About

Our Mission

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

 

Our 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.

 

Our 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.

IIDA advances Interior Design through education, legislation, leadership, design excellence, accreditation, and community outreach. We increase the value and understanding of Interior Design as a profession that enhances business value and positively impacts the health and well-being of people’s lives every day.

 

Board Members

Megan Murray

President

Megan Murray

President
ASSOCIATE IIDA
Why IIDA?

Staying connected – IIDA helps me stay connected with my industry, trends, and with my peers.

Jessica Griffis

President Elect

Jessica Griffis

President Elect
IIDA | NCIDQ
Why IIDA?

Carla Cacilhas

Past President

Carla Cacilhas

Past President
IIDA | NCIDQ | LEED AP
Why IIDA?

To advocate for the recognition of professional Interior Designers; Network + Connect with peers, clients, educators, and the A & D community; An opportunity to advance your career through continuing education, industry recognition, design excellence, and community outreach.

Sue Lemmen

Chapter Administrator

Sue Lemmen

Chapter Administrator
Why IIDA?

It is a great opportunity to get to know designers that I work with every day in a social, casual atmosphere. Getting to know them gives us both a better understanding of what we all do, plus how we can help each other.

Tracey Johnston

Vice President of Professional Development

Tracey Johnston

Vice President of Professional Development
IIDA | NCIDQ
Why IIDA?

I value IIDA for it's mission to advance the profession of Interior Design through advocacy and professional development. Being a member of IIDA provides access to programs that educate, inspire, and connect designers with each other. When we enrich ourselves as designers we elevate the the entire profession.

Elizabeth Barnes

Vice President of Industry Relations

Elizabeth Barnes

Vice President of Industry Relations
ASSOCIATE IIDA
Why IIDA?

I want to make a positive impact by growing the industry awareness in Michigan, as well as continuing to build our relationships with our corporate partners.

Claudia Padilla

Vice President of Advocacy

Claudia Padilla

Vice President of Advocacy
IIDA | NCIDQ
Why IIDA?

IIDA brings people together and advocates for the advancement of the Interior Design profession. Elevating our work, our profession, and our voices does not only benefit us - it benefits anyone who experiences or wants to experience a well-designed interior space. IIDA helps us move in the right direction together with other designers and industry professionals.

Sarah Joslin

Vice President of Membership

Sarah Joslin

Vice President of Membership
INDUSTRY IIDA
Why IIDA?

Being involved with IIDA allows me to be more connected with my peers and my passion. As an organization we are able to shape and influence all levels of the Design Community- from emerging and established professionals, industry members all the way to Students.

Beth Scott

Vice President of Student Affairs

Beth Scott

Vice President of Student Affairs
ASSOCIATE IIDA
Why IIDA?

Being a member of IIDA connects me to a vast community of opportunities and resources for professional interior designers. It has helped me grow my professional network, advance my career, and given me the opportunity to work with the future of our industry – students!

Melissa Armatis

Vice President of Communications

Melissa Armatis

Vice President of Communications
IIDA | NCIDQ
Why IIDA?

IIDA provides a support system for like minded individuals in the design industry. Support through professional development, advocacy and connection to peers in the industry. I am constantly inspired by the connections and ideas made through this organization.

Megan Kobe

Director of Web Publishing

Megan Kobe

Director of Web Publishing
ASSOCIATE IIDA
Why IIDA?

I chose to be a part of IIDA because of the opportunities it provides interior designers to grow their career. Through education, connecting professionals, and inspiring creativity, IIDA helps advance the profession and support designers.

Sara Fall

Director of Graphics

Sara Fall

Director of Graphics
ASSOCIATE IIDA
Why IIDA?

Being a part of IIDA gives me countless opportunities to connect with the broader Michigan Design Community that are invaluable to me. The people in our design community have become a constant source of inspiration, mentorship, and friendship.

Michael Ciranna

Director of Social Media

Michael Ciranna

Director of Social Media
INDUSTRY IIDA
Why IIDA?

IIDA is a great example of our industry coming together to further the professional trade and foster a better network.

Molly Gole

Director of Social Media

Molly Gole

Director of Social Media
INDUSTRY IIDA
Why IIDA?

IIDA inspires creativity and engagement on a deeper level among peers, clients, and educators. It fosters a group of professionals that help to take interior design to the next level. I love IIDA because it’s about so much more than space. It’s about people.

Tiffany Pupa

Director of Advocacy

Tiffany Pupa

Director of Advocacy
IIDA | NCIDQ
Why IIDA?

To engage with my local design community. Through IIDA, I have found mentors who support my professional growth, and I look forward to doing the same for the next generation of designers.

Jackie Neerken

City Center Co-Director [Grand Rapids]

Jackie Neerken

City Center Co-Director [Grand Rapids]
IIDA | NCIDQ
Why IIDA?

Andrea Sayles

City Center Co-Director [Grand Rapids]

Andrea Sayles

City Center Co-Director [Grand Rapids]
INDUSTRY IIDA
Why IIDA?

IIDA is a place where we can each develop and grow relationships, learn from those around us, and feel connected within the design community. As an IIDA member, I'm excited to strengthen, support, and contribute to our inspiring community.

Dana Swartz

City Center Co-Director [Detroit]

Dana Swartz

City Center Co-Director [Detroit]
IIDA | NCIDQ
Why IIDA?

Design is the heart of the industry. Design brings a building and the people inhabiting the building together in harmony. Design can mean the difference between having a good day and having a bad day. Why IIDA? Because Connection is important to design. IIDAeliminates the silo and brings all of factions of people with diverse thoughts together to share ideas. It’s making new connections and reconnecting with old friends. Why IIDA? Because in order to create good design, you have to continuously be learning. IIDA provides the opportunity to stay on top of trends, research, products and changes in the industry. “The most important thing is that you love what you are doing, and the second that you are not afraid of where your next idea will lead.” – Charles Eames

Bari Pfeiffer

City Center Co-Director [Detroit]

Bari Pfeiffer

City Center Co-Director [Detroit]
INDUSTRY IIDA
Why IIDA?

When we connect with our colleagues and community it allows for learning, growth and a sense of belonging.

Nicole Taylor

Director of Student Affairs

Nicole Taylor

Director of Student Affairs
IIDA | NCIDQ
Why IIDA?

IIDA is a great way to stay connected with individuals in the design community such as textile representatives, flooring representatives and those at architecture firms that I don't get to interact with in my day-to-day role at a manufacturer. It allows me not only awesome networking opportunities through a variety of events, but also helps me stay up to date on what else is happening in the industry.

Renee Burns

Director of Publishing

Renee Burns

Director of Publishing
INDUSTRY IIDA
Why IIDA?

I joined IIDA to connect with the design community, learn more about the profession and be an advocate.

Joining is Easy!

Download a Membership Application from the IIDA website, or click on the link below to join online:

Contact Us

Email: info@michiganiida.org

PO Box:
IIDA Michigan Chapter
PO Box 6445
Grand Rapids, MI  49516

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