The Council for Interior Design Accreditation (CIDA), a non-profit accrediting organization for interior design programs at colleges and universities in the United States and Canada, has added two new members to its nine-member board of directors. The council welcomes Dr. Lisa Waxman and Caroline Hughes as CIDA liaisons to the Interior Design Educators Council (IDEC) and Interior Designers of Canada (IDC), respectively.
“The CIDA Board seeks leaders who have demonstrated visionary thinking and a strong commitment to improving interior design education,” says Holly Mattson, Executive Director at the CIDA. “CIDA is fortunate to have appointed Caroline Hughes and Lisa Waxman. They both have made many outstanding contributions to the cause of excellence in interior design and will lead the organization with integrity, and form a deep knowledge base.”
Dr. Lisa Waxman is the Professor and Chair of the Interior Design Department for Florida State University. Before being appointed as liaison for the IDEC, she served as the organization’s regional chair, educational services director, secretary and 2011-2012 president. Waxman hopes to bring her educator’s perspective to the board.
Caroline Hughes, a principal of Figure3, Toronto’s largest independent multi-sector interior design firm, is focused on anticipating future needs in the workplace. She specializes in real estate strategies and workplace standards for large workplaces. As a CIDA board member, Hughes says her goal is to “help identify the learning tools tomorrow’s designers will need to create positive spaces and experiences for people.”