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IIDA TO INDUCT THREE MEMBERS INTO PRESTIGIOUS COLLEGE OF FELLOWS

May 26, 2010, Chicago, IL – Lewis Goetz, FIIDA, FAIA, College of Fellows Chair for the International Interior Design Association (IIDA), announces three IIDA Members will be inducted into the College of Fellows at the Association’s Annual Meeting on Sunday, June 13. The three IIDA Fellows are:

  • Tama Duffy Day, IIDA, LEED AP, Perkins + Will, Washington, D.C.
  • David Hanson, IIDA, RID, IDIBC (Fellow), IDC, Gustavson Wylie Architects Inc., Vancouver, BC
  • David Mourning, IIDA, AIA, IA - Interior Architects, San Francisco, CA

Admission to the College of Fellows is the highest honor that the Association bestows upon Professional Members, recognizing those who have made outstanding contributions to IIDA and the interior design profession.  

Tama Duffy Day, IIDA, LEED AP

Tama Duffy Day is the National Interior Design Healthcare Practice Leader and a Principal at Perkins + Will, Washington, D.C., where she formulates research and design initiatives throughout the firm’s 20 offices.

Day is a graduate of North Dakota State University and holds a MFA from Marymount University. During her 30 years of design experience, she has lead multi-phased, complex projects throughout the United States. A published expert in healthcare design, she lectures extensively on healing design issues. In July 2008, Day launched the monthly online article series “Designing for Health” with Contract magazine, now in its twenty-second consecutive month of publication featuring interior design research and trends.

In December, 2009, Healthcare Design Magazine recognized Day in its listing of the “25 Most Influential People in Healthcare Design.” She is currently Adjunct Faculty at the Corcoran College of Art + Design in Washington, D.C. and is a licensed Interior Designer in New York and Washington, D.C.

David Hanson, IIDA, RID, IDIBC (Fellow), IDC

David Hanson is a graduate of Ryerson Polytechnic University and has enjoyed a distinguished interior design career in Ontario and British Columbia where his continuous involvement and contributions to the design profession have brought him recognition across Canada. Hanson currently leads the Interior Design Studio at Gustavson Wylie Architects Inc. in Vancouver, BC.

Hanson has served for more than 15 years on the boards of the Interior Designers Institute of British Columbia (IDIBC) where he was recently made a Fellow, the Interior Designers of Canada (IDC) where he was recently elected President and the National Council for Interior Design Qualification (NCIDQ).

Hanson has served two terms on the International Board of IIDA as Vice President of Professional Development, in addition to serving as the Retail Forum Advisor and Chair of the IIDA Foundation.

David Mourning, IIDA, AIA

David Mourning is President and CEO of IA Interior Architects, a company he founded in 1984. IA is one of the first global architectural firms focused exclusively on interiors. With his vision and leadership, IA continues to advance the practice of interiors while serving clients worldwide through 12 offices in the United States, one in London, and the IA Global Alliance, a network of design firms with over 60 offices and a staff of 1,000 in Latin America, Europe, Asia, Australia, the Middle East and Africa.

Mourning earned a degree in Architecture from the University of Kansas and began his career working in the Virgin Islands. After relocating to San Francisco, Mourning established IA on the premise that the firm would not practice base building architecture, although it would be licensed and incorporated as an architectural design firm comprised of architects and interior designers. He set out to build a culture of opportunity and an environment where the best and the brightest, who are passionate about design, would be inspired, challenged and supported in achieving their goals and furthering the discipline of interior design.

Mourning is Past Commissioner of the California Board of Architectural Examiners, a member of CoreNET Global, and a registered architect in 27 states.

“The three Members inducted into the College of Fellows this year represent the highest level of Interior Design professionalism,” said Lewis Goetz. “Their range of experience, spanning various fields and international arenas, and their level of expertise is a credit to their professionalism and dedication to the industry. We are proud to welcome these outstanding IIDA Members into the College of Fellows.”

For more information about the IIDA College of Fellows, please visit www.iida.org. For more information on attending the IIDA Annual Meeting, visit the IIDA @ NeoCon section of the website, or email Stephen at marcommintern@iida.org to RSVP.

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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 www.iida.org.