4L. Why is IIDA important to interior designers and the industry?
AH. IIDA provides a community that promotes design education, inspiration, and professional development in a format that is fun and functional. Designers help to shape what our communities look like, so providing resources to connect and educate our design professionals is vital to the success of the built environment where we live, work and play.
4L. What do you hope to do with your role during your term?
AH. I hope to continue building on, and supporting, the successes we have made as a Board in the last three years. Navigating our way through a pandemic has not been easy, but I’m very proud of the IIDA Indiana Board and our committees for stepping up to the plate and finding ways for connection and encouragement in such a challenging time.
4L.Why should firms/industry manufacturers be a part of IIDA?
AH. I believe we all must dig into our design community a bit and do our part to make it as successful as possible. We are stronger when we work together – something that was proven to me time and time again over the past 18 months. I believe we have realized how instrumental networking, social interaction and the sharing of resources can be, and I hope that the industry can see the true value of this IIDA community moving forward.