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CORA: The Congress of Residential Architecture

The purpose of the Congress of Residential Architecture (CORA) is to provide a continuing forum for advocating and enhancing residential architecture by all individuals, both professionals and non-professionals, who share a common interest in improving the quality of the homes and communities we live in.  Believing that homeowners have the right to clean indoor air, to pursue alternative sources of energy, to a sustainable regional environment, to regionally—determined residential growth for their locality, to uphold an architectural standard in their neighborhoods, to property improvements free from tax burdens, to a home that is ideally suited to their life, to information on sensible design techniques, to residential design developments that promote safer, happier communities.  Lindsay Daniel, and other residential architects, spearheaded the formation of a Charlotte CORA chapter that meets 6 x /year.   To be able to join the online forum, you would have to contact Cheryl Alison at calison-duos@snet.net.


ASID: The American Society of Interior Designers

ASID is a community of people—designers, industry representatives, educators and students—committed to interior design. Through education, knowledge sharing, advocacy, community building and outreach, the Society strives to advance the interior design profession and, in the process, to demonstrate and celebrate the power of design to positively change people’s lives.



ICA & CA: Institute of Classical Architecture and Classical America

The Institute of Classical Architecture & Classical America (ICA&CA) is the leading national nonprofit organization dedicated to advancing the practice and appreciation of the classical tradition in architecture and the allied arts.  ICA&CA fulfills its mission through four program areas: education, publications, awards, and advocacy. There is a great Charlotte chapter - contact Charlie McClarty at cfmclarty@aol.com.  



National Association of Home Builders

NAHB is a Washington, DC-based trade association representing more than 235,000 residential home building and remodeling industry members. Known as “the voice of the housing industry,” NAHB is affiliated with more than 800 state and local home builders associations around the country. The local homebuilders association is Home Builders Association of Charlotte - www.hbacharlotte.com .


Lindsay Daniel provides residential design services to Charlotte, North Carolina and the surrounding communities.