About City Centers

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A City Center is a group of 10 or more IIDA Members in a city who organizes and delivers programs of interest to local members. Chapter Members may attend any program offered by any City Center or Campus Center.

The Chapter Board acts as an umbrella administrative group for a City Center, which is subject to the bylaws, policies and procedures of the Chapter.

The NY Chapter includes four City Centers in Albany, Buffalo, Rochester and Syracuse. Each City Center plans their own social events, CEUs, tours, and trade shows. City Centers host monthly planning meetings. Please contact the City Center Director for meeting information.

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Bringing the Voice of the Interior Design Industry to the NY Capitol District.

The IIDA NY Albany City Center strives to create a strong niche for the most talented and visionary Interior Design professionals, to elevate the profession to the level it warrants, and to lead the way for the next generation of Interior Design innovators.

IIDA stands at the intersection of passion and strategy where designers create extraordinary interiors and experiences! We support the local design community through professional development and continuing education opportunities.



The IIDA NY Buffalo City Center aims to enhance and advocate for the Interior Design profession through knowledge, value and community awareness.

Working to advance the Interior Design industry, IIDA NY offers professional development, mentoring and access to resources which promote quality of life, public health and safety.



The IIDA NY Rochester City Center is a growing community of designers and industry partners passionate about bringing the Rochester -and the surrounding areas – diverse design community together through continuing education and professional development opportunities, as well as working closely with local students and educators.

The City Center is still growing and looking for committee members passionate about our local design community and its future!



Our newest City center! More information to follow.

More About IIDA NY


The IIDA New York Chapter Board of Directors is comprised of elected and appointed volunteers whose responsibility it is to carry out the mission of the Chapter and of the International Association to advance and advocate for the profession of Interior Design.

NY Chapter

The IIDA New York Chapter is a professional networking and educational association of more than 800 Members in ten specialty Forums.

IIDA NY Chapter Achievements:
2011 – Large Chapter of the Year
2008 – Tied for 1st place, Large Chapter of the Year
2001 – Large Chapter of the Year
2000 – Large Chapter of the Year


IIDA was founded in 1994 as the result of a merger of the Institute of Business Designers (IBD); the International Society of Interior Designers (ISID); and the Council of Federal Interior Designers (CFID). The goal of the merger was to create an international association with a united mission that would represent Interior Designers worldwide.