In the year after becoming a certified interior designer, Qpractice graduate Tina Delia had the best year in the history of her interior design firm.
Passing the NCIDQ Exam allowed her to collaborate on the design of several amazing interior spaces in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Delaware, New York and Connecticut.
Prior to taking the NCIDQ Exam, Tina cultivated her relationship with JKRP Architects for several years.
Earning her NCIDQ Certificate was a requirement for her to work with them. Now they are working together on the type of boutique passion projects Tina for. Tina is also working on an assisted living project, a theatre project and a major retail project.
Why it was important for Tina to become a certified interior designer
NCIDQ Certified interior designers go beyond simply creating an attractive design solutions. A certified interior designer creates functional and inspiring living and work environments, while also protecting public health, safety, and welfare.
Tina's project interiors have to do more than just look good, they improve occupant well being. For public spaces that she recently designed for The Reserve at Darley Greeen, she combines elements of hospitality and healthcare for the a carefree and welcoming environment. Other important interior design considerations include:
- life safety
- code compliance
We asked Tina to explain the importance of being an NCIDQ Certified interior designer:
Having the NCIDQ certification really does set an interior designer up for a better chance at success in the industry.
Without it, there is less credibility. With it, I am also more confident in knowing that I can handle these types of projects. With my projects in Assisted Living and Memory Care specifically, I need to conduct a great deal of research into surfaces, lighting and transitions and how decisions on these items affect the residents who are living in these spaces.
Here is a sneak peek of one of Tina's designs for another multifamily project: