April 9, 2012
-- The IDEC Community Service Award was presented on Wednesday, March 21 during the Interior Design Educators Council (IDEC) Annual Conference in Baltimore, Maryland. The award recognizes and honors a significant contribution of community service associated with the discipline of interior design by an individual or group at a national, regional or local level.
The 2012 winner is Hannah Mendoza, Assistant Professor, University of North Carolina Greensboro. Hannah is leading a global studio that has designed a school for a village in Ghana.
Referencing the project, one reviewer said, “The Ghana community will receive multiple benefits…such endeavors have a strong potential to increase a sense of community among design students while informing and educating them to the value of design within the community.”
The Interior Design Educators Council (IDEC) is an international organization with the mission of advancing interior design education, scholarship and service. Founded in 1963, IDEC has over 800 members. For more information, go online to www.idec.org.