Delta Weekly 6/11/18 Print

    Chapter News


    Thank you to those who submitted an IDEA Design project.  We received a lot of wonderful submissions. 


    The Louisiana State Board of Examiners of Interior Designers is seeking submissions for its 2nd annual Emerging Professional Award.

    The LSBID Emerging Professional Award acknowledges new professionals as promising future leaders in the field of Interior Design. The Award is intended for Interior Designers in the State of Louisiana who have applied for licensure or who have been licensed 8 years or less. Nominees must have demonstrated professional excellence in the field of practice, must show leadership in the profession, and must demonstrate passion and enthusiasm for the profession of Interior Design

    The Emerging Professional Award will provide funding to the recipient by waiving fees for the following:

    • Waiving of the Renewal Fee for the next year of licensure.
    • Waiving the fee for the Board sponsored CEU Day for the next 2 years of licensure.
    • Recognition on and in an email to all Louisiana Licensed Interior Designers

       (*There is no cash equivalent for this award)

    Click here view simple application for more details on how to apply.




    As you may know, the IIDA Delta Regional Chapter and the ASID South Central Chapter have been working together this year in Louisiana to advocate on behalf of the industry in Baton Rouge.  There were two main bills of interest this year, HB 623, which sought to repeal the interior design license and, HB 748, that sought to implement an occupational licensing review act through the Governor’s office.  Interior Design really came out in a position of strength with both these efforts.  The bill sponsor of both these bills, Representative Julie Emerson, worked tirelessly with us to understand the profession and our unique regulation that is highly valued in the industry in the state of LA.  With that said, Representative Emerson graciously agreed to not move forward with the interior design deregulation bill.  She also shared, as part of the public record during a hearing, that she gained valuable information about the profession after meeting with interior designers, particularly the students.

    Both associations plan to engage in future dialogues with Representative Emerson and continue to educate all legislators about the industry.  If you  have more questions or want to get involved locally with future advocacy efforts please contact Heidi Meibaum, IIDA with the IIDA Delta Regional at 504-452-9965 or Cassandra Aalgaard with the ASID South Central Chapter at

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    Eykon Design Resources | Haworth | Herman Miller | Horizon Italian Tile | Mohawk Group | Patcraft


    J+J Flooring | KI/Glen Jones & Associates | Kimball | KSM Resources | Louisiana Office Products | Momentum Group | Tandus Centiva LVT | Wilsonart


    Greenleaf Lawson Architects | Sizeler Thompson Brown Architects

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