July 2020 Chapter Newsletter
Chapter News
2020 Graduate Perspective
What’s it like to graduate during a global pandemic?

I remember when this all started like it was yesterday. I had just dropped my son off at preschool and was on my way to class. We were going to continue discussing the plans for our senior showcase that was set to be in 2 weeks. We’ve been working on our projects and thinking about our showcase for 7 months. March 12, 2020 was the day they announced that we were going to start virtual instruction. I know I wasn’t the only one who was disappointed. All we could think of was everything we were going to miss out on. When you’re a freshman, sophomore, and junior, you can’t wait to do all the senior events, especially graduation. We all have our stories that give us our motivation to complete our degrees, and it makes walking across that stage all the more special. But everything was about to change.

Finding the motivation to continue working on projects and assignments was hard. Half of the experience of college was actually being on campus. Having your community (classmates, study groups, clubs, etc.) on campus to help keep yourself accountable for your studies was now gone, or at least it wasn’t the same. Our professors were given a week to prepare for the online transition. I can only imagine how tough it was for them to adjust their assignments and teaching methods. Students weren’t the only ones going through a difficult time. Just as there are some students who work better in a classroom, there are teachers who prefer to do their teaching in person. 

We made it to graduation, but now we’re all in this stage of limbo and we’re not sure what to do about our futures. We were given the resources to find a job, but not the resources to find a job during a global pandemic. If businesses that were not essential couldn’t be open, how were we supposed to find jobs? I felt like I went to school for nothing. As businesses begin to reopen we don’t know how much will change in the industries that we are looking to find jobs in. What are the new protocols going to be? Will the employers put my health concerns first? Is all this worth it? What is my plan B?

The upside was I got to spend more time with my son. I had the chance to appreciate and be grateful for the things that I have. I’m sure we all got that chance. Our lives aren’t just about working and earning a living. It’s also about living.

Stay Safe. Stay Healthy.

Marisol Coria
ASIDCANV Student Representative to the Board
Senior Graduating Class of 2020
California State University Fresno

A Designer's Perspective - Stay Inspired!

Andrea Miranda-Hall. Allied ASID
Professional Development Director
ASID California Central / Nevada Chapter
At the end of 2019, I decided to start reading a book that I found on my husband’s night stand, The 12 Week Year. I had been frustrated by the feeling that I was “stuck” in my Interior Design career for a couple of years and was determined to make change!

I had become exhausted by the repetition and psychology of Residential Interior Design. I had been disappointed by the lack of support and reciprocation that I received from business colleagues and partners time and time again. Interior Design has been a second career for me and connecting with my creativity as well as seeing concepts such as the Hospitality Suite and Kitchen and Bath Showcase at LVDC become a reality was somewhat rewarding. However, feelings of disappointment and negativity still hung over me like a cloud.

I had reinvented myself before after the economic downturn in 2008. I was forced to leave the real estate and mortgage business that had become virtually nonexistent after the birth of my second daughter. Even though times were uncertain, I was invigorated by the prospect of change. Well those feelings are back, and I chose to start the metamorphosis again. I put my feelers out for new opportunity within the interior design business.

With this said, be careful what you ask of the universe!

The last three months have been unlike any other time in history for all of us. We have been faced with the repercussions of racial injustice and the intolerance of this injustice. An atmosphere of fierce political divide has polarized family members and ended friendships. Compounded by the somewhat sudden backlash of science and nature of this unprecedented Corona virus outbreak.

For this family of four and a half, as we recently became guardians of our toddler great niece, we have enjoyed being together but have also come to face that we are all in the need of change! We have come to see and want to protect what is truly important and that is each other, our home, as well as a positive outlook and hope for the future. Our cocoon has brought us closer as a family, some closure, some uncertainty - but also some inspiration!

We are choosing to shed the negativity of the past by renovations of ourselves as well as our homes. Stay inspired and new opportunity will take flight!
Upcoming Events
All Areas: Wednesday July 8 - Live Virtual Event
All Areas: Wednesday August 12 - Live Virtual Event
Let's Celebrate our 2020 ANDYZ Awards Winners!

Watch your Inbox for your personal invitation to the event.

