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Vail: Fritzlen Pierce architect earns new certification

Daily Staff Report
Vail, CO, Colorado

Sara Ross, an interior designer with the firm of Fritzlen Pierce Architects in Vail, recently passed the National Council for Interior Design Qualification Examination.

Passing the examination and earning the national council’s credential shows that Ross has 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 three-part 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,” said Deborah Steinmetz, the council’s 2009 president. “The 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.”

To learn more about Ross and Fritzlen Pierce Architects, go to or call 970-476-6342.

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