ASID Recognizes IADT Faculty Member

April 19, 2007

Barbara Marini FASID, Program Chair of Interior Design at the International Academy of Design & Technology, was honored with Fellowship from the American Society of Interior Designers.

Troy, Mich. - The Program Chair of Interior Design, Barbara Marini, at the International Academy of Design & Technology (IADT) recently received award from the American Society of Interior Designers (ASID), Fellowship. Fellowship represents the highest honor the Society bestows on an exceptional volunteer or design visionary for his or her contributions to the advancement of ASID or to the interior design profession.

ASID granted Marini Fellowship because of her“commitment to excellence and her innovative approaches to teaching, resulting“in national enhancements to interior design education through adoption of Council for Interior Design Accreditation (formerly FIDER) higher accreditation standards, particularly in the areas of codes, sustainability and right to practice.

ASID had also awarded Marini with the Faculty of the Year Award in 2006, Member of the Year and Chapter Medalist award from the ASID Michigan Chapter in 2005, and the ASID/Joel Polsky Academic Achievement Award in 2000.

Marini is well known for her active involvement with ASID. She has had various roles in ASID since becoming a professional member in 1980 after successfully passing the NCIDQ Exam. She currently serves as a member-at-large of the ASID Board of Directors.

IADT is proud to have Barbara Marini heading up our Interior Design program, said Kathleen Fish-Gilbert, Director of Education at IADT.“Her dedication to continuously improving the program and the profession has a profound effect on the quality of education we can offer our students.

The International Academy of Design & Technology also offers college degree programs in Game Production, Graphic Design, Fashion Design, and Digital Media. IADT is accredited by the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools to award associate and bachelor's degrees. For more information about IADT please visit or call 888-838-2111.