and she is an “interior designer”…… then why would I want to be a “certified” version of this? https://www.ktnv.com/morningblend/dwg-home-decor-11-22-19 Once again if we, the code regulated commercial interior designers of America, wish to establish a public image that demands understanding and respect we need to do one of two things; Establish a public messaging campaign […]
So this article from the Louisiana State University Reveille came across my screen yesterday; https://www.lsureveille.com/news/some-lsu-interior-design-students-want-to-change-degree-name/article_05974fc2-01f5-11ea-9f21-170a20137f86.html First I commend the LSU ID students and faculty for taking on this issue. Since I somewhat follow this topic I took a moment to understand what the students were actually considering. Well duh! They want respect. Plain and simple […]
NOTE TO THE AIA. We do not want your jobs! But we do want to do ours.
Umm…Okay…But what is the question? Cue the broken record- Those of us who reside and practice within the code regulated building design realm must have the courage to recognize that much of what we call “Interior Design”, and those that practice it, does not need to be regulated. In fact there are many who do […]
Unfortunately for us, the public perception of interior design is far different than the reality of code-regulated or commercial interior design. So when we stand before a lawmaker or policy maker and we ask them to consider creating a law that regulates the practice of “interior design”, or we are forced to defend existing interior design laws from deregulation efforts, our message is less than cogent and convincing.
UPDATE 5/9/2019 The effort to deregulate the practice of interior design in the State of Florida has been unsuccessful. In other words Florida Registered Interior Designers have won their fight to remain independent of other licensed building design professionals. Below is my original post on the subject. I have noticed an uptick in views over […]
Here I go again…….being a stick in the proverbial mud regarding our collective efforts to advance the profession of certified/commercial/code-regulated interior design via regulation. AKA, pursuing our right to practice to the fullest of our abilities as peers with, or independent of, other licensed building design professionals. It has been awhile since the profession of […]
If you reached this site because you are interested in pursuing a career in interior design in the United States (or Canada- to an extent) please know this; This site is not funded or financed by anyone. I am not here to promote any particular interior design degree/certificate program or interior design organization (do you […]
“INTERIOR DESIGN LICENSE AND REGISTRATION PLEASE…..” AP/Rich Pedroncelli But…But Officer I’m Not a Licensed Interior Designer I suspect that there are a few egalitarian designers out there who do NOT recognize the value of job titles, professional credentials, or licensure. But reality tells us that labels are a fact of life. What we call ourselves, […]
If you attended an educational program that granted you a certificate upon completion- that does NOT mean you are “certified” interior designer. If you passed the NCIDQ Examination- that does NOT mean you are a “licensed” interior designer. If you received an interior architecture degree from a CIDA accredited school- that does NOT mean you are […]