Who We Are
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, & our communities.
Through innovation, research, and building on smart, highly creative solutions that embody our clients’ brands, we advance the field. As an employee-owned firm, our diverse and purpose-driven individuals bring new ideas to life, while challenging the status quo.
We’re inspired working alongside our clients to simplify complex challenges and design human-centric environments where people thrive. Through our craft we strive to share our passion with our clients.
IA's teams strive to be agents of change not only for clients, but for our local communities. Through IA Reach (the philanthropic arm of IA Interior Architects) and our firm-wide ties to the IA Interior Architects Diversity in Design Fun and Scholarship, IA employees seek to extend their influence past the built environment and into their community. See how we're driven by a passion for giving and an interest in improving diversity in education by clicking the links below.
The ways in which we develop, design, and construct our built environment has a tremendous impact on our world. Buildings account for nearly 40% of greenhouse gas emissions, and are a leading source of construction waste, energy use, and water consumption. IA is committed to building a better quality of life and a more sustainable planet through the work we do for our clients, and the industry-leading standards to which we adhere. Learn about some of the commitments we've made to our planet by clicking the links below.
We arrive at inspired and lasting solutions by translating needs into action.
We commit to hiring, nurturing, and working with the best and treating everyone with respect.
We bring the best ideas and solutions to the table, crafted by different people from different places with different perspectives.
Our ethical business practices guide all our interactions. We stake our reputation on doing the right thing.
We love what we do and come to work every day with unparalleled vigor, drive, and dedication.
We’re committed, reliable, and trusted – all hallmarks of how we do business.
As an employee-owned firm, we’re hands-on. We do what it takes to get the right result.
Nimble, quick, and efficient, we anticipate needs and seek opportunities. We resolve issues with a sense of urgency across all levels.
As strategic thinkers, we define the conversation and set standards through our transformative work. As such, we shape the global design dialogue.
We actively engage in this process to truly understand marketplace and individual needs.
We’re confident, level-headed, and humble enough to know that our clients as partners are the stars. As such, we take our work seriously, not ourselves. We want what’s best for clients.