About IIDA RMC

Our Mission

The International Interior Design Association (IIDA) works to enhance the 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 over 13,000 members around the world.

IIDA was founded in 1994 to create an international association with a united mission that would represent interior designers worldwide. Since then, IIDA has worked to convene communities of interior designers across regions and specialties representing the interests of the entire community. IIDA provides Members with the sources to reach expertise, knowledge, and contacts. Networking events allow our professionals to connect on more personal terms that encourage trust, collaboration, and innovation.

Chapters and City Centers are the visible strength of our Association. By leveraging contacts we encourage Members to seek out opportunities, continually expand networks and solidify partnerships. IIDA is committed to facilitating a global community for Members through all of its resources.

Lindsey Salazar, IIDA
President
Gensler
office@iidarmc.org

Karen Hailey, IIDA
Past President
Davis Partnership
office@iidarmc.org

Kate Chapman, IIDA
President Elect
blitz
office@iidarmc.org

Lauren Amber Prestenbach, IIDA
VP of Advocacy
Powers Brown Architecture
advocacy@iidarmc.org

Alexandra Neujahr, IIDA
VP of City Centers
Ware Malcomb
denver@iidarmc.org
noco@iidarmc.org
soco@iidarmc.org

Lauren Pogue, IIDA
VP of Communications
Gensler
communications@iidarmc.org

Katie Cavallo, IIDA
VP of Premier Events
Herman Miller
events@iidarmc.org

Emma Garner, Industry IIDA
VP of Membership
Haworth
membership@iidarmc.org

Heather Ciszczon, IIDA
VP of Professional Development
Hyatt
ceu@iidarmc.org

Maggie Odell, Industry IIDA
VP of Sponsorship
Benjamin Moore
sponsorship@iidarmc.org

Audrey Murray, Industry IIDA
VP of Student Affairs
PEAR Workplace Solutions
students@iidarmc.org

Ali Dahl, IIDA
Denver CC Co-Director
DLR Group
denver@iidarmc.org

Mei-Ling Krabbe, Assoc IIDA
Denver CC Co-Director
Abel Design Group
denver@iidarmc.org

Bob Hobson, Industry IIDA
NOCO CC Co-Director
Teknion
noco@iidarmc.org

Janell Lopez, Industry IIDA
NOCO CC Co-Director
Beck Total Office Interiors
noco@iidarmc.org

Amy Schuster, IIDA
SOCO CC Co-Director
Echo Architecture + Interiors
soco@iidarmc.org

Courtney Wilson, IIDA
SOCO CC Co-Director
Echo Architecture + Interiors
soco@iidarmc.org

Send us a message

We would love to hear from you. Please allow up to 24 hours for a member of the IIDARMC staff to respond.

  • I AM IIDA

    Katie Cavallo

    Why are you a member of IIDA?:
    It is my tribe! IIDA was the group I didn’t know existed and was so excited when I found the organization.

    What does interior design legislation mean to you?:
    Elevates our profession, creates a platform for designers to work to their fullest intent.

    What gets you the most excited about design?:
    I love that design can solve problems in ways people don’t always think about. Design unites and clarifies solutions and space.

    What project have you worked on that you are most proud of and why?:
    The Preacher’s Son restaurant in Bentonville, Arkansas. It was amazing, challenging and was nominated for a James Beard Award for design. It’s as beautiful of a space as the food is delicious!

  • I AM IIDA

    Paul Vanderheiden

    Why are you a member of IIDA?:
    I enjoy the opportunity to connect with new people in the industry and find encouragement from the personal relationships I have developed.

    What does being a designer mean to your life?:
    Design is an opportunity to facilitate positive changes in the lives of people. Personal fulfillment flows from this practice of helping others to create a space from which they can flourish and find their own success and fulfillment.

    What is your personal mantra?:
    Action cures fear.

    What would you do (for a career) if you weren’t doing this?:
    Photography

  • I AM IIDA

    Tina Turner

    Why are you a member of IIDA?:
    I wanted to be more connected to our industry and to feel a sense of community with others who are passionate about the built community.

    Favorite IIDA event:
    Golf Tournament if the weather is nice….Or BEST, I love seeing all of the entrants.

    On a typical Saturday where can we find you?:
    During the day, spending time with my family, enjoying all Denver has to offer. Evenings usually bring friend time exploring a new bar or restaurant.