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Jun 3, 2021 Awards
IIDA College of Fellows Announces 2021 Inductees
CHICAGO — IIDA is pleased to announce the induction of nine IIDA members into the prestigious IIDA College of Fellows. This year’s group of all-women honorees are Ronnie Belizaire, FIIDA, corporate real estate manager, Daimler AG; Jennifer Graham, FIIDA, principal, corporate interiors, Perkins+Will; Catherine Heath, FIIDA, AIA, founder and managing principal, HYL Architecture; Angie Lee, FIIDA, AIA, partner and design director of interiors, FXCollaborative; EJ Lee, FIIDA, design director, Gensler; Karen Muraoka, FIIDA, principal, Karen Muraoka Interior Design; Ana Pinto-Alexander, FIIDA, principal, director of health interiors, HKS; Kay Sargent, FIIDA, ASID, senior principal and director of workplace, HOK; and Mavis Wiggins, FIIDA, managing executive and studio creative director, TPG Architecture.
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May 25, 2021 Awards
IIDA Announces 2021 Member, Student, and Educator of the Year
CHICAGO—IIDA is proud to announce the 2021 recipients of the annual Of The Year Awards. This year’s Member of the Year is Marivel Ansera, IIDA, senior interior designer and senior associate at HGA. The Student of the Year, sponsored by OFS, is Jen Khor, Student IIDA, a student at California State University. The Educator of the Year, sponsored by KI, is Olivier Vallerand, Associate IIDA, assistant professor at the Arizona State University.
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May 13, 2021 Competitions
IIDA Announces Finalists of Two Prestigious Interior Design Competitions
CHICAGO — IIDA is pleased to announce the finalists of two of its premier interior design competitions: the 48th annual Interior Design Competition, which celebrates achievement in outstanding interior architecture and design, and the 29th annual Will Ching Design Competition, which honors originality and excellence in commercial design from firms with five or fewer employees.
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Apr 29, 2021 Foundation
IIDA Announces Recipient of the 2021 Anna Hernandez/Luna Textiles Visionary Award
CHICAGO — The IIDA Foundation is pleased to announce Samantha Josaphat, NOMA, founder and principal at STUDIO 397 Architecture as the recipient of the Anna Hernandez/Luna Textiles Visionary Award, which recognizes contributions made by women business owners in the design industry.
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Apr 22, 2021 Competitions
IIDA Announces Winners of the 16th Annual Student Design Competition
CHICAGO — IIDA is proud to announce the winners of the 2021 Student Design Competition, sponsored by OFS and Carolina. This annual competition provides emerging professionals with the opportunity to showcase their work and gain exposure in the interior design industry. This year’s competition brief challenged participants to design an imagined renovation of a primary care clinic focusing on preventative health within an existing hospital building.
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Apr 15, 2021 IIDA HQ
IIDA Releases 2021 Interior Design Compensation Report
CHICAGO — IIDA announces the release of the 2021 IIDA Interior Design Compensation Report, an analysis of salary and benefit information aimed at arming designers and A&D professionals with the most current metrics and data available to the industry. The 50-page report highlights business and employment findings to help designers value their skills and experience, negotiate salaries and raises, and make smart choices about their careers. The findings of the Compensation Report also assist leaders in hiring, recruiting talent, and making informed business decisions.
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Apr 1, 2021 Foundation
IIDA Foundation, in Partnership With IA Interior Architects, Announces 2021 Diversity in Design Scholarship Recipients
CHICAGO — The IIDA Foundation, in partnership with IA Interior Architects (IA), is pleased to announce the 2021 recipients of the IA Interior Architects Diversity in Design Scholarship.
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Feb 18, 2021 Foundation
IIDA Names University of Minnesota's Tasoulla Hadjiyanni as Annual Educator Diversity Award Recipient
CHICAGO — The IIDA Foundation in partnership with Interior Design Educators Council Foundation (IDECF), is pleased to announce Tasoulla Hadjiyanni, Ph.D. has received this year’s IIDA Educator Diversity Award. Sponsored by KI, the annual award recognizes and celebrates an educator who is contributing to the advancement of racial and ethnic diversity in the interior design industry.
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