About Hartford City Center 

The Hartford City Center (HCC) is an active group looking to bring Connecticut's Interior Designers together through professional, educational and community activities.  Our mission is to provide the design community with programs to support their growth as a professional; starting with a presence in our local universities with an IIDA student chapter and mentorship programs, to recent graduates and seasoned professionals looking to maintain an edge in a changing market.

We believe in giving back to our community through philanthropic events, like our Holiday Gala, that provide gifts to children through the Covenant to Care, and our creative events...because we are naturally creative people...that provide donations to businesses like Hands on Hartford and Cradles to Crayons.

We are a passionate group always looking for new ideas to share with our members.  If you would like to be a part of our community or have questions about the Hartford City Center, please feel free to reach out to [email protected].

Hartford City Center Events 

Libations after Hibernation 

Every year the HCC celebrates the start of summer with a social gathering.  This year more than ever we are excited to gather and truly celebrate the reopening of the design community. We’ll be supporting local businesses at Hartford’s Parkville Market where you can enjoy over a dozen types of cuisine while trying your hand at trivia. Join us on Thursday, July 15, 2021! 








Holiday Gala

Every year the HCC gathers to celebrate the holidays and provide gifts for children in need throughout CT.

Programs at Hartford City Center 

Student Outreach

How many of us went through high school or college feeling no one understood us or our chosen profession?  Did you feel lost or overwhelmed?  IIDA can offer the support and guidance you need. As a professional, you can become a student mentor or sponsor a student membership.  A student, you can become a member and gain access to a wealth of knowledge and support; perhaps even meet your future career connection.  Contact the City Center to learn how you can be more involved in the life a future design professional.

Hartford City Center Volunteer 

The Hartford City center is always looking for new and fresh ideas and welcomes anyone that would like to be more involved with our program content.  Chair an event, run a subcommittee or help with day-to-day tasks that help keep the city center running.  Contact the City Center to find out how we can put your skills to use.