ASID to Address Legislative Priorities for 2009

March 10, 2009
March 10, 2009
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Why Does the Interior Design Profession Need to be Legislated? An Architect's View

By Mitchell Sawasy

Well-designed spaces do not happen by accident; it takes education, training, and experience to ensure a level of competence.

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