The International Interior Design Association (IIDA) has named Hilary Luckenbaugh, Affiliate IIDA, as its 2013 Member of the Year. The award recognizes an IIDA member who demonstrates extensive volunteer effort in the design industry, as well as dedication to the organization’s mission of advancing and advocating excellence in interior design.
A member of the Southern California chapter, Luckenbaugh heads up the local affiliate’s Calibre Awards. The program, in its 25th year, celebrates the successful relationships between consultant, client, and contractor teams that result in the great interior design work in Southern California. Luckenbaugh—who also has been twice named the Chapter Board Member of the Year winner—is considered the driving force behind her chapter’s sponsorship program that enables the bestowment of nearly $25,000 in student awards each year.
“Gregarious and sharp of wit, always with time to offer words of guidance, Hilary is fondly referred to by many as the ‘grand dame’ of the Southern California chapter,” says Christoper Coldoff, IIDA, the chapter’s immediate past president. “[She] is the face of IIDA to her peers and industry partners alike. In short, she is the emotional and ethical compass of the chapter, and there’s no one I’d recommend higher for this honor.”
Luckenbaugh will be formally presented with the award and celebrated at the IIDA Annual Meeting on June 9, 2013, at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Chicago.