Doug Shapiro, vice president of research and insights at OFS, received the prestigious recognition as the winner of a HiP Leader Award from Interior Design at NeoCon 2021. Focused on industry people and innovative products, the HiP awards recognize and honor pioneers and achievements in the commercial design industry.
“I am honored and humbled to be recognized as a leader in the industry where I’ve spent my career, alongside many worthy nominees,” Shapiro said. “I’m looking forward to continuing meaningful conversations through Imagine a Place, as well as industry initiatives that move us forward, toward a more equitable, sustainable, and people-centric future.”
Shapiro was recognized for his more than 15 years of experience collaborating with product and interior designers from around the globe. A well-respected and expressive thought leader in the design industry, Shapiro is the host of the highly-rated Imagine a Place podcast that inspires connection and collaboration, while exploring the role place plays in people’s lives. He has hosted guests from Fortune 500 companies and aspiring entrepreneurs alike, facilitating authentic conversations about everything from the latest workplace trends to neuroscience and architecture.
Shapiro served on IIDA’s international board from 2015-2020 and still plays a key role in programming for IIDA student members. He supports meaningful IIDA programming efforts, such as Design Your World, a program for high school students that provides educational design opportunities and addresses diversity in design at the source. Shapiro played a key role in facilitating OFS’ involvement in the pilot program, which kicked off this year. He also serves on the advisory board for Kansas State University’s Interior Architecture and Industrial Design department.
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