Thursday, January 20, 2011

Cameron Stiles honored with Keith Hooks Volunteer Excellence Award!

Cameron Stiles, CID, FASID, LEED AP and Principal with KSA Interiors in Richmond, VA has been honored with the Keith Hooks Volunteer Excellence Award in recognition of her outstanding contributions to the Council for Interior Design Accreditation (CIDA).

Cameron has been involved with CIDA leadership in a variety of capacities for 13 years. Currently serving her second term on CIDA’s Accreditation Commission, she also chaired the Commission in 2008 and 2009. A member of CIDA’s Site Visitor Committee, a working group that successfully developed a new system for site visitor training, Cameron assisted in the planning and delivery of three consecutive site visitor training sessions from 2006-2008. Additionally in 2008, Cameron served on CIDA’s Accreditation Process Task Force which developed the accreditation framework (process, procedure, and support services) that led to the effective and seamless implementation of Professional Standards in 2009.

CIDA established the Keith Hooks Volunteer Excellence Award as a legacy to former Director Keith Hooks whose 20+ years of volunteer leadership immeasurably impacted thousands of students in CIDA-accredited programs. “Cameron Stiles’ many contributions to CIDA are substantial and worthy of this highest honor,” states Robert Wright, Board Chair. “Her commitment to strengthening CIDA accreditation is clear, and the quality of her volunteer leadership (is) exceptional. The Board is very pleased to recognize her achievements with this award.”

As a principal at KSA Interiors, Cameron embraces relationships with her clients and associates to mentor and inspire design innovation. Through her involvement on advisory boards and as a guest lecturer with Virginia Commonwealth University, her alma mater, Cameron continues to shape the careers of young design students and emerging practitioners.

For nearly thirty years, Cameron has selflessly donated her time and energy to raising the standards of the interior design profession by championing excellence in design and serving on several ASID leadership councils. In 2008, she was inducted into the ASID College of Fellows for her unsurpassed service to their organization, her dedication to the Council for Interior Design Accreditation (CIDA), her award-winning design projects, and her coveted mentoring abilities.

Over 130 interior design educators and practitioners currently volunteer for CIDA. Only one Keith Hooks Volunteer Excellence Award is presented annually.

The Council for Interior Design Accreditation is an independent, non-profit, accrediting organization responsible for setting standards and evaluating degree granting interior design programs. Learn more at