John Rouse, the publisher of Contract magazine, was 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 conferred 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 was presented at the IIDA Annual Meeting at the Museum of Contemporary Art on Sunday, June 8, at 1p.m.
IIDA celebrated its 20th anniversary at the meeting, where Julio Braga, IIDA, was inaugurated as the 2014-2015 president. Current President Felice Silverman, IIDA, and Joan Blumenfeld, IIDA, were elevated into the IIDA College of Fellows.