Government affairs successes take an abundance of time and funding to establish and execute. ASID GPA has an ambitious policy agenda to advance the profession. To achieve our goals we need additional resources devoted specifically to advocacy. ASID has been fighting for practice rights and other positive interior design policy for 50 years and now is the time to double down on eliminating harmful laws and creating constructive ones that will benefit the nation, consumers, industry partners, firms, practitioners, and all ASID members.
ASID has established the Advocate by Design (AxD) Fund, a political education fund (PEF) that helps educate the public and policymakers on the impact of interior design work and the policy issues important to the interior design profession. It is not a PAC and no money will be directed to any individual candidate for office. The AxD Fund enhances the work of ASID GPA and enables ASID to be consistently represented in national, state, and local policy debates and discussions. With your support, we can elevate the interior design profession on the government and public policy stages to new heights.
The national chair of the Advocate by Design Fundraising Committee is Janet Roche, Allied ASID, MDS, CAPS
Address the Unexpected
Despite planning and preparation, helpful and harmful legislation can be introduced out of nowhere and without warning. The AxD Fund will ensure that ASID can mount a defensive or offensive advocacy effort whenever, wherever, and however needed.
Expand the Reach
We can engage more supporters by creating interactive materials, covering member travel costs to government affairs-related events, hosting events, and providing more money for state-level advocacy initiatives.
Change the Narrative
The public and policymakers need to understand the value interior designers bring to the world. ASID can lead that charge through consistent messaging, sponsorship, and physical presence, all of which require substantial time, effort, and funding.
Consistently engaging in advocacy is a resource-intensive, but necessary task. Ensure that interior designers are at the table for the conversations that matter most.
Overview of Design Impact Awards
The ASID Design Impact Awards Program recognizes innovative products that put people and/or the environment at the center of design intent.
The winning products will be featured by exhibitors at one or more of the following trade shows owned by Emerald Expositions:
|Trade Show||Award Submission Deadline|
|Healthcare Design, November 2 – 5, 2019||Friday, October 18, 2019 (All submissions must be complete by 11:59 p.m. ET)|
|BDNY, November 9 – 11, 2019||Friday, October 25, 2019 (All submissions must be complete by 11:59 p.m. ET)|
Enter Your Productat Healthcare Design (Deadline 10/18) Today!
Winners will be announced at the trade show in which the product is entered. The award winner will receive a certificate to display throughout that show and at other Emerald shows where the product will be featured within the calendar year.
At the end of the year (December 19, 2019), a press release will be issued announcing the overall winners from among all seven shows.
Meet the Winners
ASID is proud to recognize companies who are putting human health and wellness and a concern for the environment at the forefront of their innovative designs. Join us in honoring the winners of the ASID DESIGN IMPACT Awards at all 2019 Emerald design-related shows.
- Product must currently be available in the marketplace and must be less than two years old.
- Product must be on display in the exhibitor’s booth during the show for which the award was given.
- Product must align to the awards intent and judging criteriaused in determining award winners.
- Products may only be entered in one of the above shows even if featured at multiple shows. The entrant may choose which show to enter the product.
Rules and Regulations
- The product entry must be submitted in accordance with the timeline and deadlines set for that particular show. No extensions will be provided.
- A product is not considered entered until a full application is submitted and payment has been accepted by ASID.
- There is no limit to the number of products a company may enter into the competition, however, you may only enter a product once per calendar year at one of the above listed shows.
- At the end of the calendar year, there will be a series of Best in Show winners declared from all products entered within the calendar year.
- Entries will be judged by a panel of design luminaries, including interior design editors, according to the judging criteria.
- Awards will be judged in consideration of a category but will not be awarded by category.
- Products will be awarded based on their final score and there will be no limit to the number of awards given at each show.
- The cost per product entry is$200.
- Award winners will be announced on the first day of each tradeshow. E-mails with confirmation of the award will be sent to both the Company Applicant and Onsite Contact no later than noon on the same day.
- All award winners will receive an awards certificate for public display in their booth on the first day of the show (certificates will be hand-delivered to the booth).
- Award winners are encouraged to issue their own press release about their award; a template press release will be included in the e-mail announcing the award.
- Award winners may display their winning certificate at other Emerald trade shows throughout the year. The product that won the award must be present in the booth when the certificate is displayed.
- Duplicate award certificates for display at future shows or in company showrooms can be provided for an additional fee of $25plus the full shipping/handling cost.
