Aug. 21 was a victory for the Interior Design profession as Gov. Deval Patrick (D-MA) signed into law a bill that will expand the rights and privileges of Interior Designers to bid on state contracts in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. The new law establishes the right of Interior Designers to serve as the prime consultant for state contracts, allowing credentialed designers increased opportunities for work and wholly recognizing the profession of Interior Design. It will go into effect Nov. 21.
The IIDA New England Chapter played a pivotal role in seeing this bill to passage with the support of the Massachusetts Interior Design Coalition (MiDC) and lobbyist, Serlin Haley, LLP. Thank you and congratulations to the IIDA New England Chapter for their continued grassroots efforts to advocate for the Interior Design profession. For more information about the new bill, click HERE for the IIDA press release.