IIDA Names Recipients of 2017 Titan and Star Awards

Mac Stopa and David B. Mourning. Mourning image courtesy Anthony Tahlier for Contract.

The International Interior Design Association (IIDA) has announced the recipients of the 2017 Titan and Star Awards. Both awards recognize significant contributions to the interior design industry.


Architect Mac Stopa, founder of the Warsaw, Poland–based practice Massive Design has been named this year’s Titan Award winner. Specializing in corporate interiors and industrial design, Stopa has led Massive in projects for major companies such as Google, Samsung, BMW, and Viacom. Stopa has also designed products for Cappelini, DuPont, Laminam, Milliken, and Mohawk Group.

“Mac’s work spans architecture, interior design, industrial design, art, and fashion, allowing his multi-disciplinary sensibility to both inspire the industry and deeply influence how spaces are experienced. With a passion for mathematics, he is leading the way for flexible design that is customized and adaptable to the environment and the end user,” said IIDA Executive Vice President and CEO Cheryl Durst, Hon. FIIDA.

David B. Mourning, FIIDA, AIA, of IA Interior Architects has also been announced as the recipient of the 2017 IIDA Star Award. Mourning, who was honored with Contract’s 2015 Legend Award, has worked in the industry for more than 30 years. He served with the United States branch of Environmental Planning and Research for seven years before founding his firm in 1984. IA is now the largest employee-owned architecture firm focused on workplace design in the world. Mourning is NCARB certified and licensed to practice in 27 states.

“David’s insight and guidance has solidified IA’s position as a global leader in visionary workplace design and shaped the practice of commercial interior design,” Durst said. “David’s expertise in management, marketing, and design has propelled IA’s rapid growth to 19 offices in the U.S., London, and Asia in addition to an alliance with firms worldwide.

Both Stopa and Mourning will be honored during the IIDA Annual Meeting in Chicago on June 11.