While attending SIUC, students also have the opportunity to be members of profession-related student organizations. These organizations provide students the opportunity to pursue leadership roles, develop contacts with the profession and take advantage of a number of activities including field trips, guest speakers and workshops.
American Institute of Architecture Students
American Society of Interior Designers
Construction Specifications Institute
Precast/Prestressed Concrete Institute Student Chapter
US Green Building Council
Design | Building Collaborative
The Design | Build Research Collaborative was founded in 2012 in response to a perceived need amongst some of the faculty of the School of Architecture at Southern Illinois University for a unifying home for a variety of community based work occuring in the region. Our mission has two distinct aspects: 1) the advancement of learning in the pursuit of public welfare and, 2) the enrichment of cultural and aesthetic heritage. The Design | Build Collaborative is currently working on the Youth Build Project, which is a partnership with The Delta Center in Cairo, IL.
FASHION DESIGN & MERCHANDISING
Fashion Design & Merchandising Association (FDMA)
FDMA is for any student interested in fashion and the fashion industry.
The American Society of Interior Designers (ASID)
ASID is a community of people driven by a common love for design and committed to the belief that interior design, as a service to people, is a powerful, multi-faceted profession that can positively change people’s lives. Through education, knowledge sharing, advocacy, community building and outreach, the Society strives to advance the interior design profession and, in the process, to demonstrate and celebrate the power of design to positively change people’s lives. Its more than 40,000 members engage in a variety of professional programs and activities through a network of 48 chapters throughout the U.S. and Canada.
The International Interior Design Association (IIDA)
IIDA is an international association with a united mission that represents Interior Designers worldwide. IIDA strives to create a strong niche for talented and visionary Interior Design professionals, to elevate the profession to the level it warrants, and to lead the way for the next generation of Interior Design innovators. The Association provides a forum to demonstrate design professionals’ impact on the health, safety, and well being of the public while balancing passion for good design and strategy for best business practices. IIDA stands at the intersection of passion and strategy where designers create extraordinary interiors and experiences.