2018 Award Winners

Service Awards

Presidential Service Award

Stephanie Sickler, Visiting Assisting Professor, Florida State University

Hepi Wachter, University of Oklahoma – IDEC President-Elect

Migette Kaup, Kansas State University – IDEC Past President

Cindy Martimo, Sperides Reiners Architect – IDEC Secretary/Treasurer

Jennifer Webb, University of Arkansas – IDEC Director (Scholarship)

Amy Campos, California College of the Arts – IDEC Director (Service)

Marsha Cuddeback, Louisiana State University – IDEC Director (Teaching)

Suining Ding, Indiana University Purdue University Fort Wayne – IDEC Director (Regions)

Education Awards

Arnold P. Friedmann Educator of Distinction Award

Allison Carll-White, Ph.D., FIIDA, FIDEC, Professor, School of the Interiors and Adjunct Professor, Department of Historic Preservation, University of Kentucky

Teaching excellence award

Lindsey Fay and The University of Kentucky School of Interiors, University of Kentucky School of Interiors

Scholarship Awards

Book Award

Dr. Dak Kopec,
Health and Well-being for Interior Architecture

Media Award

Rebekah Radtke,
Reimagining Living and Learning Spaces on Campus

Annual Conference Awards

Scholastic Awards

Best Presentation: Scholarship of Teaching and Learning

Rana Abudayyeh, The University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Living systems >> Adaptive Boundaries

Best Presentation: Scholarship of Design and Research

Leah Scolere
Pinterest as a collaborative tool: negotiating participation in the design process,

Grad Student Research Award

Lesa Lorusso, University of Florida

Best Poster

Caroline Matteson
Music as a Mediator: Designing a Public Music Library


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