The Conejo Association of Professional Interior Designers, a non-profit organization, was established in 1980 to enhance the professional development of its members and to encourage high ethical standards in our industry.
CAPID membership is composed of Professional Interior Designers and persons allied in the design field as Industry Partners. We are also enriched by our student members who offer new energy to the group. Membership is achieved through sponsorship and a professional review process by the organization.
- Professional membership requires an accredited design education with at least six years of professional design experience, passage of a national competency exam, and a certification by the State of California.
- Allied members currently must be working in the design field, have a minimum of four years of professional experience or a two- or three- year degree in a credentialed interior design program.
- Student members must be enrolled in an accredited interior design program and pass a yearly review of their educational progress.
- Industry Partners are vendors or producers of quality goods and services utilized by members of the interior design industry. Their membership is subject to sponsorship by a professional CAPID member.
- Legacy Members have served as either a Professional or Allied member of CAPID for at least 5 years and are retired from the Interior Design industry.
Many of our members have additional professional affiliations including American Society of Interior Designers (A.S.I.D.), Interior Design Association (IDS), and National Kitchen and Bath Association (NKBA).
CAPID members meet monthly with the presentation of a speaker or an educational program. Current information on products and services in our field are featured. Technical presentations on subjects such as today’s electronics in the home, the construction and finishing of fine furniture, or “Green Design” are some of the subjects covered in this year’s program. Resource information regarding products and services, shared individually by our members, make up an important aspect of our association as well.
Various field trips are planned throughout the year for museum exhibitions, architectural tours, vendor and merchandisers’ venues, private home tours, travel to out-of-town trade shows and “Markets” as well as international buying trips.
CAPID sponsors a “Treasures” Sale to support our Scholarship Program annually. The next sale will be advertised on our Web site as to location and some featured items for sale.
We engage in various charitable activities, both as a group and as individuals. Some recent projects in which our professional designers have participated are:
- The Ronald McDonald House, Pasadena
- National Kitchen & Bath Assoc. (NKBA) Project Home Aid, Tour of Kitchens
- Building Industry Association (BIA) Playhouse Auction for Project Home Aid
- New West Symphony Design House
- Wellness Community Design House
- Habitat for Humanity to the Max – St. Maximilian Church
- National Assoc. of Women in Construction (NAWIC) – Orphanage in Ensenada, Mexico
- Republican Women’s Association Table Top Competition at Lake Sherwood
- Assistance League of Los Angeles Design House, The Bing Crosby Estate
- Sarah’s House, Simi Valley
- Many Mansions “Bowls of Hope”