Philadelphia University’s student International Interior Design Association (IIDA) Campus Center has won two top awards from the association: the Excellence in Education Award and the Excellence in Membership Marketing and Recruitment Award.
The Campus Center Awards recognize outstanding achievement in five categories to encourage IIDA Campus Centers to develop and maintain excellence in their work to enhance the interior design profession at the student and local level.
The awards reflect “the incredible culture of engagement” that PhilaU’s interior design students have with the profession and IIDA, said Lauren Baumbach, director of PhilaU’s interior design and interior architecture programs.
“Our students understand the value of active participation in the profession, real-world connections and education beyond the classroom while they are still in school,” she said. “Winning this award acknowledges their remarkable commitment to the interior design profession and drive to reach out to the wider design community.”
Interior design senior and IIDA co-president Nicole Criscenzo said of the awards, “It affirms that we have achieved the level of excellence and rigor we have strive for on a national level and showcases the incredible level of support and education we receive in our interior design program.” She added, “I am so pleased that our campus center has had such a great year and has been recognized for all of the work we have done.”