50 icon SPRING 2016 | THE MAGAZINE OF THE AMERICAN SOCIE T Y OF IN TERIOR DESIGNERS
The new year begins! The 360
Leadership Conference, sponsored
by the Business + Industrial Furniture
Manufacturers Association (BIFMA)
in January, provides the inspiration
for the ASID Board to explore the
challenges and opportunities ahead
for the interior design industry (left to
right): Director at Large Teresa Sowell,
Director at Large Sarah W. Colandro,
Chair Sandy Gordon, Director at Large
Jo Rabaut, Chair-Elect Charrisse
Johnston, and ASID CEO Randy Fiser.
Design & Construction Week,
the co-location of two of the biggest
annual trade shows for residential
design and construction professionals,
is a perfect place for the building
industry to come together and a
NETWORKING IS LOCAL—AND GLOBAL. For interior design professionals everywhere,
nothing beats face-to-face encounters with people, products, and projects.
perfect place for ASID staff to meet
members and others influencing the
built environment. Attending the
Las Vegas event in early 2016 are (left
to right): Nancy Jardee, Cambria senior
vice president Marketing; Bianca Lettieri,
Cambria Business Development;
Randy Fiser, ASID CEO; Celeste Lehmann,
Cambria marketing representative -
Orange County; and Olga Odeide, ASID
director, Industry Partnerships.
The quest for longevity and
healthy aging, health-related
technologies, and health disparities
are addressed at the Health Matters
Summit, the fifth annual convening of
leaders from a variety of health fields.
Sponsored by the Clinton Health
Matters Initiative, former President
Bill Clinton hosts and moderates
discussions on ways to implement
systemic health improvements.
Presented by Contract, the 37th
Annual Interiors Awards Breakfast in
New York honors the winners of projects in 14 categories and celebrates a
Designer of the Year and two Design
Legends. ASID staff members and
friends celebrate these accomplishments, too.
Student Portfolio Competition final-
ists take the stage at LAUNCH: The
ASID National Student Summit held at
SCAD in February. Judges made their
selections based on concept, content,
and context, generating a group of
finalists who epitomized the spirit of
the competition in originality,
ingenuity, and creativity.
Nothing is better than a sneak peek
at the next frontier in office design.
ASID offers a glimpse of its new office
space under construction in Washington, D.C., during a tour hosted with the
National Building Museum. The space
is being constructed and designed
with the goal of achieving both LEED
and WELL Platinum certifications.
ASID Researcher Susan Chung dis-cusses the pre- and post-occupancy
research ASID is undertaking to
gauge the wellness aspects of the new
space. ASID VP of Communications and
Marketing Laura Horsley and Chung
can’t resist a prerequisite “hard hat”