1971 Milestones

FIDER’s purpose is to promote excellence in interior design through research and the accreditation of interior design programs in North America. The first two FIDER trustees from IDEC are Anna Brightman, University of Texas at Austin and Richard Rankin, Purdue University. Other trustees include Edward Perrault, President of AID; James Merrick Smith, past President of AID; Roslyn Mallin, NSID; and James Hewlett, NSID Chairman.
“FIDER was the agency to award assurance of educational subject inclusions, competence of classroom delivery, appropriate credits, and proof of accomplishments required for professional recognition on a national level, those appropriate for proscribing human environments.” Dick Rankin