Design Organizations in the United States

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  1. AIA

    AIA

    Since 1857, the AIA has represented the professional interests of America's architects. As AIA members, over 74,000 licensed architects, emerging professionals, and allied partners express their commitment to excellence in design and livability in our nation's buildings and communities.

    aia.org Connecticut Ave/ K Street, Washington, DC

    category Architecture Organizations

  2. AIGA

    AIGA

    AIGA, the professional association for design, is the place design professionals turn to first to exchange ideas and information, participate in critical analysis and research and advance education and ethical practice.

    category Graphic Design Organizations

  3. IIDA

    IIDA

    The International Interior Design Association (IIDA) is a professional networking and educational association of more than 10,000 Members in 8 specialty Forums, 9 Regions, and more than 30 Chapters around the world committed to enhancing the quality of life through excellence in interior design and advancing interior design through knowledge.

    recent news 46th Annual Interior Design Competition and 27th Annual Will Ching Design Competition

    category Interior Design Organizations

  4. ASID

    ASID

    The American Society of Interior Designers is a community of people committed to excellence in design. Members include professional interior designers, interior design students, interior design educators and industry representatives.

    category Interior Design Organizations

  5. IDSA

    IDSA

    Founded in 1965, the nonprofit Industrial Designers Society of America (IDSA) is one of the oldest and largest industrial design associations, representing thousands of members in dozens of Student Chapters, Professional Chapters and Special Interest Sections in the United States and internationally.

    category Industrial Design Organizations

  6. SEGD

    SEGD

    Society for Experiential Graphic Design is a global, multidisciplinary community of professionals who plan, design, and build experiences that connect people to place. We are graphic and information designers, fabricators, architects, exhibition designers, technology integrators, interaction designers, brand strategists, students, wayfinding specialists, teachers, and others who have a hand in shaping content-rich, experiential spaces.

    recent news 2019 SEGD Branded Environments

    category Graphic Design Organizations

  7. The One Club

    The One Club

    The One Club for Creativity exists to support and celebrate the success of the global creative community. We are a diverse tribe of creative thinkers and doers who believe creativity is the most powerful element to business success.

    category Communication Design Organizations

  8. DMI

    DMI

    The Design Management Institute (DMI) is an international nonprofit organization that seeks to heighten awareness of design as an essential part of business strategy. Founded in 1975, DMI has become the leading resource and international authority on design management. DMI has earned a reputation worldwide as a multifaceted resource, providing invaluable know-how, tools and training through its conferences, seminars, membership program, and publications.

    category Design Organizations

  9. National Institute of Building Sciences

    National Institute of Building Sciences

    The National Institute of Building Sciences successfully brings together representatives of government, the professions, industry, labor and consumer interests, and regulatory agencies to identify and resolve problems and potential problems that hamper the construction of safe, affordable structures for housing, commerce and industry throughout the United States.

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    category Architecture Organizations

  10. UCDA

    UCDA

    The University & College Designers Association (UCDA) exists to promote excellence in visual communications for educational institutions. As a professional trade association, we offer annual memberships; professional development opportunities through conferences, summits, and workshops; a quarterly trade publication/magazine; monthly job posting service; and email messaging lists for both working communication professionals as well as design educators.

    category Graphic Design Organizations

  11. Center for Urban Pedagogy

    Center for Urban Pedagogy

    The Center for Urban Pedagogy (CUP) is a nonprofit organization that uses the power of design and art to increase meaningful civic engagement. CUP projects demystify the urban policy and planning issues that impact our communities, so that more individuals can better participate in shaping them. We believe that increasing understanding of how these systems work is the first step to better and more diverse community participation.

    category Urban Design Organizations

  12. AIGA SF

    AIGA SF

    The San Francisco chapter of AIGA, the professional association for design, represents over 1,600 designers in graphics, interaction, experience, motion, and affiliated fields in the Greater Bay Area.

    category Graphic Design Organizations

  13. Society of Architectural Historians

    Society of Architectural Historians

    The Society of Architectural Historians (SAH) promotes the study, interpretation, and conservation of architecture, design, landscapes, and urbanism worldwide for the benefit of all. SAH serves a network of local, national, and international institutions and individuals who, by vocation or avocation, focus on the built environment and its role in shaping contemporary life.

    category Architecture Organizations

  14. Storefront for Art and Architecture

    Storefront for Art and Architecture

    Since 1982, Storefront has presented the work of more than a thousand architects and artists who challenge conventional perceptions of space - from aesthetic experiments to explorations of the conceptual, social and political forces that shape the built environment. Storefront creates an open forum to help architects and artists realize work and present it to a diverse audience in a program that includes an exhibition, film, publication, and conversation series.

    category Architecture Centers

  15. IFI

    IFI

    The International Federation of Interior Architects/Designers (IFI) was founded in Denmark in 1963. The current membership of IFI is 74 members under various categories from 45 countries, collectively representing about 65 000 members. IFI's mission is to expand internationally the contribution of the Interior Architecture/ Interior Design profession, to society through exchange and development of knowledge and experience in education, practice and fellowship.

    category Interior Design Organizations

  16. PAVE

    PAVE

    PAVE supports students studying in the field of retail design and planning and visual merchandising through its annual design competitions for college students. PAVE also seeks to encourage retail management, store planners, visual merchandisers, architects and manufacturers to interact with and support design students.

    category Retail Design Organizations

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    Design Corps

    Design Corps' mission is to create positive change in communities by providing architecture and planning services. Our vision is realized when people are involved in the decisions that shape their lives, including the built environment.

    category Architecture Organizations

  18. Creative Time

    Creative Time

    Creative Time is a non-profit organization that commissions, produces, and presents art that engages history, breaks new ground, challenges the status quo, and infiltrates the public realm while engaging millions of people in New York City and across the globe.

    category Art Organizations

  19. IFDA

    IFDA

    The International Furnishings and Design Association is the unique and innovative Association of continuity and creativity that brings together the complementary professionals in the furnishing and design industries.

    category Furniture Design Organizations

  20. Materials and Applications

    Materials & Applications

    Materials & Applications (M&A) is a non-profit organization dedicated to building a public culture of experimental architecture in Los Angeles. Our mission is to advance original and critical ideas about architecture through public projects and programs. We produce outdoor installations, workshops, and dialogues in collaboration with architects, artists, and communities.

    category Architecture Organizations

  21. AICP

    AICP

    Founded in 1972, by a small group of television commercial production companies concerned with a single issue, today's AICP has grown to represent exclusively, the interests of companies that specialize in producing commercials on various media - film, video, digital - for advertisers and agencies.

    category Broadcast Design Organizations

  22. Community Design Collaborative

    Community Design Collaborative

    The Community Design Collaborative is a community design center that provides pro bono predevelopment design services to nonprofit organizations, offers unique volunteer opportunities for design professionals, and raises awareness about the importance of design in community revitalization.

    category Urban Design Organizations

  23. Design Trust for Public Space

    Design Trust for Public Space

    The Design Trust for Public Space is dedicated to improving New York City's parks, plazas, streets, and public buildings. Design Trust projects enrich the urban experience for all New Yorkers by turning good design intentions into reality. By forging public/private partnerships between neighborhoods, city agencies, and design professionals, the Design Trust creates powerful working relationships that overcome political and logistical hurdles.

    category Design Organizations

  24. Be Original Americas

    Be Original Americas

    Be Original Americas is a non-profit organization committed to informing, educating and influencing manufacturers, design professionals and individuals on the economic, ethical, and environmental value of authentic design while preserving and investing in its future.

    category Design Organizations