Published on April 11, 2017 by Ashley Smith  
IDIE Awards Interior Architecture 2017

Three Samford University interior architecture students were recognized for their accomplishments at the IDIE awards April 7. This biannual design awards ceremony was hosted by the Alabama chapter of the International Interior Design Association. 

There were three categories for which students could enter their studio projects, and Samford students swept awards in all three. Drew Pederson, a senior from Moorestown, New Jersey, took home the award for Corporate Office; Rich Fridy, a senior from New Port Richey, Florida, received the award for Restaurant/Hospitality; and Madelon Roser, a senior from Boise, Idaho, accepted the award for Student Choice. 

“I am proud of the outstanding achievements and character of these and all of our interior architecture students,” said Jeannie Krumdieck, professor and chair of Samford’s Department of Interior Architecture. “These awards speak to the quality of our curriculum, faculty and staff, and to the university as a whole. Samford interior architecture receives unprecedented support from IIDA, and the local professional design and architectural community.  Without their support, we would not be where we are today.” 

Students from Samford, Auburn University, the University of Alabama and the University of North Alabama were eligible to participate for student awards. 

Olivia Williams is a journalism and mass communication major and a news and feature writer in the Division of Marketing and Communication.

 
Samford is a leading Christian university offering undergraduate programs grounded in the liberal arts with an array of nationally recognized graduate and professional schools. Founded in 1841, Samford is the 87th-oldest institution of higher learning in the United States. The Wall Street Journal ranks Samford 1st nationally for student engagement and U.S. News & World Report ranks Samford 66th in the nation for best undergraduate teaching and 104th nationally for best value. Samford enrolls 5,683 students from 47 states and 19 countries in its 10 academic schools: arts, arts and sciences, business, divinity, education, health professions, law, nursing, pharmacy and public health. Samford fields 17 athletic teams that compete in the tradition-rich Southern Conference, and ranks 3rd nationally for its Graduation Success Rate among all NCAA Division I schools.