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The Future of Belonging: IIDA brings the world closer, allowing members to tap into the best, brightest, and most forward-thinking visionaries from a wide range of industries and specialties.

We celebrate and advance the practice and professionalism of design, working with you and your local design community to raise awareness and foster supportive legislation. Through your membership, we champion diversity and the inclusiveness that reminds us design is for everyone. Together, we’re future-focused and real-world ready, a powerful collective force that creates better careers in design, and a better design industry.

"I am grateful for all the wonderful experiences to mentor, be mentored as well as forming lasting friendships made along the way. IIDA has given me and others a platform to create change. With IIDA as our backbone, there is no boundary to what we can accomplish together.
Dani Sheley, IIDA, 2023 IIDA Member of the Year, Gateway Chapter

Read more about Dani's member journey at IIDA


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.

IIDA provides tangible benefits and tools, as well as access to exclusive data and content such as 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, continuing education, and thought-provoking discussions that help you take your career—and your business—to the next level.

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We Work for You

Membership in IIDA not only provides you with a global community dedicated to shaping our collective futures, but your local chapter, city center, or campus center gives you access to a local network of design professionals in your own backyard. You'll connect with other members for professional development, leadership and mentorship/mentee opportunities, and for collaboration, leadership opportunities, and the ability to affect change in your local and regional communities. Learn more

IIDA Foundation
The IIDA Foundation
facilitates tuition reimbursement, scholarships, and financial awards for IIDA members and our industry including:

  • NCIDQ, LEED, and WELL certification tuition reimbursement
  • Monetary awards and recognition for students, educators, and business owners
  • Partnership with members in facilitating scholarship and awards programs

Continuing Education

IIDA offers members local and international IDCEC-approved courses including webinars, like IIDA's signature Collective D(esign) program, take-home CEUs and quick links to educational tools throughout the year. Learn more

As commercial interior designers, you have the opportunity to work with IIDA to advocate for legal recognition through registration, and/or certification of interior designers who work in a code-impacted environment so that you may expect more from your careers in terms of control, growth, and project ownership. Learn more

IIDA Career Center
Members have access to discounted postings for job opportunities and complimentary internship postings. Learn more

Industry Recognition
IIDA members are eligible to be nominated for industry awards, honors, and recognition as Members, Educators, and Students of the Year, IIDA Fellowship, Emeritus, and discounts for design competitions.

Personal Recognition
IIDA members are permitted to use the IIDA professional designation as well as the personalized member logo to recognize their commitment to advancing the A+D industry.

Membership Directory
IIDA Members have access to the full membership roster including designers and industry members. Log in to learn more


IIDA provides members with access to the full annual IIDA Demographic Survey and the searchable results tool to dive deeper into the data.

Learn more about IIDA Member Benefits here

Designed to Last a Lifetime

Retired Status
IIDA recognizes that when you are passionate about design, that passion often lasts a lifetime - whether you are currently practicing or not. If you want to retain your membership through retirement, or if you are unable to continue practicing due to disability, illness, unemployment, or relocation, contact memberservices@iida.org to inquire about Inactive or Retired Status.

Emeritus Honor

The IIDA Emeritus status is an esteemed member type awarded to retired IIDA Professional members. An IIDA Emeritus member has greatly contributed to the interior design and/or architectural industry in their life and career. This honor recognizes and respects an individual’s lifelong commitment to IIDA, and contributions and accomplishments which are consistent with IIDA's mission and vision. Learn more

Code of Ethics

IIDA believes it is essential for all members to conduct business in a respectable and responsible manner between fellow IIDA members and the general public. It is the responsibility of all IIDA members to adopt and uphold these guidelines of behavior from the code of ethics, presenting a positive reflection of themselves, the industry and the Association. The IIDA code of ethics is available at each membership level.

For questions or more information, contact memberservices@iida.org