Dale Greenwald receives Leadership Award of Excellence from IIDA NY

Dale Greenwald receives Leadership Award of Excellence from IIDA NY

May 22, 2024

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We’re thrilled to share that Dale Greenwald, interior design leader in our NYC office, is the recipient of the 2024 Leadership Award of Excellence from the International Interior Design Association’s New York Chapter (IIDA NY). Dale was celebrated by more than 700 attendees at the IIDA’s Leaders Breakfast on May 9th in Manhattan.

During a video presentation at the event, colleagues and industry peers celebrated his mastery of design thinking, harnessing its transformative potential to enhance the human experience. Guided by an open-minded approach and an unwavering dedication to precision, he places teamwork at the forefront of his endeavors. Beyond his professional achievements, Dale serves as an active member of IIDA, served as President of IIDA NY in 2008, co-chaired its Futurists Forum (formerly Facilities Forum), and most recently co-chaired its Business Leadership Training program with Pace University's Lubin School of Business.

Dale Greenwald receives Leadership Award of Excellence from IIDA NY

Upon accepting the award, Dale stressed the importance of self-reflection and personal responsibility, encouraging the audience to embrace their unique leadership style and take ownership of their growth journey. “Good leaders know when to lead and when to follow; they ask for help and encourage others to step in,” he said.


  • Good leaders also acknowledge and celebrate the contributions of their team members. They demonstrate grace and humility and constantly seek to learn from other leaders. And most importantly, leadership starts with how you lead yourself.

    Dale Greenwald

With over 30 years of experience, Dale has led interiors projects across diverse sectors, from higher education to healthcare and workplace. Notable projects include Memorial Sloan Kettering's New Cancer Pavilion, Northwell Health's Petrocelli Surgical Pavilion, Bucknell University’s Holmes Hall, and the U.S. Census Bureau Headquarters (designed while at SOM), among others.