Member Spotlight

Mary Bamborough Article Published in Healthcare Design


Healthcare Design magazine recently published an article by IIDA Michigan Chapter President Mary Bamborough, IIDA, of Haworth. “Does Your Lobby Make a Good First Impression?” discusses the importance of healthcare facilities’ lobbies not merely making an effective welcoming space, but stresses the importance of integrating the facility’s brand and communicating its mission. Read the feature online at the Healthcare Design magazine website.

Jennifer Belk to Receive Carol A. Kueker Construction Education Visionary Award


Jennifer Belk, IIDA, IDEC, LEED AP, educator at Winthrop University, has been selected as the recipient of the 2013 Carol A. Kueker Construction Education Visionary Award. The distinction, bestowed by the National Association of Women in Construction (NAWIC) Education Foundation, recognizes the honoree as an American educator with a passion for an dedication to construction education. Belk will be celebrated at the NAWIC Annual Meeting and Conference held Aug. 28-31 in Bellevue, Wash.

Around the Industry

Foreign-Born US Designers Sought for Vilcek Prizes


The Vilcek Foundation has announced that it is seeking applicants for the 2014 Vilcek Prizes for Creative Promise in Design. Applicants for the Vilcek Prizes must be naturalized citizens or permanent residents of the United States working in the fields of product, graphic, digital or social design, and be no more than 35 years of age as of Jan. 1, 2014.

Three winners will each receive an unrestricted $35,000 prize. For more information on the competition and the prizes, please visit


Compliance Reminder

Professional and Associate Members are reminded that they are required to complete 1.0 CEUs, 10 contact hours, by the end of the year, December 31, 2013. This applies to those who joined prior to January 1, 2012. To check your CEU status, log in to your profile at IDCEC. Contact if you need your IDCEC log-in information.

If you find yourself still in need of CEUs,  please visit the Professional Development section at the IIDA website, the IDCEC Event Calendar and your local IIDA Chapter for other continuing education events or programs.


The IIDA Oregon Chapter staged its annual Monte Carlo Masquerade fundraising event Thursday, June 20, at the Portland Art Museum. Newly inducted Chapter Board Members were celebrated, and in addition to raising spirits, the event raised more money than any previous fundraiser for the Chapter.


On Wednesday, June 19, the IIDA Illinois Chapter assembled for its Chapter Celebration Breakfast to celebrate the Chapter’s accomplishments for the year, and to acknowledge its outgoing and incoming Board of Directors and 2013 Chapter Partners.


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[Pictured above: Felice Silverman, IIDA]

Felice Silverman Inducted As President of IIDA International Board

At the Annual Meeting on Sunday, June 9, Felice Silverman, IIDA, was inducted as IIDA International Board President for the 2013-2014 term. Silverman, serves as both president and principal of Silverman Trykowski Associates Inc. in Boston.


[Pictured above: The IIDA judging panel congratulate the Best of Show winners, Herman Miller]

2013 Showroom & Booth Competition Winners Announced

IIDA announced the winners of the NeoCon 2013 Showroom & Booth Design Competition, co-sponsored by Contract magazine. Judging took place June 9, with all winners being celebrated at NeoCon. Best of Show honors went to Herman Miller Inc., designed by Herman Miller brand Design Team. Individual category winners were as follows:

Showrooms Larger Than 4,000 SF:
Herman Miller Inc.
Herman Miller Brand Design Team

Showrooms of 4,000 SF or Smaller:
Michelle Bradly, Circle Design Inc.

Booths of 400 SF or Smaller:
Camira Fabrics
Designer: Zoe Milnes, Camira Fabrics

The winners of the NeoCon 2013 Showroom & Booth Design Competition will be featured in an upcoming issue of Contract magazine as well as on the IIDA website.

IIDA Welcomes Three to Prestigious College of Fellows


[Pictured above: Jim Williamson, FIIDA; Barbara Dellinger, FIIDA; Judy Pesek, FIIDA]

The Annual Meeting also included the introduction of three IIDA Members who were recently inducted to its College of Fellows. Barbara Dellinger, FIIDA, MA, EDAC, AAHID, CID; Judy Pesek, FIIDA, LEED AP; and Jim Williamson, FIIDA, LEED AP. Admission to the College of Fellows is the highest honor paid by IIDA to its Professional Members, recognizing those whose work has benefitted and enhanced IIDA, and whose design works have influenced and enhanced the profession.

John Czarnecki Receives Honorary IIDA Memberships


[Pictured above: John Czarnecki, Hon. IIDA]

John Czarnecki, Hon. IIDA, editor-in-chief of Contract magazine, was awarded Honorary IIDA Membership for his many editorial and other expert contributions to Interior Design. Since assuming the role as editor in chief of Contract in 2011, John has seen the publication through a significant redesign and re-launch, while also leading the publication’s online presence and its awards programs, including the Interiors Awards, Healthcare Environment Awards and the Best of NeoCon Awards. He currently also serves as Chair of the American Institute of Architects’ (AIA) Convention Advisory Committee for the 2014 AIA National Convention to be held in Chicago.

Smithsonian’s Cooper-Hewitt Honored With 2013 Star Award


[Pictured above: Caroline Baumann and Suzanne Tick, Affiliate IIDA]

The 2013 Star Award, bestowed on Smithsonian’s Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum, was accepted at the Annual Meeting by the museum’s director, Caroline Baumann, for the venerable institution’s commitment and contributions to Design since its founding in 1897. Cooper-Hewitt has consistently sought to advance the public’s understanding of Design through its permanent collection of more than 250,000 design objects, its world-class library, its exhibitions and educational programs.

Suzanne Tick Accepts 2013 Titan Award

Suzanne Tick, Affiliate IIDA, accepted the 2013 IIDA Titan Award. Tick specializes in developing material for commercial and residential interiors, maintains two design positions with manufacturers Teknion and Tandus Flooring, and has established a reputation for her intelligent and enthusiastic approach to design in emerging markets, as well as for her commitment to providing innovative solutions. A highly skilled and accomplished artist with a passion for textiles and repurposed materials, Tick has earned showings in New York’s Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), where her stainless steel woven sculptures were exhibited in 1998, and even a commission from the Gates Foundation for her 2011 piece “Refuse DC,” made up of 4,800 metal clothing hangers. Her numerous awards and honors include the 2008 Best of NeoCon Gold Award for Skyline’s A Collection in White, as well as the 2010 Best of NeoCon Silver Award for Suzanne Tick Markerglass.

Hilary Luckenbaugh Honored As Member of the Year


[Pictured above: Hilary Luckenbaugh, Affiliate IIDA]

Among the many highlights of the IIDA Annual Meeting was the celebration of Hilary Luckenbaugh, Affiliate IIDA, of the Southern California Chapter, as IIDA Member of the Year. Hilary was recognized as a “driving force” responsible for the Southern California Chapter Sponsorship program that has led to the Chapter’s ability to bestow nearly $25,000 in student awards annually, as well as its overall prosperity.