Friends

Individuals supporting the objectives of the Council and its development form part of the greater ico-D community, under the rubric of "Friends". These are personal relationships that enrich the interaction between the Council's many regions and areas of involvement.

  • The ico-D Friend classification originated in 1991 with seed donations contributed by 68 founders from Japan. Founder Friends have been honoured as Lifetime Friends.

    These generous individuals have been given special certificates attesting to their contributions.

    Ando Kanesato
 Aoba | Masuteru 
Awazu | Kiyoshi
 Baba | Yuji
 Endo | Susumu
 Fukano | Tadasu
 Fukuda | Shigeo
 Funabashi | Zenji
 Furumura | Osamu 
Hayakawa |Yoshio
 Hayashi | Kyozo
 Higurashi | Shinzo 
Hosoya | Gan
 Inoue | Tsuguya 
Irie | Kensuke 
Ishiguro | Norio 
Ishioka | Eiko
 Kamekura | Yusaku
 Kamijyo | Takahisa 
Kanamori | Shuichi
 Kanome | Takashi
 Kataoka | Osamu 
Katsui | Mitsuo
 Kawakita | Hideya 
Kizawa | Kuni
 Kojima | Ryohei
 Kojima | Takeshi
 Kojitani | Hiroshi 
Kunito | Teruyuki
 Maezawa | Kenji
 Manzen | Hiroshi
 Masuda | Tadashi
 Matsumoto | Takaharu 
Matsumoto | Toru Matsunaga | Shin
 Mochizuki | Hidetake
 Mukai | Hideo
 Nadamoto | Tadahito
 Nagai | Kazumasa
 Nakajo | Masayoshi
 Nakamura | Makoto
 Nakanishi | Motoo 
Nakashima | Yoshifum 
Niijima | Minoru
 Numata | Nozomi
 Ohi | Kiyomu
 Ohta | Tetsuya 
Ohtaka | Takeshi
 Ota | Kazuhiko Rikiishi | Yukio 
Saito | Minoru
 Sakane | Susumu
 Sano | Kan
 Sato | Hiroshi
 Sato | Koichi
 Sato | U.G.
 Sugita | Keiji
 Sugita | Yutaka
 Tanabe | Masakazu
 Tanaka | Ikko
 Taniguchi | Masakazu 
Tazumi | Shiro
 Toda | Masatoshi
 Tomoeda | Yusaku
Tsujimura | Nobuhiro
 Yamana | Arise
 Yamashiro | Ryuichi
 Yamashita Shinji

  • Lifetime Friends is an honorific title granted by the organisation to individuals who have made important contributions to the Council’s activities and advancement.
  • Individuals who support the Council’s objectives and activities can make an annual contribution to its development and become Friends of ico-D. Friends can remain in contact with the ico-D Community through the Council’s communications network and partake in its activities. To be considered a Friend, it is required that the individual demonstrates interest in design practice, advocacy, research and/or education, as well as ico-D’s mission and vision; and supports ico-D’s international Best Practices.

    Benefits and Commitment

     Each Friend of ico-D receives: 


    - A personalized profile on the Friend directory ico-D website page.

    - Communications about ico-D's activities and events.

    Special offers and preferential rates for events, products and other services.

    - An invitation to attend the biannual ico-D General Assembly as an Observer.

    - An opportunity to contribute to projects and initiatives.

  • The ico-D Friend contribution amount is established by the Executive Board and ratified at the biennial General Assembly. 

    Friend contribution amounts are determined for each of the three country zones, and are based on per capita (P/C) Gross National Income (GNI) index, as published by the World Bank. Zone classifications and annual adjustments reflect data obtained from the World Bank as of 1 July of each year. While the zones are updated annually, the fees will be adjusted by the Secretariat every two years (non-GA years). The 2016 rates for each Zone are:

    Zone A - CAD$ 120.00

    Zone B - CAD$ 90.00

    Zone C - CAD$ 60.00
     

    To find out which Zone your country belongs to, please refer to this downloadable PDF document.

    To become a Friend of ico-D, fill out the form!

    The ico-D Secretariat reviews applications in the order received, and are processed within 3 weeks of submission.