THE IIDA STORY

Alabama Chapter

The IIDA Alabama Chapter is a very active small chapter with Members located throughout the state. Currently there are two city centers located in Birmingham and Huntsville as well as a Campus Center at Auburn University. The Chapter offers many valuable programs and events throughout the year to our membership and the local design community. The Chapter’s fundraising drive is always very successful because our Membership maintains a close relationship with the trade industry. The Chapter would not be able to provide the numerous programs we currently offer without their continued support.

Joining IIDA is Worth It!

Learn more about all the benefits you receive by joining the IIDA Alabama Chapter.

Things You’ll Want to Know About the Alabama Chapter

City Centers

Birmingham
Huntsville

Campus Centers

Auburn University

Samford University

Major Events

IDIE Awards (Interior Design Awards),
Artrageous (fundraiser for the IIDA Foundation and Studio by the Tracks),
Annual Christmas Party (Local Charity Fundraiser)
‘hamaCON (local tradeshow)

CEUs and other events are offered periodically throughout the year.

Achievements

2013: Excellence in Graphics Overall

2010: Honorable Mention Excellence in Graphics Overall

2009: Excellence in Graphics Overall

2008: Small Chapter of the Year

2007: Excellence in Graphics Overall

Certificate of Appreciation from the IIDA Foundation

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Professional and Associate Members in the United States receive complimentary magazines and publications that cover technical and theoretical topics in design, as well as community news and events.

  • Perspective, the IIDA thought-provoking journal
  • DesignMatters, a bimonthly electronic newsletter to keep you in the loop about happenings across the country
  • Contract, a leading monthly magazine for the design industry
  • Interiors & Sources, a leading monthly building industry and interiors publication
  • HD Boutique magazine, a bi-monthly e-magazine that covers hospitality trends
  • What Clients Want, the first in a series of books published by IIDA. A collection of conversations between designers and their clients about how significant projects were conceived, how they have defined culture, demonstrated value and shifted business models.

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Tuition reimbursement, access to in-depth knowledge and research, and links to industry leaders and events help you get ahead in the business aspect of design. Member benefits include:

  • Eligibility for a twice annual drawing for NCIDQ tuition reimbursement–this is a complete reimbursement for Associate Members who successfully complete the NCIDQ exam
  • Sustainable Education Fund, offering a twice annual drawing for reimbursement of LEED exam fees for those who have successfully passed the accreditation exam
  • Chapter and Regional professional development
  • Chapter-level IDCEC-approved CEU programs
  • Access to the IIDA Knowledge Center, and the team that compiles its content
  • Webinars, take-home CEUs and quick links to educational tools
  • International code and licensing initiatives
  • Proactive leadership in gaining governmental recognition for the profession
  • Use of the IIDA professional designation
  • Personalized Member Logo
  • Access to the IIDA Job Bank
  • Networking opportunities through Chapter and Forum programs
  • Membership for access to Material Connexion
  • IIDA Conference Calling Service
  • Access to the online IIDA Membership directory
  • Forums in 10 design specialties, offering an instant network of professionals in your area of expertise

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Celebrate More

Members receive first notice of special events and registration discounts.

  • Invitations to Chapter and regional meetings, special events, and activities
  • Invitation to the IIDA Annual Meeting, when IIDA inducts the new International Board of Directors, celebrates the Titan and Star Award recipients, recognizes Chapters for excellence in intiatives, and welcomes new members of the College of Fellows
  • Invitation to the IIDA COOL Gala, where IIDA features winners of the Interior Design Competition
  • An opportunity to be celebrated and profiled on the IIDA website under the I AM IIDA section

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Discounts and Incentives for Members Only

You have access to a wide range of discounts and special pricing for products and services to support your business, from discounts on books to savings on airline travel. Check back regularly for new additions.

Positioning Statement

IIDA is the association for the Commercial Interior Design profession.

Mission

IIDA provides meaningful resources to Commercial Interior Designers and their clients to advance the profession and enhance business value.

Vision

The IIDA vision is to enhance business value, solve problems, and positively impact the health and well-being of people’s lives through a greater understanding of interior design.

Commitment

IIDA is the voice for Commercial Interior Design. We elevate the value of the profession to clients and support Members as recognized leaders in the industry.