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Professional Organizations

Career options for interior design majors include independent practice and employment in interior design firms, architecture firms, institutions, corporations, and governmental settings. On this page, you will find the listing of the department's affiliations with professional organizations, resource centers, and industry leaders.

NY-11 PLUS

The department participates in NY-11 Plus, a not-for-profit corporation, composed of prestigious New York State educational institutions offering four-year or more programs in Interior Design. Student work is presented at an exhibit in Albany and New York City. 

ACCREDITATIONS

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Council for Interior Design Accreditation (CIDA)

206 Grandville Ave.
Suite 350
Grand Rapids, MI 49503-4014
Phone: (616) 458-0400  
Fax: (616) 458-0460
info@accredit-id.org

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National Association of Schools of Art and Design (NASAD)

11250 Roger Bacon Drive
Suite 21
Reston, VA 20190-5248
Phone: (703) 437-0700
Fax: (703) 437-6312
info@arts-accredit.org

STUDENT CHAPTERS

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American Society of Interior Designers (ASID)

608 Massachusetts Ave., NE
Washington, DC 20002-6006
Phone: (202) 546-3480
Fax: (202) 546-3240
asid@asid.org

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International Interior Design Association (IIDA)

222 Merchandise Mart Plaza
Suite 13-500
Chicago, IL 60654-1104
Phone: (312) 467-1950 or (888) 799-4432 [Continental U.S. only]
Fax: (312) 467-0779
iidahq@iida.org

 

INTERIOR DESIGN QUALIFICATION EXAM

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National Council for Interior Design Qualification (NCIDQ)

1200 18th St., NW
Suite 1001
Washington, DC 20036-2506
Phone: (202) 721-0220
Fax: (202) 721-0221
info@ncidq.org

PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATIONS

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INTERIOR DESIGN EDUCATORS COUNCIL (IDEC)

1833 Centre Point Circle, Suite 123
Naperville, IL 60563
Phone: 1-630-544-5057
info@idec.org

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AMERICAN INSTITUTE OF ARCHITECTS (AIA)

1735 New York Ave., NW
Washington, DC 20006-5292
Phone: 800-AIA-3837
infocentral@aia.org
 

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BUFFALO ARCHITECTURE FOUNDATION (BAF)

4588 South Park Avenue
Blasdell, NY 14219

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INTERIOR DESIGNERS OF CANADA (IDC)

717 Church St.
Toronto, Ontario, M4W 2M5
Phone: (416) 594-9310
Fax: (416) 921-3660
info@interiordesigncanada.org

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ILLUMINATING ENGINEERING SOCIETY (IES)

120 Wall Street, Floor 17
New York, NY 10005-4001
Phone: (212) 248-5000
Fax: (212) 248-5017
ies@ies.org

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Art and Design Department

1300 Elmwood Ave  •  Upton Hall 402 •  Buffalo, NY 14222
Phone: (716) 878-6032 •  Fax: (716) 878-4231   artdesign@buffalostate.edu