IDC Celebrates Outstanding IDC Members

At IDC’s Awards Gala, taking place Sept. 13 in Vancouver, B.C, interior design experts across Canada will come together to celebrate outstanding IDC members, their work and innovation within the interior design community.

The Awards Gala will honour winners of the 2019 Value of Design Awards (VODA), recognize participants of the PROpel Emerging Leaders program and acknowledge the Robert Ledingham Scholarship, BYU Design Bursary, and the Wayne Thomson Bursary.

New this year, IDC will honour Glen Brewer, President, Midgley Tecnica, who is the winner of IDC Legacy Award for Distinguished Service.

Glen Brewer is an executive with over 25 years of experience in the design and construction industries. He is a current IDC board member, representing Industry. Glen is also IDC’s Industry committee chair and leads IDC’s Sales Professionals Training Courses. Glen is a strong advocate for designers and the design community as an author, teacher, and presenter for IDCEC CEUs. He is an active participant in IDC’s national DesignEX shows as both a speaker/presenter and table-top attendee.

The recipient of this award exemplifies outstanding service and dedication to IDC and more broadly to the interior design community in Canada. The award honours the individuals, companies or institutions that are recognized as being trailblazers to the design community nationally.

Additionally, three IDC members will be inducted into the IDC College of Fellows during the Awards Gala.

Fran Underwood
Fran’s design experience covers work in office and retail, residential, exhibits and displays and construction project management. Self-employed since 1992, she partnered with Kelly Moore in “UNDERWOOD & MOORE INTERIOR DESIGNERS” in Chester, NS for 18 years. Commercial design projects include: Canadian Red Cross, Tradewinds Real Estate offices, Atlantica Oak Island Inn & Resort, Chester Playhouse, Pattison Outdoor, Premiere Storage, Mahone Insurance and several Chester retail shops. Since 2011, her concentration has been on residential work. Projects include a complete re-build of an 80’s cottage into a family retirement home near Digby, NS; a rejuvenation of an 1860’s Gothic Revival residence in Mahone Bay, two QEII Hospital Foundation Lottery cottages and a complete redesign of split-entry home in Lunenburg to be totally barrier free.

Helen Christensen
Over the years, Helen had the opportunity to work for and with multiple other professionals such as Engineers, Architects and other Interior Designers in Commercial, Institutional and Hospitality design. She was the owner of her own design firm for over 20 years as well as worked in both Facilities and Project Manager Positions. Each experience influenced and rewarded Helen in unique ways. She is a firm believer in challenging yourself, never being afraid to take on a new experience and that these new endeavours are how we grow as professionals and individuals.

clinton hummel
clinton hummel is the the leading force at Paisley Park Inc.  A design professional since 1992, through listening, foreseeing and understanding client challenges throughout a project’s life cycle, clinton is an active member of IDC and formerly served as treasurer on IDC’s Board of Management.

Fellows are currently, or were previously, Registered/Full members who have been nominated and approved by the Board of Management. Fellows are nominated based on their significant contribution to the Association, through distinguished service to the betterment of IDC, the interior design profession, or the applied arts.

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