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New Law Expands Interior Design Practice Rights in Massachusetts

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Announced on American Society of Interior Designers’ website on August 21st, 2014: Washington, D.C. | Gov. Deval Patrick of Massachusetts has signed into law the Interior Design Bidding Bill H. 4303, which establishes the right of designers to bid as the prime contractor on state contracts and recognizes the profession of interior design within the state… Read More »

Seven Things You Need to Know about Advocacy

A glimpse into IIDA’s recent blog post: Recently, we changed our name from “Government and Regulatory Affairs” to “Advocacy.” The IIDA Oregon Advocacy Committee (VP of Advocacy, Roberta Pennington, IIDA and Chair of Advocacy, Bethanne Mikkelsen, IIDA) will be your IIDA representative on the Interior Design Collaborative-Oregon’s (IDC-OR) board as well as inform you of… Read More »

IDC-Oregon Call to Action

IDC Members, Our hearing with the Ways & Means General Government committee is set for 8:30am tomorrow, February 27th! After a recent and successful senate committee hearing, we received some constructive feedback that has led to the revision of SB1521 (the proposed bill regulating the practice of commercial interior design in Oregon). The amendment includes… Read More »

Designer’s Resiliency & Economic Upturn

Interior Design Collaborative- Oregon is in high hopes for the economic upturn. In the last several years multiple economic forces has taken its their toll on the interior design industry. The housing market crashed, no new construction projects were being proposed, and home owner-ship declined. With the rise of unemployment the household wealth took a… Read More »

Capitol Day: A Student’s Perspective

Before attending Capitol Day with IDC-Oregon, I didn’t know what to expect. More importantly, I could never have comprehended the impact this event would have on me. Perhaps this is because I am a new Interior Design student, and just learning about the profession, nonetheless the surrounding legislation. I first heard of IDC-Oregon when my… Read More »

Membership: IT’S FREE!

IDC-Oregon is excited to announce a change in membership pricing: FREE, LIFETIME MEMBERSHIP! Join us and sign up now! Annual membership dues are no longer required. Though membership is without charge, we highly encourage you to sign up for recurring donations to support the ongoing effort to pass commercial interior design licensing for the Oregon profession. Existing Members:… Read More »

Building Safety Month: Energy & Green Building

Week 4: Energy & Green Building Safety Americans typically spend 90% of their time indoors and indoor air quality on average is 9x worse than outdoor air quality. Every interior design project, whether it involves space planning and construction or new carpet, furniture and a fresh coat of paint, may affect the health of building… Read More »

Building Safety Month: Backyard & Pool Safety

As the weather heats up, IDC-Oregon encourages you to stay safe in your backyard this summer. Week 3: Backyard & Pool Safety Every year, accidents take place in unsafe backyards, accounting for 350 children under five years old drowning in swimming pools, 800 reported injuries and more than 20 deaths resulting from deck collapses (according to… Read More »