A Message from Wendy...
Hello fellow ASID members!
I'm Wendy, your Communications Director, and I just wanted to reach out to say hello and let you know about all of the great things we've been working on lately.
Angela has been doing a fantastic job of putting together events for us to attend. I hope you'll take advantage of all her hard work and attend a local event soon. In California, on Monday, April 3, there'll be a great event at our dear Premier Kitchen and Bath where we can learn about how to better identify and capitalize on sales opportunities.
Several of us (Kathleen Jennison, Tami Faulkner, and Wendy Glaister) recently all ended up in Beverly Hills together (rough, huh?) at the 2017 Design Bloggers Conference and what a terrific time we had! It was such a treat to attend a conference of that size and have our own little pack. Timothy Corrigan, Shea McGhee, Dunes and Duchess, Madcap Cottage, Ken Fulk, the Gianetti's of Patina Farm and so many more were there to impart incredible lessons of design inspiration and know-how. Podcasters James Swan, Luann Nigara and Nick May were also there to share their insight about how great designers do great business. We learned so much about blogging, social media, photography, business, and networking, and the best part was the great visiting and brainstorming at lunch and in the evening...helping and encouraging each other to be our best. Such a sisterhood...we hope you'll consider joining us next year. ASID sure came in handy when we needed friends.....I think we have all purchased our return ticket....Let's make it an ASID-CANV party!
We are all so busy and wear so many hats, but the friendships and trust we can build with each other helps us to bear the responsibility of such a profession, and it motivates us to continue to strive to do and be more than we were yesterday.
I can't encourage you enough to give a little time and energy to ASID CANV....with your presence, your insight, and your talent...the return on relationships that await you far outweigh the initial investment.
Sure hoping to have the privilege of meeting you soon.....
ASID California Central / Nevada Chapter
ASID California Central / Nevada Chapter and The Las Vegas Design Center are pleased to announce the 2017 ANDYZ Awards Program.
We are accepting submissions until May 15th.
BEST STUDENT DESIGN
BEST CUSTOM FURNISHINGS/PRODUCT DESIGN
BEST RESIDENTIAL KITCHEN DESIGN
BEST INDIVIDUAL RESIDENTIAL SPACE
BEST MULTIPLE RESIDENTIAL SPACE
BEST INDIVIDUAL COMMERCIAL SPACE
BEST MULTIPLE COMMERCIAL SPACE
BEST INDIVIDUAL HOSPITALITY SPACE
BEST MULTIPLE HOSPITALITY SPACE
BEST SHOWROOM DESIGN!
Submissions may be submitted between February 27th and May 15th, 2017.
One project winner will be selected for each category, and winners will be notified on or before July 15th, 2017. All Winners (or winner representatives) are required to attend the ANDYZ Annual Celebration in July 30th, 2017 from 4-6 pm in the World View Ballroom B-16 at Las Vegas Summer Market. Travel costs will be at your own expense.
The ANDYZ Awards are produced in partnership with
LVDC and ASID CA Central / NV
(ANDYZ Awards judges are premier designers located outside of the Western Regions of the US. All entry documents and images sent to the judges contain no identifying information.)
Our NEW Chapter Website has Launched!
Check it out:
All links to our old chapter website will redirect to the new site for a limited time.
Sacramento Area: April Event
2690 Sunrise Blvd, Ste 300
Rancho Cordova, CA 95742
Monday April 3rd, 2017
5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Reno/Tahoe Area: April Event
Davidson Math & Science, Rm 104
Wednesday April 5th, 2017
6:00 PM - 10 PM
Invitation to Become LEED Accredited!
LEED Green Associate (GA) Training Class
When: April 5 2017- 6:00PM to 10:00 PM
Where: UN Reno - Davidson Math & Science -
Interested in getting involved in the Green Building and sustainability Industry? Opportunities are plentiful after passing.
LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) is simply a green-rating point system to certify a building's sustainability. Just as Buildings can be LEED certified, students and professional can become LEED Accredited themselves. The LEED Green Associate (GA) credential is the only professional designation used to market yourself to employers and clients and show you have certified knowledge in the green building industry.
To date, this course and its materials have proven to be instrumental in helping over 7000 students pass their exam at a 100% pass rate and does not require any specific background. This course is offered at a quarter of the price and time as the competition, and it never expires!
Cost: $300 ($200 for full time students)
You can register via PayPal or RSVP by registering at the bottom of the page
La Vegas Area: April Event
UNLV - ARC Building, Rm 180
4505 S. Maryland Pkwy.
Las Vegas, NV 89154
Friday April 21st
4 pm - 5 pm
Professional volunteers needed!
