IDEC announces annual awards winners


The Interior Design Educators Council (IDEC) is pleased to announce the Council’s 2015 awards winners. Recipients were honored on Saturday, March 14, at the IDEC Awards Banquet Dinner during the 2015 Annual Conference – Catalyst4Innovation – in Fort Worth, TX.

IDEC’s 2015 Awards winners:

Creative Scholarship

  • Best in Show
    Protoplastic – Igor Siddiqui, University of Texas at Austin
  • Best in Category: Design as Art
    Protoplastic – Igor Siddiqui, University of Texas at Austin
  • Best in Category: Design as Interior
    An Interior at Home in its Site: Learning from Precedents – Kimberley Furlong and Krista Whitson, University of Arkansas
  • Best in Category: Design as Idea
    Hanging Matters – Lois Weinthal, Jordan Evans, Evan Jerry, and Ryla Jakelski, Ryerson University

Award of Excellence

  • Best Presentation: Scholarship of Teaching & Learning
    Graphic Language in the Classroom: Integrating Graphic Design with interior Design Studio and Graphics Coursework – Roberto Ventura, Virginia Commonwealth University; Susie Tibbitts, Utah State University
  • Best Presentation: Scholarship of Design Research
    Design for Sight: Typologies Inhibiting Low Vision Access to Interior Spaces – Erin Schambureck, Texas Tech University
  • Best Poster
    Teaching Freehand Analytical Drawing: Strategy and Pedagogy based on Polanyian Philosophy of Knowledge for Millennia Design Students – Ryadi Adityavarman, Kansas State University
  • Member’s Choice Award
    Graphic Language in the Classroom: Integrating Graphic Design with Interior Design Studio and Roberto Ventura, Virginia Commonwealth University; Susie Tibbitts, Utah State University

IDEC Professional Practice Awards

  • 2015 Arnold P. Friedmann Educator of Distinction Award
    Denise Guerin, Ph.D., Professor Emeritus, University of Minnesota
  • 2015 Teaching Excellence Award
    Jain Kwon, Ph.D., the University of Georgia
  • 2015 Book Award
    Deborah Schneiderman, Pratt Institute, “Inside Prefab: Ready-Made Interior”
  • 2015 Institutional Merit Award
    University of Florida
  • 2015 Presidential Award
    John Martin-Rutherford, in appreciation for service as IDEC President, 2013-2014
  • 2015 Presidential Award
    Jacqui McFarland, in appreciation for service to the IDEC Board of Directors, 2011-2015

Grants funded by the IDEC Foundation

  • 2015 Carol Price Shanis Scholarship
    Janice Rieger, University of Alberta for “Representing Disability: The Inclusion of the Lived Experience of People with Disabilities in the Museum Environment”
  • 2015 IDEC Special Projects Award
    Wendy Hynes, Purdue University for “Design for Engagement: An Exploratory Case Study of University Makerspaces”
  • 2015 Graduate Student Scholarships
    Rose Peck, Virginia Commonwealth University
    Jeff Walker, University of Nebraska-Lincoln
    Barbara Young, Purdue University

Awards details can be found at www.idec.org

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About the Interior Design Educators Council (IDEC)
IDEC is the leading association and authority on interior design education. IDEC’s more than 700 members are committed to the advancement of responsible design thinking through education, scholarship, and service. IDEC prepares its members for leadership roles in their academic institutions, communities, and the interior design profession at large. Through its annual Student Design Competition, students and faculty alike are encouraged to reflect about socially responsible design and the importance of design in our society. For more information, visit www.idec.org.