CIDA Award for Excellence

The CIDA Award for Excellence Competition 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.

2017 Competition – Entries due August 15, 2017.

2017 CIDA Award for Excellence entry form

2016 Winning Entries

1st Place Winner
Carl Matthews from University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, AR

Merit Winner
Stephanie McGoldrick from Mount Ida College, Newton, MA and collaborating team member Moira Gannon Denson from Marymount University, Arlington, VA
Emily McLaughlin and collaborating team member from Indiana University – Purdue University Indianapolis, IN

Honorable Mention
Deborah Schneiderman from Pratt Institute
Junghwa Suh from Chaminade University of Honolulu, HI

2015 Winning Entries

1st Place Winner
Sarah Strauss from the Pratt Institute, New York, NY

Merit Winner
Michelle Duff from California State University, Sacramento, CA

Honorable Mention
Tilanka Chandrasekera from Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, OK
Jessica Senne from Maryville University, St. Louis, MO

2014 Winning Entries

1st Place Winner
Travis L. Hicks and collaborating team members from The University of North Carolina at Greensboro, NC

Merit Winner
Taymoore Balbaa and collaborating team members from Ryerson University, Toronto, ON, Canada

Honorable Mention
Khoi Vo from Savannah College of Art and Design, Savannah, GA
Deborah Schneiderman from Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, NY