Miami Professor Wins CIDQ Tregre Award

setser.pngThe Council for Interior Design Qualification (CIDQ) announces Katherine Setser as the 2018 Louis S. Tregre Award recipient, in acknowledgment of her years of outstanding volunteer service and contribution to the interior design profession.

A professor in the Department of Architecture and Interior Design at Miami University, Setser has focused much of her career on forensic design research, studying projects with interior-design related cases that resulted in harm with two goals in mind: recognizing the health and welfare impact of interior design and preventing harm in the future.

CIDQ Executive Director Thom Banks stated, “Katherine epitomizes what the Tregre Award was established to recognize. She has selflessly devoted herself to the cause of interior design and the advancement of the NCIDQ Exam.”

Created to honor the memory of Louis S. Tregre, CIDQ’s founding director, Tregre Award recipients exemplify Louis’ commitment to the practice of interior design. Setser’s many years of dedicated work on behalf of the interior design profession made her an obvious winner. The award will be presented to Setser at the CIDQ Annual Conference, November 9-10, 2018 at the Hutton Hotel in Nashville, TN.

About CIDQ: The Council for Interior Design Qualification (CIDQ) is the premier certifying organization for interior design professionals in North America. CIDQ develops and administers the three-part NCIDQ Examination, which tests interior designers’ knowledge of core competencies required for professional practice in the industry. The exam is based on CIDQ’s independent, comprehensive analysis of the profession and the daily practice of interior design in a range of settings. CIDQ continually updates the exam’s contents to ensure they reflect the most current skills required to design spaces which protect the health, safety, and welfare of the public.