The project starts with nominations of community organizations that could truly benefit from a design project that they would not typically be able to afford. After this, the selected winner’s information is provided to local higher education venues and student organization for them to submit a design concept for the remodel of the community organization. The next phases involve review of the submission, and implementation. The winning student leads the project, with help from IMI Design’s designers, and also receives scholarship funding and a paid internship with IMI Design. With the Inspire Foundation, IMI Design really looks to link the concept of design with a sense of community.
IMI Design, LLC. was established in 1992 by Anita Lang who serves as CEO and a lead designer. IMI has successfully attracted some of the region's most talented design professionals with NCIDQ (National Council Interior Design Qualification)