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American Society of Interior Designers looks to the future of design, industry and profession in new resiliency report

As all industries tackle the ongoing effects of COVID-19, the American Society of Interior Designers (ASID) has sought to understand the resiliency of the design industry and profession through times of uncertainty. The 2020 ASID Interior Design Resiliency Report has released the results from its first phase, conducted during the summer of 2020 in partnership with Cosentino, Benjamin Moore and Emerald to further investigate interior design resilience by examining the impact of the pandemic, the response from the interior design community and the changes necessary in design to move forward.

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ASID announces first-ever Virtual Conference

The American Society of Interior Designers ​(ASID) has announced its first-ever Virtual Conference, seeking to unite design professionals nationwide. Created to support and inspire the design community despite the travel and health restrictions of COVID-19, the Virtual Conference will provide programming, resources, networking, and a virtual exhibit hall to connect designers and design partners, promote wellness and wellbeing, and demonstrate the impact of design. The Virtual Conference will be hosted on the ASID Academy and will also be accessible via mobile app from September 15-17, 2020 with a preview of the Exhibit Hall starting September 8, 2020. Additionally, the event is free and open to all of the design public, not just ASID members.

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American Society of Interior Designers forms two task forces examining design’s role in the pandemic

The American Society of Interior Designers (ASID​)​ is leading the profession in the fight against COVID-19, using the rich experience and knowledge of its membership and other stakeholders to form two new task forces: the ASID Adaptive Living Task Force and the ASID IMPACT Review Task Force. Focused on studying design and construction issues related to the pandemic and how the future of design will change as a result, the task forces fall under the Society’s member-led Advocate by Design Council, which advises ASID’s Government & Public Affairs Department on matters of federal, state, local and regulatory public policies that protect and advance the practice and industry.

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ASID announces opening of awards programs for 2020

The American Society of Interior Designers (ASID) has opened four of its leading awards programs for submissions. Encompassing projects and people, these honors highlight the value of interior design and shine a spotlight on those promoting the impact of design in their practice and work. The awards launched include: ASID National Awards, ASID Fellowship, ASID Ones to Watch, and the ASID Outcome of Design Awards.

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American Society of Interior Designers releases two topic specific compensation reports for firm size and designer specialization

Following the release of its first-ever Interior Design Salaries and Benefits General Report in June 2019, the American Society of Interior Designers (​ASID​) has compiled additional results highlighting how career path, specialty, and firm size impact salary in two reports: the ASID 2019 Salaries & Benefits Specialization Report and Firm Size report. 

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ASID to highlight future of healthcare industry at Healthcare Design Expo + Conference 2019

The American Society of Interior Designers (​ASID) will explore the latest innovations in healthcare design at Healthcare Design Expo + Conference (HCD) 2019, November 2-5 at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center in New Orleans. As a leading healthcare design industry event, HCD showcases premier research, trends, and strategies within the industry – highlighting the impact of built environments on the safety, operation, clinical outcomes, and financial successes of healthcare facilities.

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Introducing The WELL Conference

The International WELL Building Institute (IWBI), in collaboration with the American Society of Interior Designers (ASID) and Emerald Expositions (Emerald), announced last week the planned launch of The WELL Conference. The WELL Conference will be designed to offer a rich, experiential opportunity for attendees from across  multiple sectors—the traditional architectural, design and engineering communities, but also real estate developers, corporate officials engaged in advancing best practices in environmental, social and governance (ESG) protocols, public health practitioners, and technology companies who are playing an ever-greater role in the real-time monitoring of building and community infrastructure performance.

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ASID brings the leadership experience to Atlanta

The American Society of Interior Designers (ASID) last month released its curriculum and programming for The Leadership Experience: Presented by ASID (EXP), to take place in Atlanta July 18-20, 2019. EXP offers a rich slate of programming focused on leadership skill development and is a must attend for all designers, regardless of experience level or area of expertise. By turning the conference experience on its head through both traditional and interactive learning, EXP provides the foundation for designers to become empowered and inspiring leaders.

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ASID Interior Design Billings Index increases in March

Billings at American Society of Interior Designers (ASID) member-owned interior design firms saw a healthy jump in March, a positive sign as firms enter what is traditionally a seasonal upswing. The March Interior Design Billings Index (IDBI) score of 60.4 indicates demand has strengthened (any score above 50 signifies growth) and is at its highest level since May 2017.

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ASID announces 2019 College of Fellows inductees

ASID’s 2019 College of Fellows inductees are: Brynell D’Mello (executive director: Interior Design Continuing Education Council, Inc.), Curt Sherman (Interior Design educator, Author: CSID), Janine Benyus (biologist, co-founder: Biomimicry 3.8), Jessica Feggestad, M.S.Ed., ASID, IDEC (instructor and program director: Madison Area Technical College), John Cialone, ASID (partner and vice president: Tom Stringer Design Partners), Jon Blunt, ASID (Interior Designer: Luken Interiors), Phyllis Harbinger, ASID, NCIDQ, NYSCID (owner: Design Concepts/Interiors, LLC), Susan Ray-Degges, Ph.D., CID-MN (professor and Interior Program coordinator: North Dakota State University), Robert W. Smith, ASID (owner: Robert W. Smith Interiors), Sarah Colandro, ASID, LEED AP ID+C (director of Interior Design: Fawley Bryant Architecture), Suzanne Carney, ASID, LEED AP, CAPS (owner: Suzanne Carney Interior Design).

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