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Member of the Year


The IIDA Member of the Year Award recognizes and honors an IIDA Member who has demonstrated outstanding volunteer service through commitment, passion, professionalism, and dedication assisting IIDA as it advances the interior design profession and advocates for interior design excellence.

Important Dates

Applications for the 2021 IIDA Member of the Year Award will open in October 2020.


The 2020 IIDA Member of the Year will receive:

  • $7,500 cash award and a complimentary IIDA membership.
  • Airfare and a one night hotel stay in Chicago to attend the award presentation during the 2021 IIDA Annual Meeting.
  • A feature on the IIDA website and Design Matters, the flagship e-newsletter of IIDA.


Only IIDA Members in good standing are eligible to nominate or to apply for this award. Current International Board Members and IIDA Student Members are not eligible to apply for this award. The candidate must be an IIDA Member for a minimum of five consecutive years. 


For more information, contact John Czarnecki at

2020 Member of the Year

Susanne Molina

Abby Scott, IIDA

The 2020 Member of the Year is Abby Scott, IIDA, senior interior designer and architectural studio leader at HDR. With almost 20 years of experience, Scott has worked on a broad range of projects and has been involved in all aspects of the design process such as programming, design development, finish selection, space planning, and project management. She is actively involved in IIDA and her local design community, serving in a variety of leadership and volunteer positions including as a past president of the IIDA Great Plains Chapter Board, an IIDA chapter advisor, and a member of the local interior design coalition of Nebraska. In her role with HDR, she functions as a lead on design projects and a primary contact for clients, helping them create unique and inspiring environments. Scott has an interior design degree from Iowa State University and is NCIDQ and LEED-certified.