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Kia Weatherspoon
kia weatherspoon determined by design

The design voice of impact and change—Determined by Design founder Kia Weatherspoon, NCIDQ, ASID, D.F.A (h.c) has spent the last 15 years defying every design stereotype. The most damaging—interior design is a luxury reserved for a few. Her voice, advocacy for Design Equity™, and design practice have shifted the narrative, making interior design a standard for all. Weatherspoon is challenging the lack of these standards in economically challenged communities. Her presence and leadership have created ripples, prompting housing developers, agencies, and industry partners in economically challenged communities to not just take notice of her work—but to do better.

As a design industry advocate and educator in business leadership, equity, and diversity, Weatherspoon has been recognized as ICFF Design of the Year, has an Honorary Doctorate from the New York School of Interior Design, and ASID National Design for Humanity, a HIP Designer for Good by Interior Design Magazine, CREW Washington, DC Raise Your Voice Awardee, a part of the Washington Business Journal’s 40 under 40 Class, and the International Interior Design Association Luna Textile/Anna Hernandez Visionary Award recipient.