Interior Designers for Legislation in New York honors NYSID Vice President for Academic Affairs & Dean, Dr. Ellen Fisher

New York, New York – June 13, 2018 – On Wednesday, June 27, Interior Designers for Legislation in New York (IDLNY) will honor Vice President of Academic Affairs and Dean, Dr. Ellen Fisher as a long-time advocate of legislation to advance, promote, and protect the right to practice interior design in the state of New York, at the Intrepid Sea, Air, and Space Museum.

The gala recognizes the efforts of IDLNY’s representatives and volunteers who support the design profession through advocacy and legislation. It also serves as a major fundraiser to bolster the coalition for another year of advocacy to elevate the interior design profession in New York State. The event will be attended by local and national leaders from IDLNY’s coalition partners (ASID National, IIDA National, IIDA NY, ASID NY Metro, ASID NY Upstate and Canada East, and The Decorators Club).

Dr. Ellen Fisher is vice president for Academic Affairs and Dean of the New York School of Interior Design (NYSID). She is the author of the recently published, HOME: The Foundations of Enduring Spaces, a lushly- illustrated reference and resource for professionals and aspiring designers alike. A member of the NYSID faculty since 1999 and a Certified Interior Designer, Ellen maintains a New York-area design practice with both commercial and residential clients. Her scholarly pursuits explore how elementary school teachers and students use their classrooms as tools for teaching and learning literacy.

About New York School of Interior Design
New York School of Interior Design is a private, nonprofit college focused exclusively on interior design. The college offers certificate, undergraduate, and graduate programs for students at all stages of their careers—whether they’re just becoming familiar with the discipline, considering a career change, or looking to deepen knowledge in a particular area. Consistently ranked one of the top interior design programs in the United States, students study both residential and commercial interior design, some with specialties in sustainable design, lighting, and healthcare interiors. NYSID students enjoy a small class size and sharp focus, a great deal of personal attention from dedicated faculty, and they go on to practice at the highest levels of the profession. To learn more, visit 

About Interior Designers for Legislation in New York
Founded in 1984, IDLNY is the coalition for New York State interior designers. IDLNY’s mission is to inform and educate the New York legislative and regulatory bodies, interior designers and consumers about the issues facing the interior design profession. IDLNY also continually monitors legislation that could affect the practice of interior design and serves as a representative coalition for this process.

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