Based in Washington, D.C., the American Institute of Architects (AIA) has been the leading professional membership association for licensed architects, emerging professionals, and allied partners since 1857. Through education, legislative and regulatory development, professional education, and research, the AIA and its more than 83,500 members express their commitment to excellence in design and livability in America's buildings and communities.
The American Society of Interior Designers is the leading organization for interior design professionals. From corporate boardrooms to home offices, hotel suites to health care facilities, ASID designers create the places where people live, work, play, heal and worship.
Building Owners and Managers Association International is a primary source of information for: office building development, leasing, building operating costs, energy consumption patterns, local and national building codes, legislation, occupancy statistics and technological developments.
The NADFD Contract Fabric Network, began in 1968 as a forum for the exchange of information among a small group of fabric distributors. NADFD members believe that networking, sharing common goals, and exchanging knowledge and sound business practices, are our greatest benefits of membership.
NSF is an independent, accredited organization that tests, audits and certifies products and systems as well as provides education and risk management. Manufacturers, regulators and consumers look to NSF to develop public health standards and certifications that help protect food, water, consumer products and the environment.
The International Interior Design Association is a professional networking and educational association of more than 12,000 members in nine Specialty Forums in thirty chapters around the world. IIDA is committed to enhancing the quality of life through excellence in interior design and advancing interior design through knowledge.
LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) U.S. Green Building Council is a 501(c)(3) non-profit community of leaders working to make green buildings accessible to everyone, and has developed the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design or LEED rating system: a framework for assessing building performance and meeting sustainability goals.
The Network of Executive Women in Hospitality is an international, non-profit, organization which brings together professionals from all facets of the hospitality industry. It's the premier networking resource for the hospitality industry, providing scholarships, education, leadership development, recognition of excellence, and business development opportunities.
Painting and Decorating Contractors of America develops industry standards and industry-specific publications and programs: business management publications, training and reference videos, health and safety manuals.
Promoting the advancement and collaborative practice of creating selling environments, the Retail Design Institute works with colleges and universities to develop retail design programs, and promotes continuing education to improve the skill sets of working professionals. Reaching out to the Retail Community at large through workshops and seminars, the Retail Design Institute highlights noteworthy trends and accomplishments in retailing and retail store design.
Formed to help members who manufacture, distribute and sell wallcoverings, their goal is to provide a vehicle for communication and promotion. Their stated vision is to have residential and commercial consumers think of wallcoverings as the interior product of choice. We heartily approve.
The Vinyl Institute, founded in 1982, is a U.S. trade association representing the leading manufacturers of vinyl, vinyl chloride monomer, vinyl additives and modifiers, and vinyl packaging materials. The Vinyl Institute's mission is to advocate the responsible: manufacture of vinyl resins, life cycle management of vinyl products, and promotion of the value of vinyl to society.