About IIDA Indiana

We are the Indiana Chapter of the International Interior Design Association, the professional organization of choice for Interior Designers in Indiana who seek to constantly improve in their field.

We believe enthusiastically that Interior Design is more than just a profession—it’s a passion. We are a membership organization providing services and opportunities that empower great Hoosier designers to become leaders in their industry. We’re an Association of people who believe that Interior Design, at its best, means crafting spaces that better serve the people who use them. Our mission statement affirms our belief that professional Interior Design promotes health, safety, and welfare to the general public.

We offer City Centers in Indianapolis and Fort Wayne as well as Campus Centers at Purdue University & IPFW. Our role is to celebrate, advocate, and create opportunities for the best Interior Designers in Indiana and to connect them with the best opportunities in the field. We’re smart, bold, and vision-driven. And together, we are designing a better future.

About IIDA National

IIDA was founded in 1994 as the result of a merger of the Institute of Business Designers (IBD); the International Society of Interior Designers (ISID); and the Council of Federal Interior Designers (CFID). The goal of the merger was to create an international association with a united mission that would represent Interior Designers worldwide. Since that date, IIDA has worked to bring together communities of Interior Designers across regions and specialties, representing the interests of the entire community.

For more information about the history and organization of IIDA, view the IIDA Story.

About Interior Design

Interior Design as a profession is relatively new. As such, it’s constantly evolving and still sometimes confusing to the public. Our favorite definition comes from NCIDQ, the board for Interior Design qualifications. They put it this way:

The Professional Interior Designer is qualified by education, experience, and examination to enhance the function and quality of interior spaces.

For more information, visit

National Council for Interior Design Qualifications (NCIDQ) Definition of Interior Design

Differences Between Interior Design and Decorating

How Interior Designers Protect the Public