Sunset Review Recap

November 9, 2022 A Sunset Review Wrap Up With Potential on the Horizon As the voice of the commercial interior design profession in California, IIDA’s Northern and Southern California chapters join together in efforts of interior design advocacy every day by working to raise the visibility of our members, educating public officials about the value […]

Northern California Emeritus Recipients

October 28, 2023 Congratulations! We are excited to announce our chapter member’s, Richard N. Pollack, Terry de la Cuesta and Fae Urban have all been approved for the IIDA Emeritus Member Type. We are very honored to celebrate their contributions to the Association and to the interior design community! The IIDA Emeritus status is an […]

2022 Legislator of the Year

October 28, 2022 IIDA’s Northern and Southern California Chapters Honor State Assemblymember Mike Gipson IIDA is proud to recognize State Assemblymember Mike Gipson as the 2022 Legislator of the Year recipient. This annual award recognizes an elected official who has put forth extraordinary effort on behalf of causes championed by the commercial interior design community. […]

Fall Student Conference at Pier 70

October 12 2022 Event Recap Annual Student Conference Pier 70, San Francisco “Where might your design education lead you?” On October 12th, we welcomed students and young professionals from across the region to join IIDA Northern California Chapter’s Student Conference for an inspiring in-person experience. We had small group tours throughout the city of furniture […]

Legislative Aspirations Meet Political Realities

September 30, 2022 September Bill Blog As we turn the corner to the cooler months of the year, the summer heat isn’t the only thing coming to an end. The Legislature has wrapped up its work for the year, and now all members are back in their districts. Now that all bills have either stalled […]

Annual Golf Tournament

September 26 2022 Event Recap Annual Golf Tournament Sequoyah Golf Course, Oakland Once again, an energetic group of designers, manufacturers, architects and contractors came together for a day on the green at the beautiful Sequoyah Golf Course on the Oakland hills. The weather was gorgeous and the good times were a plenty. If you’re interested […]

Leaders Breakfast

September 9 2022 Event Recap Leaders Breakfast Four Seasons, San Francisco On September 9, 2022 our design community joined together in person again at the Four Seasons in San Francisco for breakfast. Former IIDA Northern California Chapter President, Donald Cremers was honored as a with the renowned Red Eames Stool presented by MillerKnoll. Our keynote […]

Pioneers in Design – Walter Hood

July 27 2022 Event Recap Pioneers in Design – Walter Hood SF Jazz, San Francisco On July 27, 2022 our design community joined together in person again at SF Jazz for a riveting conversation between Verda Alexander and this year’s Pioneer in Design, Walter Hood. Walter and Verda discussed how architecture/landscape architecture and memory & […]

In Pursuit of California for All, IIDA’S California Chapters Expand Legislative Platform

July 22, 2022 July Bill Blog Last year, IIDA’s legislative relations hit a major and meaningful milestone, with both California chapters taking support positions on bills aimed at limiting construction’s carbon footprint. This year, IIDA’s legislative wingspan continues to broaden. The Northern and Southern California chapters again adopted support positions on two climate-related bills, and […]

Honor Awards – Back in Person!

May 4 2022 Event Recap Honor Awards The Fox Theater, Oakland We kicked off this year’s show and celebrated our community being together again with a live, all singing, all dancing musical tribute to the heritage of the Fox Theatre. It was a wild start to the evening! Dancers greeted guests as they arrived at […]