Leaders Virtual Re-Cap

We did it!  A consolidated effort between HQ and our chapter, and actually many chapters across the country. We pulled off an incredible and inspiring Leader’s virtual event. There were over 2100 participants nationwide! I was actually in NYC at the Herman Miller showroom celebrating the winner of the New York chapter, Bill Bouchey of […]

In for the Long Haul – Even When Your Bill Dies, There’s Always a Next Step

Published  August 4th, 2021 This year, IIDA took an important step in its advocacy efforts when both the Northern and Southern California Chapters of IIDA voted to support Senate Bills (SB) 31 and 32, both authored by Senator Dave Cortese from Santa Clara. In a nutshell, both bills were aimed at promoting building decarbonization to […]


Published  November 30, 2020 Like every other industry today, architecture & design are having serious, soul-searching conversations around diversity, equity, and inclusion. But we may be missing a straightforward legal adjustment that could change the inner workings of the industry in profound and positive ways.  Our industry has focused for a long time on the […]

We Keep the Public Safe

Published  November 13, 2020 On Friday, November 21, 1980, the MGM Grand Hotel, one of the centerpieces of the Las Vegas Strip, had a fire that started small but quickly spread through the property, with devastating effects. The fire killed 85 people, and in the weeks that followed, it would force a wholesale re-evaluation in […]

Three IIDA Efforts to help Interior Designers Meet the Moment

Published October 08. 2020 It has certainly been an unprecedented year – unlike anything we’ve ever experienced—with a pandemic gripping our nation, a movement to fight systemic racism, and numerous historic wildfires raging across our state. These difficult times have also given us the opportunity to reflect and rethink what is important to our community […]