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Recipients announced for the third Design Research Award, presented by Milliken

Published by Patrick Voisin, November 01, 2017.

IDC and Milliken have recently announced two recipients of the third annual Design Research Award.

The award recognizes individuals who have demonstrated excellence and innovation through interior design research in two categories: the Educator/Practitioner category for research conducted at the masters or doctorate level, and the Student category for major research projects conducted by final-year students.

Educator/Practitioner category
Congratulations to Natalie Rowe from Ontario whose research focused on non-family caregiver perspectives on current and future Alzheimer’s care facilities in London, Ontario.


Student category
Congratulations to Carla Pienaar from Manitoba whose research concentrated on synergetic gentrification of place and industry.

The winning entries demonstrated relevance to the profession by outlining the potential impact of their research on the profession and/or the human experience. Sponsored by Milliken, certificates and cash prizes – $5,000 for Educator/Practitioner and $2,500 for Student – were awarded at IDC’s 45th Annual Meeting in Montreal, Quebec on October 19th.

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