Sunday, May 20, 2012

Georgia's Own is Awarded IIDA Educator of the Year


IIDA is proud to announce the recipient of the IIDA Educator of the Year Award is Liset Robinson, IIDA, Interior Design instructor at Savannah College of Art and Design in Atlanta, GA.  The award celebrates excellence in leadership by an Interior Design educator, and is sponsored by Milliken.
Robinson is being honored for her extraordinary accomplishments and commitment to Interior Design education. She has showcased her dedication to the field with more than five years mentoring students, providing internship guidance and excellent instruction. Robinson will accept the award at the IIDA Annual Meeting on Sunday, June 10 at the Spertus Center, Chicago during NeoCon.  Robinson will receive a $10,000 cash award, from Award Sponsor Milliken.
Colleagues had high praise for Robinson.  “She is active in the professional community and is always seeking out opportunities to expand our students' understanding of Interior Design,” said M. Shane Totten, IIDA, AlA, IDEC, LEED AP BD+C, Associate Chair, Interior Design, SCAD Atlanta. “Her networking energy has resulted in innovative coursework reflecting areas of focus within the industry. She tirelessly volunteers for the advancement of the profession and in doing so, brings many great opportunities back to our students for their learning benefit.”
Robinson was named one of DesignIntelligence’s Interior Design Educators of the Year in 2007. She also has held several positions with the IIDA Georgia Chapter including Past President, President, Vice President of Professional Development, President-Elect and Treasurer.  Currently she serves as the Community Outreach Team Leader.
“IIDA is proud to honor Liset for her tireless devotion, enthusiasm, and service to her students and the Interior Design profession. She has gone above and beyond to share her knowledge and passion with the next generation of designers by helping them cultivate a desire to learn inside and outside of the classroom,” said IIDA Executive Vice President and CEO Cheryl Durst, Hon. FIIDA.
For more information about the Educator of the Year Award, The IIDA Annual Meeting at NeoCon or The Association, please visit

Congratulations Liset!!!!  We are so proud of you. Thank you for all of your contributions to your profession and our IIDA chapter. 

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