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Interior Design-Related Professional Associations



"Through education, knowledge sharing, advocacy, community building and outreach, the Society strives to advance the interior design profession and, in the process, to demonstrate and celebrate the power of design to positively change people's lives. Its more than 36,000 members engage in a variety of professional programs and activities through a network of 48 chapters throughout the United States and Canada." 


"NOMA’s mission, rooted in a rich legacy of activism, is to empower our local chapters and membership to foster justice and equity in communities of color through outreach, community advocacy, professional development and design excellence."

"The U.S. Green Building Council is a 501(c)(3) non-profit community of leaders working to make green buildings available to everyone within a generation. USGBC is committed to a prosperous and sustainable future through cost-efficient and energy-saving green buildings." 


The Interior Design Educators Council (IDEC) is the professionally recognized association for interior design educators in North America. The stated purpose of the organization is to be “dedicated to the development and improvement of interior design education, to establish and strengthen lines of communication between individuals, educational institutions and organizations concerned with interior design, and to strive to improve teaching of interior design, and through it the professional level of interior design.” 


Interior Design-Related Professional Associations

The International Interior Design Association "provides a forum to demonstrate design professionals’ impact on the health, safety, well being and virtual soul of the public, balancing passion for good design and strategy for best business practices." (quoted from website)




"Founded in 1972, the Interior Designers of Canada (IDC)is the national advocacy association for the interior design profession. As the national advocacy body, IDC represents more than 5,500 members including fully qualified interior designers, Intern members (who have yet to pass their exams), students, educators and retired members. In addition, we have as members over 300 manufacturers and suppliers who provide products and services for interior design projects and firms." (quoted from website)


"The American Academy of Healthcare Interior Designers certifies the knowledge, skills and abilities of healthcare interior designers. Board Certified Healthcare Interior Design certificants are distinguished and qualified by education, examination, and work experience to practice healthcare interior design." (quoted from website)


Last Updated: Jul 11, 2024 4:03 PM