EMERGING PROFESSIONAL AWARD
Although this year's awards has passed, take a look at the award requirements here:
The IIDA Northern Pacific Chapter is pleased to announce that Kendra Shea has been selected as the 2019 Emerging Professional Award winner.
Kendra first earned her Associates Degree in 2010 from the New York School of Interior Design and worked at a startup hospitality firm with a design focus on nightclub and restaurant renovations. She then continued her education earning her Bachelors of the Arts in Interior Design in 2015 from The Art Institute of Seattle. During her schooling there, Kendra joined IIDA and found her passion for volunteering and networking. Kendra continued in hospitality design focusing on hotels and multi-family, and then went on to work on small medical TI, community spaces, and education design. Now she is running a small design firm specializing in contract work and any small projects that come her way.
Kendra’s award is a trip to NeoCon in June. The Jurors were especially impressed with her dedication to student mentoring and her immense growth as a leader over the start of her career. Kendra also impressed the Jurors with her extensive research on keynote speakers and CEU courses available at NeoCon, showing her interest in the event, knowing the impact that attending NeoCon will have on her career.
SPENCER DEMILLE TRAVELING FELLOWSHIP
The Spencer de Mille Traveling Fellowship was established with funds contributed by the IIDA Northern Pacific Chapter Knowledge Advancement Fund in honor of past president, Spencer de Mille. The fellowship is intended to support foreign travel undertaken to research new and innovative practices related to the built environment that will further the recipient’s career goals and could have positive implications for the Northern Pacific Chapter community.
Applications will be accepted from individuals who have been a Member of the IIDA Northern Pacific Chapter for 3 consecutive years or more.
Applicants may be of any IIDA membership category and experience level , so long as that membership remains in good standing.
If the proposed travel will be done through an established program (such as Habitat for Humanity or similar), the proposal must reflect applicant’s personal research objectives independent of the program objectives.