Districts

IDSA’s network of Professional Chapters and Student Chapters in the United States is organized into five Districts based on geographical region. This structure allows for even distribution of these communities around the country and ensures equitable support from headquarters to serve the populations of working professionals and students of industrial design. 

Each District is led by a District Chapter Representative (DCR) who plays an active role in supporting the professional and student chapters within their district. They accomplish this by fostering the growth of chapters, mentoring chapter officers, creating connections among chapters, and engaging members who live in between chapters. DCRs make up the Districts Committee, chaired by the Chapter Director on IDSA's Board of Directors.

 

Chapter 
Director
 

Vijay Chakravarthy, IDSA
IDSA Board of Directors
2021-2022

International Chapters

Jinhua, China

Central District
 

Cori Rowley, IDSA
2020-2021

 

Central Chapters

Detroit
Cincinnati
Cleveland
Columbus
Louisville
Pittsburgh

Northeast District
 

Angela Corrado, IDSA
2020-2021

 

Northeast Chapters

Boston
District of Columbia
New York City
Philadelphia
Portland (Maine)
Providence
Syracuse
Toronto

West
District
 

Basak Altan, IDSA
2021-2022

 

West Chapters

Denver
Los Angeles
Phoenix
Portland
Seattle
San Francisco
San Jose

Midwest 
District
 

Lauren Roberts, IDSA
2021-2022

 

Midwest Chapters

Chicago
Indianapolis
Kansas City
Northern Lakes
St. Louis

South 
District
 

George Chow, IDSA
2021-2022

 

South Chapters

Atlanta
Austin
Charlotte
Dallas - Fort Worth
Houston
Miami

 

Questions about IDSA's Districts? Contact Korie Twiggs.