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2018 Diversity Award


IIDA Educator Diversity Award

The IIDA Foundation, in partnership with Interior Design Educators Council Foundation, Inc., is pleased to announce and present the 4th annual IIDA Educator Diversity Award. This award recognizes and celebrates an educator who is contributing to the advancement of racial/ethnic diversity in the interior design industry.

The recipient will receive a $5,000 cash award from the IIDA Foundation. The award will be presented at the IDEC Annual Conference, scheduled for March 5-7, 2020, in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

Application Information

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Important Dates

Applications Open – The 2019 application period is now closed
Recipient Announced – January 2020
Award Presentation – March 5-7, 2020 at the IDEC Annual Conference


2018 Diversity Award Recipient 

Vibhavari Jani, IIDA, AIAS, EDRA, IDEC, IIA

Vibhavari Jani, IIDA, AIAS, EDRA, IDEC, IIA

The 2018 IIDA Foundation Diversity of the Year Award recipient is Vibhavari Jani, IIDA, AIAS, EDRA, IDEC, IIA, associate professor in the Department of Interior Architecture and Product Design at Kansas State University

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