Tracy Hickman first winner of Chicago Interior Design Hall of Fame
Tanya Merritte -- Casual Living, February 9, 2012
The Design Center at the Merchandise Mart and Luxe Interiors + Design magazine named Tracy Hickman the winner of the inaugural Chicago Interior Design Hall of Fame.
Also recognized wer first runners up, Shea Soucie and Martin Horner of Soucie Horner Ltd., and second runner up, Darcy Bonner of Darcy Bonner and Associates.
"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 10en 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.
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