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October 27, 2008, Chicago, IL – The International Interior Design Association (IIDA) is pleased to announce the winners of the first annual IIDA Government Design Awards. NeoCon East attendees are invited to join IIDA in honoring the winning projects on October 29, 2008, 1:30 p.m. at the theater on the show floor of the Baltimore Convention Center. The Awards honor outstanding government design in the categories of: Administration Buildings, Dormitories and Quarters, Healthcare and Hospitality. The four winning projects are:

  1. Firm: Dick & Fritsche Design Group
    Project: Peoria Development and Community Services Building, Peoria, Ariz.
  2. Firm: RTKL Associates
    Project: Food and Drug Administration - Center for Drug Evaluation and Research, Building 51, Silver Spring, Md.
  3. Firm: Trivers Associates
    Project: The Old Post Office, St. Louis, Mo.
  4. Firm: Young + Co., Inc.
    Project: Comprehensive Combat & Complex Casualty Care Complex, San Diego, Calif.

The judges for the 2008 Government Design Awards were Deborah Loveridge, IIDA, Interior Designer, NAVFACSW and IIDA Government Forum Advisor Mariann Schofield, IIDA, Senior Designer, USAFSC.

“I am thrilled by the number and variety of the submissions for the first annual IIDA Government Design Awards. This competition recognizes that outstanding design is a vital element of government facilities and will be a staple of government design for years to come,” says Mariann Schofield, IIDA, IIDA Government Forum Advisor.

All winning firms will be featured in an upcoming issue of IIDA’s Perspective magazine. Visit to learn more about IIDA’s signature competitions.

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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 30 Chapters around the world. Additional information is available on IIDA’s website