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Announcing the 2019 Circle of Excellence!


Viveca Bissonnette, FIIDA, CID, LEED AP

With more than 30 years of professional experience in the fields of both cultural anthropology and interior design, Viveca Bissonnette brings a unique approach and broad breadth of experience and knowledge to her professional pursuits. As co-founder and design principal at Hollander Design Group (HDG) headquartered in San Diego, Viveca leads the firm’s workplace strategy practice employing ethnography to inform design. Outside of HDG, Viveca is actively involved in the design and art community. She is currently a member of the New School of Architecture’s interior design program advisory council and has held board positions with the San Diego Architectural Foundation (SDAF) and the California Council for Interior Design Certification (CCIDC), among other organizations. Most notably she has been deeply involved with the International Interior Design Association (IIDA), beginning with her involvement as a student, leading to her recognition in 2004 as one of ten designers to watch in the country as part of IIDA’s 10-year anniversary celebrations. Viveca was elected to the International Board of Directors in 2008 advancing to the roll of President in 2010. Viveca continued to serve on the International Board of Directors for 7 years. In 2011, Viveca was inducted into IIDA’s College of Fellows—the highest and most prestigious honor IIDA bestows.

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Announcing the 2016 Circle of Excellence Honoree

The IIDA SoCal Calibre Design Awards 2016 committee is excited to announce this year’s Circle of Excellence honoree:


Barbara Dunn, FIIDA

A principal at Gensler’s Los Angeles office, Barbara Dunn is a recognized industry leader and award-winning Certified Contract Interior Designer.  She has been published in Interior Design, Interiors, Daily Law Journal, The Wall Street Journal and California Business. She is passionate about mentoring the next generation and consistently inspires design professionals to challenge themselves and to elevate the industry.  Barbara served as President of the IIDA Southern California Chapter, which under her leadership was awarded the Best Large Chapter of the Year.  She has been inducted as a Fellow to both the IIDA and the College of Law Practice Management.  She currently serves on the board of the Southern California Chapter of CoreNet Global as the Vice President of Education, as well as the board and executive committee of the Santa Monica Museum of Art that is reinventing the museum’s mission as it prepares move to downtown LA.

Barbara will join a prestigious group of past Circle Of Excellence winners including Carl Magnussen (2010), Ed Friedrichs (2011), Ray Anderson, (2012), Lauren Rottet (2013), and Pam Light (2014) amongst others.

Submission Period Beginning Soon!
Opens December 1, 2015. FINAL submissions due Friday, January 29, 2016 at 5pm.

Mark Your Calendars!
Save the date for Friday, May 13, 2016