Two MSU Interior Design faculty members received the 2019 Interior Design Educators Council Community Service Award

Interior Design Associate Professor and Program Director Suk-Kyung Kim, PhD; and assistant professor Linda Nubani, PhD, received the 2019 Interior Design Educators Council Community Service award at the 2019 IDEC Conference on March 5-9 in Charlotte, NC.

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Suk-Kyung Kim, PhD, associate professor and program director, and Linda Nubani, PhD, assistant professor, stand with their certificates for the 2019 Interior Design Educators Council Community Service award.

Interior Design Associate Professor and Program Director Suk-Kyung Kim, PhD; and assistant professor Linda Nubani, PhD, received the 2019 Interior Design Educators Council Community Service award at the 2019 IDEC Conference on March 5-9 in Charlotte, NC.

The award recognizes and honors significant contribution of community service. The Interior Design Educators Council recognizes service to include a variety of activities, such as making a difference to a community or special needs group, service-learning projects that build the awareness and value of interior design, efforts in the advancement and dedication to the promotion of IDEC, effort in the advancement of interior design education or design scholarship, or an activity demonstrating significant community engagement.

Kim nominated herself and Nubani for the award based on their ongoing MSU-DNR Partnership for Sustainable Park Planning and Design. Submission requires a nomination letter and three support references.

Kim was a core faculty member to establish this partnership at the School of Planning, Design and Construction in fall 2011 with Monica Day. Since the official partnership started in spring 2012, this school initiative has been supporting course projects in the construction management, interior design and landscape architecture programs. Nubani joined this partnership in fall 2016.

The partnership emphasizes sustainable design and green building aspects. Students have been practicing green design solutions for state parks and buildings located in the state parks in Michigan.

“I appreciate the Michigan Department of Natural Resource supporting this partnership for seven years. I also appreciate former and current students who have contributed to this partnership,” Kim said.

In addition to two Interior Design professors, Tim Mrozowski, emeritus professor of Construction Management, and Jun-Hyun Kim associate professor and program director of Landscape Architecture.

Learn more at Student Parks Project. For more information about the partnership and course projects, contact Suk-Yung Kim.


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