Dear fellow interior design colleagues,
This is an urgent message regarding the introduction of the Interior Design Registration Bill in the Pennsylvania Senate. The formation of the Senate bill was a collaborative effort between IDLCPA, IIDA PA/NJ/DE Chapter, ASID PA West and ASID PA East. Together in a continuing untied effort, IDLCPA, IIDA and ASID are conducting a strategic "rapid response" planto reach out to all interior design professionals, students and those who support them and this bill to strengthen the campaign and to simultaneously advance thi sbill and the interior design profession across Pennsylvania.
For more information on the bill that is in the House, please link to the PA General Assembly:
The NKBA has agreed to be neutral with regards to HB1497.
Click here to read the NKBA Official Statement.. A transcription follows:
IIDA Advocacy, Interior Design profession
Q&A with the Interior Design Legislative Coalition of Pennsylvania
February 16, 2016
The Interior Design Legislative Coalition of Pennsylvania (IDLCPA) has been diligently working to promote the Interior Design profession through legislative efforts. IDLCPA introduced legislation in 2016 that would allow for the registration of interior designers in Pennsylvania. Currently, the architecture law prevents interior designers from working to the fullest extent of their abilities. Here, Jennifer Winters, NCIDQ, President of IDLCPA, provides highlights of the organization’s work, her insight into advocating for interior design, and an overview of the new legislation.
Speaking Out on Interior Design Licensure
BY ERIKA TEMPLETON
In between all the chatter about trending color palettes, health product declarations, and workplace evolution, you may have noticed another topic gaining traction among interior design crowds: licensure legislation.
In fact, there’s a good chance you’ve stumbled upon this topic among non-designers, like in the 2014 Huffington Post article, "Arbitrary Interior Design Regulations Hurt Entrepreneurs, Consumers," or The Wall Street Journal’s May 2015 story, "Regulation Run Amok—And How to Fight Back," which asked, "Can’t we rely on the market to deal with incompetent barbers, interior decorators, and manicurists?"
Welcome to the official site of the Interior Design Legislative Coalition of Pennsylvania!
Our vision is to advance the interior design profession in Pennsylvania by becoming the next jurisdiction to achieve occupational recognition through professional regulation. IDLCPA is dedicated to pursing the regulated practice of interior design professionals; recognizing the occupation protects and enhances the health, safety and welfare of people occupying interior space.
See how design is changing.