Professional Organizations

The Interior Design Club is a student chapter (or campus center) of three professional organizations:

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American Society of Interior Designers (ASID)

The American Society of Interior Designers is a community of people — designers, industry representatives, educators and students — committed to interior design. Through education, knowledge sharing, advocacy, community building and outreach, we strive to advance the interior design profession and, in the process, to demonstrate and celebrate the power of design to positively change people’s lives.

Founded in 1975, ASID is the oldest, largest and leading professional organization for interior designers. The Society’s membership also includes nearly 5,000 students of interior design. ASID has more than 280 student chapters at colleges, universities and design schools with 2-year and 4-year programs throughout the U.S.

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International Interior Design Association (IIDA)

The International Interior Design Association strives to create a strong niche for the most talented and visionary Interior Design professionals, to elevate the profession to the level it warrants, and to lead the way for the next generation of Interior Design innovators. The 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. IIDA stands at the intersection of passion and strategy where designers create extraordinary interiors and experiences.

Our regional chapters (Northern California) and City Centers (silicon Valley) are the visible strength of our Association, and their networking events allow our professionals to connect on more personal terms that encourage trust, collaboration, and innovation. Student members receive solid support through a dedicated student task force, top-notch student and professional events, leadership opportunities, a wealth of networking, and educational workshops in conjunction with the local Silicon Valley branch and Northern California chapter. Members can keep current as well as contribute their ideas with IIDA’s communications including a magazine, newsletter, blog, social networking sites, and online knowledge center.

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National Kitchen and Bath Association (NKBA)

The National Kitchen & Bath Association is a non-profit trade association that promotes the professionalism of the kitchen and bath industry. Established in 1963 as a network of kitchen dealers, it has grown into the premier association of distributors, retailers, remodelers, manufacturers, fabricators, installers, designers, and other professionals. The NKBA’s certification program emphasizes continuing education and career development and includes designers and professionals in all segments of the kitchen and bath industry.

The mission of the NKBA is to enhance member success and excellence, promote professionalism and ethical business practices, and provide leadership and direction for the kitchen and bath industry worldwide. The NKBA wants to make your future bright by providing the extra support needed to excel in the industry and be successful in your chosen career.

Gain access to opportunities to market yourself and obtain knowledge through attending local chapter meetings and the Kitchen & Bath Industry Show (KBIS®), the world’s largest industry trade event. Chapter meetings offer a forum for education and networking to help connect you with a rewarding position right out of college. Use our website to search industry-specific job and internship listings.

Last Updated 7/30/21