About

Interior Design Collaborative – Oregon (IDC-Oregon) is a 501c6 non-profit organization dedicated to enacting and sustain interior design registration. We are an all volunteer organization with a board of directors, executive board and liaisons to design organizations.  We have also established committees to execute our strategic plan.

Our responsibility is to inform and collaborate with local interior design affiliations, Oregon chapters of International Interior Design Association (IIDA) and the American Society of Interior Designers (ASID), and to work with them in tandem to educate the public on the professional services and responsibilities of the interior designer.   We also educate professionals and encourage other organizations involvement that are interested to support our efforts.

Purpose

IDC-Oregon is an organization dedicated to defining and seeking professional recognition for the interior design profession. We are a collaborative of design professionals working within the design and construction industry to protect the health, safety and welfare of Oregon’s citizens.

We believe professional recognition for commercial interior designers unifies the profession, defines responsibility, and encourages excellence.

Goal

To establish professional recognition for commercial interior design professionals, whose work impacts the health, safety, and welfare of the public in the state of Oregon.

Vision

Commercial interior designers will practice to the fullest extent of law based on knowledge: education, experience, and examination.

History

  • 2017: IDC-Oregon submits bill for a voluntary Commercial Interior Design Registry that identifies an interior designers as a “registered design professional” and allows for the creation, submittal and carrying out of construction documents for permit.
  • 2015: IDC-Oregon reorganizes as a joint task force between IIDA and ASID Oregon chapters, changes membership from “members” to “supporters” and removes fees for membership.
  • 2014: IDC-Oregon submits full licensure bill in the Consumer and Small Business Protection Committee, which passes out of that committee and is sent to the Ways and Means committee. The Ways & Means Committee does not pass the bill but is encourages IDC-Oregon to pursue a legislative work group to resolve opposition and gather stakeholders together. 
  • 2011 & 2012: IDC-Oregon submits full licensure bills in the Business and Labor committee but the bills ultimately die in committee.
  • 2006-2008: IDC-Oregon is established as a 501-c 6 non-profit organization, establishes bylaws and executive board, begins collaboration with design community, and expands membership.
  • 2005: OCPID is renamed and reorganized as the Interior Design Collaborative of Oregon (IDC-Oregon).
  • 2003: OCPID introduces Title Act legislation. Progress made with AIA, IIDA, ASID, NWSID, NKBA, and student support. The governor does not support any additional professional regulation at this time.
  • 2001: OCPID introduces Title Act legislation. Opponents persuade the committee not to send the bill to the Ways and Means committee.    
  • 1999: OCPID introduces Title Act legislation. Bill does not make it out of committee.
  • 1995: The Oregon Coalition of Professional Interior Designers (OCPID) is established.