Category: Interior Design Legislation

Advocacy for Interior Design

By: Sara Kotarski In the fall of 2019, I had the pleasure of attending my first IIDA Advocacy Symposium. The 5th annual conference was held in historic Boston, Massachusetts, and featured a variety of speakers, panels, and Q and A sessions, all relating to advocacy for the Interior Design profession. Having just recently passed the NCIDQ and becoming a registered… Read More

“A pretty bold-faced attempt to stifle competition”.

By: Jill Mendoza In Mike Hicks’s article published in the July 14-20th IBJ, “Indiana good, but not optimal, for small firms”, his comment “At least Indiana did away with licensing hypnotists in 2010, but we do maintain a registry of interior designers and installers of manufactured homes.  All of this is a pretty bald-faced attempt to stifle competition.” is grossly… Read More

Confront the shampoo girls, but please update your knowledge base on Indiana’s Interior Design Legislation.

By: Jill Mendoza  The Jan. 30 – Feb. 5th 2012 IBJ (Indianapolis Business Journal) published an Opinion from Sheila Suess Kennedy a professor of law and public policy at the School of Public and Environmental Affairs at IUPUI that; simply gives a new meaning to having a bad hair day!   In Ms. Kennedy’s Opinion, “Confront the shampoo girls at your peril”,… Read More

Interior Designer, Interior Architect, Interior Decorator…what professional title do you use?

It has long been a hot topic that gathers much chatter and personal opinions amongst many.  I know that I personally have sat through several discussion groups, forums, etc. and participated in much debate over the ‘naming game.’  The topic resurfaced to me as I was reading through one of my weekly LinkedIN feeds that took me to IIDA group…. Read More


The enrollment window is now closed for LEED AP’s without specialties and many have decided to ‘take the plunge’ and opt-in to begin their 30-hours of Prescriptive maintenance. You could be a LEED GA who is needing to collect their 15-hours, or maybe you are someone who just recently passed the exam and your 2-year window for LEED CMP (Credential Maintenance Program) has begun. No matter what… Read More

Indiana’s Interior Design Registry

Just got the word that Governor Daniels has signed the interior design bill……… On Tuesday, May 12, 2009, the caption above came to me via e-mail on my way into work. Instantly, nearly fifteen years of work towards this one goal flashed across my mind. The success of this bill cannot be discussed without mentioning all the hard work and… Read More