NYSID announces collaboration with the International Federation of Interior ARchitects/Designers (IFI)

New York, NY - August 23, 2010 - The New York School of Interior Design (NYSID) announces collaborating with the International Federation of Interior Architects/Designers (IFI) in Design Future: Interiors Entity by hosting a regional Think Tank at the School on Saturday, September 11, 2010 to discuss the identity, relevance, value and responsibility of Interiors today. The College is one of nearly three dozen academic institutions in the US, Canada, Central and South America listed to participate in this IFI global initiative to more clearly understand the core need for the Interiors discipline.

The Americas initiative is part of five similar Think Tanks being held worldwide. Other regions participating in the in-depth conversation are Europe, Asia, Oceania including India, Indonesia and Singapore and Africa and the Middle East. Participants will be thought leaders selected by the university and representing all phases of Interiors including students, educators, researchers, large and small firm practitioners of various specialties, manufacturers, clients, environmentalists and related scientists in an effort to foster the broadest and most open-minded discussion possible.

The IFI initiative was born out of a global conversation regarding the general misunderstanding about the Interiors industry. Each region’s report will culminate in a symposium and the publication of a report repositioning the Interiors discipline on the world stage.

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Founded in 1916, the New York School of Interior Design (NYSID) is New York’s only private, not-for-profit college devoted exclusively to interior design education and related disciplines. NYSID’s guiding principle is that the interior environment is a fundamental element of human welfare and the college is committed to actively improving the quality of life for all segments of humanity. This ideal is put into practice by a dedicated faculty of well-known designers, architects, art historians, and authorities in the field who guide a diverse student body of over 700 full-and part-time students.

NYSID offers certificate, undergraduate and graduate programs in the field of interior design. The college is an accredited institutional member of the National Association of Schools of Art and Design (NASAD) and NYSID’s BFA is accredited by the Council for Interior Design Accreditation (CIDA).