IIDA Northern California Testifies at the 2022 Sunset Review Hearing

March 10, 2022 IIDA Northern California VP of Advocacy, Laura Taylor, IIDA and Assistant VP of Advocacy, Adam Newton, Associate IIDA testify in person in Sacramento during the 2022 CCIDC Sunset Review Hearing, encouraging lawmakers to take time to study the specific issues related to commercial interior designer’s regulation and practice privileges dictated by legislation […]

IIDA Applauds Governor’s Budget with Major Investment in Built Spaces and Climate Action

January 20, 2022 Governor Newsom released his budget proposal for 2022-23, which includes billions of dollars in proposed investments to fight and prepare for climate change, and to tackle the growing challenges surrounding homelessness and access to housing.   The Governor’s climate change action plan includes a tremendous infusion of resources for Zero-Emission Vehicles, transit, clean […]

In for the Long Haul – Even When Your Bill Dies, There’s Always a Next Step

August 4th, 2021 This year, IIDA took an important step in its advocacy efforts when both the Northern and Southern California Chapters of IIDA voted to support Senate Bills (SB) 31 and 32, both authored by Senator Dave Cortese from Santa Clara. In a nutshell, both bills were aimed at promoting building decarbonization to reduce […]


November 30, 2020 Like every other industry today, architecture & design are having serious, soul-searching conversations around diversity, equity, and inclusion. But we may be missing a straightforward legal adjustment that could change the inner workings of the industry in profound and positive ways.  Our industry has focused for a long time on the overwhelming […]

We Keep the Public Safe

Published  November 13, 2020 On Friday, November 21, 1980, the MGM Grand Hotel, one of the centerpieces of the Las Vegas Strip, had a fire that started small but quickly spread through the property, with devastating effects. The fire killed 85 people, and in the weeks that followed, it would force a wholesale re-evaluation in […]

Three IIDA Efforts to help Interior Designers Meet the Moment

Published October 08. 2020 It has certainly been an unprecedented year – unlike anything we’ve ever experienced—with a pandemic gripping our nation, a movement to fight systemic racism, and numerous historic wildfires raging across our state. These difficult times have also given us the opportunity to reflect and rethink what is important to our community […]