Hassell Managing Director Rob Backhouse has been named a fellow of the International Federation of Interior Architects/Designers (IFI).

The IFI Fellowship has been established to recognise international achievement in interior architecture and design.

Though news about the fellowship came as a surprise, Rob says he felt honoured to be acknowledged by his professional peers at a global level.

Rob has been Managing Director of Hassell for six years where he not only leads the practice internationally, but also plays a key role in many of their milestone projects around the world.

The International Federation of Interior Architects/Designers is the global voice and authority for professional interior architects/designers. It is the sole international federating body for Interior Architecture/Design organisations, and acts as a global forum for the exchange and development of knowledge and experience in worldwide education, research and practice.