Interior Design Advocacy & Legislation: What's next in NYS? 

On November 1, 2017, IDLNY teamed up with local professional interior design organizations IIDA Albany City Center and ASID NYUCE Chapter to host a complementary event, INTERIOR DESIGN ADVOCACY & LEGISLATION: What’s next in New York State?

Hosted at the Empire State Plaza Convention Center in downtown Albany, the event started off with a guided tour of the NYS Capitol Building followed by networking, speakers and a CEU on Advocacy. The event attracted over 50 people including interior designers, architects, and industry representatives interested in current legislation and learning how to advocate for the understanding and advancement of the interior design profession.

As one of the founding members of IDLNY in 1984, Fred Hershey, CID, FASID, owner of Burlingame Interiors kicked off the speaker segment of the evening. He focused on the formation of the coalition and the steps that were taken through the Title Act being passed in NYS in 1990. 

Dan Villella, CID, IIDA, and current President of IDLNY followed up with an update on current interior design legislation both on a national level and specific to New York State. He discussed current grassroots efforts and focused on the importance of passing the NCIDQ exam and becoming a Certified Interior Designer in the State of New York. He also emphasized the importance of being aware and supportive of efforts put forth by the coalition on behalf of the profession.

Thank you to our sponsors, Ava by Novalis & Spartan Surfaces, Dobkin Tile, Jack Werksman Marketing, Mayer Fabrics and Surface Materials.