ASID Applauds Utah State Legislature for Creating Opportunities for Current and Future Interior Designers

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Bill Gives “Permit Authority” for Commercial Interior Designers

Today the American Society of Interior Designers (ASID) 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.

Added Fiser, "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.”

About ASID
The American Society of Interior Designers (ASID) believes that design transforms lives. ASID serves the full range of the interior design profession and practice through the Society’s programs, networks, and advocacy. We thrive on the strength of cross-functional and interdisciplinary relationships among designers of all specialties, including workplace, healthcare, retail and hospitality, education, institutional, and residential. We lead interior designers in shared conversations around topics that matter: from evidence-based and human-centric design to social responsibility, well-being, and sustainability. We showcase the impact of design on the human experience and the value interior designers provide.

ASID was founded 40 years ago when two organizations became one, but its legacy dates back to the early 1930s. As we celebrate nearly 85 years of industry leadership, we are leading the future of interior design, continuing to integrate the advantages of local connections with national reach, of small firms with big, and of the places we live with the places we work, play, and heal. Learn more at asid.org.

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