Associations and Research
IDA Alabama: The IIDA Alabama Chapter is a very active small chapter with City Centers located in Birmingham and Huntsville as well as Campus Centers at Auburn University and The University of Alabama. Our Chapter offers a wide variety of professional development programs and networking events throughout the year to both our Members and others in the commercial design community throughout the State
BIFMA International – The Business and Institutional Furniture Manufacturer’s Association is our industry voice. Check in for news and updates.
Gensler Workplace Survey – This independent study about how workspace affects employee retention and performance has been vital for us. These architects offer a great collection of statistics.
OSHA – The Occupational Safety and Health Administration site has everything you need to know about staying safe on the job.
ADA – The Americans with Disabilities Act website provides background and design standards to keep your office accessible.
SCS – Want to go green? The Scientific Certification Systems sets standards for sustainability in our industry and beyond.
level® was created to deliver the most open and transparent means of evaluating and communicating the environmental and social impacts of furniture products in the built environment. It is the third-party certification program for the furniture industry’s multi-attribute, sustainability standard.
The Center for Health Design Research – Research developed in collaboration with scholars, design professionals, and industry partners.
The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) – USGBC is made up of tens of thousands of member organizations, chapters, and student and community volunteers that are moving the building industry forward in a way that has never been seen before.
Product and Design Resources
Designer Pages – With listings by both brand and category, this website has the most comprehensive collection of materials available to help architects and designers find better products faster.
Color Matters – Color can sway thinking, change actions, and cause reactions. This is a great site about the psychology of color.
NeoCon – The world’s leading platform and most important event of the year for the commercial design industry.