In case you missed ASID’s latest take on the state of the profession in regard to government regulation; http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/id/20200102/index.php?startid=34 We all have more important things to worry about right now….but when we come out of this tunnel I will continue to voice an independent perspective on the state of the “interior design” profession. Stay well […]
Belated happy 2020……hopefully your vision matches the new year….or is that hindsight? Well hopefully your vision and your hindsight are 20/20. PROFESSIONALINTERIORDESIGNER woke up this morning feeling a bit melancholy and nostalgic ….getting older has a way of doing that to one’s psyche. Assuming you do not wake up dead, which is a great way […]
If you read my earlier post regarding Wisconsin Registered Interior Designer’s (WRID) effort to pursue permitting privileges via Wisconsin Senate Bill 303 https://wordpress.com/post/professionalinteriordesigner.com/7000 then you will be interested in the AIA’s latest missive regarding WRID’s legislation efforts as well as proposed legislation to implement Sunset Reviews of Wisconsin’s licensed occupations (Wisconsin Senate Bill 541); https://www.aia.org/articles/6239136-occupational-licensing-sunrise-reports-and First […]
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 […]
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 […]