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2023 Emerging Professional Award: SUBMISSIONS OPEN! 


January 10: Entry Period Opens

March 14: Entry Period Closes

March 15 - April 4: Judging

April 11: Winner Announced

June 12 - 14: NeoCon in Chicago


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The Emerging Professional Award was established to honor junior leaders in our Chapter and provides an opportunity for the recipient to attend NeoCon, the commercial Interior Design industry’s most important annual event - bringing together the right people, the best products, and the most innovative ideas! The Award is open to IIDA NPC members in good standing with 2-10 years of professional experience.


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2023 Spencer de Mille Traveling Fellowship: Entry Period Open!

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 communities of the Pacific Northwest.



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  • Applications are accepted from individuals who have been a Member of the IIDA Northern Pacific Chapter for three (3) consecutive years or more.

  • Applicants can be of any IIDA membership category, 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.



2020/2022 Winner: Tess Dickman, IIDA

The Built Environment of Belonging

2020 Winner: 

2018/2019 Winner: Elizabeth Mahan

The Impact of Design on Homelessness Abroad

2016/2017 Winner: Dan Beert

Drawing on Florence

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