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Educator of the Year


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The IIDA Educator of the Year Award recognizes and celebrates a full-time design educator for outstanding accomplishments and commitment to interior design education. The educator of the year will receive a $10,000 cash award, sponsored by Milliken, and a complimentary 2018 IIDA membership.

The candidate must be a current full-time instructor with a minimum five years of experience in a post-secondary program of interior design education at any university or recognized school of interior design.


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2017 Educator of the Year

Jon Otis

Jon Otis, IIDA

The 2017 Educator of the Year Award recipient is Jon Otis, IIDA, tenured professor of interior design at Pratt Institute in New York City and principal and creative director of OIA-Object Agency.

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