The international branch network of APDF is divided into greater China, North America, South America, Australia, West Asia and other regions according to its geographical area. This structure enables these communities to be evenly distributed around the world and ensures equitable support from headquarters for staff professionals and design students.

Each branch is led by a branch representative (DCR), who actively supports the professional branch in the school district. They achieve this by promoting the development of the branch, mentoring branch managers, building links between branches, and involving members who live between branches. DCR forms a regional committee, which is chaired by the branch director of APDF Council.