AN OPEN LETTER TO INTERIOR DESIGN STUDENTS IN THE GOOD ‘OLE U.S. of A.

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 […]

IT’S THE MESSAGE PEOPLE!

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.

FLORIDA HB 27 AND THE EFFORT TO DEREGULATE CODE REGULATED INTERIOR DESIGN- 2019 EDITION

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 […]

ADVANCING THE PROFESSION OF INTERIOR DESIGN- MAKING THE CASE FOR CODE REGULATED INTERIOR DESIGN

“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, […]

Clarifying Interior Design Titles and Labels.

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 […]

HOME DEPOT OFFERS INTERIOR DESIGN SERVICE

http://www.retaildive.com/news/home-depot-launches-interior-design-service/448020/ Well why not? And we wonder why we get no respect. HOME DEPOT OFFERS RESIDENTIAL ARCHITECTURAL DESIGN SERVICE Ahem…….why not? This is not a rhetorical question.  If you consider that the majority of single family homes in this country are not designed/built by “Architects” but are built by contractors, builders and developers who have […]