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Ken Wilson, FIIDA, FAIA, Envision Design, Washington D.C.

Eric Laignel

 2016 College of Fellows Inductees

Gina Berndt, FIIDA, LEED AP
Illinois Chapter

Scott Hierlinger, FIIDA,

Northland Chapter


Nancy Keatinge, FIIDA
Southern California Chapter

Primo Orpilla, FIIDA, CID
Northern California Chapter



2016 IIDA Member of the Year

Katie Hauser, IIDA
Ohio / Kentucky Chapter

Kaite is currently the Past President of the IIDA Ohio / Kentucky Chapter. During her term, she presided over the day-to-day business of the Chapter, while also focusing on the future. She established the Chapter’s Visioning Committee, which serves to elevate Chapter programming, and is charged with managing long?term, strategic planning initiatives, establishing yearly Chapter goals, and providing a roadmap for obtaining those goals. 



2016 Educator of the Year

The 2016 Educator of the Year winner will be announced shortly.
Below, please find the 2015 winner. 

Virginia San Fratello 2015 educator of the year Virginia San Fratello was the 2015 IIDA Educator of the Year recipient. She is an Assistant Professor and Program Coordinator at San Jose State University and an Adjunct Professor at the University of Queensland. 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. She is also Principal at Rael San Fratello Architects.

2016 Student of the Year

The 2016 IIDA Student of the Year winner will be announced shortly. 
Below, please find the 2015 winner. 

tara headley 2015 student of the year

In 2015 Tara Headley, was the receipent of the 2015 Student of they Year award. At the time she was attending Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD) in Atlanta, Georgia, where she was working towards a master’s degree in interior design. Headley was actively involved in the interior design program at SCAD since she was an undergraduate student. She received numerous accolades and awards from SCAD for her dedication to the interior design department, as well as her innovative and culturally relevant projects. 


2015-2017 Chair of the College of Fellows 

Jim Williamson, FIIDA, LEED AP ID+C
Mid Atlantic Chapter

James (Jim) Williamson is a practicing Interior Designer and Principal at Gensler in the Washington, DC office. In his application, Jim stated:

jim williamson 2015 to 2017 chair of the college of fellows “IIDA professionals play an essential role in shaping how people will live, work, and play in our future. The IIDA College of Fellows represents the foundation and legacy of our Association and its professionals. In the coming year, we will engage our IIDA Fellows to more strongly connect them not only to the future of our Association, but to our members and their future vision of Interior Design. ”