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December 10, 2009, Chicago, IL – The Trustees of the IIDA Foundation are pleased to announce the 2009 recipient of the Kimball Office Scholarship Fund.

Made possible through the generosity of Kimball Office, this fund, with emphasis on recognizing and awarding diversity at the college/university level, is a three-year program that presents a financial award to a senior year student pursuing a degree in interior design.

The winning student, of African, Asian, Latin, or Native American heritage, is selected based upon excellence in both academics and promising design talent. The 2009 recipient of a $4,000 award is Horacio Hernandez, Student IIDA from the Fashion Institute of Technology, New York City.

"Horatio’s portfolio showcases a perfect combination of design ability, technical skills and flair for presentation,” said Felice L. Silverman, IIDA, Chair of the IIDA Foundation. “From initial design process to project completion, Horatio is able to convey his design intent and solution with incredible depth, clarity and appeal well beyond the ability of most students at his level."

Visit the IIDA online Gallery to view Horacio's design portfolio. The IIDA Foundation congratulates Horacio and is deeply grateful to Jeff Fenwick and Kimball Office for their support.

For additional information on the IIDA Foundation, please visit the Foundation page on the IIDA website. 

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The International Interior Design Association (IIDA) works to enhance quality of life through excellence in interior design and to advance interior design through knowledge, value and community. 

IIDA is a professional networking and educational association of 13,000 Members in ten specialty Forums in 29 Chapters around the world.  Additional information is available on IIDA’s website