IIDA New England fashion show HDR attendees

HDR Honored for Most Innovative Designs at IIDA New England Fashion Show

The New England chapter of the International Interior Design Association recently presented HDR with the award for Most Innovative Designs at the 20th Annual Fashion Show in Boston. 

Members of the HDR team included Asli Baran, architectural coordinator, Kendra Hayes, interior design coordinator, Meghan Mele, interior designer, and Oana Pavunev, architectural coordinator, with modeling by Marissa Birtz, senior economist, and Salina Martin, rail engineer.

Complementary to the show’s “Reflection” theme, the HDR team created fashions primarily out of dichroic film, which is traditionally used in window treatments, and crushed mirror aggregate, which is usually found in terrazzo monolithic flooring. The looks also included upholstery/drapery fabric, adding to a completed look that featured rotating skirts powered by a motorized battery, which wowed the audience.

“Our HDR family couldn’t be more proud of this team of design professionals who excel not only in designing the next world-class hospital or higher education laboratory, but also in our larger design community,” said Chad Reilly, managing principal of HDR’s Boston architecture studio. “This was only their second year participating in the event, and we look forward to their accomplishments in the future.”

The teams partnered with industry manufacturers to create and model one-of-a-kind fashions exclusively fabricated from tools of their trade — carpet, wall coverings, tile, lighting and more. The sold-out event featured nearly 30 design teams from the IIDA New England chapter as they battled it out on the runway in front of a live audience at the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center.

The HDR-designed fashions were later exhibited at the Light and Sound Gala at the Peabody Essex Museum on November 9th.

HDR employs more than 150 architecture, engineering, environmental, construction and related professionals in Greater Boston and New England.

About HDR

For more than a century, HDR has partnered with clients to shape communities and push the boundaries of what’s possible. Our expertise spans nearly 10,000 employees, in more than 200 locations around the world — and counting. Our engineering, architecture, environmental and construction services bring an impressive breadth of knowledge to every project. Our optimistic approach to finding innovative solutions defined our past and drives our future.