print logo
© 2019
International Interior Design Association

Chicago, IL
Toll Free: 888 799 4432
International: +01 312 467 1950

2018 College of Fellows Inductees


Nila LeiserowitzNila Leiserowitz, FIIDA, FASID
Regional Managing Principal


Nila Leiserowitz is an internationally recognized design leader and managing principal of Gensler’s North Central Region, leading and challenging more than 400 professionals while overseeing business development for four offices. Involved in numerous civic, community and industry organizations, she serves on the Chicago Architecture Foundation’s (CAF) Board of Trustees, the board of directors of Chicago’s International Women’s Forum (IWF), the Marwen Foundation and the Young Women’s Leadership Charter School. She’s been recognized by the industry with many accolades, including the IIDA 2013 Leadership Award of Excellence and the ASID 2007 Designer of Distinction Award. 


Frederick Schmidt, FIIDA, LEED APFrederick Schmidt, FIIDA, LEED AP
Managing Principal, Global Interior Design Practice Leader


Frederick Schmidt serves as the interior design global leader at Perkins+Will, leading projects and project teams to success within established qualitative and quantitative parameters. A skillful communicator, Schmidt is known for his skills in the pre-design phases and for his strong client advocacy through the design process. In his work, he combines his interests in business and design with a passion for building connections with people. Schmidt has served on advisory boards at a variety of universities and was appointed the 2,000 Executive-in-Residence at the University of Missouri College of Human Environmental Sciences and the 2005 Hyde Chair of Excellence at the University of Nebraska College of Architecture. A frequent speaker to industry and academic groups, he has long focused on the role of the designer and the designed environment within a business context.


Sascha Wagner, FIIDA, AIA, LEED APSascha Wagner, FIIDA, AIA, LEED AP
President, CEO
Huntsman Architectural Group


Sascha Wagner is president and CEO of Huntsman Architectural Group, an Interior Design Giant with offices in San Francisco, New York, and Chicago. With more than 22 years of experience as an architect and interior designer, Wagner has spearheaded some of the firm’s most significant strategic projects for clients including Pixar, Google, Dolby Laboratories, Moody’s, and Lucasfilm. Wagner served as the president of the IIDA Northern California Chapter. He frequently participates as a juror, speaker, and panelist, and has published a number of articles on interior design practice. In addition, Wagner is an active member of the USGBC, CoreNet, and the Interior Design Coalition of California where he has been a constant advocate for the interior design profession.


Clive Wilkinson, FIIDA, FAIA, RIBAClive Wilkinson, FIIDA, FAIA, RIBA
President, Design Director
Clive Wilkinson Architects


Clive Wilkinson is an architect, designer, writer, and strategist with expertise in the application of urban design thinking to interior design. As a global leader in educational and workplace design, Wilkinson serves as a keynote speaker at media and design conferences. He’s created unique spaces for Google, Nokia, Macquarie Group, and Disney. Wilkinson was inducted into the Interior Design Hall of Fame in 2005, named a Master of Design by Fast Company magazine in 2006 and Pioneer of Design by IIDA in 2011. His firm’s portfolio of work has been selected as a finalist for in the Smithsonian Cooper-Hewitt Museum National Design Awards twice. In 2012, the firm was honored as the winner for excellence in the category of interior design. Wilkinson is a member of the GSA National Peer Registry.