Barbara Dellinger Inducted in IIDA College of Fellows
A heartfelt congratulations to DAS client and friend Barbara Dellinger, associate vice president and director of healthcare interiors at HDR Architecture, on her recent induction into the esteemed College of Fellows of the International Interior Design Association. Dellinger was among three new members who were introduced and celebrated at the IIDA Annual Meeting, Sunday, June 9, 2013, at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Chicago. Other fellows inducted at the meeting include Jim Williamson and Judy Pesek.
Distinctive Art Source has had the honor of working with Dellinger on multiple projects for more than ten years. She is a fellow member of the IIDA Mid-Atlantic Chapter. “This is a well deserved recognition,” says Barbara Harriman, president of DAS. “We need more leaders like Barbara in the field of interior design. IIDA has benefited greatly through her continued contributions to the industry.”
Admission to the College of Fellows is the highest honor paid by IIDA to its Professional Members, recognizing those whose activities and efforts have benefitted and enhanced IIDA, and whose design works have influenced and enhanced the Interior Design profession.
“The College of Fellows is honored to receive these three proven leaders in the profession,” Noakes said. “Their outstanding dedication, the exemplary standard of their work and their achievements in the field speak to their commitment to Interior Design and to the goals of IIDA.”
Barbara Dellinger, FIIDA, MA, EDAC, AAHID, CID, has put an emphasis on integrating research into her design work. Among her many accomplishments, she highlights being one of the first to use EBD research for two projects of more than 1.2 million square feet for DOD/MHS; having her EBD Furniture research checklist mandatorily included in the DOD/MHS World Class Tool Kit; and her invitation earlier this year for the Center for Health Design’s Research Coalition. In her role as IIDA Fellow, she hopes to mentor, to help implement educational programs and to advance Interior Design through her representation of IIDA on the Advisory Boards on which she sits.