Why Join?

Welcome OH KY Interior Design students!
As students, you are the key to our Ohio Kentucky chapter success. We have some of the top rated design schools in the nation and we are here to support you with great student focused events, student only competitions and to build networks with our professional design community with over 500 members. Any interior design student can join and get involved with our five city centers. We very much look forward to meeting you at one of our events or at a city center meeting.

  • Earn Credibility

    The Student IIDA acronym after your name helps validate your place in the design community.

  • Gain Hands-On Experience

    Shadow an industry professional to get a real-world look at a career in interior design.

  • Jump Start Your Career

    Get tips and advice from a distinguished panel of Design professionals at the IIDA Student Boot Camp.

  • Sharpen Your Skills

    Get feedback from a panel of esteemed judges by competing in our annual Student Design Charette.

  • Find an Internship

    With our Career Center and your IIDA network, you'll be the first to hear about new opportunities.

  • Build a Network

    Make new professional connections while sharing your passion and getting inspired at exclusive events.

How it Works

The Ohio Kentucky Chapter operates locally in your community within our five city centers. As a student member you will be able to attend City Center and Chapter Events. Want more of a leadership role? Each interior Design program can create a Campus Center, a design centered club with a minimum of 10 students from one college that applies annually with IIDA headquarters. If you aren't a Campus Center, don't worry, your membership gains you access into our powerful design community.

  • Schools

    Students enrolled in our design programs in our Ohio and Kentucky chapter can become members for $53 a year. Members can attend free or discounted events and have access to other networking opportunities.

  • Campus Centers

    A Campus Center is an interior design program with 10 or more students that apply with IIDA. They establish a design board within the school's program to build a network of peers, educators, and design professionals in the area.

  • City Centers

    A City Center is a group of ten or more members in a city who organize programs of interest to local members. As a member you may attend any event offered by city or campus centers.

Rollover the map to see our Campus Centers and to find the City Center closest to you.
VP of Student Relations

Rebecca Matheny

Assistant Professor of Interior Design, The Ohio State University

IIDA membership is not one-size-fits-all, which is why we want to hear your opinions and ideas. Please reach out to your VP of Student Relations for any questions or ideas you may have.

  • Schools
  • Campus Center
  • City Center
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Get Involved

Your membership opens doors to City Center and Chapter Events where professional networking and personal growth opportunities are endless. Don't be shy. Come join us!

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Find Job Opportunities

Want to gain experience, strengthen your resume and become a vital member of the design community? Check back often to be the first to learn about open positions and voluntary opportunities.

Current Opportunities

Student Spotlights

Madison Doyle 2015
Kent State University
BFA, Interior Design
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Natalie Hammersmith 2015
Kent State University
BFA, Interior Design
Bianca Mandato 2015
Ohio State University
Bachelors of Science in Design (BSD)