Gensler’s Judy Pesek Awarded IIDA Fellow Distinction

04/08/2013 | Gensler

The International Interior Design Association (IIDA) named Judy Pesek of Gensler to the prestigious College of Fellows . Admission to the College of Fellows is the highest honor paid by IIDA to its professional members, recognizing those whose activities and efforts have benefitted and enhanced IIDA, and whose design works have influenced and enhanced the Interior Design profession. Judy was one of three inductees.

Judy, FIIDA, LEED AP, Regional Managing Principal, is dedicated to making the most of her leadership positions. In her 25 years with Gensler, she has been instrumental in growing the business of the D.C.; Houston, Charlotte and Dallas offices. And in the 11 years she has served the Dallas office, she helped to guide it to two IIDA Pinnacle Awards, designation as AIA Firm of the Year (2008) and Corporate Citizen of the Year (2012). As an IIDA Fellow, she aspires to connect to universities to mentor the next generation of designers, and to continue to use the power of design to effect positive change in the community.

Judy is a trusted advisor to such leading corporations as Devon Energy, Marathon Oil Company, Hunt Oil Company, Duke Energy, AT&T and Perot Systems (Now Dell) many of whom she has worked with for 30 years.

“I am thrilled to be named as an IIDA Fellow and proud to contribute to the enhancement of our profession and the mentorship of the next generation of interior designers,” said Judy. “I look forward to collaborating with my Fellow peers to further IIDA’s mission.”

“The College of Fellows is honored to receive these three proven leaders in the profession,” said Peggy Noakes, FIIDA, IIDA College of Fellows Chair. “Their outstanding dedication, the exemplary standard of their work and their achievements in the field speak to their commitment to Interior Design and to the goals of IIDA.”

Judy will be introduced and celebrated with the other 2013 IIDA Fellows at the IIDA Annual Meeting, Sunday, June 9, 2013, at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Chicago. For more information on the IIDA Fellow program, please visit

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