Tracy Hickman 1st winner of Chicago Interior Design Hall of Fame
Casual Living Staff -- Casual Living, February 6, 2012
Chicago - The Design Center at the Merchandise Mart and Luxe Interiors + Design magazine named Tracy Hickman the winner of the first annual Chicago Interior Design Hall of Fame.
She accepted the award last week at a gala at the Merchandise Mart.
Second runner up, Darcy Bonner of Darcy Bonner and Associates and first runners up Shea Soucie and Martin Horner of Soucie Horner Ltd were also recognized.
"The event was a huge milestone for the Chicago Design community as it's the first award of its kind," said Julia Chappell, managing director of marketing for the Design Center. "Our goal with the Chicago Interior Design Hall of Fame was to bring recognition to the vast array of design talent in the Chicago-area and honor the many designers who have contributed to interior design, civic endeavors and overall community well-being."
The ten nominees were selected by a jury of Design Center and Luxe Interiors + Design representatives. They included Susan Fredman of Susan Fredman Design Group, Alex Jordan and Dan Smieszny of Gregga Jordan Smieszny Inc, Gary Lee of Gary Lee Partners, Suzanne Lovell of Suzanne Lovell Inc, Margaret McCurry of Tigerman McCurry Architects, Frank Ponterio of Frank Ponterio Interior Design and Tom Stringer of Tom Stringer Design Associates.
In addition, Judy Niedermaier was honored with a special video tribute at the Awards Gala and received Posthumous Recognition for her many contributions to the design community.
Luxe Interiors + Design is owned by HTT parent company Sandow Media.