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Large and small squares,
planks and skinny planks.
evolves. We hope to enlarge society’s understanding of the critical impact the
interior environment has on human health, safety, and welfare.
If we are to achieve this relational shift in the State of New York, we
believe it will have a significant effect on the future of the profession. We
would then have a more strategic foundation from which to launch future
campaigns, such as taking on a business law that currently prevents interior
designers from being equal partners in a multi-discipline design firm. Imagine
the business possibilities for a design go-getter who builds a large interior
design firm with an architectural department, for example, or an architect
and designer who work hand-in-hand being able to build a business together
in equal partnership. We believe that the positive economic impact for the
interior design professional of the future could be substantial.
Beyond the current campaign, IDLNY is dedicated year-round to education
and outreach. We visit as many design schools as we can each year to keep
students informed about what we are doing to advocate for an industry that
will support them in their future careers. We also hold town hall meetings to
engage and inform the larger design community, providing opportunities to
ask questions and give feedback. For the last few years, these meetings have
largely focused on the current push for the sign and seal legislation. We’ve
also discussed NCIDQ and the value of certification in an increasingly specialized
and sophisticated design industry. By attending industry and organization
events and providing resources for interior designers to learn more about
the legislation affecting the industry, and even guiding them on the path
to certification, we strive to serve as both educator and activator across the
design industry to encourage our fellow design professionals to advocate for
the changes that would benefit their practices and their careers.
The letter writing campaign came together after months of steady and
tenacious effort from IDLNY volunteers and coalition partners to prepare
the legislative path, gain support from key officials and legislators, and
ensure that the voices of the design community were heard in Albany.
Whether or not the legislation is passed, hundreds of design professionals
across the state, including 13 New York state interior design schools with
four-year degree programs, sent in letters confirming their support and
offering the bill sponsors ammunition to convince their fellow legislators that
these bills are necessary and have strong support from their constituents.
The letters from all of us serve as a barometer to our elected officials of
the importance of the legislation and the strength of the design community.
Whatever happens with the current legislative body, we will continue to
focus on improving the profession and advocating for changes that will
serve the interior design community.
For more information on how to become involved, please visit IDLNY.org, or
attend their gala at the Intrepid in NYC on June 29th.
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Imagine the business possibilities for a
design go-getter who builds a large interior design firm
with an architectural department, for example, or an
architect and designer who work hand-in-hand being able
to build a business together in equal partnership. We
believe that the positive economic impact for the interior
design professional of the future could be substantial.