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May 23, 2023 NeoCon
IIDA to Inaugurate Ronnie Belizaire as 2023-2024 International Board President and Additional New Board Members at the IIDA Annual Meeting in June
CHICAGO — IIDA is proud to announce Ronnie Belizaire, FIIDA as the 2023-2024 president of the IIDA International Board of Directors, with Erika Moody, FIIDA elevated to the IIDA president-elect. Also elected to the International Board for new terms as vice presidents are Michelle Boolton, Ind. IIDA; Bill Bouchey, FIIDA; Joe Pettipas, IIDA; Ana Pinto-Alexander, FIIDA; and Abby Scott, IIDA.
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May 16, 2023 Awards, College of Fellows
IIDA College of Fellows Announces 2023 Inductees
CHICAGO — IIDA is pleased to announce the induction of three new members to the prestigious IIDA College of Fellows. This year’s honorees are Gensler Managing Director, Todd Heiser, FIIDA, of the Illinois chapter; Shaw Contract Account Manager, Koreen Pelot, FIIDA, of the Wisconsin chapter; and Gensler Principal and Design Director, Stefanie Shunk, FIIDA, of the New York chapter
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May 10, 2023 NeoCon
IIDA Looks to “The Future of…” the Industry at 2023 Neocon Conference in Chicago
CHICAGO — With a focus on futurism, IIDA returns to this year's NeoCon with an exciting lineup of keynotes, panels, roundtables, and celebrations that aim to empower its global membership – and the commercial interior design industry at large – to actively shape the future of the built environment. The NeoCon conference is held annually at theMART (222 W. Merchandise Mart Plaza) in downtown Chicago, with IIDA programming starting Sunday, June 11, leading into the three-day conference taking place from Monday, June 12 to Wednesday, June 14.
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May 9, 2023 Awards
IIDA Announces Recipients of The 2023 Member of the Year and Student of the Year Awards
CHICAGO — IIDA is pleased to announce the winners of its annual Of the Year Awards, which recognize members demonstrating outstanding commitment, passion, professionalism, and dedication to IIDA and the design community. This year’s Member of the Year is CannonDesign Associate and Interior Designer, Dani Sheley, IIDA. The 2023 Student of the Year, sponsored by OFS, is Bellevue College Interior Design Student, Espe Zivkovic, Student IIDA.
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May 4, 2023 Competitions
IIIDA Announces Winners of 26th Annual IIDA/HD Expo Product Design Awards
CHICAGO — IIDA is proud to announce the winners of the 2023 IIDA/HD Expo Product Design Awards. This esteemed competition recognizes products that excel in seven different criteria, including aesthetics, cost and value, design innovation, environmental responsibility, need, technical advancements, and usage. This year's entries were evaluated by a panel of distinguished design industry experts.
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May 1, 2023 Foundation
IIDA Announces Maya Bird-Murphy as the Recipient of the 2023 Anna Hernandez/Luna Textiles Visionary Award
CHICAGO — IIDA is pleased to announce Maya Bird-Murphy, Founder and Executive Director of Mobile Makers, as the recipient of the 2023 Anna Hernandez/Luna Textiles Visionary Award. This annual award commemorates the remarkable accomplishments of Anna Hernandez, the Founder of Luna Textiles, by recognizing and presenting a prize to women entrepreneurs and industry leaders in the commercial interior design field.
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Apr 27, 2023 Advocacy
Iowa Interior Designers Celebrate the Passing of Practice Rights Legislation
DES MOINES – Efforts from the American Society of Interior Designers (ASID), national and Great Plains regional chapters of the International Interior Design Association (IIDA), as well as support from the Council for Interior Design Qualification (CIDQ), have led to the unanimous passing of Senate File 135 (SF 135); a practice rights bill signed into law on April 27, 2023 by Governor Kim Reynolds. Passage of this bill confirms the key role interior design plays in the built environment and reinforces the critical role of interior designers as stewards of health, safety and well-being.
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Apr 25, 2023 Competitions
IIDA Announces Winners of Two Prominent Design Competitions
CHICAGO — IIDA is honored to announce the winners of two prestigious design competitions: the 49th Annual Interior Design Competition, celebrating innovation and creativity in the industry, as well as the 30th Annual Will Ching Design Competition, which honors the work of commercial design firms with five or fewer employees.
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