Joseph Danielsen, a junior at Iowa State University of Science and Technology, is the winner of the national 2015 Raymond Waites Design Competition. He entered his elegant vision of a traditional/eclectic Indoor Gourmet Kitchen with Attached Outdoor Entertainment Area and Pool, and he will receive a $5000 cash prize and a trip to the High Point International Furniture Market in October.

DanielsonAs the winner, Joseph will be treated to exclusive tours of showrooms and events as well as be guest of honor at a reception on Monday, October 19, at the 200 Steele Building. It will be hosted by Raymond Waites and co-sponsored by the Educational Foundation of the International Furnishings and Design Association (IFDA) with the participation of the 200 Steele Building. The winning entry, along with others, will be on display at the reception.

The competition is the third and final Raymond Waites Design Competition to be sponsored by the Educational Foundation of IFDA. Joseph says he will use the money to pursue study in Paris, France, in the spring semester. He wishes to pursue a career in high-end residential interior design.


Joyce Poynton, FIFDA
IFDA Educational Foundation