The mission of the School of Interior Design is to provide students with a broad-based educational foundation for creative problem solving, sensitivity to human behavior in the built environment, and commitment to the health, safety, and welfare of the public. Embedded in these aspirations is the need to shape more diverse and inclusive environments in all aspects of teaching and learning, scholarship and service.
The School of Interior Design values diversity and inclusion and supports LSU’s commitment to “create an inclusive, respectful, intellectually challenging climate that embraces individual difference in race, ethnicity, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, age, spirituality, socio-economic status, disability, family status, experiences, opinions, and ideas.”
During the fall semester 2020, the School of Interior Design is facilitating a focus group with students and faculty to create a Diversity & Inclusion Statement and Action Plan. Please check back soon.
LSU OFFICE OF DIVERSITY, EQUITY & INCLUSION
SCHOOL OF INTERIOR DESIGN ACTIVITIES
Gensler Houston Virtual Presentation for Students | Spring 2021
Racism | Diversity | Inclusion
Gensler Strategies to Fight Racism
ID3753 Interior Design Studio IV | Spring 2021
Racism Untaught TOOLKIT
Provides a framework for identifying, contextualizing, and re-imagining forms of racialized design in the design studio context, and includes course syllabus, access to the digital toolkit and handbook.
Watch: presentation on design equity by BID candidate Mary Oliver.
DIVERSITY AND DESIGN LECTURES 2021
Kia Weatherspoon, ASID
Determined by Design, Founder + Principal
BRANDNU DESIGN, THE HIP HOP ARCHITECT
RACIAL AND SPATIAL JUSTICE
Designer, urbanist, and spatial justice activist
American Society of Interior Designers (ASID)
Founded in 1975, ASID is the oldest, largest and only multi-disciplinary professional organization for interior designers, interior design students and the manufacturers and suppliers who support the profession.
Diversity and Inclusion Statement
Council for Interior Design Accreditation (CIDA)
CIDA Future Scan 2019 (Imbalance/Inequality)
Black Interior Designers Network (BID)
The Black Interior Designers Network’s mission is to promote diversity and inclusion within the interior design industry by highlighting designers of color and supporting black designers with business development opportunities.
Mission and Vision
Build Out Alliance
Build Out Alliance promotes and advocates for the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) community within the building design and construction industry.
Interior Design Educators Council (IDEC)
The mission of The Interior Design Educators Council, Inc. is the advancement of interior design education, scholarship, and service.
IDEC Statement: Black Lives Matter
IDEC Student Video Competition 2019 Diversity
International Interior Design Association (IIDA)
IIDA is the commercial interior design association with global reach supporting design professionals, industry affiliates, educators, students, firms, and their clients through a network of 15,000+ members across 58 countries.
Cultivating a More Diverse Design Profession (02.22.19)
- IIDA Diversity Award 2020
Jack Travis, Interior Design Professor at Pratt Institute
- IIDA Educators Roundtable 2019
Organization of Black Designers (OBD)
OBD is a national professional organization of interior, industrial, architectural, fashion and graphic designers dedicated to promoting the visibility, empowerment, education and interaction of its membership and the understanding and value that diverse design perspectives contribute to world culture and commerce.
Designer of the Month
A platform for research projects by students and professionals working on queerness in the built environment.
Coded Plumbing Project
DIVERSITY AND INCLUSION RESOURCES
Hadjiyanni, T. “Decolonizing interior design education.” Journal of Interior Design, vol. 45, no. 2, 2020, pp. 3-9, doi:10.1111/joid.12170.
Martin, Michael. “The Leading LGBTQ+ Milestones in the World of Design.” Architectural Digest, 4 June 2019.
Nieminen, R. “Here’s why the design industry lacks diversity and how it will change.” Commercial Interior Design & Architecture | www.interiorsandsources.com, 3 Feb. 2020.