IIDA New York Chapter Names Ginger Gilden President
The International Interior Design Association (IIDA), a networking organization that connects architects and interior designers, has named Ginger Gilden president of its New York chapter. In her new year-long role, Gilden will concentrate on leading educational and networking events for the more than 800 members of the chapter, while also providing mentorship opportunities for up-and-coming design professionals.
“My main focus is providing a mentorship program for the younger designers and architects who are either just graduating college or have been in the industry for a few years,” Gilden says. “A mentorship program helps ensure that they won’t get lost [in the beginning stages of their career], and it’s a good learning experience that will help them grow.”
Gilden has been an active member of the IIDA since 1994, and credits the organization for being a helpful resource for finding jobs and commissions throughout her career. As a senior designer and associate at IA Interior Architects, she has overseen projects such as King & Spalding, Jones Lang Lasalle, State Street, and Experian.
Gilden succeeds Katie Michael-Battaglia, IIDA, design director of Nemo Tile.