The International Interior Design Association (IIDA) defines a professional interior designer as qualified by education, experience, and examination to enhance the function and quality of interior spaces for the purpose of implementing quality of life, increased productivity, and to protect the health, safety, and welfare of the public. All NAVFAC Southwest Interior Designers are licensed professionals.
Interior Design within NAVFAC consists of the following:
- Interior construction (building systems and components, codes, IT, Audio Visual, and materials)
- Contracting (cost estimating, proposals, negotiations, contract awards, scopes)
- Facility operation (functionality, maintenance requirements, security, acoustics, ergonomics, and sustainability)
- Aesthetics (sense of scale, proportion, form, color, texture, and finish)
- Psychology (privacy and enclosure, effects of environmental components (color, space, light) on wellness, and productivity.
- Management (design project and resource coordination)
- Design and Specification of Furniture, Fixtures, and Equipment (FF&E)
The benefits of Interior Design to our clients reach far beyond the aesthetics of a facility. The top three issues clients rate most important to their overall satisfaction with a facility are HVAC control, interior design, and space. This is documented in many private sector and government surveys. Interior Design and sustainable practices have been documented in studies validating their positive effects on productivity and employee retention.