Williams & Dean and our associates hold membership in several professional organizations. We look at these affiliations as more than résumé-building opportunities. Rather, we encourage our staff to pursue memberships that benefit our client base and firm as a whole.
AMERICAN INSTITUTE OF ARCHITECTS
is the main source for continuing education programs. On the national level AIA offers 27 different “knowledge communities” that allows each architect to receive information in an area that he is interested/involved as well as network with other architects who share the same interest. The annual AIA Convention provides all the CEU hours a licensed architect must complete to renewing his license.
NATIONAL COUNCIL OF ARCHITECTURAL REGISTRATION BOARDS
is a vital part of an intern preparing to become a licensed architect. Once licensed, NCARB’s major benefit is their Certification program in which an architect can receive a license in another state. This allows the architect to perform work for clients whose interest go outside the state where he received his architectural license.
AMERICAN SOCIERY OF INTERIOR DESIGNERS
is a community of people - designers, industry representatives, educators and students - committed to interior design. 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.
NATIONAL COUNCIL FOR INTERIOR DESIGN QUALIFICATION
The membership of NCIDQ is made up of state regulatory agencies only. The NCIDQ certificate is a necessity to qualify for a state license and a membership on a professional level with ASID.