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Post-Secondary Planning

These links include information about universities, colleges, technical schools. training programs.

Business and Commercial

These links reference commercial sites providing resources for architectural, design and engineering products.

Educational Resources

These links provide resources for classroom curriculum and instruction.

Illinois State Board of Education(ISBE)
ISBE – CTE Areas – Technology and Engineering Education (Industrial)


ABC Seamless (gutters)
AEC Cafe’
AEC InfoCenterBuilding Designs
A.I.A. E-Architect
Anderson Windows
Architectural Hotlinks
Atas International (Metal Roofing)
Building Designs
Concrete Management Degree
Cutsom-Bilt Metals
Eco-Shake (Roofing)
ESRI – Project Impact Hazard Information
FlexShake (Roofing)
F.W. Dodge
First Source Online
Great Buildings
Marvin Windows and Doors
Mira Vista Roof
R.S. Means
Specifications Online
SunSetter (awnings)
Sweets Network
Pella Windows and Doors

Illinois Design Educators Association


The Illinois Design Educators Association is a group of educators who offer professional development for its members as well as a spring regional and state competition with a variety of competitions for our drafting and design students in the State of IL.

Illinois Design Educators Association

Illinois Design Educators Association

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Congratulations to Jeff brown for being elected as the 56th president of the IDEA. He succeeds previous 3-term president Brian Rick.

Illinois Design Educators Association

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Illinois Design Educators Association

Today we hosted our annual IDEA/ITEC Conference at Turner Hall in Bloomington. Special thanks to all those who attended and all who made it possible including our presenters, members, and Illinois State University for allowing us to use the facilities. Make plans to attend next year's conference on November 6th & 7th.


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