IA 35th Anniversary 21 Rooms Project


At IA, we hold dear our commitments to our people, our culture, and our relationships. The relationships that we build with each other, our clients, and above all, those we build within our communities. IA celebrated its 35th anniversary by embarking on a year-long philanthropic mission to give back to local communities. IA's '21 Rooms' project has allowed us to leverage our global reach toward improving local communities—one room at a time.

In the spirit of the joyous and giving season, These stories are among the many that continue to inspire the work we do every day. Since we first opened our doors 35 years ago, our firm has been a group of like-minded individuals dedicated to impactful interiors that enhance the communities around us. As the year comes to a close, IA wishes you and your community a wonderful holiday season and a happy New Year!



IA is a global firm of architects, designers, strategists, and specialists. We focus exclusively on environments through the lens of interior architecture—a radical idea in 1984, when IA was founded. We are highly connected agents of change, committed to creativity, innovation, growth, and community.



IA is a global firm of architects, designers, strategists, and specialists. We focus exclusively on environments through the lens of interior architecture—a radical idea in 1984, when IA was founded. We are highly connected agents of change, committed to creativity, innovation, growth, and community.



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