Interior Designers of Canada (IDC) and Architecture Canada | RAIC launch new collaboration as co-presenters of IIDEX/NeoCon Canada

Thanks to Architecture Canada for this news:

So why does PROFESSIONALINTERIORDESIGNER think this is worthy? Well we can only dream that the American Institute of Architects (AIA) and the American Society of Interior Designers (ASID) and/or the International Interior Design Association (IIDA) would co-sponsor a design trade show.

The regulation of interior design in Canada has not been encumbered by U.S. Constitution freedom of speech issues. They have in fact been able to redefine the definition of “interior design” and “interior designer” as one who meets certain education, experience and examination standards. There seems to be a much better distinction between the qualified interior designers in Canada and those decorators who merely claim professional interior design status due to a birthright or god given talent. I also have my doubts that the IDC/RAIC have the political clout that the AIA has amassed. None the less this is a positive relationship that I wish our domestic professional organizations would learn from.

Some call me a dreamer.

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