ASID is a community of people driven by a common love for design and committed to the belief that interior design, as a service to people, is a powerful, multi-faceted profession that can positively change people’s lives. Through education, knowledge sharing, advocacy, community building and outreach, the Society strives to advance the interior design profession and, in the process, to demonstrate and celebrate the power of design to positively change people’s lives. Its more than 36,000 members engage in a variety of professional programs and activities through a network of 48 chapters throughout the United States and Canada.
Founded in 1975, the American Society of Interior Designers is the oldest, largest and leading professional organization for interior designers. The Society celebrates its 35th anniversary in 2010, but the rich, vibrant history of the organization goes back further–much further–to the founding of its predecessor organizations, the American Institute of Interior Designers (AID) and the National Society of Interior Designers (NSID).
ASID inspires and enriches its members by promoting the value of interior design, while providing indispensable knowledge and experiences that build relationships. The Society’s 18,000 practicing interior designers work in all areas of both commercial and residential design. Professional members of ASID must pass rigorous acceptance standards: They must have a combination of accredited design education and/or full-time work experience and pass a two-day accreditation examination administered by the National Council for Interior Design Qualification (NCIDQ).
The much anticipated 2013 Student Design Competition has launched! This year’s SHELTER theme seeks insightful and creative interior design ideas for ways that existing vacant buildings can be temporarily converted into shelters that support the health, safety and welfare of a community in crisis. Students, show us your solution and you could win $2,000 and national recognition of your work – exposing your talent to more than 30,000 ASID designers! Entry submissions open on Oct. 14, 2013, and close midnight EST on Jan. 12, 2014 (no late submissions will be considered). Judging will take place during January and February 2014 and winners announced in February. Entry cost is $35 for ASID student members and $75 for non-ASID student members.
Each month ASID highlights an Emerging Professional. What inspires your design ideas?
ASID CT Annual Meeting 2013
We are excited to be able to present to you video of our special guest speaker, Dinyar Wadia of Wadia Associates and of our outgoing President, Lynn Garelick ASID and our incoming President, Sara Hopkins, Allied ASID at our Annual Meeting on September 12 at the Milford Yacht Club. We apologize for the sound quality but it was during a huge thunderstorm!
ASID CT October 2013 Newsletter
Don’t miss our latest ASID CT October 2013 Newsletter
If you are in need of a CEU before the end of the year please contact Maureen at email@example.com or call 860-730-2955 and she will email you a list.
IDCEC Numbers Now Available on the IDCEC Website
ASID members requiring CEUs may now find their IDCEC number on the IDCEC website. This number is required to sign into IDCEC and access transcripts, retrieve certificates of completion, warehouse CEUs, register CEUs and more. Your IDCEC number is also required when attending CEU eligible events. And don’t forget, 2013 is a CEU deadline year – ASID members requiring CEUs must have 0.6 CEUs by Dec. 31, 2013.