CIDA Commissions and Publishes Future Scan

February 15, 2017

The Council for Interior Design Accreditation (CIDA) Board of Directors has commissioned an annual future scan, results of which complement an annual forecasting summit. The first scan took place in 2016 and the first summit takes place in April 2017.

CIDA’s annual future scan and Board summit brings to fruition the organization’s goal to both predict and respond to the myriad rapid changes impacting interior design. The spring 2017 Board summit convenes experts to address rapidly evolving knowledge and practices related to wellness and occupant-centered design. Attendees also will use the 2016 scan findings to forecast potential implications for interior design graduates entering the field well into the future. Following the summit, CIDA’s Standards Committee will use forecasting results, as well as ongoing field-use audits, to develop proposed changes to accreditation standards. Substantial proposed changes to standards require community review and comment prior to final adoption. CIDA’s most recent accreditation standards became effective in January 2017.

“CIDA’s ultimate goal has always been to assure graduates are well prepared for the future. Our Board embraces interior design as an evolving, dynamic field and is highly committed to ensuring that CIDA keeps pace with content that advances the profession,” states Holly Mattson, CIDA’s Executive Director.

CIDA’s 2016 Future Scan is available here.

The Council for Interior Design Accreditation is an independent, non-profit, accrediting organization responsible for setting standards and evaluating degree-granting interior design programs. There are 184 CIDA-accredited programs in the U.S., Canada, Qatar, and the UAE.