FIU 2014 Torch Award recipient Marlene Liriano ’89 (B.A.Sc., Interior Design) was elected to be the 2016-2017 President of the International Board of Directors of the International Interior Design Association (IIDA).
“Marlene’s passion for design, her leadership at top global firms, and her expertise in the industry make her the ideal candidate to serve as the next President,” said IIDA Executive Vice President and CEO Cheryl S. Durst, Hon. FIIDA, LEED AP. “Under Marlene’s leadership, the International Board of Directors brings together a group of design leaders who collectively have decades of experience and a deep understanding of the vision and mission of IIDA. They are all wonderful additions to our International Board, and we look forward to their contributions.” (Source: IIDA)
For nearly three decades, Marlene Liriano, IIDA, LEED AP ID+C, Managing Director of the Miami office of IA Interior Architects, has successfully delivered innovative design solutions that exceed her clients’ expectations. Liriano is a recipient of the 2014 Torch Award for distinguished alumni from the Florida International University College of Architecture + the Arts, the 2012 Best of Miami Architects and Designers from Miami Today, and the 2006 Interior Designer of the Year from the AIA Miami Chapter. She was recently bestowed the IIDA South Florida Chapter Interior Designer of the Year award and has played a vital role at IIDA, participating in the IIDA panel discussion, “The Culture of Work: A Global Perspective” at ORGATEC 2014, and as a juror for multiple IIDA design competitions. (Source: IIDA)
Liriano is among several other FIU alumni at IIDA:
South Florida Chapter Board of IIDA
Chapter President Jenny Calabrese ’11 (MBA)
VP Student Affairs Kristyna Borden ’11 (MIA)
Director of Social Media Jessica Samboni ’12 (MIA)
VP Sponsorship Denise Gonzalez ’96 (BS Architecture)
About International Interior Design Association
IIDA is the Commercial Interior Design Association with global reach. We support design professionals, industry affiliates, educators, students, firms, and their clients through our network of 15,000+ Members across 58 countries. IIDA advocates for advancement in education, design excellence, legislation, leadership, accreditation, and community outreach to increase the value and understanding of Interior Design as a profession that enhances business value and positively impacts the health and well-being of people’s lives every day. www.iida.org
The featured image of Marlene Liriano is from the International Interior Design Association (IIDA) website.