Paulsen Architects’ Interior Staff Members Earn North American Interior Design Credential
MANKATO, Minn. (January 27, 2011) — Paulsen Architects, a full-service architecture, engineering, interior design and planning firm based in Mankato, announces that Meray Rahme, IIDA and Nicole Schroeder, IIDA, LEED® AP have recently passed the National Council for Interior Design Qualification (NCIDQ) Examination earning them prestigious NCIDQ Certificates.
Passage of the examination and earning the NCIDQ credential signifies that Rahme and Schroeder have met the standards for education, experience and examination for interior designers in North America. A minimum of six years of combined education and experience is required before being eligible to take the practice-based examination. The NCIDQ Examination is a rigorous, three-part examination requiring examinees to demonstrate competence in a wide variety of aspects that affect the safety of the interior environment. The examination covers programming, schematic design, design development, contract documents, contract administration and professional practice, among many other related topics such as codes, sustainability and universal design.
"NCIDQ has long been the standard to identify those interior designers who are uniquely qualified to protect the public's health, safety and welfare," explains Patty Blaser, 2011 NCIDQ President. "The NCIDQ Certificate is the mark of a professional, and this credential is what every user of a space should look for when choosing or working with an interior designer."
As Interior Designers at Paulsen Architects, Rahme and Schroeder are responsible for leading all aspects of interior design from conceptual design to finish, material, furniture and art selection and specification. "We are extremely proud that Meray and Nicole have earned the NCIDQ Certificate. This important, industry-recognized credential underscores our firm's commitment to ensuring that our clients have access to the most qualified design professionals possible,” says Bryan Paulsen, President and Principal Architect of Paulsen Architects.
About NCIDQ NCIDQ is an organization of regulatory boards and provincial associations in the United States and Canada whose core purpose is to protect the health, life safety and welfare of the public by establishing standards of competence in the practice of interior design. More information about the organization may be found at www.ncidq.org.