Northern California is considered the epicenter of the profession of commercial Interior Design and continues to be the innovating force setting new interior paradigms.

Our area’s history is tied to the legacy of such recognizable, award winning design leaders: Art Gensler, David Mourning, Charles Pfister, Orlando Diaz-Azcuy and many other notable pioneers in the world of Interior Design. IIDA NC is proud to have these founding participants in our Chapter’s history, which began in 1994. We look forward that through the work of IIDA NC we will continue to support in bringing forward new generations of design leadership that will provide for our community and industry to flourish.

The Northern California Chapter of the International Interior Design Association (IIDA) is an active, diverse and vibrant community of over 900 Professional, Associate, Educator, Student and Industry members.

IIDA Northern California Leader's Breakfast, 2105. Photo by Sam Breach

IIDA Northern California Leader’s Breakfast, 2015. Photo by Sam Breach


Our Chapter connects with our members throughout our geography, which stretches as far north as Redding, south to San Luis Obispo, and all of Nevada except Las Vegas. We do this via 6 City Centers: San Francisco, Silicon Valley, Sacramento, East Bay, North Bay, and Fresno.

Our focus is on bringing career advancement through education and networking as well as providing awareness of the value of Interior Design through community outreach where we can actively demonstrate the power of design to enhance and transform not only the environment but the human spirit. We are actively engaged in advancing the awareness and the profession of Interior Design through our advocacy efforts at the legislative and licensing level.

Our Chapter hosts 5 major events in a year, in addition to those events produced by our City Centers. There are many opportunities for you to connect as well as volunteer, we welcome you becoming engaged with IIDA NC!

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