International Interior Design Association (IIDA)

Mission:The International Interior Design Association (IIDA) works to enhance quality of life through excellence in interior design and to advance interior design through knowledge, value and community. IIDA is a professional networking and educational association of 13,000 members in 10 specialty Forums in 29 Chapters around the world.

History: IIDA was founded in 1994 as the result of a merger of the Institute of Business Designers (IBD); the International Society of Interior Designers (ISID); and the Council of Federal Interior Designers (CFID). The goal of the merger was to create an international association with a united mission that would represent interior designers worldwide. Since that date, IIDA has worked to convene communities of interior designers across regions and specialties representing the interests for the entire community.

Global Network: IIDA is committed to facilitating a global community for Members through IIDA's website. Through the site, you will be able to navigate your way to professional success with the Association.

Networking and Resources

IIDA provides Members with the sources to reach expertise, knowledge and contacts. Chapters and City Centers are the visible strength of our Association, and their networking events allow our professionals to connect on more personal terms that encourage trust, collaboration, and innovation. Use your contacts as leverage in seeking out opportunities and solidifying partnerships. The people you interact with form a microcosm of the design world.!

Apply Online Here or Download Student Membership Form here

West Valley College and IIDA

West Valley College is a recognized IIDA Campus Center, which is fueled by active IIDA student membership. Student members receive solid support through a dedicated student task force, top-notch student and professional events, leadership opportunities, a wealth of networking, and educational workshops in conjunction with the local Silicon Valley branch and Northern California chapter. Members can keep current as well as contribute their ideas with IIDA’s communications including a magazine, newsletter, blog, social networking sites, and online knowledge center. The campus center works in tandem with the local chapter. As a member of a Campus Center you can cultivate your leadership skills, offer valuable networking opportunities in conjunction with your local Chapter, and gain recognition by your department for putting together informative programs.

Examples of local events are Silicon Valley tour of commercial buildings, annual portfolio reviews by industry professionals, member only events at local businesses.

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IIDA Membership

In addition, you may elect to participate in:

  • IIDAs Annual International Mentoring Week
  • Student Sustainable Design Competition
  • Lloy Hack Memorial Essay Competition
  • Campus Center activities
  • Scholarship opportunities
  • Continuing Education Programs

The local IIDA chapter accepts senior students works to be posted on the student portfolio section. Be sure to submit your work.