What is IIDA?

The International Interior Design Association (IIDA) is a professional networking and educational association of more than 13,000 Members in 10 specialty Forums in 31 Chapters around the world committed to enhancing the quality of life through excellence in Interior Design and advancing Interior Design through knowledge.

The IIDA is dedicated to providing meaningful resources to commercial interior designers and their clients, advancing the value of interior design to business decision makers as a way to solve problems, support culture and enhance business value.

IIDA is the preeminent association for the Commercial Interior Design profession.

IIDA Illinois Chapter

The IIDA Illinois Chapter is a regional resource for knowledge sharing, advocacy of interior designers right-to-practice, professional education, and expansion of interior design markets. We make designers better.

The History of the IIDA

The International Interior Design Association (IIDA) was founded in 1994 as a 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). IIDA embodies the merger’s goal to create an international association with a united mission that would represent interior designers worldwide and speak on their behalf with a single voice.

What is an Interior Designer?

The Professional Interior Designer is qualified by education, experience, and examination to enhance the function and quality of interior spaces.

IIDA Stands To:

Nurture the global design community; Provide superior information about interior design and related issues, using its own rapidly developing knowledge center as a resource; Advocate for design excellence; Maintain educational standards; Respond to trends in business and design; and Celebrate the profession.

Be a Part of Elevating Our Professions

IIDA is the leading edge of research, development  and growth of our professions.

Expand Your Network

We all know that networking is key in moving and shaking in the community! This is true for individuals, as well as for firms.

Support Our Future Designers

As designers we owe it to our profession to guide young and future designers. We enjoy sharing our knowledge with the younger generation, and we are truly inspired by the energy that students bring to us!

Celebrate Great Design!

IIDA has a great design award programs that celebrate and recognize design excellence at local and global levels with IIDA RED.

Expand Your Horizons – Think Globally!

IIDA is an international organization, with members in 58 countries. IIDA continues to grow our network, and connect with our partners around the world.

Collaborate With Our Partner Disciplines

Interior Designers, Architects, Landscape Architects, Facility Managers, Real Estate Brokers, Marketing Professionals can connect and learn from one another through partner associations and their events.

To review the IIDA Code of Conduct, please click here

IIDA Illinois Chapter Office

20960 Frankfort Square Road | Suite B
Frankfort, IL 60423
Contact: Jen Hendrickson