Southwest Student Design Charette

Join the IIDA Southwest Chapter for a 3-hour design sprint at our Local Student Design Charette. Interior design students from across the region will have the opportunity to collaborate with other students and get the chance to win an all-expenses paid trip to the 2024 IIDA National Charette in Chicago, IL this summer!

Please reach out to with any questions.

Active Campus Centers

The Student Campus Center is a design-oriented group on your campus that provides opportunities to interact with other IIDA Student Members, organize events, take a leadership role and work closely with IIDA local Chapter leaders.

Arizona State University (ASU)

Northern Arizona University (NAU)


NAU at Scottsdale Community College



Student Events

See photos from our student events (click here)

Congratulations, Jacquelyn!

ASU Senior, Jacquelyn Guthrie, was named the 2023 Goodmans Kari Luther Design Education Scholarship Winner!

Why become a member?

IIDA Student Membership provides students enrolled in an interior design program the resources they need for educational and professional development, that are not available on campus. These benefits are exclusive to IIDA Student members and give aspiring designers unique opportunities to build professional connections that extend well after graduation.

Your IIDA Student Membership provides opportunities to network and connects with other design students and successful professionals in the Interior Design community.

IIDA Student Members have access to:

  • Student Appellation, exclusive eligibility to use the Student IIDA acronym after your name demonstrates your credibility and maximizes your professional exposure.
  • Student Mentoring Program, our most popular annual event which pairs Student Members and industry professionals for one day of job shadowing and networking.
  • Career Center, is a valuable resource that connects job seekers directly with current Interior Design opportunities.
  • QUAD, the IIDA Student exclusive e-newsletter that shares the latest competitions, national events, and Campus Center news.
  • Perspective, online access to our award-winning, thought-leadership journal published twice a year by IIDA.
  • Event Calendar, a list of Chapter, industry, local and national events, as well as available volunteer opportunities to keep you actively engaged in the profession.

Member Benefits

  • Be a recognized contributor to the local design community.
  • Get discounted tickets to select Chapter and City Center events.
  • Attend member-only events.
  • Use of IIDA Appellations with your business signature.
  • Get discounted submission rate for acclaimed honor awards.
  • Receive free admission to select continuing education courses and forums.
  • Access to an online IIDA Headquarter Membership directory.
  • Access to Virtual Mentorship Program.
  • Be recognized as an IIDA member with IIDA cords at graduation of your interior design program.
  • Opportunities to network with the local design community at IIDA hosted events.
  • Scholarship opportunities.
  • Receive free admission to select continuing education courses and forums.


National Opportunities

Student of the Year

AWARD: $5000

Recognizes an IIDA Student Member who has significantly impacted their schools interior design program through outstanding leadership, insight, and involvement.

Student Design Competition

AWARD: $2500

Celebrated the talent of interior design students and provides the opportunity to showcase your work and gain exposure in the interior design industry.

Wilsonart Essay Competition

AWARD: $1000

The Wilsonart Student Education Fund was established to provide financial support for activities directly related to the advancement of the professional development of IIDA Student Members.

Campus Center Awards

AWARD: $1000

The IIDA Campus Center Awards recognize outstanding achievement by an IIDA Campus Center through the development of superior programming that enhances the interior design profession at the student and local levels.

IA Diversity in Design Scholarship Fund

AWARD: $5000

The IIDA Foundation, in partnership with IA Interior Architects, has created the IA Interior Architects Diversity in Design scholarship fund, which recognizes that creating a diverse design community is paramount in making the world of design a more inclusive and innovative place.

John Nelson Sr. Legacy Scholarship

AWARD: UP TO $25000

The John J. Nelson Sr. Legacy Scholarship Fund was created to benefit and further the study of interior design and architecture by students of African American descent who are currently enrolled in a U.S. not-for-profit CIDA- or NASAD-accredited interior design or NAAB-accredited architecture program.


You qualify for the IIDA Student membership if you are currently enrolled in an interior design program at any university, institute of higher education, or accredited school of interior design.
Your application must include proof of enrollment which can be one of the following:

  • Copy of your current class schedule generated by your school and including your name
  • Photocopy of your current school ID
  • Copy of your transcript
  • Confirmation of enrollment from a professor including their printed name and signature


Member Dues

All IIDA memberships run on the calendar year, January through December.

2024 Calendar Year Student Dues: $60

We offer a special rate exclusively to graduating IIDA Student members who wish to upgrade to an Associate membership. Reach out to for details.