Kate Bechard receives NCIDQ certification

Certification signifies outstanding interior design aptitude, commitment

CHESTERFIELD, MO (May 17, 2019) — NewGround, a St. Louis-based innovative architecture, design, and delivery firm, recently announced that Kate Bechard, Senior Interior Designer, successfully completed the course work to become an NCIDQ Certified Interior Designer.

Passing the NCIDQ examination distinguishes that Kate attained the industry’s highest standard of aptitude in interior design, as well as her commitment to the profession.

“I believe passing the NCIDQ exam and obtaining the information presented through all three phases has given me an advantage for our clients by providing the most current guidelines and regulations on each project,” said Kate Bechard, Senior Interior Designer at NewGround. “Giving our clients the best design by providing the highest function and pleasing aesthetics is the entire team’s goal for every project,” Kate added. “Working closely with our clients to understand their culture and growth perspective gives our team the ability to make the finished space not only attractive, but also highly functional and environmentally sustainable.”

NCIDQ Certified Interior Designers distinguish themselves by demonstrating a specific set of core interior design competencies, supported by verified work experience and a college degree. Passionate about their profession and dedicated to its recognition and integrity, interior design professionals prove their knowledge of current standards established to protect public health, safety, and welfare.

“At NewGround, we always look for ways to invest in our most valued asset, our people,” said Jill Schumaier, Director of Interiors at NewGround. “Kate is an invaluable asset to our NewGround Design Team, and we are proud of her for taking the necessary steps to receive the coveted NCIDQ designation, a significant achievement in the industry.”

Kate holds a Bachelor of Science in housing, interior design, and construction management from Missouri State University and began working for NewGround in March 2018.

Kate Bechard

About NewGround

NewGround is the industry leader in planning, designing, and building branded spaces for financial institutions, organizations, and retailers. With over 100 years of experience, we deliver dynamic, customized solutions for clients across North America, with a regional presence from coast to coast. For more information, visit NewGround at


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