Emerging Professional Award

The IIDA Northern Pacific Chapter is pleased to announce that Kendra Shea has been selected as the 2019 Emerging Professional Award winner.

Kendra first earned her Associates Degree in 2010 from the New York School of Interior Design and worked at a startup hospitality firm with a design focus on nightclub and restaurant renovations. She then continued her education earning her Bachelors of the Arts in Interior Design in 2015 from The Art Institute of Seattle. During her schooling there, Kendra joined IIDA and found her passion for volunteering and networking. Kendra continued in hospitality design focusing on hotels and multi-family, and then went on to work on small medical TI, community spaces, and education design. Now she is running a small design firm specializing in contract work and any small projects that come her way.

Kendra’s award is a trip to NeoCon in June. The Jurors were especially impressed with her dedication to student mentoring and her immense growth as a leader over the start of her career. Kendra also impressed the Jurors with her extensive research on keynote speakers and CEU courses available at NeoCon, showing her interest in the event, knowing the impact that attending NeoCon will have on her career.

Congratulations, Kendra!


Past Recipients:

2017: Chloe Buerstatte, Assoc. IIDA
2016: Cassidy Lange, IIDA, Sarah Pride, Assoc. IIDA
2015: Jill Lee, IIDA
2014: Crystal Hooker, IIDA
2013: Elsa Long, Assoc. IIDA