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IIDA COLLEGE OF FELLOWS ANNOUNCES 2020 INDUCTEES
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

APRIL 16, 2020

IIDA COLLEGE OF FELLOWS ANNOUNCES 2020 INDUCTEES

CHICAGO — IIDA is pleased to announce the induction of six IIDA members into the prestigious IIDA College of Fellows. This year’s honorees are Katherine Ankerson, FIIDA, dean of the College of Architecture at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln; Carol Bentel, FIIDA, partner at Bentel & Bentel Architects; William Bouchey, FIIDA, director of design and interiors at HOK; Jordan Goldstein, FIIDA, global director of design and delivery and principal at Gensler; James Kerrigan, FIIDA, global interiors design principal at Jacobs; and David Meckley, FIIDA, principal at Huntsman Architectural Group.

“The IIDA College of Fellows honors IIDA members who have demonstrated significant accomplishments within the Association and their own design communities,” said College of Fellows Chair Guy Geier, FIIDA. “This year’s inductees are thought leaders, inspiring educators, and design innovators. We are pleased to be welcoming them for this term.”

Admission to the College of Fellows is the highest honor given by IIDA to its Professional members, recognizing those whose activities and efforts have benefitted and enhanced IIDA, and whose design work has significantly influenced the design profession. For more information about the IIDA College of Fellows, visit www.iida.org.

Katherine Ankerson, FIIDA

Prior to her appointment to Dean of the College of Architecture at the University of Nebraska- Lincoln, Katherine Ankerson was professor and head of the Department of Interior Architecture and Product Design at Kansas State University and had served as professor and associate dean in the UNL architecture college. She has held academic positions at Radford University and Washington State University after spending many years as a practicing architect and designer. Ankerson received her Bachelor of Science in Architecture and a Bachelor of Architecture from Washington State, in addition to a master’s degree in architecture. A strong proponent of design education, Ankerson advocates for interdisciplinary and cross-disciplinary engagement, the value of design and making, and embracing new technologies in addition to strengthening traditional design tools.

Carol Bentel, FIIDA

Dr. Carol Bentel is a partner at Bentel & Bentel Architects/Planners and Chair of the BFA Interior Design: Built Environments department at the School of Visual Arts (SVA). Dr. Bentel is a Fulbright Fellow, a Fellow of the American Academy in Rome, and a Fellow of the AIA College of Fellows. She was the 2008 Chair of the AIA National Committee on Design and is Vice-Chair of the NYS Preservation League. Dr. Bentel is a Hospitality Design Platinum Circle Honoree, and a three-time recipient of the James Beard Award for restaurant design, also receiving other national awards from AIA, SARA, and IIDA. Her work can be found in Built by Women NYC.

Dr. Bentel has served on the faculty of SVA, the New York Institute of Technology, Harvard University, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Georgia Tech, and the New York City College of Technology. She received her Ph.D. in History, Theory and Criticism from the Department of Architecture at MIT. She also co-authored Nourishing the Senses: Restaurant Architecture of Bentel & Bentel.

William Bouchey, FIIDA

Bill Bouchey recently relocated to HOK’s Los Angeles studio from New York and is taking on a bicoastal role to lead clients and team relationships in both cities. He has nearly 30 years of experience as a thought leader in workplace, showroom, and retail environments, with an emphasis on innovation and brand presence. Bouchey guides clients collaboratively in creating a sense of place and a commitment to concept-based design excellence. His design sense is driven by the belief that interior design empowers people and transforms organizations. His work has won numerous honors and earned extensive coverage within design media. He serves on the editorial advisory board of Contract and is a frequent editorial contributor and guest speaker on design. His recent interiors projects in New York include offices for Shiseido, Viacom, WPP, Accenture, Apollo Global Management, and Hogarth-Gramercy Studios.

Jordan Goldstein, FIIDA

An award-winning architect, Jordan Goldstein oversees Gensler’s focus on design innovation and project delivery. Throughout his career, Goldstein has led the design of more than 8 million square feet of commercial projects in the United States and abroad. A sought-after spokesperson on the future of design both domestically and globally, Goldstein has been featured in many prominent design publications. In 2015, the Washington Business Journal named him one of the 25 top innovators in Washington, D.C., and has regularly included him on its list of the 100 most influential leaders in that market. An advocate of helping the next generation of designers prepare for tomorrow, Goldstein has frequently taught a course on design at the University of Pennsylvania, where he earned a master's degree in architecture and has been the Kea Professor at the University of Maryland, where he earned his Bachelor of Science in Architecture.

James Kerrigan, FIIDA

As a Global Interiors Design Principal with Jacobs, James Kerrigan has extensive national and international experience influencing and informing design for high performing workplaces. In his role, he provides solutions focused on placemaking, choice, and experience in an era where work environments are increasingly optional and distributed work is increasing. Fostering critical thinking, creativity, and collaborative approaches amongst distributed teams are his areas of focus. Kerrigan also works with clients and teams to reinvent workplace design to respond to the rapid changes we face as technology and the way people use and engage in space shift profoundly. He and his Jacobs team make the world smarter, more connected, and more sustainable and aim higher to provide solutions using knowledge-driven design, integrating experience and performance data to provide engaging spaces with measurable outcomes.

David Meckley, FIIDA

David Meckley views the designer’s role as universally transformative. Curiosity, paired with a passion for dynamic design and pragmatism for spatial organization, are the driving forces of his career. By striving to discover untapped design opportunities—inventive ways to achieve a client’s business objectives, unique use of materials, improving sustainability, or enhancing wellbeing—Meckley capitalizes on the power of interior spaces to elevate the human experience.

A William Bridges Institute Certified Transition Manager, he effectively leads and guides clients through the changes inherent to any design project. His approach to visioning with clients is to identify key project drivers that generate the foundation towards innovative and creative design solutions. Utilizing his more than 35 years of experience, he has led the development of workplace strategies and assisted notable companies including Uber, McKesson, Google, Delta Dental, Kaiser Permanente, and Autodesk in adapting to today’s dynamic business environment.

ABOUT IIDA

IIDA is the commercial interior design association with a global reach. We support design professionals, industry affiliates, educators, students, firms, and their clients through our network of 15,000+ members across 58 countries. We advocate for advancements in education, design excellence, legislation, leadership, accreditation, and community outreach to increase the value and understanding of interior design as a profession that enhances business value and positively impacts the health and well-being of people’s lives every day. www.iida.org

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Press Contact:
Ciara Merouan
Jo Chicago Communications
708.800.6764
ciara@jochicago.com