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May 20, 2024 Awards, Foundation
IIDA Announces Jezarely Miguel as Recipient of the 2024 Anna Hernadez/Luna Textiles Awards
CHICAGO — IIDA and the IIDA Foundation are pleased to announce Jezarely Miguel, Ind. IIDA, Founder and Design of Matiz as the recipient of the 2024 Anna Hernandez/Luna Textiles Award. This annual award honors a woman business owner making valuable contributions to the design industry.
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May 16, 2024 Membership, NeoCon
IIDA Announces Recipients of the 2024 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 Corgan Senior Furniture Specialist, Sara Ables, IIDA. The 2023 Student of the Year, sponsored by OFS, is Auburn University Interior Design Student, Emily Hatcher, Student IIDA.
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May 13, 2024 College of Fellows, Membership
IIDA College of Fellows Announces 2024 Inductees
Admission to the prestigious College of Fellows is IIDA’s highest professional member distinction. CHICAGO — IIDA is pleased to announce the induction of four new members to the prestigious IIDA College of Fellows. This year’s honorees are NBBJ Principal, Design Leader, Robert Norwood, FIIDA, of the Southern California chapter; HDR Interior Design Principal, Abby Scott, FIIDA, of the Great Plains chapter; OTJ Architects Senior Principal and Senior Director of Architecture, Kevin G. Sneed, FIIDA, of the Mid-Atlantic chapter; and Virginia Tech Department Head, Lisa Marie Tucker, FIIDA, of the Virginia/West Virginia chapter.
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May 6, 2024 NeoCon, International Board, Membership
IIDA to Inaugurate Erika Moody as 2024-2025 International Board President at the IIDA Annual Meeting in June
CHICAGO — IIDA is proud to announce Erika Moody, FIIDA as the 2024-2025 president of the IIDA International Board of Directors, with Stacey Crumbaker, IIDA, Assoc. AIA elevated to the IIDA president-elect. Also elected to the International Board for a new term as vice president is Vibhavari Jani, IIDA.
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May 2, 2024 Competition
IIDA Announces Winners of 27th Annual IIDA/HD Expo Product Design Awards
Honoring innovation, environmental functionality, and aesthetic or technical advancements in the hospitality industry. CHICAGO — IIDA is proud to announce the winners of the 2024 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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Apr 30, 2024 Advocacy
Oklahoma Interior Designers Pass Modernized Practice Rights Legislation
Oklahoma City, OK (April 29, 2024) --Oklahoma legislation passed last week changes the legally recognized title of interior design to provide clarity for scopes of practice within the profession. HB 1793 was approved by the Oklahoma House and Senate, then signed into law by Governor Kevin Stitt on April 26, 2024. This landmark bill recognizes interior design as a distinct profession in the built environment and acknowledges the vital role that professional interior designers play in safeguarding occupant health, safety, and well-being.
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Apr 30, 2024 Competitions
IIDA Announces Winners of Two Prestigious Design Competitions
Winners named for the 50th annual Interior Design Competition and the 31th annual Will Ching Design Competition. CHICAGO  — The International Interior Design Association (IIDA) is honored to announce the winners of the 50th annual Interior Design Competition and the 31st annual Will Ching Design Competition. The Interior Design Competition, marking its golden anniversary, recognizes creativity and innovation within the global interior design industry, paired with the Will Ching Design Competition that highlights outstanding commercial design from firms with ten employees or fewer.
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Apr 17, 2024 Competitions
IIDA Announces Winners of the 11th Annual Student Design Competition
CHICAGO  — The International Interior Design Association (IIDA) is pleased to announce the winners of the 2024 Student Design Competition, sponsored by OFS and Carolina. The annual competition allows design students to highlight their creativity and vision while also gathering insights and experience with leaders of the industry. This year’s design challenge asked entrants to design an innovative pediatric primary care clinic focusing on behavioral health.
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