Industry Involvement

Seminole State College's Interior Design program is committed to providing students with a direct link to the Interior Design Industry. This helps to ensure our program is meeting and exceeding industry standards as well as providing our students with opportunities for professional development and networking.

Advisory Board

The Interior Design Program Advisory Board consists of professionals from Central Florida's interior design and construction industry. Board members, many of whom are Seminole State alumni, contribute their time and talent to guide the development of the program so that it remains responsive to Central Florida's workforce needs.

Our Advisory Board includes professionals from distinguished companies including:

Professional Organizations

Hands-on training is a key feature of Seminole State's Interior Design Program. Students apply the skills they learn in the classroom by participating in community service projects and taking part in activities with local chapters of professional organizations, including:

The American Society of Interior Designers (ASID) advances the interior design profession and communicates the impact of design on the human experience. ASID

  • collaborates with others to promote the value of interior design.
  • prepares members to excel in a dynamic and evolving profession.
  • generates, collects and disseminates applied knowledge.

ASID focuses on Membership, Professional Development, Research & Knowledge Management, and One Voice.

Design Build Institute of America (DBIA) Florida Region is a membership organization committed to promoting and supporting the successful use of the design-build project delivery method regionally as well as nationally. DBIA

  • focuses efforts on increasing the successful use of innovative design-build teams on non-residential building, civil infrastructure and process industry projects.

Best practices are disseminated through educational programs, regional/national conferences, publications and legislative efforts.

International Interior Design Association (IIDA) is a dynamic group of design and industry members who strive to encourage participation in our organization; inspiration for the next generation of designers; and provide leadership experience fore the designers involved in planning our events and programs. IIDA

  • hosts a variety of social, philanthropic, educational, and project based events.
  • has a strong Government and Regulatory Affiars presence to facilitate involvement with the state's practice act for interior design.

Licensed designers rely on IIDA as a resource for continuing education courses to meet license compliance requirements.

The National Kitchen & Bath Association (NKBA) is the not-for-profit trade association that owns the Kitchen & Bath Industry Show© (KBIS), as part of the Design and Construction Week© (DCW). With nearly 14,000 member companies representing tens of thousands of members in all segments of the kitchen and bath industry, the NKBA

  • has educated and led the industry since the association's founding in 1963.
  • envisions a world where everyone enjoys safe, beautiful and functional kitchen and bath spaces.

The mission of the NKBA is to inspire, lead and empower the kitchen and bath industry through the creations of certifications, marketplaces and networks.

The United States Green Building Council (USGBC) is a movement of community leaders, professional, businesses and innovators working to accomplish a single vold vision: health, efficient and equitable buildings and communities for all.  USGBC

  • supports the growing green building movement as well as the ongoing development of LEED, the world's most well-known and widely used green building program.

USGBC also ensures that industry, products and new innovations can keep up and step up to meet the pressing needs of today's built environment.

Get Involved

Many of these organizations have active chapters on our campus. For more information on how to get involved with these Seminole State organizations please visit the Student Life page or contact Student Life:

Heathrow Campus
407.708.2371
Office: HEA-205

Contact

Information Request

Holly Rodwick
Interior Design Program Manager
407.708.4531
Fax: 407.708.2449
Office: HEA331