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).
February 2013 ASID CT Newsletter
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2013-2014 ASID CT Board Elections
Congratulations to our new board members for the 2013-2014 fiscal year:
President-elect – Amy Eisenberg Allied ASID
Communications Director – Dorothy Robertshaw ASID
Financial Director – PC Schnell ASID
Professional Development Director – Rachel Belden ASID
ASID and Laureate International Universities have developed a partnership to offer ASID student members an opportunity to study abroad this summer. The 2013 Laureate International Scholarship Competition will award four ASID students with free tuition to summer design programs offered at NABA in Milan, Italy or NewSchool of Architecture and Design in San Diego, Calif. There is no entry fee and scholarship competition submissions are due May 3, 2013. For more information and to submit, visit http://www.asid.org/content/laureate-study-abroad-scholarship-competition
FOOD, ENERGY, PLANET, LIFE are the theme words of EXPOMilano 2015, a global event dedicated to food safety, security and quality. They also are the theme words for this scholarship competition. Your assignment is to design a space inspired by these words. Ideas might include a kitchen demonstrating efficient use of space, a restaurant interior designed for energy efficiency with an international flavor, a dining room finished in sustainable materials, or many other ideas inspired by your own interpretation of the theme words.