John Rouse, the publisher of Contract magazine, will be honored this Sunday at the International Interior Design Association (IIDA) Annual Meeting as both an honorary member of IIDA and the first recipient of the IIDA Legacy Award. The board of directors of IIDA is conferring the inaugural IIDA Legacy Award on Rouse for his contributions to the profession of design over the last two decades.
Cheryl Durst, Hon. FIIDA, the EVP/CEO of IIDA, wrote to Rouse: “Your commitment to design excellence and dedication to the IIDA mission to advance and advocate for the interior design profession is both noteworthy and deeply appreciated.”
This honor will be presented at the IIDA Annual Meeting at the Museum of Contemporary Art on Sunday, June 8, at 1p.m. Rouse will give remarks after receiving the honor at the meeting.
IIDA celebrates its 20th anniversary at the meeting, where Julio Braga, IIDA, will be inaugurated as the 2014-2015 president. Current President Felice Silverman, IIDA, and Joan Blumenfeld, IIDA, will be elevated into the IIDA College of Fellows.
For the first time in its history, IIDA will offer a global live stream feed of its Annual Meeting for members who are unable to attend NeoCon 2014 in person. From your computer, laptop or mobile device, gain access to the IIDA Annual Meeting 2014 anywhere. RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org to view the meeting.