Meet IIDA NY’s New Chapter President Ginger Gilden

The designer and IIDA NY Board Member will focus her efforts on creating an inspiring program for current and new members in 2016-2017

Ginger GildenThe International Interior Design Association’s New York Chapter (IIDA NY) is excited to announce the appointment of Ginger Gilden as Chapter President. IIDA NY is a professional organization that unites A&D professionals in the New York area, providing them with networking opportunities, educational events, and charitable initiatives.

Ginger Gilden, IIDA, Certified Interior Designer, is a senior designer and associate at IA Interior Architects, and brings more than 20 years of diverse design experience across the commercial, educational, healthcare, government and legal industries. She succeeds Katie Michael-Battaglia, IIDA, a Certified Interior Designer and LEED Accredited professional who serves as the design director at Nemo Tile.

“Ginger brings exceptional energy and enthusiasm to IIDA NY.” says Michael-Battaglia. “Ginger has an empowering vision for the chapter and IIDA NY’s role in the interior design community. I am confident in her leadership and dedication to ensuring that our organization continues to positively impact the industry.”

Passionate about fostering a strong design community, Gilden has been a member of IIDA since 1994 and has a track record of dedicating her efforts to a variety of the organization’s initiatives, including the annual IIDA NY Leaders Breakfast. A graduate of Louisiana Tech University, where she studied architecture and interior design, Gilden spent the first five years of her career in Memphis, Tennessee, before beginning work for a New York City-based firm. As a senior designer and associate at IA Interior Architects, Gilden has overseen various projects including King & Spalding, Jones Lang Lasalle, State Street, and Experian, as well as other influential confidential clients.

“I truly enjoy supporting the NY design industry and helping to bring out the best in our talented pool of design professionals,” said Gilden. “This organization has connected me with an incredible group, and I hope to be as inspiring as those who precede me. IIDA Vice President Julio Braga, FIIDA, Design Principal at IA, and past IIDA International President, provides guidance and support, as do my IA and IIDA families.”

During her year-long tenure as chapter president, Gilden will be focusing her efforts on creating an inspiring program for current and new members of the professional organization. She plans to concentrate on educational and networking events to provide maximum benefits to members, and also provide exposure to IIDA NY industry partners.

“Ginger Gilden is an excellent designer and an inspiring colleague,” said Julio Braga, FIIDA.  “Her talents are only amplified by her effortless ability to manage work, a family and volunteer activities with unwavering passion, dedication and kindness. Through this passion and her design expertise, she sets a wonderful example for others in our office, and will be a fantastic President of IIDA’s New York Chapter.”


The IIDA New York Chapter (IIDA NY) is a professional networking and educational association of more than 800 Members in ten specialty Forums. IIDA NY provides its Members with the resources to reach expertise, knowledge and contacts. Networking events allow professionals and industry members to connect on more personal terms that encourage trust, collaboration, and innovation.

The Chapter is proud to have been recognized as IIDA Large Chapter of the Year in 2011, 2008, 2001 and 2000. For more information, visit:

About IA Interior Architects

Founded in 1984, IA Interior Architects is the first and largest global architectural firm focused exclusively on interior architecture and workplace strategies. IA collaborates with clients in diverse markets worldwide, aligning their business strategies and core values with the dynamic use of space. IA has offices in Atlanta, Boston, Charlotte, Chicago, Dallas, Denver, Houston, London, Los Angeles, Miami, New York, Orange County, Portland, Raleigh, San Francisco, Seattle, Silicon Valley, Toronto, and Washington, DC and has partner affiliates in Europe, Middle East and Africa, Asia and Australia, Canada, and Latin America through the IA Global Alliance. For more information visit