Interior Design Legislative Day

Interior Design Legislative Day

Tuesday November 15, 2011
State House - Grand Staircase, Boston MA

MiDC is asking students, professional interior designers, industry members, and friends who are supportive of our legislative efforts come to the State House on Tuesday, November 15, 2011 to support the profession. Learn more here. MiDC Representatives will be located in front of the Grand Staircase. Look for "Support Interior Design Legislation" badges.

9:45 am Sign in and registration
10:30 am Brief welcome with an overview of the bills
11:30 am Participants visit legislators and hand deliver information packets
11:45 - 1 pm Lunch
1 pm Open Forum with designers greeting legislators and aides and walking them through the displays

Guest Speakers
Cheryl Durst, Honorary FIIDA, LEED AP, Executive Vice President and CEO International Interior Design Association, Chicago, Illinois

Allison Levy, JD, Senior Director of Government and Regulatory Affairs, International Interior Design Association, Chicago, Illinois

ASID, IIDA, and MiDC are joining forces to visit the office of every Massachusetts legislator to be certain each one of them understands interior designers should have fair access to bid on state contracts as the "prime consultant." These efforts are to get them to see how interior designers have the knowledge to create interior spaces for the public to safely use, through their education, experience, and examination.

Interior design combines knowledge of building codes, critical and creative thinking, communication and technology for the purposes of improving the quality of life, increasing productivity, and protecting the health, safety and welfare of the public. Interior designers create interior spaces that are functional, safe and productive. Professional interior designers in Massachusetts should be able to use this knowledge and have fair access to bid on state contracts.

For more information, click here to read the MiDC Facebook page.