February 28, 2014

CIDA Launches Award for Excellence Competition

Heather Robertson Corrigan, CIDA Board Chair

Heather Robertson Corrigan, CIDA Board Chair.


Council for Interior Design Accreditation (CIDA)

recently revealed its first-ever

Award for Excellence Competition

, which will recognize faculty members or collaborating teams in CIDA-accredited programs for their exceptional practices in interior design education. Winning entries will be widely publicized and awarded up to $5,000.

“The CIDA Award for Excellence competition provides an opportunity for CIDA to recognize practices that elevate interior design education above and beyond the threshold required for accreditation,” says Heather Robertson Corrigan, CIDA Board Chair. “The interior design profession is fortunate to have many talented educators who are dedicated to outstanding quality. The CIDA Award for Excellence seeks to celebrate their achievements.”

CIDA’s goal is to elevate the quality of interior design educational programs by rewarding effective methodologies and approaches, a mission it has supported in other ways for more than 35 years. The board challenges postsecondary design programs to meet established educational standards and accredits programs that ensure future professional growth for entry-level interior designers. Currently, the Council—with its 200 knowledgeable volunteers—serves an estimated 20,000 students in over 150 interior design programs across the country.

2014 Award for Excellence submissions are due in the CIDA office by September 15, 2014. Winners will be notified in January 2015.

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