About

About Us

The IIDA Hawaii Pacific Chapter is a professional organization and community that strives to demonstrate design’s impact on the health, safety, well-being and virtual soul of the public.

By balancing passion for good design and strategy for best business practices, interior designers and industry professionals are able to perpetuate the profession and elevate it to the level it warrants.

Our members’ design expertise lies in a variety of industries, including hospitality, government, educational, healthcare, corporate and residential. We pride ourselves on staying current on and knowledgeable of design trends, technology and advancements not only here in Hawaii but abroad.

As a chapter, we offer continuing education sessions, networking events, community service events, annual fundraisers, tours of award-winning local projects, tradeshows and other celebrations throughout the year.

How Did We Get Here?

Our relationship with IIDA can be traced back to 2005 when we began as a City Center affiliated with the Northern California Chapter. We have since then grown and developed an active presence in our local design community here in the Hawaii Pacific Rim. Our unique location in the Pacific Ocean is often acknowledged as the bridge between the Continental US, the Pacific Rim and Asia. In 2016 we embarked on a new journey as an independent entity – the IIDA Hawaii Pacific Chapter – and we are proud and excited to continue to grow with all of you.

"Our local design community here is so amazing! I've had the chance to meet so many other professionals in our industry and be inspired by their experiences. "
Lakiesha Stanley
President-Elect
Member since 2011

Board of Directors

Alana Yasui
VP of Events
Bev Clemente
VP of Communications
Christine Sanpei
VP of Membership
Cindy Williams
Treasurer
Colette Lee
Past President
Jenny Manansala
VP of Sponsorship
Karen Muraoka
VP of Advocay
Keri Powlison
President
Lakiesha Stanley
President-Elect
Merrie Chung
VP of Professional Development
Raynette Aggabao
VP of Student Affairs
Sara Belczak
Administrator
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