Save the date for our annual IIDA Georgia’s chapter event on Friday, May 10, 2019!

Leaders Breakfast is a great opportunity to reunite with a diverse group of professionals in our industry. This event recognizes the limitless impact of design by offering a motivational keynote speaker and an inspiring honoree who has made a tremendous impact on the world of design. We are very excited to gather and celebrate another year with you and our wonderful patrons.

#iidaleadersbreakfast #iidageorgia #interiordesign #savethedate #creative #breakfast #networking @iida_hq @hermanmiller @interiordesignmag

When: May 10

Where: Four Seasons Atlanta, 75 14th St. NE, Atlanta, Georgia

Speaker: Jen Hidinger-Kendrick, Co-founder, Staplehouse and Spokesperson, Giving Kitchen

Connect: Website, Instagram

Honoree: Stephanie D. Kirkpatrick, IIDA, ASID, Director of Interior Design, Niles Bolton Associates

Leadership Award of Excellence Honoree

Stephanie D. Kirkpatrick, IIDA, ASID

Director of Interior Design - Niles Bolton Associates

Stephanie Kirkpatrick, IIDA, ASID, offers more than two decades of experience in strategic planning and design consulting as well as administration and management. She brings a varied perspective, having been an NBA client, the head of real estate for a private university, and a consultant, acting as project manager and designer for a number of large corporate ventures. Kirkpatrick is NCIDQ certified and a member of the Commercial Real Estate Women, ASID, and IIDA, where she served as president of the Georgia chapter.


Keynote Speaker

Jen Hidinger-Kendrick

Co-Founder of Atlanta’s Staplehouse and Giving Kitchen’s Spokesperson

In her role as co-founder of Atlanta's Staplehouse, Jen Hidinger-Kendrick orchestrates the development and execution of the restaurant's design, operational features, and business management.

Since opening in September 2015, Staplehouse has been named Bon Appetit’s Best New Restaurant in America, GQ’s Best New Restaurant, Atlanta Magazine’s #1 Restaurant in Atlanta (two years in a row), Eater Atlanta’s Restaurant of the Year, was a James Beard finalist for Best New Restaurant, on the cover of Entrepreneur magazine, and had feature segments on CNN, NBC Nightly News, CBS Sunday Mornings, and TODAY.

Staplehouse is the for-profit subsidiary of Giving Kitchen (GK), a 501c3 that provides emergency assistance to food service workers through financial support and a network of community resources. As co-founder and spokesperson for GK, Hidinger-Kendrick advises on brand awareness and community involvement, while providing a personal account in telling the story of GK to both local and national audiences.

Past Honorees