The American Society of Interior Designers celebrates the passage of one of its top state legislative priorities by the Utah legislature. The Commercial Interior Design Certification Modification bill will allow commercial interior designers to sign their drawings in order to pull building permits for their scope of work on certain construction/renovation projects. Its passage is another positive step forward to breaking down the barriers to opportunity for interior designers and their businesses everywhere.
“Across America, interior designers have much reason to celebrate,” said Randy Fiser, CEO of ASID. “Due to the hard work and dedication of Utah’s interior design community, there has been a great victory for the profession.”
For years, Utah ASID members have worked tirelessly to create new pathways to opportunity and entrance to the profession. This is a major step forward. As a result, commercial interior designers will not be mandated to work under other members of the design team, such as architects, and instead practice independently within their scope of work. Consequently, this will lead to more opportunities for interior design businesses to grow thereby, creating a means to open their doors for new employees wanting to practice design.
Fiser added, “This bill is a winning testament to securing just one basic right of interior designers. We have many more to go before we can declare a total victory for the profession. To that end, ASID will continue to lead and unite the profession in state capitals and Washington DC to support advancing the practice of interior design and all those impacted by it.”