Oct 03, 2023 By IIDA HQ
IIDA is The Future of Design
IIDA provides a roadmap to the future of design through membership, community, and YOU
By IIDA HQ Oct 03, 2023
Published in Membership

At IIDA, we’ve been looking to the future—and hope to bring you along with us! The power of membership in such a dynamic, innovative, and vibrant community means that you—yes you—can help us design that future. At IIDA we believe in the power of belonging and the power of diverse minds coming together to innovate, educate, advocate, and inspire.

In local chapters or campus centers, nationally and globally, IIDA members are committed to each other and to our collective futures. Membership provides mentorship and leadership opportunities, long-lasting connections, and the tools to help you expand your worldview—we’re here to guide and support you. Did you know that 87% of IIDA members have found jobs through the IIDA network? They’ve also found support through local NCIDQ study groups, a new career path through the IIDA Student Mentoring Program, been celebrated or honored for their innovative work and ideas, and even become involved in fighting for recognition of our profession through advocacy work.

Having a career in commercial interior design shouldn’t only be about designing spaces, but about building and shaping your communities, your workplace, and most importantly, our futures. The power to shape the built environment puts us at the forefront of creating inclusive and supportive spaces, fighting for the health of our climate, and ensuring the safety and health of our communities worldwide. We’re building what’s next, and we want to give YOU a seat at the table.

“I am excited about the future of design and the future of IIDA because we are bringing in voices for advocacy, inclusion and climate change.”

-Angie Lee, FIIDA | IIDA New York


The Future of Design

From advocacy and activism, to scholarships and educational funds, and even mentoring the next generation of designers, your IIDA membership supports programs that make an impact on the future of our design community—like the Design Your World education pathway program, the Converge Sustainability Council, Student Mentoring Program, Educator Diversity Award, and the IA Interior Architects Diversity in Design Scholarship.

The Future of Membership

IIDA provides tangible benefits and tools, as well as access to exclusive data and content such as the IIDA Compensation Calculator and the IIDA Ecomedes Platform, discounts on business insurance, and reduced event and design competition entry fees. When you support IIDA through membership, we support you through thought leadership, continued education, and thought-provoking discussions that help you take your career—and your business—to the next level.

“The most valuable feature of my IIDA membership is the connections that I've made. It’s truly an industry that values networking and building a sense of community.”

-Tara Headley, IIDA | Georgia Chapter |


The Future of Community

Your local IIDA community is your greatest asset, whether it’s your IIDA Chapter, City Center, or Campus Center, IIDA is the key to connecting you to your local, regional, and international design community. Your chapter provides you with the opportunity to connect with the people in your community for collaboration, information exchange, and moving forward, together.


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Don’t miss out on exclusive savings and member events by keeping your contact information up-to-date. Sign in to your account via the link in the upper right corner of any IIDA.org web page using your username and password. Need some help? Contact IIDA Member Services at membership@iida.org or +01-312-467-1950.

Being part of IIDA’s legacy means influencing design’s future and shaping a better, more equitable world—all while networking with renowned global designers and enjoying exclusive events and programming. Elevate your design career. Join IIDA today!

Make an impact—join or renew today!

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