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SOI Faculty Honored at 2018 IDEC Conference

At the recent 2018 Annual Interior Design Educators Council (IDEC) Conference in Boston, faculty members from the School of Interiors were honored with multiple awards.

IDEC’s highest honor, the Arnold Friedmann Educator of Distinction Award, was given to Allison Carll-White, a professor in the School of Interiors and an adjunct professor in the Department of Historic Preservation. This award is presented to a current or former IDEC member in recognition of significant, sustained and distinguished contributions in interior design education.

Assistant Professor Rebekah Radtke received the 2018 Media Award from IDEC for her work on the residence halls post-occupancy evaluation project and the ample media coverage it has received. This award is given for recognition of the content of an outstanding media piece that exhibits excellence in addressing issues of the discipline of interior design including practice, research, and education.

Finally, congratulations go to Assistant Professor Lindsey Fay and the School of Interiors Faculty for the 2018 Teaching Excellence Award. This award was in honor of the School of Interiors’ professional practice initiative – the Interiors’ Internship and Externship Programs – and its complementary courses. The award was accepted on behalf of the entire School of Interiors faculty.

“It is a true pleasure leading a team of such talented individuals,” said School of Interiors Director Patrick Lee Lucas. “Receiving recognition from our peer educators on the national scene is indeed a true honor and speaks to the quality of education students receive here.”

IDEC is recognized as the leading association and authority on interior design education.

“The School of Interiors has continued to make strides toward excellence, and the honors they received at this year’s IDEC conference validate their efforts,” said Dean Mitzi Vernon. “I am particularly delighted by Professor Carll-White’s achievement, as this is the highest honor IDEC bestows.”

SOI Faculty Honored at 2018 IDEC Conference