Las Vegas: August 30 - September 3 - Las Vegas Market

Looking ahead to what’s next – responsibly & together. 
Las Vegas Market is now planned for August 30 - September 3
Moving forward to help you get back to business, reinvigorate our industry and our communities. 
Las Vegas: August 30 - September 3 - ANDYZ Awards Winner's Showcase
All Nevada: Monday November 16 - Thursday November 19th - Live Virtual Event

The NSBAIDRD Seminars for Annual Registration Renewal -
Now a Virtual Event!

 (originally scheduled for Thurs., July 16th)

Get the credits you need to maintain your license in Nevada!

These Seminars are usually just one day done twice a year; once in Reno and once in Las Vegas. Because of the uncertainty regarding nonessential travel, large group gatherings and social distancing this summer and into the fall, NSBAIDRD made the decision to change this year's seminar to a virtual event. Four separate classes will be held over four days, instead of in just one day. Attendees can register for any or all of the sessions.

CLICK HERE for more information and to register

This seminar provides registrants with all eight required CEUs for annual registration renewal in Nevada. Sessions will provide health, safety, and welfare related topics relevant to the professions of architecture, residential design, and registered interior design.
CEUs: 8 CE/HSW total (includes 4 building code related), and qualify for the 2 Code CE Requirements in the State of Nevada.

Registration Fee is $30 for each session, or the Special Price of $95.00 for all 4 sessions!

**Only those who are registered for the seminars and actually attend the seminars will receive their CE/HSWs

Monday, November 16th from 10:00am to 12:00pm
Scoping for Accessibility in New and Existing Buildings
Presented by Todd Snider, SE, CBO / Regional Manager WC3
This class will provide a brief overview of the accessibility requirements of the 2018 IBC. It will focus on which elements are required to comply with the accessibility provisions of ICC A117.1-09. The class will also discuss the requirements for accessibility upgrades required for modifications to existing buildings. It will talk about additions, alterations, change of use, historical buildings, and modifications to areas containing primary functions.

Tuesday, November 17th from 10:00am to 12:00pm
The Future of Design and Its Impact on the Health, Safety and Welfare of All Stakeholders
Presented by Jared Zurn Jared N. Zurn, AIA, NCARB, CAE, NCARB Vice President, Examination and
Andy McIntyre, NCARB Vice President, Marketing & Communications
Learn how technology is changing roles and responsibilities on and across project teams and the considerations design professionals must have for maintaining authority and responsibility.

Wednesday, November 18th from 10:00am to 12:00pm
I ntroduction to the IEBC
Presented by Todd Snider, SE, CBO / Regional Manager WC3
This course will provide a brief synopsis of the 2018 IEBC. It will provide an overview of how the IEBC is laid out and how it is to be applied to buildings. There will be some discussion as to the changes from Chapter 34 of the 2012 IBC for prescriptive requirements. It will also provide an overview of the scoping for the work-area method and performance methods also permitted by the IEBC.
2 CE/HSWs total and will qualify for the 2 Code CE Requirements
Thursday, November 19th from 10:00am to 12:00pm
Navigating Contract and Legal Issues facing Nevada Design Professionals in 2020
Presented by John Wendland, Esq. and Jeremy R. Kilber, Esq. from Weil and Drage, APC
Attorneys John T. Wendland, Esq. and Jeremy R. Kilber, Esq., the Nevada partners of Weil & Drage, APC, will present lessons learned from recent litigation involving Nevada design professionals, and a review of recent changes to Nevada law that will impact current and future projects. The attorneys will also address key contract provisions that should be included in all design contracts for Nevada projects.
Do You Need Continuing Education Units? 
As a resource for you to continue to earn CEUs while ASID Chapter events are on hold, check out ASID's Online Academy , or Sherwin Williams and AEC Daily  for many free webinars,

Upcoming Dates and Events

All Areas:

November 16 -19 - Virtual NSBAIRD Registration Renewal CEU Seminars (For Nevada)

Las Vegas:

August 12 - ANDYZ Awards Presentation Online

August 30 - September 3: Las Vegas Market

August 30 - September 3: ANDYZ Awards Winner's Showcase at LV Market


November 4: Vendor Fair. Meet Jamie Stringham, Chapter President & Jessica Gahan, Chapter Communications Director. Plus Meet and Greet Event.

Visit  www.cacnv.asid.org/events  for details.

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