Partners in Quality

The value of the accreditation process in assuring quality interior design education is understood and supported by a number of companies, individuals, and organizations. These Partners in Quality provide crucial financial support to ensure that CIDA is able to continue its growth at a critical juncture of organizational development, as well as develop and deliver the services needed by interior design programs to achieve high academic standards, while making education more responsive to students and society.

For more information about how you can participate in the Partners in Quality program, please contact the Executive Director.

The Council for Interior Design Accreditation recognizes the following Partners in Quality for their financial support.

2019 Premier Partners

American Society of Interior Designers
Council for Interior Design Qualification
International Interior Design Association

Partners in Quality – Organizations and Companies

American Society of Interior Designers (ASID)
American Society of Interior Designers Foundation
Angelo Donghia Foundation
ASID Arizona North Chapter
ASID California/Central Nevada Chapter
ASID California Los Angeles
ASID New York Upstate/Canada East Chapter
ASID Ohio South/Kentucky Chapter
ASID PA West Chapter
ASID Palm Springs/Inland Chapter
ASID South Central Chapter
ASID Student Chapter at Kent State University
ASID Student Chapter at University of Tennessee, Knoxville
ASID Virginia Chapter
ASID Virginia Chapter (In Memory of Richard Bryant, ASID)
ASID Virginia Chapter (In Memory of Albert F. Herbert, FASID)
ASID Wisconsin Chapter
Association of Registered Interior Designers of Ontario (ARIDO)
Barbara Schlattman Interiors Inc.
The Bretford Group
Carnegie Fabrics, Inc.
Connie Johannes Trust
Council for Interior Design Qualification (CIDQ)
Elizabeth Hampton Trust
The Environments Group
Fernando Diaz and Associates
Gensler, Chicago
GF Weber Studios, Inc.
Herman Miller
HOK Atlanta
HOK Canada
HOK Los Angeles
Hooks Design + Architecture
Hunter Douglas Window Fashions
Interior Design Educators Council (IDEC)

Interior Designers of Canada (IDC)
Interior Design Media
Interiors Magazine
Interiors and Sources Magazine
International Interior Design Association (IIDA)
International Interior Design Association – Foundation
J&D Marketing, Inc.
J&J / Invision
Janice Young & Associates, Inc.
Kohler Co.
MAB Designs (formerly The Bryan Design Associates Corp.)
Merchandise Mart Properties
Milliken Floor Covering
The Mohawk Group
Perry Design Group
Peter Pepper Products
Progressive AE
Richard J. Fasenmyer Foundation
Robert M. Ledingham Design Consultants
S.H. Designs
Steelcase Inc.
STUDIOS Architecture
Thomas Frank Designers & Specifiers
Trendway Foundation

Partners in Quality – Individuals

Anita Barnett, FIIDA
Frank Becker
William D. Bowden, FASID
Heather Robertson Corrigan, FIDC
Joy H. Dohr, Ph.D., FIDEC
Kayem Dunn
Abbey Hall Francis, ASID
Susan Furst, ASID
Betsy S. Gabb, FIDEC
Erli Gronberg, FIDEC
Michele Guest, FIDC
Beth Harmon-Vaughan, FIIDA
Cathy Lynn Hendricks, ASID, IIDA
Barbara Jacobs, FASID
Cary Johnson, FIIDA
Carol Jones, FIIDA
Joyce LaValle
Alan W. Mack, ASID
Georgy Olivieri
Joseph Pettipas, IDC, ASID, IIDA
Kathleen S. Ponitz
Hollie R. Schick, FASID
Darrell Schmitt, ASID
Edna Smith, FASID
Michael Souter, FASID
Dorothy Trogdon, ASID
Bernard S. Vinick, FASID
John Weigand, IDEC, IIDA
Virginia Weinhold, Ph.D., IIDA, IDEC

Contributors to the Joel Polsky – Fixtures and Furniture/FIDER Endowment Fund

Judson H. Spencer
Norman and Elaine Polsky Family Supporting Foundation

In Memory of Jill White, ASID, from members of the Georgia Chapter ASID, Atlanta

Jill was a past president of the Georgia Chapter, ASID. She is remembered for being a real champion of the profession and for her commitment to FIDER (now the Council for Interior Design Accreditation).

Liza Bryan, Liza Bryan Interiors
Steven Clem, ASID & Susan Clem, ASID
Greg and Kendra Fadel
Janace Harding, ASID, Janace Harding Interior Design
Grace Howard
J. Finley and Eden Z. King
Jenny and Roger Ludwig
Jackie Naylor, ASID, Jackie Naylor Interiors, Inc.
Michele and Glenn Picou
Jo Rabaut, ASID
Walter Roberts
J. Douglas Self, Jr.
Mrs. James L. Smith, Jr.
Sue D. Wislar, ASID
Debbie and the entire team, John Wieland Homes

In memory of Walter Carter, father of Vincent Carter (former member of CIDA’s Accreditation Commission)

Cameron Stiles

In memory of William Darsie Bowden and Anne Lile Bowden (William Darsie Bowden, FIDER Trustee Emeritus)

Elisabeth Bowden

Keith Hooks Scholarship Fund

Keith Hooks, founder of Hooks Design+Architecture in San Francisco (now A S D), was a CIDA volunteer leader for over 20 years. His outstanding contributions to standard setting and accreditation are a legacy to CIDA’s quality assurance mission. Keith’s commitment inspired colleagues and friends in the San Francisco community to partner with CIDA in establishing a scholarship fund in his memory. CIDA gratefully acknowledges the following contributors.

Gary Anspach
CADD Resources, LLC
Collins Henderson, Inc.
Edie Dykstra
Timothy and Lauren Johnson
Charlton Jones
Holly Mattson
Martin Ortega/DBA Ortega Design & Drafting
Joseph Pettipas, IDC, IIDA
Rodney Price
Josette H. Rabun
R.N. Field Construction, Inc.
Stephanie Schley
Suzanne Scott, Ph.D., IDEC, ASID
Skyline Commercial Interiors, Inc.
Margaret Ann Sullivan and William A. Van Dyk
Carmen M. Vega
Wetherby Management
Leina Zimmerman

Memorial Funds

Anna Brightman Fund

This fund, established in 1990, was in memory of former Trustee Anna Brightman, FIDEC, who served on the FIDER Board from 1970 to 1978. Memorial contributions were made from her estate, family, and friends.

Richard Whaley Fund

This fund, established in 1988, was in memory of former FIDER Trustee Richard Whaley, FASID, who served on the FIDER Board from 1978 to 1980. Funds contributed in memory of Frank Judson, a long-term friend and fund raiser, and Warren Arnett, former trustee, are included (2005).

Joel Polsky-Fixtures Furniture – FIDER Endowment Awards

Joel Polsky-Fixtures Furniture – FIDER Endowment Fund

This endowment, established in October 1982 by the Polsky Family and Fixtures Furniture of Kansas City, was in memory of Joel Polsky, Vice President of Fixtures Furniture, and in recognition of the importance of establishing quality in education for professional interior design through FIDER (now CIDA). FIDER granted, from 1983 to 2001, over $100,000 from earnings for projects related to interior design education, accreditation, or the accreditation process.