INTERIOR DESIGNER vs. INTERIOR DESIGNER- WHAT’S THE DIFFERENCE?

image from http://idc-oregon.org/ Can Interior Designers ever distinguish themselves from Interior Designers in order to advance the profession via government regulation? Okay read that question again….does it make sense to you?  Well from where I am sitting it makes no sense but yet that is what numerous well intended interior designers are trying to do […]

OREGON INTERIOR DESIGN LICENSING EFFORT D.O.A.

Looks likes the anti-ID regulation contigent out squeeked the pro-regulation contingent.

http://djcoregon.com/news/2012/02/17/divisive-oregon-interior-design-bill-dies-in-committee/

http://idpcinfo.wordpress.com/2012/02/13/oregon-practice-act-dies-in-committee/

So the commercial Kitchen Consultants and the A.I.A. brought in their bigger guns. All we have to do is remove their target folks.

OREGON COMMERCIAL INTERIOR DESIGNERS PUSH FOR PRACTICE LICENSE

http://djcoregon.com/news/2012/01/26/interior-design-bill-sparks-professional-controversy/

The Interior Design Collaborative in Oregon is pushing hard for a bill that would regulate interior designers wishing to practice commercial interior design in Oregon http://www.idc-oregon.org/legislation.html

So the angry decorators and the NKBA are still pitching a hissy fit but their dogs aint in the hunt. The old “let the public decide” and there is no need to protect the health and safety of the occupants of public commercial interior environments continues to sound more like whining than legitimate constitutional concerns.

PROFESSIONALINTERIORDESIGNER is concerned that the commercial interior design tack that the IDC is taking is going to set a precedent across the country as other ID coalitions prepare to regulate on their turf. Are we now a two class profession?

I also find it interesting that Ms. Snyder Carlson felt it necessary to toss out the IA analogy…….. “But Alicia Snyder-Carlson, president of the IDC, says the interior design market has shifted more toward the realm of interior architecture, which means commercial designers are making decisions that impact occupants’ safety.”

I understand that people say things under heat that upon further reflection may not have been in their, or their organizations best interest. Let’s figure out the ramifications of distinguishing residential and commercial interior design before we make the leap to interior designers and interior architects please.