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IIDA VAWV & YAF for a series of five small intimate online panels, in which we’ve invited minority leaders, minority design professionals, and non-minority leaders to share and discuss topics like: their own personal journey to where they are in their career, obstacles they may have had to overcome, insight on how we can help build a more diverse A&D community within our firms and how we can encourage our youth to learn...

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Dear Virginia-area Interior Designers: Your action is required to protect the voluntary interior design certification program in Virginia! Currently, the Commonwealth is exploring eliminating the voluntary interior design certification program. If you are not familiar with the program, the Virginia Certification gives interior designers several business and practice rights (more information in the draft comment, below)....

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IIDA: Diversity Thru Design

IIDA: Diversity Thru Design


Posted on Aug 18, 2020 in Blog, Events, featured

  Diversity Through Design Series Join IIDA VAWV & YAF for a series of five small intimate online panels, in which we’ve invited minority leaders, minority design professionals, and non-minority leaders to share and discuss topics like; their own personal journey to where they are in their career, obstacles they may have had to overcome, insight on how we can help build a more diverse A&D community within our firms...

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Q&A with Jessica Williams


Posted on May 13, 2020 in Blog, featured

  IIDA VAWV reached out to Jessica Williams, a seasoned designer and IIDA member, to offer advice to anyone in our chapter/industry that may be feeling a little uneasy about the state of the economy.  1. Were you working in the industry during the 2008 recession? If so, what advice can you offer to designers that are graduating or to designers that may be in their first five years of their career? JW: I graduated in...

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2020 AVANT-GALA Contest Information


Posted on Feb 5, 2020 in Blog, Events

Let your imagination run wild with this year’s contest   Inspired by the AVANT-GALA theme and industry trends of wellness and sustainability: BOHO-FLAIR. “What is that?!?”, you ask? This aesthetic flies in the face of modern sensibilities and embraces the carefree and the unusual. Feel free to mix patterns and textures, and do not be afraid to use materials that would not necessarily go...

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2020 AVANT-GALA F.A.Q.s


Posted on Feb 5, 2020 in Blog, Events

GALA Frequently Asked Questions How to Register: Check out our Eventbrite link here.   Keep a lookout on Social Media & our Newsletter for announcements on special ticket offers (for a limited time) *There will be no door sales for tickets the day of the event F.A.Q.s: How do I sign-up to volunteer? We couldn’t make this event happen without the help of our wonderful volunteers. Volunteering is not only a helpful...

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