IIDA Headquarters, Chicago, IL
Ken Wilson, FIIDA, FAIA, Envision Design, Washington D.C.
Julio Braga is a Design Director and Principal at IA Interior Architects. In his 25-year career, he has directed a broad range of domestic and international projects in metropolitan markets. In the early ‘90s, he joined WalkerGroup/CNI as Design Director of the firm’s Environmental Branding Studio. In 1999, he established Braga Oris Associates, which Contract Magazine named an up-and-coming Design Firm of the Year in 2004.
Braga holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees in architecture and urban studies from the University of Buenos Aires. His level of achievement is indicative of his expertise in the field of interior design having received a variety of honors: the Institute of Store Planners’ Specialty Store of the Year Award in 2002, the IFMA Design Excellence Award in 2008, and the Interior Design magazine Best of Year award in 2009 for his Bancolombia headquarters project in Medellin, Colombia. Within IIDA, he has received the CoreNet Northern California Chapter Innovation Award, the IIDA NY Chapter Lester Dundes award, and IIDA Global Design Excellence award.
Braga was President of the IIDA International Board of Directors from 2014-2015. In 2015, he was inducted into the IIDA College of Fellows, the highest honor IIDA bestows to its members, recognizing those who have significantly influenced the Interior Design profession and enhanced the Association.