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As back-to-school season approaches, so do opportunities for design students to engage in individual career development; get hands-on experience; and learn from their peers, mentors and future employers.
SCALEX, a series of daylong events tailored to undergraduate design students, has gone live for 2019. Held in October at schools across the nation, SCALEX offers students and educators alike the chance to:
- Hear from design experts on relevant topics (Photo Courtesy ASID)
- Participate in innovative discussions with top panels
- Explore real-life scenarios to better prepare undergrads for life as a professional designer
After attending, students are equipped with resources they can take with them throughout their professional career, and educators are able to augment and expand their curricula.
Developed as a local version of SCALE: The ASID National Student Summit, SCALEX is a full day event, designed to bring the same innovation and immersion directly to local communities.
(Photo Courtesy ASID: At the ASID National Student Summit, held in New York from March 1-3, ASID named the winners of the 2019 ASID Student Portfolio Competition. Five winners and seven finalists were announced. Front row left to right: Jieru Lin, Jessica Ma, Seyedehnastaran Hashemi, Jumana Almukhtar, Ara Kim, Crystal Martin, Yi-En Lee. Back row left to right: Jianfeng Ni, Haopeng Lin, Sloan Aulgur, Kelsey Muir, Xuan Dang.)
[Related topic: Cultural Competency a Top Priority for the Future of Interior Design]
Attend SCALEX near you:
- Oct. 11: The New York School of Interior Design, New York
- Oct. 18: Columbia College, Chicago
- Oct. 30: Arizona State University, Tempe, Arizona
2019 ASID Student Portfolio Competition
At the ASID National Student Summit, held in New York from March 1-3, ASID named the winners of the 2019 ASID Student Portfolio Competition.
(Photo Courtesy ASID)
This is an annual competition that generates the best collection of student design projects in the nation. The competition selects winners and finalists based on:
- Conceptual thought
- Content and quality of submitted work
- The student’s ability to articulate their process
Winners receive a scholarship from Benjamin Moore and national recognition. The jury of esteemed judges selected five winners and seven finalists.
2019 ASID Student Portfolio Competition Winners:
- Xuan Dang, Pratt Institute
- Ara Kim, New York School of Interior Design
- Jieru Lin, California College of the Arts
- Jessica Wing Lam Ma, Savannah College of Art & Design
- Jianfeng Ni, California College of the Arts
(Photo Courtesy ASID)
2019 ASID Student Portfolio Competition Finalists:
- Jumana Almukhtar, Savannah College of Art & Design
- Sloan Aulgur, University of Arkansas, Fayetteville
- Seyedehnastaran Hashemi, Texas Tech University
- Yi-En Lee, New York School of Interior Design
- Haopeng-Lin, Pratt Institute
- Crystal Martin, Savannah College of Art & Design
- Kelsey Muir, Virginia Tech
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Could there come a time when buildings will become less about bricks and mortar and feel more like mists or fogs?
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Last month, I wrote about how automation and AI are dramatically changing all four fundamental relationships between buildings and machines. For example, nanotechnology, which manipulates individual atoms and molecules to assemble things, could make the modernist metaphor of a “machine for living in” into reality, since the building would actually be composed of many tiny machines.
In fact, that’s not quite accurate. The definition of “machine” is “an apparatus using or applying mechanical power and having several parts, each with a definite function and together performing a particular task.”
So machines are made of distinct parts, cobbled together to fulfill a function. They are characterized by their composition, as assemblages of singular bits and pieces in which the whole is greater than the sum.
But nanotech will completely change this. When entire buildings can be shaped from microscopic components, the visible distinction between the individual parts will evaporate. A structure built from invisible machines will not appear to be a machine at all, since it no longer will be perceived as an assembly of parts. An edifice made of congealed cybernetic butter will look to be all whole, no parts. The very concept of a “building” could become meaningless, since it will no longer be “built” in any traditional way.
Remember “Terminator 2”? Arnold Schwarzenegger’s T-800 is a machine: steel and servos wrapped in human skin. Robert Patrick’s T-1000 is made of liquid metal (“mimetic polyalloy”). He’s like sentient mercury, morphing into any shape he needs. A nanotech building (“nanotecture”?) would make conventional structures seem like Robby the Robot (of “Forbidden Planet” fame).
Buttery buildings could change everything we think and know about architecture. Frank Lloyd Wright felt that architectural form should stem from the inherent “nature” of its materials: “Each material speaks a language of its own.” In his mind, the proportions, heft, and texture of brick logically translated into structures such as the Robie House, which extends horizontally and hugs the land. But when the constituent parts of a building are too small to be seen with the naked eye, the relationships between form and materials will change. What is the “language” of a nanobot?
