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The Anna Hernandez/Luna Textiles Visionary Award and Education Fund celebrate the professional achievements of Anna Hernandez, founder of Luna Textiles, through establishing and presenting an annual prize for women entrepreneurs and industry leaders in the commercial interior design field. Recipients will receive $5,000 to use towards growing their business and will be presented with their award at the IIDA Annual Meeting.

Anna Hernandez was a leader in the textile industry, a creative force, entrepreneur, and champion for the interior design industry, establishing herself and Luna Textiles as award-winning industry leaders. The fund was established in 2016 by Anna's family, Luna Textiles, and in partnership with IIDA as a legacy of Anna Hernandez, and the award serves to honor her spirit and achievements by recognizing women entrepreneurs in commercial interior design.

Read more about Anna Hernandez here.

Eligibility

Woman entrepreneurs with a business or firm specializing in interior design or product design are encouraged to apply for the Anna Hernandez/Luna Textiles Education Award. The firm must have been in existence for a minimum of three (3) years and no more than ten (10) years.

Applications

Applications are not currently open.

For questions or more information, contact the IIDA Foundation at foundation@iida.org.



2022 Anna Hernandez/Luna Textiles Visionary Award Recipient

Christie Porter
CEO and Design Principal, ONE NINE Architecture

Christie Porter


After 16 years in the industry, Porter founded ONE NINE Architecture in 2018 with a mission to enact courageous, bold change in the architecture and design fields. Based in Irvine, CA., ONE NINE Architecture services commercial tenant improvement, retail, multifamily, non-profits, education, and medical projects as well as residential new build, additions, and remodels.

ONE NINE for Humanity a the non-profit organization using their skills to help international communities in need by providing home building and housing facilities, structural and design improvements for facilities, as well as supplies and resources. The organization also connects disadvantaged youths with counseling and mentoring programs. ONE NINE Mercantile repurposes textiles and other materials donated by ONE NINE Architecture from their client projects to create new interior design products that are then sold or donated back to the non-profit to provide personal space makeovers for kids in low-income or disadvantaged households.


2021 Anna Hernandez/Luna Textiles Visionary Award Recipient

Samantha Josaphat, NOMA
Founder and Principal, STUDIO 397 Architecture

Samantha Josaphat


Samantha Josaphat is a forward-thinking and visionary designer. She helps to pave the way for a more inclusive architecture and interior design community. Her firm illustrates her resilience, strong leadership, and passion for the arts all while carving the way for underrepresented professionals in our industry. Read more about Samantha here.


2020 Anna Hernandez/Luna Textiles Visionary Award Recipient

Kia Weatherspoon
Determined by Design, Washington D.C.


Kia Weatherspoon has made significant contributions to the design profession by advocating for design equity in low-income communities. Through her Washington D.C-based firm Determined by Design, Weatherspoon champions interior design as a standard for all, rather than a privilege for some, and has challenged developers, architectural partners, and general contractors to do better by those deemed less deserving of an elevated space.

Read more here.

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