Community Members form the broadest range of IFI membership. This category represents stakeholders across design and design-related institutions and industry seeking direct affiliation with IFI and inclusion in its diverse member and world networks. Community Members are professionals or stakeholders operating in the field of Interior Architecture/Design or entities and stakeholders with a general interest in Interior Architecture/Design.
Professional Members form the core of membership of IFI. This category of membership represents the professional body of IFI and determines the actions undertaken by IFI through their voting status. Professional Members are National Professional Associations of Interior Architects/Designers representing their territory/country.
Professional associations and organizations comprised of Interior Architects/Designers representing their country/territory who are not yet eligible to become Professional Members. Limited in time, Provisional Members are expected to apply for Professional status upon obtaining qualifying status.
Educational institutions, academic departments/schools and/or research groups who are involved in teaching and researching Interior Architecture and Interior Design.
Associations/Organizations whose primary objective is the promotion of design such as design centers, museums, trade shows, exhibition venues, expositions and award programs.
Multi-national, regional and local Interior Architecture/Design practices/firms and/or related firms with a dedicated Interior Architecture/Design division, such as commercial, hospitality, transportation, institutional, healthcare and retail.
Multi-national, regional and local government bodies including educational, scientific, economic and cultural divisions involved in design-related or built environment issues; design advocacy councils and trade commissions. Government members are uniquely positioned to work with IFI in the development and implementation of design policy.
Established Associations/Organizations/Institutions committed to design that do not fit into other categories of membership.
For potential Professional and Provisional Members experiencing national economic hardship, please note Financial Hardship Membership applicability, found in each respective category application.