The International Interior Design Association (IIDA) has inducted three members into its College of Fellows: Jim Williamson, Barbara Dellinger, and Judy Pesek. As IIDA’s highest honor, admission to the College of Fellows recognizes members whose activities have enhanced the organization and whose work has influenced the interior design profession.
“The College of Fellows is honored to receive these three proven leaders in the profession,” says Peggy Noakes, FIIDA, College of Fellows chair. “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.”
Jim Williamson, FIIDA, LEED AP
IIDA president Jim Williamson, FIIDA, LEED AP, is global practice leader and principal at Gensler’s Washington, D.C., office. He has used his 23 years of experience to promote IIDA, its members, and the interior design profession. Williamson participates on the Design Leadership Council, a collaboration of interior design and architecture principals from the D.C. area who meet monthly to share ideas on how to work together. He also is involved with numerous charitable organizations.
Barbara Dellinger, FIIDA, MA, EDAC, AAHID, CID
As associate vice president and director of healthcare interiors at HDR Architecture Inc. in Alexandria, Virginia, Barbara Dellinger integrates research into her design. She was the first to use evidence-based design (EBD) for two massive U.S. Department of Defense/Military Health System projects (DoD/MHS), and her EBD Furniture research checklist is mandatory in the DoD/MHS World Class Tool Kit. Dellinger also was invited to the Center for Health Design’s Research Coalition.
Judy Pesek, FIIDA, LEED AP
Judy Pesek has spent 25 years with Gensler, most recently serving as the firm’s regional managing principal of the south central region and managing director of its Dallas office. She has helped guide Gensler’s Dallas location to two IIDA Pinnacle Awards, designation as the AIA Firm of the Year (2008), and Corporate Citizen of the Year (2012).