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About the IAKC

The Interior Architecture Knowledge Committee is committed to advancing the practice of Interior Architecture by providing its membership with resources to elevate their professional practice and design excellence. The IAKC serves to facilitate a national dialogue that addresses a range of key issues, including innovative design and programming, the incorporation of sustainable materials and technologies, and the social, cultural, and spatial impact of architecture on human experience. The IAKC seeks to address national issues with regional sensitivity, providing a platform for its membership to share knowledge, gain expertise, and form collaborative relationships with industry peers and allied partners.

Members' Soapbox

Questions of Connectivity

by Jeffrey Daniels, AIA

In an ideal world there would be very little distinction between architecture and interior design. The interiors of a building would be developed with the same principles as the exterior concept. Unfortunately, in the modern era there’s been a growing tendency to put everything into classifications. When you take this together with the inevitable issues of time, budget, liability, marketing and specialized expertise, they all conspire to keep those two worlds artificially separate. read more


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Members’ Soapbox promotes dialogue among our members, whether by raising issues, offering opinions, highlighting projects, or sharing experiences. Our hope is to see what you have on your mind about the state of Interior Architecture today.

Send your submissions for review to interiors@aia.org

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Nominations are open for the 2017 IAKC Advisory Group (AG). AG members promote the mission of the IAKC by helping to plan content, present knowledge at events, and participating in monthly meetings.

Nominations are due October 3 

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    2016 Institute Honor Awards for Interior Architecture

    This awards program acknowledges outstanding building interiors created by architects licensed in the United States, and draws attention to the broad diversity of interior architecture.

    Congratulations to this year's recipients:

    Georgetown School
    of Continuing Studies

    Milton Academy
    Pritzker Science Center

    Pivot Apartment
    The Strand, American
    Conservatory Theater

    Contemplative Center

    View all 2016 AIA Awards Recipients.

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