Announcing the CIDA Award for Excellence

The Council for Interior Design Accreditation (CIDA) is excited to announce the CIDA Award for Excellence Competition. With the newly implemented Award for Excellence, the CIDA Board of Directors aims to recognize outstanding practices in interior design education. The Award for Excellence competition is open to faculty members and collaborating teams at CIDA-accredited interior design programs. Awards of up to $5,000 are available to winning entries. CIDA also intends to widely publicize winning entries.

The CIDA Board of Directors believes that recognizing excellence in interior design education is an important activity that supports the advancement of educational quality. CIDA’s goal with the award is to join the wide array of efforts underway throughout higher education and the professional organizations to collect and share information about successful methodology and approaches to interior design education.

2014 Award for Excellence submissions are due in the CIDA office no later than September 15, 2014. Award winners will be notified in January 2015. More information about this competition can be found here.

The Council for Interior Design Accreditation is an independent, non-profit, accrediting organization responsible for setting standards and evaluating degree-granting interior design programs. Learn more at

For more information:
Holly Mattson, Executive Director ()
Telephone: 616.458.0400