DC Board of Architecture and Interior Design Licensing information
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The DC Board of Architecture and Interior Design regulates the practice of architecture and the practice of interior design and protects consumers by upholding the District of Columbia Architecture license law PDF and the Interior Design license law PDF. The architecture and interior design license laws are defined by the District of Columbia Second Omnibus Regulatory Act of 1998 (Omnibus), which took effect on April 20, 1999.
The Board consists of seven members appointed by the Mayor. Three members shall be architects, three shall be interior designers, and one shall be a consumer member. Four members of the Board constitute a quorum.
The Board meets every six weeks at 9:30 a.m. at the DCRA headquarters, located at 1100 4th Street SW, Washington, DC 20024. The Board can be reached by phone: (202) 442-4320 or fax: (202) 698-4329.
Executive Director: Leon Lewis, Leon.Lewis@dc.gov
Board Administrator: Patrice Richardson, Patrice.firstname.lastname@example.org
Education Coordinator: Kevin Cyrus, Kevin.Cyrus@dc.gov
Board Assistant: Stephanie Johnston, Stephanie.Johnston@dc.gov
Current Board Members
- Ronnie McGhee – Chair, Architect
- Cametrick Nesmith – Architect
- Melissa Cohen – Architect
- Lisa Adams – Interior Designer
- Mathilda Cox – Interior Designer
- Wanda Sherrod – Consumer Member
- Sharon Borton – Interior Designer
2017 Meeting Dates:
|January 27||February - No meeting||March 17|
|April 28||May - No meeting||June 9|
|July 14||August - Recess||September 29|
|October - No meeting||November 17||December 15|
Board meeting minutes are available at www.open-dc.gov.
License Search / News / Publications and Forms
ATTENTION: Interior Designers
The online license renewal cycle will begin August 1, 2016 and ends October 31, 2016
Paper service requests will no longer be accepted and will be returned to the address indicated on the application.
On August 17, 2012, final rulemaking amending Title 17 Chapter 32 (Interior Designers) and Chapter 34 (Architects) was published in the DC register. Read more PDF
Reminder: Interior designer licenses expire on October 31, 2016. In addition to meeting all other requirements, an active interior designer must have completed ten (10) contact hours of credit in approved continuing education programs during the term of the license. All hours must be approved by an entity holding organizational membership in the Interior Design Continuing Education Council (IDCEC) or its successor organization; or the Council for Interior Design Qualification (CIDQ).
Licensing / Resources
The Board is committed to professional development and consumer protection. The following links provide a wealth of additional information.