The IDSA Philadelphia chapter was formed in 1976. The chapter includes members from Eastern Pennsylvania, Southern New Jersey, and Delaware who specialize in a variety of different fields, including consumer products, furniture, lighting, exhibits, transportation, and medical equipment. Additionally, Philadelphia has four major universities offering degrees in industrial design or product development: Thomas Jefferson University, Drexel University, University of the Arts, and The University of Pennsylvania (the IPD graduate program).
One of the chapter's main activities is the mentorship program for students and professional designers in the region. They also hold events throughout the year, and consistently have a showing at the Design Philadelphia showcase in mid-October. For more information, please reach out to the chapter officers or contact IDSA headquarters (Community Manager Korie Twiggs at email@example.com) or by calling 703.707.6000.
Philadelphia News & Events
IDSA Student Chapter Started at UPENN's School of Design
IDSA welcomes the new Student Chapter at the University of Pennsylvania's (UPENN) School of Design in Philadelphia, PA. Under the leadership of the Student Chapter Advisor, Peter W. Bressler, FIDSA, the student officers of the chapter have met the requirements for the creation of the chapter. Bressler is a longtime IDSA member and volunteer who has been inducted in IDSA's Academy of Fellows for his tireless support of the Society, the profession and students. The new Student Chapter Officers are Sarah Fadem (President), Jin Ah Lee (Vice President) and Jacob Bennett (Treasurer)