Interior Design is an emerging profession, it is one of the most popular take-up degrees at university and it is one of the most underappreciated careers by associated professions.
This is due to the perception that designers spend money without consideration, budget control or ROI knowledge, that they are elite, untrained and expensive to engage. Such designers have caused reputation damage to the industry at large, and do not represent SBID membership.
In an attempt to address the negativity, we protect and promote our members. We achieve this through training and direction, campaigning and collaboration to protect. We showcase the profession through a highly regarded international awards programme, trade exhibitions, media coverage and honours by celebrating those leaders who have achieved success not just as a career, but have improved the image, the wellbeing and the culture of the British society through their work in the design industry beyond their personal job.
The criteria we look at targets three key drivers that are at the essence of everything SBID represents:
- Education - a minimal training by degree plus work experience to obtain SBID Accreditation as a qualified designer (thereafter 24 CPD Points p.a.)
- Standards – a code of conduct that meets and exchanges with our partners; peer organisations of USA & Canada as well as being the British representative of European Council of Interior Architects & Designers, the twenty year old grain satin of 17 member Countries able to meet the high entry standard.
- Practice - conduct towards peers, competitors, the next generation of professionals and reflection on the past, by honour, skill or legacy.
As part of raising the profile of the design profession, SBID wish to focus on an individual who has changed the future for the betterment of others. SBID created the Fellowship Award in 2010 – this special award is presented to one single person per year to honour personal achievement beyond day to day duties which improve the image of the design profession
- In 2012 Liam O’Connor was awarded the Fellow of the Year as the architect of the landmark Bomber Command Memorial in Green Park, unveiled by Her Majesty the Queen on 28th June wp-content/2012 for designing the memorial that was both controversial in scale and sheer existence, his tenacity through such austerity, standing tall against his peers, and creating a memorial fitting to the surrounding architecture of a scale that befits the cause, and for designing the first memorial with an interior.
- In 2011 the award was presented to the late Robin Gibb CBE if the Bee Gees for his many years contribution as President of CISAC the global copyright protection organisation of creative industries and Ambassador of Design to SBID .
- The SBID Fellowship Award was launched in 2010. The inaugural award was presented to Mark Wilkinson OBE in Milan with the British Consulate for his skill and contribution to craftsmanship in kitchen and furniture.
If you would like to nominate a person who has directly or indirectly carried out an unacknowledged task that improves the industry and lives of Society please send your nomination to firstname.lastname@example.org
The nomination should include:
- Name of nominee
- Reason for nomination
- Work carried out for industry
- Short Bio of nominee (200 words)
- Links to nominees website & relevant project ( if applicable)
- Contact details of nominee
- Your contact details
- 10. Relationship between nominee and proposer
The nominee panel will consider all applications using a point spring criteria to ensure full transparency is achieved. In the event of a tie, the final decision will be voted upon by the Executive Board.
Nominations for the 2013 Fellow of the Year open on December 1st and close on August 30th.