Professional Growth and Contribution to Community

These are important aspects of our culture; thus we ensure we stay active in our industry circles.

Click the PLUS symbol to reveal which organizations help us stay on the forefront of our industry as well as the ones we are honored to support.

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Professional Organizations

American Institute of Architects, Atlanta

With approximately 1,700 members throughout the Greater Metro Atlanta area, the Atlanta chapter of The American Institute of Architects is an energetic, creative, and agile advocate for architects, design professionals, students, and the general public.

With a diverse membership comprised of professionals from a variety of backgrounds–traditional firms, allied professional firms, retired professionals, colleges, universities, government centers, product showrooms, manufacturing facilities, and home offices–all members have one connecting and powerful thread in common: a fine appreciation of architecture and design.

Professionals who hold an architectural license from a U.S. licensing authority are eligible for AIA architect membership.

American Institute of Architects, Atlanta

The American Society of Interior Designers (ASID) is the oldest and largest professional organization for interior designers.

The Georgia Chapter has 660 practitioner members, 225 Industry Partners, and 250 student members. Of the chapter’s practicing interior designers, 32.5% practice primarily in the commercial field, 20% practice in the residential field, and the remaining 47.5% practice in both fields.

To qualify for Professional membership, the applicant must provide proof of successfully passing the NCIDQ Exam.

Professionals who hold an architectural license from a U.S. licensing authority are eligible for AIA architect membership.

International Interior Design Association (Georgia Chapter)

The International Interior Design Association (IIDA) works to enhance quality of life through excellence in interior design and to advance interior design through knowledge, value and community. IIDA is a professional networking and educational association of more than 13,000 Members in 10 design specialty Forums in 30 Chapters around the world. IIDA Georgia currently has 425 Members.

Professional IIDA Members must be NCIDQ-certified.

U.S. Green Building Council

USGBC is made up of tens of thousands of member organizations, chapters and student and community volunteers that are moving the building industry forward in a way that has never been seen before.

We are a diverse group of builders and environmentalists, corporations and nonprofits, teachers and students, law-makers and citizens. Today we are 76 chapters, 13,000 member organizations and 188,000 LEED professionals strong that share the same vision of a sustainable built environment for all within the next generation.

USGBC is best known for its development of the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED),  a rating system to evaluate the environmental performance of a building and encourage market transformation towards sustainable design. LEED AP (Accredited Professional) status demonstrates advanced knowledge in a specialized area of green building by successfully passing the LEED Exam.

Council for Interior Design Qualification

The Council for Interior Design Qualification, or CIDQ, is the global leader in establishing standards of competence for interior design/interior architecture professionals. CIDQ protects public health, safety, and welfare by identifying interior designers who have the knowledge and experience to create interior spaces that are not just aesthetically pleasing, but also functional and safe.

NCIDQ Certification is the industry’s recognized indicator of proficiency in interior design principles and a designer’s commitment to the profession.

Professional interior designers who possess the NCIDQ Certification have distinguished themselves by demonstrating a specific set of core competencies, supported by verified work experience and a college degree. They have proven their expertise in understanding and applying current codes established to protect public health, safety, and welfare. They are passionate about their profession and dedicated to its recognition and integrity.

Interior Designers must pass the NCIDQ exam to qualify for registration by the Georgia State Board of Architects and Interior Designers.

National Council of Architectural Registration Board

The National Council of Architectural Registration Boards’ membership is made up of the architectural registration boards of all 50 states as well as those of the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, Guam, and the U.S. Virgin Islands.

NCARB protects the public health, safety, and welfare by leading the regulation of the practice of architecture through the development and application of standards for licensure and credentialing of architects. to achieve these goals, the Council develops and recommends standards to be required of an applicant for architectural registration; develops and recommends standards regulating the practice of architecture; provides to Member Boards a process for certifying the qualifications of an architect for registration; and represents the interests of Member Boards before public and private agencies. NCARB has established reciprocal registration for architects in the United States and Canada.

Affiliations

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Central Atlanta Progress

Construction Specification Institute

Commercial Real Estate Women

DeKalb Chamber of Commerce

International Facility Management Assoc.

Sandy Springs Chamber of Commerce

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