FACES OF ADVOCACY
In July 2017, IIDA gathered eight member-experts who are actively advocating for the Interior Design industry. Each member was asked to come to the table ready to provide insight and commentary on what is next for commercial interior design advocacy.
Read the full report HERE.
Watch the video highlights below!
The IIDA PA/NJ/DE Chapter’s board members are passionate about the profession of interior design. We believe that interior designers working in a code-regulated environment should possess the necessary education, experience, and certification to design safe, healthy, code-compliant environments. Of course, we also believe that the work of interior designers should be visually engaging and attractive – that’s an integral part of what we do. But that’s not all that we do.
As advocates for interior design, we strongly believe that interior designers are professionals and should be recognized as such. That's why we support Pennsylvania's Interior Designer Registration Act. So why are we saying "we did"? Because to show our support for the Interior Designer Registration Act, we wrote to our local legislators to ask for their support. We did this because many people are not aware of the differences between interior design and interior decoration and may not understand that we work in code-regulated environments, impacting the health, safety, and welfare of building occupants. We did this because we know we are educated, we are experienced, and we are certified to perform code-regulated interior design services - and to be held accountable for out work.
The Interior Design Educators Council, Inc., is dedicated to the advancement of education and research in interior design. IDEC fosters exchange of information, improvement of educational standards and development of the body of knowledge relative to the quality of life and human performance in the interior environment. IDEC concentrates on the establishment and strengthening of lines of communication among educators, practitioners, educational institutions and other organizations concerned with interior design education.
Interior Designers of Canada (IDC):
Below are a few things you can do:
- Learn more about PA House Bill 1102, the Interior Designer Registration Act, introduced to the House by Representative Sonney in April, 2017.
- Become and IDLCPA Member! Click here for details.
- Contact your State Representative and ask them to become a co-sponsor of House Bill 1102 - Interior Designer Registration Act. Find your Representative here: http://www.legis.state.pa.us/cfdocs/legis/home/findyourlegislator/index.cfm
- Follow IDLCPA on Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/grp/home?gid=6717607
- Follow IDLCPA on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Interior-Design-Legislative-Coalition-of-PA/167693469957261?ref=hl
- Shop and raise money on Amazon: Visit www.idlcpa.org - go to the bottom and click the Amazon button.
- Become an IDLCPA Sponsor: Email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
- Sponsor levels: $2,500 Platinum, $1,000 Gold, $500 Silver, $100 Bronze, any amount personal sponsor.
The State of New Jersey passed the INTERIOR DESIGNER CERTIFICATION ACT which is a Title Act for Interior Designers. It regulates the "title" of "Certified Interior Designer" in the state of New Jersey. The New Jersey Coalition for Interior Design Legislation (NJCIDL) is a not-for-profit organization committed to advancing the interior design profession through licensing and regulation.
Applications for Interior Design Certification http://www.state.nj.us/oag/ca/interior/int_applications.htm
For more information about the Interior Designer Certification Act visit http://www.state.nj.us/lps/ca/proposal/intdespro919.htm