Because the character of a building could vary upon command—hard and opaque one minute, soft and transparent the next—the fabric of buildings could become fluid, fluctuating states from solid to liquid to gas and back. The notion of truth in materials will become irrelevant. In fact, the word material could go away. When the basic building blocks of architecture have no strict definition, structure and substance could separate. Matter may not matter.
Could there come a time when buildings will become less about bricks and mortar and feel more like mists or fogs, vaguely enveloping space in ways we can barely picture now? What will it be like to live in a cloud?
Lance Hosey, FAIA, LEED Fellow, is a Design Director with Gensler. His book, The Shape of Green: Aesthetics, Ecology, and Design, has been an Amazon #1 bestseller in the Sustainability & Green Design category.
Welcome to the proposal submission site!
A’20 Workshops a separate call
The submission process preconference workshop is now a separate call. If you’re interested in submitting a half-day or full-day workshop proposal, please visit the call for preconference workshops website.
All confirmed A’20 speakers will receive a 30% discount on early bird conference registration. We’ll share details about how to use the discount after registration opens in January 2020. This benefit applies to confirmed speakers only. It does not apply to session organizers unless your session organizer is also a confirmed speaker.
What’s behind a winning proposal?
Attendees consistently rate our speakers as a top conference highlight. Your proposal should show how you’ll create an experience that inspires and empowers; features interactive, engaging learning; and showcases emerging trends and innovations.
During the Phase 1 review, we’ll evaluate how well your proposal fit into one of our four learning experience lenses, reflect emerging trends and new ideas, and engaging learning in support of our curricular framework. In particular, we’re interested in proposals for sessions that are 30, 60 and 90 minutes long and appropriate for intermediate, advanced, and expert knowledge levels.
Proposals that advance to Phase 2 will be evaluated for learner outcomes, speaker expertise, attendee value, and 2019 speaker evaluations (where applicable).
We’ll provide feedback on every proposal at each phase of the submission process.
How to submit
Log in below to get started. Update your proposal anytime until the deadline, August 5, 2019, 11:59pm EST. Need inspiration? Check out 2019 schedule.
For an overview of the conference education program and the submission process, please visit the AIA CES A’20 Call for Proposals Resources page.
Questions & technical support
Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org. If you need technical support for your submission, please call (410) 638 9239 or (877) 426 6323.
Dates to remember
- August 5: Phase 1 proposal submissions closes at 11:59pm EST
- September 20: Notification of acceptance into Phase 2
- October 21: Phase 2 submissions due by 11:59pm EST
- December 13: Notification of final acceptance
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The Virtual Showroom- modernize your sales process to close more deals
For Kitchen and Bath showrooms, changing styles can be a six-figure problem each year. Design trends change on a dime with the Internet, HGTV, and Pinterest. How do you keep up? Let us show you the virtual showroom. Sounds expensive right? WRONG! This will save you in your showroom replacement expenses as well as help you lock that customer in with expectations that wont’ kill your profit margin at the end of the job. We will discuss how inexpensive this process is as well as how to design your showroom to get the most out of it.
Let’s dive into the details of the virtual showroom. Learn the secrets for shopping for technology elements. We will discuss what the key parts are to this process and what you need…. and more importantly what you don’t need. This is not just about gadgets, this is about getting the right tools to close more deals, adding more to your gross margins, and eliminating those mistakes that can make a department bleed money with every sale.
Meet the presenter:
Certified Kitchen Designer & Host of Around the House with Eric G
Eric G is a Certified Kitchen Designer (CKD) through the National Kitchen and Bath Association and has been active in Kitchen and Bath design throughout the northwest since 1993, with over a thousand kitchens designed and completed. As the Northwest’s Home Improvement Expert, he has been featured on HGTV and the USA Network when living in the Puget Sound area. Eric Hosts the “MORE DIY” Segment each week on KPTV’s #1 Rated “MORE good day Oregon” morning show. That segment is used Nationally in Meredith Corp’s “MORE” local lifestyle shows.
Each Saturday from Noon to 2:00, on FM News 101 KXL and on the Radio Northwest Network, he helps listeners throughout the Northwest tackle their home improvement goals by offering advice on maintenance, repair, and designing for remodeling or renovation of their home. With Eric’s vast knowledge of the construction field he can get any listener headed in the right direction. Tune in to Around the house where we make that DIY Project fun!
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