American Institute of Architects Los Angeles (AIA|LA)
Formed 115 years ago - AIA|LA is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to furthering the efforts of its parent organization, the American Institute of Architects (AIA), by specifically serving the interests of our local architecture and design community. AIA|LA's membership includes architects and design professionals actively engaged in the industry. Through advocacy, education, networking and outreach, AIA|LA serves as a resource to help make the Los Angeles region more delightful, healthier, more sustainable and economically competitive.
American Society of Interior Designers (ASID)
The American Society of Interior Designers (ASID) is a community of people — designers, industry representatives, educators and students — committed to interior design. Through education, knowledge sharing, advocacy, community building and outreach, we strive to advance the interior design profession and, in the process, to demonstrate and celebrate the power of design to positively change people’s lives.
Association for Women in Architecture + Design (AWA+D)
The Association for Women in Architecture and Design (AWA+D) is a Professional Society dedicated to supporting career and educational endeavors for women working in the built environment. In addition to providing opportunities for networking, mentorship, innovative and informative programming and an array of critical professional resources to it's members, AWA+D provides a unique way for women to connect with one another no matter where they are in their career and no matter which forms of design they are practicing or pursuing. www.awaplusd.org
Association of Professional Landscape Designers (APLD)
The Association of Professional Landscape Designers (APLD) is dedicated to advancing the profession of landscape design and to promoting the recognition of landscape designers as qualified and dedicated professionals. Members receive a myriad of benefits and opportunities that support that core mission. APLD encourages all members adhere to a code of professional standards, to actively participate in continuing education and to be current with state-of-the-art developments and trends throughout the field.www.apld.org
National Kitchen and Bath Association (NKBA)
The National Kitchen & Bath Association (NKBA) is a non-profit trade association that promotes the professionalism of the kitchen and bath industry. Established in 1963 as a network of kitchen dealers, it has grown into the premier association of distributors, retailers, remodelers, manufacturers, fabricators, installers, designers, and other professionals. The NKBA’s certification program
emphasizes continuing education and career development and includes designers and professionals in all segments of the kitchen and bath industry. The NKBA has become a valuable resource for both professionals and consumers.
National Tile Contractors Association (NTCA)
Established in 1947, the National Tile Contractors Association (NTCA) is a nonprofit trade association dedicated to the professional installation of ceramic tile and natural stone. It is widely recognized as the largest and most respected tile contractors association in the world. The NTCA strives to improve the trade through education and training, participation in the development of standards and methods, and communication of our initiatives to related trades.
Sustainable Furnishings Council (SFC)
The Sustainable Furnishings Council (SFC) is an educational and marketing organization, promoting sustainable practices among furniture manufacturers, retailers, and consumers alike. SFC members support the triple bottom line of PEOPLE - PLANET - PROFITS and lead the industry in developing awareness of best practices throughout their supply chains. www.sustainablefurnishing.org
U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC)
The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) Los Angeles Chapter is a non-profit environmental organization made up of over one thousand architects, designers, engineers, students, property managers, builders, consultants, and lawyers. USGBC-LA invites you to learn, share, and lead green by participating in an inclusive community of passionate, practical and informed professionals and advocates working together to transform L.A. into a sustainable region through education, innovation, and action. www.usgbc-la.org
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