ABOUT US

We are the
Southwest
Chapter.

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Mission

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Vision

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Equity Diversity
and Inclusion

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The International Interior Design Association (IIDA) is the Commercial Interior Design Association with a global reach. We support design professionals, industry affiliates, educators, students, firms, and their clients through our network of 15,000+ members across 58 countries. We advocate for advancements in education, design excellence, legislation, leadership, accreditation, and community outreach to increase the value and understanding of Interior Design as a profession that enhances business value and positively impacts the health and well-being of people’s lives every day.

The IIDA Southwest Chapter of the International Interior Design Association consists of over 300 members in Arizona, New Mexico, and Las Vegas.

Arizona

City Centers: Phoenix & Tucson

Campus Centers:

  • Arizona State University (ASU)
  • Northern Arizona University (NAU)
  • NAU at Scottsdale Community College

Las Vegas

City Center: Las Vegas

New Mexico

City Center: Albuquerque

Our Shared Vision and Mission

IIDA Southwest Chapter holds a shared vision and mission that we use as a guide to keep us grounded in our goals, initiatives, and work.

Our Vision:

Our vision is to support culture, enhance business value, solve problems, and positively impact the health and well-being of people’s lives through a greater understanding of interior design.

Our Mission:

IIDA provides meaningful resources to commercial interior designers, industry partners, educators, design students, and clients, to advance our profession and enhance personal growth and business value. IIDA strives to provide its members’ connectivity, leadership opportunities, education, experience, and trust to continuously add enrichment to the design community and to our profession through:

Advocacy
To elevate the interior design industry by educating the community and state governments about the valuable role interior designers play in society and the built environment.

Community
Connecting with our professional members and contacts to create an environment that cultivates philanthropy, trust, collaboration, and innovation, in an effort to grow potential opportunities and solidify partnerships. We strive to
inspire the celebration of interior design as a respected professional industry.

Professional Development
We aim to provide professional development opportunities to everyone in the design community regardless of role, experience, and expertise.

Membership
We strive to provide all of our professional, associate, industry, educator, and
student members value through networking opportunities, educational benefits,
inspiration and professional development.

Our Commitment:

Our Southwest Chapter and the wider IIDA community are committed to the sustained, intentional, and organized dismantling of racism in all of its forms and instances. We stand to instill meaningful change with regard to diversity, equality, and inclusivity.

Board of Directors

President

Alyssa Hitt, IIDA

Shepley Bulfinch

President Elect

RoseAnn Linsmeyer, IIDA

Cawley Architects

Past President

Lauren Gonzales, IIDA

Casita & Co., LLC

VP of Membership

Chantel Cote, Industry IIDA

Patcraft

Director of Membership

James Bailey, IIDA

Gensler

VP of Professional Development

Dani Franklin, IIDA

Krause Interior Architecture, Inc.

Director of Professional Development

Axie Tomasi, IIDA

SmithGroup

VP of Advocacy

Aileen Fabella, IIDA

Gensler

Director of Advocacy

OPEN POSITION

VP of Sponsorship

Barb Garlow, Assoc. IIDA

Forward Tilt

Director of Sponsorship

Mallory Roberts, Assoc. IIDA

Zebra

VP of Communications

Janene Wong-Brehmer, Assoc. IIDA

Goodmans Interior Structures

Director of Email

Gretchen Balicoco, Student IIDA

Casita & Co., LLC

Director of Web

Tari Wager, Assoc. IIDA

JammonStudios

Director of Media

Taylor Celaya, Industry IIDA

Atmosphere Commercial Interiors

VP of Student Affairs

Nathan Korkki, IIDA

Ayers Saint Gross

Director of Student Affairs

Kirsten Keane, Assoc. IIDA

Jones Studio

VP of City Centers

Malyn Romero, IIDA

Ferguson Enterprises

Albuquerque City Center Director

Chrystal Taliman, IIDA

SMPC Architects

Las Vegas City Center Director

OPEN POSITION

Phoenix City Center Director

Emilia Raines, Student IIDA

Tucson City Center Director

Terry DuBay, Industry IIDA

Southwest Connections

Industry Director

Dan Draper, Industry IIDA

Shaw Contract

Industry Director

Monica Flores-Ruiz, Industry IIDA

LG Hausys America

Industry Director

Melissa Almquist, Industry IIDA

Plan b Southwest LLC

Chapter Administrator

Stevie Sorensen

Chapter Graphics

Allison Martin

Guiding Light Design

Chapter Accountant

Gordon Yee, CPA