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Nineteen Eighty-Eight is Texas State’s ONLY Interior Design Organization! We are a student-run organization that combine both our ASID (American Society of Interior Designers) and IIDA (International Interior Design Association) student chapters together to create a place where our members can grow their knowledge of the design industry and prepare for a professional career. Our organization is dedicated to helping students learn about our selected major, creating a fun-filled environment with interior design students from all levels of the program, and providing many opportunities for networking and relationship building within the professional design community.


1988 was the year that the Texas State Interior Design Program earned its CIDA Accreditation (Council of Interior Design Accreditation). Programs accredited by CIDA voluntarily place themselves before the scrutiny of the profession to ensure that students receive an education that will serve them not only during their time at school but also prepare them for future professional growth. CIDA Accreditation is something our program takes pride in, and we remember this by the name of our student organization "1988".


2020 PANTONE COLOR OF THE YEAR: VIVA MAGENTA - We branded our organization and based on Pantone's color of the year. Their color system is extremely relevant to Interior Design and has allowed our organization to get a new splash of color each year! 


Our student organization is dedicated to creating a wide variety of opportunities for students to network, receive hands-on experience, as well as serve the community. "Design Like a Pro" is one of the most successful and largest annual events in which we invite professionals in the Austin area from top firms such as PBK Architects and Studio 8 Architects. Students are able to network, receive mock interviews and portfolio reviews, attend Q/A sessions, as well as have headshots taken by a professional. We hope to see you on November 11, 2023! 

"Revolution Redesign" is an event that we have participated in annually since 2018. This is an event partnered with IIDA, where 1988 selects an area in need within our community, then students and professionals use their knowledge and design skills to renovate/redesign the space! In 2018 we renovated four low-income housing apartment units for selected families in Austin TX, and in 2019 we chose to renovate San Marcos' very own "South Side Community Center". 1988 is always looking for opportunities to receive hands-on experience while giving back to our community in the best way we know how.   


Austin Low-Income Apartment Renovation

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San Marcos South Side Community Center Renovation 

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