2017 Award Winners

Service Awards

Community Service Award

Dr. Dak Kopec, Boston Architectural College
For his work on behalf of Bay Cove Human Services

Presidential Service Award

Cynthia Mohr

Education Awards

Arnold P. Friedmann Educator of Distinction Award

Anna Marshall-Baker, Ph.D., FIDEC, Professor Department Chair, Department of Interior Architecture, University of North Carolina, Greensboro

Teaching excellence award

Patrick Lee Lucas, Lindsey Fay, Christina Birkentall, Rebekah Radtke, University of Kentucky School of Interiors

Institutional Innovation Award

The Architectural Studies Graduate Program

Scholarship Awards

Book Award

Kristi Gaines, Angela Bourne, Michelle Pearson, Mesha Kleibrink, Designing for Autism Spectrum Disorder

Media Award

Jill Pable,
Design Resources for Homelessness

Annual Conference Awards

Scholastic Awards

Best Presentation: Scholarship of Teaching and Learning

Roberto Ventura, Virginia Commonwealth University
Come Together: Introducing Collaborative Skills in the Design Studio

Best Presentation: Scholarship of Design and Research

Julie E.N. Irish & Barbara Martinson
Follow the Green Path: The Experiences of Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) in a Wayfinding Study

Grad Student Research Award

Jae Hwa Lee, University of Florida

Best Poster

Laura Morthland
Design-Build: A Campus Mother’s Room


Every year, IDEC recognizes exceptional contributions to interior design education with awards like the Arnold Friedmann Distinguished Educator Award, Teaching Excellence Award, Community Service Award, Book and Media Award, and Partner in Education Award, alongside other Annual Awards.

Thank you to IDEC Sponsors and Partners