In June 2012, Desiree Martinez Uriarte, President of the International Federation of Landscape Architects and Shashi Caan, President of the International Federation of Interior Architects/Designers signed the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between IFLA and IFI .
In support of reaffirming the specific characteristics of each organization and the professional skills of their members IFLA and IFI express the wish to pursue the promotion of interiors and landscape architecture as a means of highlighting the importance of environmental context as a factor for improving the overall well-being of communities.
Both organizations will encourage joint initiatives that correspond to the professional goals and ambitions of their members.
IFLA and IFI propose strategies, actions, and recommendations to be submitted to their respective Councils with the purview of encouraging a collaborative evolution. Each organization will invite its partner to be represented at events of common interest that are hosted periodically.
About the International Federation of Interior Architects/Designers www.ifiworld.org
The International Federation of Interior Architects/Designers is the global voice and authority for professional Interior Architects/Designers. IFI is the sole international federating body for Interior Architecture/Design organizations, and acts as a global forum for the exchange and development of knowledge and experience, in worldwide education, research and practice. Often considered as the “United Nations” of the Interior Architecture/Design field, IFI connects the international community in order responsibility, and raise the status of the profession worldwide.
Founded in 1963 as a not-for-profit, limited liability Company to expand the international network of professional Interior Architects/Designers, IFI represents over 270,000 designers, educators, and industry stakeholders in the international design community in 110 countries on every continent collectively representing practicing Interior Architects/Designers worldwide.
IFI is a member of the International Design Alliance (IDA), a strategic venture between three leading international design organizations. The triumvirate includes the International Council of Societies of Industrial Design (ICSID) and the International Council of Graphic Design Associations (ICOGRADA). This alliance focuses on opportunities to further the design discipline based on multidisciplinary collaboration.