ASID and IIDA respond to AIA policy statement review

The American Society of Interior Designers (ASID) and the International Interior Design Association (IIDA) commend the American Institute of Architects (AIA) for undertaking a review of its policy statement concerning the regulation of other professions within the built environment (I.C.3).

ASID and IIDA consistently support that NCIDQ-certified interior designers possess the education, experience, and testing “to lead the design process and protect the health, safety, and welfare in the built environment” for interior, nonstructural projects and currently have “comprehensive understanding of design, construction, and the coordination of project teams” for interior, nonstructural projects.

According to the organizations, the interior design community looks forward to robust and ongoing conversations with AIA National on these subjects, supported by the recent CIDQ-NCARB report: A Comparison of Practice Analysis Defined Competency Requirements for the Architecture and Interior Design Professions and A Comparison of Examination Objectives of the Architect Registration Examination (ARE) and the NCIDQ Examination.

ASID and IIDA encourage the interior design industry and its members to review the statement and discuss it with their interior design and architecture peers and chapters.