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Association News
Four Seasons Co-Sponsor of The 2015 Best Of Asia Pacific Design Competition
Monday August 10, 2015 
The International Interior Design Association (IIDA) announced Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts as co-presenting sponsor of the 2015 Best of Asia Pacific Design Awards, an international design competition which honors innovation and design excellence in Interior Design/Architecture throughout the Asia Pacific region.

IIDA Announces First Advocacy Symposium
Monday August 10, 2015 
The International Interior Design Association (IIDA) announced its first Advocacy Symposium in Austin, Texas, on Sept. 11 - 13, 2015.

ASID & Impact Summit
Monday August 3, 2015 
The organizations seek to foster action through an insightful two-day agenda designed to help members and participants connect, collaborate, and create strategies for healthier people and buildings.

NeoCon 2015: BIFMA Breakfast
by ROB KIRKBRIDE  Monday June 22, 2015 
The average age of equipment in the U.S. is 6.2 years, the oldest it has ever been, which bodes well for the industry.

ASID 2015-16 State of the Industry Address
by ABIGALE RACINE  Tuesday June 16, 2015 
Belief in resilience: ASID CEO Randy Fiser calls the field of interior design a "hot job market", noting its been making a comeback since the 2008 recession.

IIDA: Yves Béhar ss 2015 IIDA Star Award Recipient
Monday June 8, 2015 
Béhar's designs are included in the permanent collections of museums worldwide.

IIDA Names Patricia Urquiola as 2015 Titan Award Recipient
Monday June 8, 2015 
Urquiola's clients include some of the most globally recognized companies.

IIDA Presents its first-ever Program in South America
Monday June 1, 2015 
eaders from the International Interior Design Association (IIDA) recently travelled to Bogota, Colombia, to present an in-depth, comprehensive program at the biennial Expoconstrucción Expodiseño trade show.

Optimistic Economic Outlook for Interior Design Firms
Monday May 25, 2015 
Sole-practitioner firms posted a gain from 48 to 52.6 over the year's first quarter, but small firms with two to nine employees reported the highest billings at 63.2.

IIDA Announces Jane Hallinan as 2015 Member of the Year
Monday May 18, 2015 
Hallinan currently serves in a volunteer position for the IIDA Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and Delaware Chapter as Director of the Pittsburgh City Center.

IIDA Recognizes Virginia San Fratello as 2015 Educator of the Year
Monday May 18, 2015 
San Fratello is the Founder and Chief Creative Officer of Emerging Objects, a design and research company that specializes in 3-D printed materials and objects for the built environment.

IIDA announces Incoming Chair of College of Fellows and more
Monday May 4, 2015 
The International Interior Design Association (IIDA) announced that James D. Williamson, FIIDA, LEED AP ID + C, Principal, Gensler, has been appointed Chair of the College of Fellows.

IIDA in Collaboration Agreement with three leading Italian Design Organizations
Sunday May 3, 2015 
In addition to promoting the cultural exchange of design among designers, architects and manufacturers, the agreement will also offer professional training and workshop opportunities to members in both Italy and the US.

Preparations Underway for DIFFA/Chicago 2015 Gala – The Imagine Ball
Monday April 27, 2015 
The Imagine Ball seeks to inspire attendees by imagining a world without AIDS.

IIDA to Induct 2015-2016 President and Board Members at Annual Meeting
Monday April 20, 2015 
The International Interior Design Association (IIDA) announced the installation of its new President for 2015-2016, Scott Hierlinger, IIDA, LEED AP, Design Director, Nelson, and the election of Marlene Liriano, IIDA, LEED AP IDC+C, Vice President and Director of Interior Design, HOK, to President-Elect.

IIDA Inducts Four Members To College Of Fellows
Monday March 30, 2015 
Admission to the College of Fellows is the highest honor paid by IIDA to its Professional Members.

IIDA Accepting Applications for its First Student of the Year Award
Monday March 9, 2015 
The winning student will receive a $5,000 cash award and a complimentary 2016 IIDA Membership.

IIDA Announces Winners of the 2014 Student Design Competition
Monday February 23, 2015 
For the 2014 competition, "Achieving Workplace Well-Being through the Evolution of the Open Office," IIDA challenged students to design an office that encourages health, well-being, collaboration, and productivity while staying true to the original premise of the open office design and mitigating its negative effects.

ASID Interior Design Billings Index Shows Irregular Trends
Friday February 20, 2015 
Midwest firms reported increased growth, while firms in the South showed a slow increase in December compared to growth in the early fall.

BIFMA keynote
by ROB KIRKBRIDE  Monday February 9, 2015 
The sharing economy is here to stay and there are lessons to be learned from companies like AirBnB and Uber, most young workers don't care about desk "ownership" at all.

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