IIDA of Alabama Blog


2018 Winter/Spring Spotlight

University of Alabama IIDA Campus Center


University of Alabama IIDA Campus Center

IIDA Campus Center at the University of Alabama was established to provide students enrolled in the interior design program educational and professional development resources outside the classroom. This year, the Industry Partner Product Fair was one successful event organized to connect students with the Interior Design Industry. Vendors from the area were invited to the University's Bryant Conference Center to highlight their products and companies, share their knowledge, and offer support to interior design students. Students were encouraged to network by asking questions and having face-to-face conversations with representatives about both their products and about developing successful professional relationships.

Earlier this year, students representing the UA Campus Center participated in the IIDA Texas Oklahoma Chapter Student Conference in Dallas, TX. UA students competed in the annual invitation-only design charrette, connecting them with other IIDA student members from across the country. This experience inspired the UA Campus Center to host their own design charrette later this semester.

Other outreach from the past year has included monthly meetings and guest speaker events, and participation in the IIDA/ASID Student Day in Birmingham. The UA Campus Center will continue to reach out to design students, focusing on educational support, as well as networking and professional development opportunities that will provide benefits well after graduation.