IIDA Bulletin


If design is the process of making order out of chaos, community plays a vital role in shaping that order.

Successfully integrating a retail space with a client's brand is about more than just telling a story -- it's about compelling the customer to become part of it.

Pantone's declaration of emerald green as the color for 2013 has me thinking about color's importance all over again.

Stepping into my role as IIDA president, I can’t help but consider the role that CEUs have played in getting me to this point in my career and life.

As I prepare to pass the baton of the IIDA presidency and NeoCon rolls ever closer, the phrase “Out with the old, in with the new” takes on a profound dimension.

When we design entertainment spaces, we have an opportunity to communicate more directly and effectively with the public than at virtually any other time.

Healthcare clients are enlisting interior designers to help create safe, comforting places for their patients. Here’s how you can help.


Technology is a constant presence for many of us, but how is that changing how we interact with and design the next generation of interiors?

As technology spreads trends and breaks down barriers at an ever-faster clip, maintaining an international approach to design has become more important than ever before.

Despite continuing challenges in the market, we should take a moment to reflect on our strengths as design thinkers, and honor the educators and innovators pushing us forward.

The federal workplace is changing rapidly to respond to new ways of working, mandates for space reduction, new technologies and sustainability mandates, resulting in opportunities for innovative interior designers.

This year's NeoCon show was the usual mix of craziness and excitement. New International President Jim Williamson discusses some of IIDA's most exciting advancements from the biggest week in the contract industry.

With NeoCon just around the corner and the association's first book on the way, new IIDA President James Williamson discusses what members can expect to see in the coming weeks and months.

As IIDA prepares for its next transition, Peter Conant looks back at some of the things the organization has accomplished over the past year and what’s in store for the future. 


As younger workers enter the workforce, and more of them expect to be mobile, the pressure is on for designers to create more flexible spaces with smaller budgets.

IIDA’s 15th annual Industry Roundtable explored the intersection of culture, the workplace and social media. Here’s a sampling of what the experts had to say.

Advances in technology and social media have allowed designers to collaborate and connect on a global level, opening doors for forward-thinking firms.

Steve Jobs and Ray Anderson empowered us to demand more from design, and opened a door for a new generation of innovators in the process.

As a new year approaches, it’s time to think about ways to better position yourself and your design firm for success.

Sustainability is about the journey, not the destination—professional associations like IIDA can help make it a more rewarding one.
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