We need your help! If you are a professional designer in the Las Vegas area, and would like to help review portfolios on April 21st at 4 pm, please contact Angela Britt at
or call 702-232-6892.
This is a wonderful opportunity to see the creative talent of students today.
Student Portfolio Review is an event established for undergraduate level students that are beginning their transformation into emerging designers. Student attendees receive a constructive one-on-one evaluation of their work from an ASID design professional.
Students, consider the Student Portfolio Review to be your call-to-action: to receive broader feedback and critique from new perspectives and fresh eyes. While this event is not a job fair, some reviewers may be looking for potential employees or interns. This is a great way to network and become aware of who's who in the Las Vegas design community.
Participation in the Portfolio Review allows you to:
- Gain a greater understanding of your strengths and areas of improvement needed as a designer
- Showcase your design portfolio and practice presenting your work
- Experience feedback and constructive criticism from different perspectives
- Build lasting and enriching relationships with soon-to-be design colleagues
- Open doors of opportunity and discover a potentially new design avenue for your career
- Pose questions to design industry professionals and have them directly answered
- Learn methods, communication strategies and techniques of design experts
|PARTNER SPOTLIGHT PROVIDES A MONTHLY 30-MINUTE FORUM FOR DESIGNERS TO ENGAGE WITH ASID NATIONAL INDUSTRY PARTNERS, MANUFACTURERS, AND EXPERTS ON NEW TRENDS, PRODUCT LAUNCHES, AND MORE. THE WEBINAR SERIES DOES NOT PROVIDE CEUS, BUT ALLOWS MEMBERS TO LEARN ABOUT NEW AND DIFFERENTIATED PRODUCTS AND TOOLS TO SUPPORT SPECIFICATION.
March 31 - April 2, 2017
Formerly known as
, ASID will host
: The ASID National Student Summit at The
University of Oklahoma.
This one-of-a-kind, multi-day conference for interior
design students will expand in 2017 to include seminars for interior design educators and chapter
training for ASID student chapter leaders.
Attendees will learn to navigate their interior design careers and enhance their understanding of the
impact of design on people and their environments. The interactive experience will include top notch
break-out seminars, project tours, networking events, and much more. Attendees can shape their
SCALE experience by choosing from sessions that focus on four key content themes: Impact of Design, Business of Design, Leadership, and Practice of Design.
SCALE is for interior design, architecture, landscape architecture, and urban planning students and
educators who believe that the impact of design transforms lives.
You make SCALE a unique experience. Shape your SCALE experience by choosing breakout
seminars that centralize on four key content themes: Impact of Design, Business of Design,
Leadership, and Practice of Design. Attend the sessions that support your career goals.
Learn to lead. ASID Student Chapter Leaders are invited to attend an exclusive track to build
leadership skills, discuss chapter goals, and share best practices. Participate in a strategic planning
workshop to learn to envision the future, establish goals, and empower your membership to make
Become WELL informed. Pioneered by Delos and administered by the International WELL Building
Institute (IWBI), the WELL Building Standard is the world's first building standard focused exclusively
on human health and wellness. Attend WELL Designed: Demonstrating the Positive Impact of Interior
Design to learn more about WELL and the discounted exam fee for ASID members. 0.1 IDCEC-
approved CEU | 1 AIA-approved LU | 1 GBCI CE Hour.
Experience resiliency and beauty. Tour the Oklahoma City Memorial and Skydance Bridge with
fellow SCALE attendees and keynote speaker, Hans Butzer, whose firm created these well-known
Engage with experts. Learn from and network with design influentials who will help you determine
your career path.
Learn More and
SCALE is made possible by the generous support of Benjamin Moore and Hansgrohe.
Fluctuations in the global economy, climate, and political landscape are causing a demographic revolution in our world. The 2017 Impact Summit will be hosted by the Interior Designers of Canada (IDC) and ASID. The summit is designed to forge innovative solutions that address economic growth and sustainability, building stronger workforces, and nurturing rich, robust, cultural integration and diversity within our communities.
Attendees will collaborate with leaders from the business, government, interior design, architecture, city planning, facilities management, and non-profit sectors in Regent Park, Toronto. Regent Park is the world's only contemporary community to have successfully harnessed design to address migration, diversity, and cultural issues within an aggressive economic rejuvenation plan. Practitioners, thought leaders, and emerging influencers will each have a role to play at this one-of-a-kind summit. View the full agenda, speaker profiles, and additional event information on
The pricing listed is in Canadian dollars. For the current U.S. conversion rate, please visit