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

Published by Patrick Voisin, October 05, 2016.

IDC and Milliken have recently announced two recipients of the second 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 Lynn Chalmers from Manitoba whose research focused on personalia and women’s spatial practices in the routine office

Student category
Congratulations to Umid Abdullaev from Alberta whose research concentrated on design for second generation Muslims in Canada.

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 44th Annual Meeting in Mississauga, Ontario on September 30.

Next year’s Design Research Award will be open for entries in spring 2017 – watch your inbox for news on how you could be recognized for your research and gain exposure!

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