IIDA Foundation & IDEC Foundation Celebrate Diversity with IIDA Foundation Diversity Award

The International Interior Design Association (IIDA) Foundation, in partnership with the Interior Design Educators Council Foundation, Inc., (IDECF), is pleased to announce that applications are being accepted for the 2nd annual IIDA Foundation Diversity Award. This award recognizes and celebrates an educator who is actively advancing diversity in the Interior Design industry. The recipient will receive $5,000 on behalf of the IIDA Foundation.

“Educators are in a unique position to advance diversity—in every sense of the word—by guiding and motivating the next generation of interior designers to push boundaries, question the status quo, and spur change and growth in our profession,” said Cheryl S. Durst, Hon. FIIDA, LEED AP, Executive Vice President and CEO of IIDA. “By honoring an educator representative of a diverse background who is dedicated to advancing these principles, we hope to highlight these extraordinary contributions.

Applications are now being accepted for the $5,000 award. To apply, a candidate must be a full-time educator, a member of IDEC, and representative of a diverse background with any of the following: race, ethnicity, gender, physical ability, disability, and/or sexual orientation. In addition, candidates must be available to accept the award at the IDEC Annual ConferenceMarch 7-10, 2018, in Boston.

Completed application packets are due Friday, October 27, 2017 to Aisha Williams at awilliams@iida.org. For more information, please contact Aisha Williams at awilliams@iida.org.

About International Interior Design Association
The International Interior Design Association (IIDA) is the Commercial Interior Design Association with 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 advancement 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