professional future and a commitment to serving the profession. She is humble and kind in her endeavors and is always willing to lend a hand to help others, whether that is through her leadership role in The Societies (IIDA and ASID student members at Auburn University) or through her mentoring of younger interior design students,” says Kelly Martin, IIDA Interior Design Lecturer at Auburn University.

Hailey makes an impact on those around her in every space she enters, whether it's in the classroom or working on a project, she exemplifies the true qualities of a leader. Through her leadership skills and talent, Hailey has shown why she is the IIDA Student of the Year.

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