LIM College’s Maxwell Hall, which was expanded and renovated by Marner Architecture in 2009, has been recognized with an award for design excellence in the International Interior Design Association’s (IIDA) 2010 Lester Dundes Interior Design Competition. This is Maxwell Hall’s second award in as many months, as this space also recently received an Outstanding Design award from American School & University (AS&U) magazine.

The Lester Dundes Interior Design Competition was established in 2004 to recognize extraordinary design projects and honor the members of the New York Chapter of the IIDA for their contributions to these exceptional projects and the design teams that created them. Lester Dundes, legendary publisher of Interior Design magazine, was a tireless advocate for the interior design profession. IIDA NY established the Lester Dundes Interior Design Competition to honor his memory.

The IIDA is a professional networking and educational association with 13,000 members in 29 chapters around the world. IIDA strives to create a strong niche for the most talented and visionary interior design professionals, to elevate the profession to the level it warrants, and to lead the way for the next generation of interior design innovators. The IIDA also provides a forum to demonstrate design professionals’ impact on the health, safety, well-being and virtual soul of the public, balancing passion for good design and strategy for best business practices.