Samford Interior Architecture Students Sweep IDIE Awards

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.


ABOUT SAMFORD UNIVERSITY -- Samford University is a premier nationally ranked Christian university. Founded in 1841, Samford is the 87th oldest institution of higher education in the United States. U.S. News & World Report ranks Samford 3rd among regional universities in the South, and Samford is recognized as the top-ranked university in the state of Alabama in national rankings published by Forbes Inc, The Economist and The Wall Street Journal. Samford enrolls 5,509 students from 45 states and 30 countries in its 10 academic units: arts, arts and sciences, business, divinity, education, health professions, law, nursing, pharmacy, and public health. Samford also fields 17 NCAA Division I teams that compete in the tradition-rich Southern Conference.