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IDC Bestows Prestigious Fellow Awards

Interior Designers of Canada (IDC) is pleased to announce its newest Fellow members. Presented as part of IDC’s Annual Meeting in Winnipeg, the awards are the highest level of membership granted by the Association. Fellow members are selected by IDC’s Board of Management in consultation with the Board of Governors.

A Fellow is a present or previous full member of the association who, through distinguished service, has contributed to the greater recognition of IDC, or of the profession. Fellowships were awarded to Brian Everton, president, Design For All Inc. in Winnipeg, Manitoba and Bruce Wardrope, managing partner, Partners By Design in Winnipeg, Manitoba.

Brian Everton (right) is professional interior designer from Manitoba who has also completed graduate studies in industrial design and business management and has specialized in the areas of functional design for products and buildings with respect to the issues of disabilities, aging and Universal Design for over 30 years. He has presented professional development workshops across Canada on the topics of accessibility and design. Brian has served in various positions on the PIDIM council including President and also served as a Vice President on the IDC Board. Since 2004, Brian has operated Design For All Inc., a consulting firm specialized in the areas of accessibility, Universal Design and inclusive design. He is also a member of the several standing committees responsible for building code development at both the national and provincial level.

Bruce Wardrope (left) has been a volunteer board member representing interior designers provincially, nationally and internationally since 1988. Bruce is currently on the Manitoba Building Standards Board (BSB) representing the Professional Interior Designers of Manitoba serving his 8th year of a 10 year term. Bruce served on the IDC board for 12 years, in the capacity of VP of Finance for five years and President for two years. Prior to his IDC board activities Bruce was on the PIDIM council. While on council he served in the capacity of Registrar and then President. For many years after his Presidency he chaired or was a member of the Nominating Committee. Bruce also influenced the design community while teaching at the University of Manitoba, a career that lasted 20 years. Bruce and his wife Laurie are the owners of Partners by Design a company they formed in 1985, shortly after they were married. He has been managing partner for last 25 years.

IDC congratulates these individuals on becoming the Association’s newest Fellow members and applauds their remarkable contribution to Canada’s interior design community.

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