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2017 Star Award Winner


David Mourning 


David MourningAn architect and interior designer for more than 30 years, David Mourning, FIIDA, AIA, worked for several architectural and engineering firms before joining Environmental Planning and Research, Inc. (EPR). It was during his seven years at EPR that he developed a love for the interior design practice along with the national contacts that enabled him to found IA Interior Architects in1984. Under his direction, IA has become the world’s largest employee-owned architecture firm dedicated exclusively to workplace design, and he is among the industry pioneers credited with creating a blueprint for the modern interior design firm.

David holds an NCARB certificate and is licensed to practice architecture in 27 states. He is a member of CoreNet Global, the American Institute of Architects (AIA), and has served as a Commissioner on the California State Board of Architectural Examiners. In 2015, he was honored by Contract magazine with its 13th annual Legend Award.



Star Award Recipients

The IIDA Star Award was created in 1995 to recognize and celebrate the contributions that have significantly impacted the Interior Design profession by either an organization or an individual.

2016 Philip Freelon
2015 Yves Béhar
2014 Yabu Pushelberg
2013 Smithsonian’s Cooper-Hewitt
2012 Four Seasons Hotel Corporation
2011 The Center for Health Design
2010 Majora Carter
2009 Hilda Longinotti
2008  Crate & Barrel
2007 Dr. Karen Stephenson
2006 Fast Company
2005 Target
2004 Kevin Kampschroer
2003 Ray Anderson
2002 Karim Rashid
2001 Andrée Putnam
2000 Eva Maddox, FIIDA
1999 Michael Brill
1998 Charles and Ray Eames
1997 Michael Wirtz, FIIDA
1996 No recipient
1995 Douglas Parker