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Together, with our members, we advocate for architects, the profession and the built environment at the federal, state, and local levels.


Legislative Action Alert

During the Ohio House of Representatives lame duck session, they passed the Certified Interior Design Bill (HB 504). The current version of the bill completely fails to address the concerns of AIA Ohio architects.

HB 504 would:

  • Require local building departments to accept submittals from certified interior designers without an architect's seal.
  • Create the Ohio Interior Design Examiners Board and allow it to define the practice of interior design without the oversight or approval of the Ohio Architects Board.

In its current form, HB 504 raises significant concerns for health, safety, and welfare of the public.

The bill now goes to the Ohio Senate. The bill will be heard in the Senate Transportation, Commerce, and Workforce Committee. Look for another action alert soon!

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