February 2020 Chapter Newsletter

The Impact of Design Series
Unity Health Care believes that Design Impacts Lives!

Who is Unity Health Care?

Unity Health Care is a team of compassionate and multicultural health professionals that provide a full range of health and human services that reach every facet of health, from pregnancy and infancy to senior years. They offer a team- based approach that encourages patients to become active participants in their own healthcare. 

Unity Health Care won the ASID 2019 Outcome of Design Award for the Unity Health Care Brentwood project located in Washington, D.C

Key design solutions and challenges:

Unity’s goal was to use design as a tool to help better serve patients and visitors, enhance the staff experience, strengthen bonds with the Brentwood community, and, ultimately, improve community health. They sought to create a sense of community and reflect the aesthetic preferences of the Brentwood neighborhood.

Some of the design solutions were:

  • Layout and furniture spacing
  • Diversity in seating type
  • Clear sight lines for clarity
  • Artwork designed around community
  • Trust building
  • Life-long community connection

Please click on the link below to get the full article and more in-depth detail on this project.
Chapter Election Results:
Please welcome our incoming Board Members for 2020!

Kara Maas, Allied ASID

Chapter President
Currently President-Elect

Term Begins October 1st, 2020

Allied ASID


Term Begins October 1st, 2020

Marcy Grubbs, Industry Partner ASID

Membership Director

Term Begins October 1st, 2020

Jenae Hightower, Allied ASID

Director At Large

Term Begins October 1st, 2020

The 2020 ANDYZ Awards are Open for Submissions! -
Student Brunch and Market Tour on January 29th
Thanks to European Bath, Kitchen, Tile and Stone for sponsoring our brunch!

And, thank you to the additional ASID Industry Partner Showrooms for participating:
Las Vegas, Wednesday, February 19 :
Las Vegas: February 12 :
Las Vegas: Friday, March 6 :
On Friday, March 6th
at 10 AM
Las Vegas Design Center
Kitchen and Bath Showcase, Building A-110
CEU provided by Walker Zanger

Please RSVP to kmaas@imcenters.com

for The ASID Chapter Event of the YEAR!
San Francisco: May 17 -18 :
Let’s all come together for High Style, Exclusive All Access Tours, and Networking.

Join us at our West Coast California / Central Nevada Conference on Sunday, May 17th and Monday, May 18th.

  • Meet on Sunday at 9:30 am at San Francisco Showcase House for an exclusive ASID tour at 10 am. Meet the Industry Partners sponsoring the Showcase House.
  • Then to de Young Fine Arts Museum at 12 PM for luncheon (not included) and a private docent tour of ‘Frida Kahlo: Appearances Can Be Deceiving’.
  • On Monday, meet at 9:00 AM at San Francisco Design Center for an exclusive tour of ASID Industry Partner showrooms. Get CEUs and see the Showcase House featured brands.

Ticket Cost for members $150 and Non-members $175 .  

Travel, food, lodging, and plans for extended stays on your own.

We''ll Stay at Villa Florence Hotel in the Heart of Union Square:

Conference Rate: $199 per night, and Resort fees waived.

Please call the Hotel’s Reservations Department at 844- 838-8701 to book your room. Reservations must be made by  Thursday April 16, 2020  to receive the discounted rate.

Attendees should identify themselves as being part of  American Society of Interior Designers (ASID) Group  when calling, or book your hotel stay through this lnk:  https://tinyurl.com/ASIDsf

Spaces are filling up fast, so don't delay!

If you are interested in attending or you wish to find out more about the conference, please e-mail
Jamie Stringham: intdynamics1@yahoo.com
Kara Maas: kmaas@imcenters

SCALE - The ASID National Student Summit
Seattle, WA, February 21st -23rd -

EXPLORE what it’s really like to live like a designer while learning from a mind-blowing cast of speakers — all in support of landing that first professional job.
INTERVIEW for internships and entry-level positions at The ASID National Student Career Fair.
LEARN An amazing group of speakers will share their personal stories and inspire you to make your career aspirations realities.
EXPERIENCE your future career through tours of top Seattle design firms and projects.
SCALE: The ASID National Student Summit is THE must attend event of the year for interior design students who want to move ahead of the competition and toward a successful career.
Your Future Needs SCALE.

2/21/2020 – 2/23/2020
9:30 AM – 5:30 PM


Motif Hotel
Seattle, WA

Scottsdale, AZ, March 29 - April 1 -
At the Fairmont Scottsdale Princess
in Scottsdale, Arizona.

In addition to the groundbreaking content and stimulating experiences that The WELL Conference will offer, ASID will take the opportunity to present many of our signature events and programs at the Conference, bringing our entire community together in one venue. We believe our members will thrive and gain inspiration through celebrating our Design Impacts Lives philosophy together, and we hope to bring a renewed energy and sense of community to ASID and our members.
Registration is now open!

Early bird registration is available until Feb. 17, 2020 .