Monday, March 28, 2011

IIDA Awards

Chapter President Robi Kaseman (Williams + Paddon) spoke about the value of IIDA membership and actions taken during her 2010 – 2011 term: a new Partner program to help underwrite programs, a new Chapter identity program and a new website. As is chapter tradition, the membership gets officially introduced to the President- Elect during Honor Awards, so Ms. Kaseman introduced Laura Grigsby (Laura Grigsby Art Consulting), who took the stage to thank the volunteers who made the evening possible and Ms. Kaseman for her year of service, and to tell people about the benefit of IIDA membership and how interior design helps her do what she does better. President Kaseman mentioned that one of the strengths of the IIDA Northern California Chapter is the incredible team of dedicated members who volunteer their time and talent, and in recognition of the individuals who go far beyond in what they do to move the chapter forward, a Chapter Honor Award is bestowed biennially. She presented this year’s honoree: Tamara Roth, associate at STUDIOS Architecture, San Francisco. Ms. Roth joined IIDA in 2003 and since 2005 has been involved with the Student Affairs Committee and the Honor Awards Committee. She joined the Board in 2008 as Co-VP of Student Affairs. As the Chapter Honoree, Ms. will oversee the Student Design Competition for the next two years and will create the student design problem. These awards will be bestowed in Ms. Roth’s name. (picture and article published online at


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