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Aug 25, 2021 Competitions
IIDA Announces Winners of the 24th Annual IIDA/HD Expo Product Design Awards
CHICAGO — IIDA is proud to announce the winners of the 2021 IIDA/HD Expo Product Design Awards. The prestigious competition honored eight categories including Aesthetics, Cost and Value, Design Innovation, Environmental Responsibility, Need, Technical Advancements, and Usage. Entries were judged virtually this year by a panel of leading design professionals.
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Jul 13, 2021 Leaders Breakfast
IIDA Announces 2021 Leaders Virtual Event
CHICAGO — IIDA is pleased to announce a new ideation of the annual Leaders Breakfast: the 2021 Leaders Virtual. More inclusive due to its virtual nature, the IIDA Leaders Virtual event will celebrate the importance of design in the global marketplace and honor seasoned and emerging industry professionals who are influencing the legacy of design at large.
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Jul 13, 2021 Advocacy
North Carolina Takes Bold Action Adopting Nation's Most Holistic Interior Design Practice Law
Industry’s Effort Results in Nation’s Strongest Legislation in Support of Interior Design Profession To Date (July 13, 2021 — Raleigh, NC) — The International Interior Design Association (IIDA) and The American Society of Interior Designers (ASID), with the knowledge and support of the Council for Interior Design Qualification (CIDQ), have strengthened the interior design profession in North Carolina and beyond, as part of the new Senate Bill 188, signed into law by Governor Roy Cooper on July 8, 2021. This major step forward for the industry establishes a new voluntary state registry for qualified interior designers, with the accompanying ability to stamp and seal construction documents for permit and was the result of thorough negotiations and agreement with the state’s own Board of Architecture. With this latest victory, the most comprehensive in the profession’s history, the interior design industry has paved the way for future recognition nationwide.
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Jun 30, 2021 Competitions
IIDA Announces The Winners of Two Prominent Design Competitions: Honorees recognized at the 48th Annual Interior Design Competition and 29th Annual Will Ching Design Competition
CHICAGO—IIDA announced today the winners for two of its widely-known industry recognitions: the 2021 Interior Design Competition, celebrating innovative interior design and architecture, as well as the Will Ching Design Competition, honoring originality and excellence in commercial design firms with five or fewer employees. This year’s Best of Competition winner is JKMM Architects for the firm’s work on the Kirkkonummi Library ‘Fyyri’ in Finland.
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Jun 22, 2021 Education
IIDA Advances Equity in Design With Launch of Design Your World Pipeline Initiative
CHICAGO — As part of a long-term commitment to expose a diverse community of students and emerging professionals to design through learning and engagement, the International Interior Design Association (IIDA) announced today a new initiative in partnership with non-profit organization After School Matters® (ASM). In alliance with ASM, presenting sponsor OFS, and supporting sponsors 3form, Mannington Commercial, and Configura, IIDA will produce a design program for high school students known as Design Your World. The pilot, which will kickstart July 6 in Chicago and build a framework for future regional expansion, will grant educational design opportunities while tackling diversity in design at the source.
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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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