IIDA Headquarters, Chicago, IL
Ken Wilson, FIIDA, FAIA, Envision Design, Washington D.C.
Edgardo Caceres, IIDA, RDI
Edgardo Caceres is an architect licensed in Peru, as well as an NCIDQ Certified Interior Designer. During his eight years in architecture and 10+ years in interiors, he has worked on projects at every stage, from concept design and space planning, to refinement of details and selection of materials. Edgardo is very passionate and inherently creative and is well-versed in many disciplines of design including fashion, furniture, graphics and even event planning. These varied skills and talents have kept him in demand to assist with projects in retail, hospitality, entertainment, workplaces, and various other markets. Besides being a mentor to young designers, Edgardo is also leading the NCIDQ licensure initiative in the southwest region of Gensler (Los Angeles, Newport Beach, San Diego, Las Vegas, Denver, and Phoenix) and is responsible for many of the Gensler staff becoming Certified Interior Designers. Outside of Gensler, Edgardo serves as the vice president of student affairs for the IIDA Southern California Chapter. He is extremely friendly and social, loves pop culture, and is always happy to discuss design to learn innovative new ideas while sharing his own unique perspectives.
Amy Leigh Hufford, Student IIDA
Amy Leigh Hufford is an interior designer at NELSON Philadelphia and member of the IIDA Pennysylvania/New Jersey/Delaware Chapter. She works on corporate projects, both large and small, in the Philadelphia area and beyond. Amy is involved with the First Five alumni association at her alma mater, Philadelphia University (Class of 2016), and plans events for recent graduates. In addition to receiving the 2016 IIDA Student of the Year award, Amy helped the IIDA Philadelphia University Campus Center win two IIDA Campus Center awards as its co-president. Amy's theory of "compassionate design," or creating spaces that promote a feeling of integrity and welcomeness through interior design, drives her everyday work ethic and project strategy. In her spare time, she enjoys reading, volunteering, planning trips, and supporting women’s rights causes.
Carmen Preston, IIDA
Architectural and Design Account Manager
Carmen Preston is an NCIDQ-certified interior designer as well as a registered interior designer
(RID) in the state of Alabama. Her design career began in Birmingham, Alabama, in 2004. Throughout the course of her career, she has had the opportunity to work in many different areas of interior design including healthcare, corporate interiors, higher education, and facilities management. Carmen is actively involved with the design community in Alabama and has served in a variety of positions,including president of the IIDA Alabama Chapter and president of the Alabama Interior Design Coalition. She currently serves as the vice president of advocacy for the IIDA Alabama Chapter, chairman of the Board Trustees for the IIDA Foundation, and sits as a member on the IIDA Advocacy Council. She also sat on the 2016 IIDA Student Career Bootcamp Panel. Carmen works for Shaw Contract as the architectural and design account manager for central and north Alabama.
Stacy Spale, IIDA
Interior Design Instructor
University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Stacy Spale is an interior designer and instructor with a passion for helping students design their own story. Currently teaching at the University of Nebraska - Lincoln in the College of Architecture, Stacy brings over 10 years of real-world experience into the classroom. As a professional member of IIDA, and the co-vice president of student affairs for the IIDA Great Plains Chapter, she constantly strives to be an advocate for the profession of interior design. Stacy became NCIDQ-certified in March 2012 and has also earned LEED AP and EDAC appellations. She has broad experience in corporate office design, education, athletics, libraries, and research facilities from her time with The Clark Enersen Partners. In 2011, she became lead interior designer at Visions in Architecture, a small evidence-based design firm specializing in healthcare design. Stacy is also an entrepreneur and creator of Sizet App, a mobile app that helps interior design students search, visualize, and save the standard dimensions they need to know in the classroom and in their careers.