Amy Boschert, Rene Cook Earn NCIDQ Certification

Firm celebrates two more certified interior designers

CHESTERFIELD, Mo., December 18, 2019–NewGround, a St. Louis-based innovative architecture, design, and project management firm, recently celebrated Amy Boschert and Rene Cook for successfully obtaining their NCIDQ certification. Passing the NCIDQ examination distinguishes that Amy and Rene attained the industry’s highest standard of aptitude in interior design, as well as their commitment to the profession.

“This achievement sets us apart in the interior design industry in order to provide our clients with the best design solutions to not only create aesthetically-pleasing spaces, but also create spaces that are functional and environmentally sustainable,” said Rene Cook, Interior Designer at NewGround.

“I’m proud to be part of our NCIDQ Certified Interior Design Team that goes an extra step for our clients, giving us a competitive advantage,” said Amy Boschert, Interior Designer at NewGround.

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. “We are proud of Amy and Rene for taking the necessary steps to receive the coveted NCIDQ designation, a significant achievement in our industry.”

Amy holds a Bachelor of Science in interior design from University of Missouri – Columbia and began working for NewGround in December 2017. Rene holds a Bachelor of Science in human environmental studies – interior design from Southeast Missouri State University and began working for NewGround in March 2018.

About NewGround

NewGround is the industry thought-leader in strategy, innovative design, and project management, and has been for over 100 years. We help financial institutions master the power of their space to create the next generation workplace and retail solutions. At NewGround, we are driven by our core values of: Serving Others, Excellence, Innovation, Collaboration, and Communication. Headquartered in St. Louis, Missouri, NewGround maintains corporate offices in Chicago, Illinois, Honolulu, Hawaii, and Waterloo, Ontario, with a regional presence throughout the U.S. For more information, visit NewGround at

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