November 2020 Chapter Newsletter
Design Impacts Lives

ASID California Central | Nevada Chapter is partnering with the Malouf Foundation on their Rooms Restored program. I hope everyone was able to view the presentation via Zoom last week (a link to the recording can be found below). I think we can all agree the case studies presented were powerful and demonstrated that there is a need for us to step up. 

For children who have been physically or sexually abused in their homes, the perpetrator is usually someone the child knows—whether it’s a parent, sibling, or another family member. This level of betrayal and manipulation can make a child feel helpless—like they have no control over their situation. It’s a heartbreaking reality, and while you may not have the ability to change a child’s experiences, we have the power to provide a comfortable place for them to heal.

As designers we are uniquely positioned to help these children. A child’s bedroom should be a be a place of comfort, a place of hope, a place to call their own—and we can offer that through our time, commitment, and expertise.

If you are interested in helping in your area please reach out to Sandi Allan, Chapter Administrator, at or myself at

Together, with partners from the community, we can work to ensure every child lives with freedom, hope, justice, dignity—and sleeps in a safe home.


Kara Maas

We are looking for donations of kid and teen bedroom furnishings, including headboards or complete bed frames, bedside tables, dressers, rugs, lamps, art and accessories. If you or a business that you work with has any of these items to donate, please contact
Also, if you know of a place in your local area that these items can be stored until needed, please let us know as well.

Click below to view the recording from our October 28th Webinar with the Malouf Foundation:

Passcode: rM$z9mF$
(Note: recording starts 10 minutes into the presentation)
Let's Grow the Movement.
Show the World How Design Impacts Lives!

Invite your fellow designers to be a part of ASID.
Notice of Upcoming Chapter Election - 2021

The Chapter's Annual Board Member Election will be taking place in January of 2021. The election is held on-line, through a secure voting site. 

Voting instructions will be sent to eligible voters via e-mail when the election opens, mid-January (or via snail mail to those who have opted out of chapter communications or do not have a current e-mail address). 

If you prefer to receive your ballot by snail mail, please send an e-mail to before December 31, 2020.

Only Professional, Allied, and Industry Partner Members in good standing before October 1, 2020,
are eligible to vote.
All Areas : November 6 - First Fridays In-Person & Virtual Event
Please RSVP to if attending in person at Las Vegas Design Center, Global Views - Bldg A 153,
or click button below to register for the Zoom presentation.
Las Vegas: Wednesday November 11 - Designer Friendsgiving Dinner
Las Vegas Design Center
Building A - Atrium
495 South Grand Central Parkway
Las Vegas, NV 89106

Date: Wednesday, November 11th

Time: 5:30 PM

$10 for ASID Members
$20 Non-members
$5 Students

Please RSVP by Wednesday, November 4th!
All COVID-19 Safety Protocols will be followed, including but not limited to temperature checks upon entry to the building. Face masks are required when not seated at your table. A hand sanitizer station will be available, and chairs and tables will be spaced to allow for 6 feet of distance between attendees.
Looking back at our 2019 Event :
All Areas: November 13th - Textiles Series - Class 1 of 4
Students and Interior Designers are Invited
to Join us for the First in a Series of 4 Webinars on Textiles.

Friday, November 13th at 1 PM

via Zoom
In-Person at the Area West Showroom
Las Vegas Design Center, Bldg A-106
This course is designed to give participants an understanding of textiles, textile composition, and application of textiles in relation to interior design.

RSVP for In-Person Event:
All Areas: November 19th - Nourison CEU, A Live Virtual Event
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
Introduction 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.
Las Vegas: Wednesday December 9th - ASID Holiday Party & Member Appreciation Event
We'll be hosting a White Elephant Gift Exchange
(Bring a $25 wrapped gift)
Did you know that your name is not automatically added to ASID’s "Find A Pro"? You must Opt-in!

This is a benefit that all members should be taking advantage of. 
You may also upgrade your listing for more exposure. Enhanced Profiles appear above basic listings during searches and feature a profile photo and more.

To reach a dedicated Find a Pro specialist, email or call 202.546.3480 and select option 6.
Do You Need Continuing Education Units? 

ASID CEU Academy has expanded offerings and
FREE CEU access through Dec 31st.
Now is a great time to earn online CEUs. 
Topics include health and wellness, workplace design, the business of design, and more. New CEUs recently added.

As a resource for you to continue to earn CEUs check out ASID's Online Academy, or Sherwin Williams, and AEC Daily for many free webinars from our esteemed IPs.

California Central /Nevada Chapter of ASID always welcomes volunteers. 

Make the most of your membership by supporting your professional association and giving back to your local design community. Joining a Chapter Committee provides members with a competitive advantage because they become active, informed members of the design industry.

We desperately need volunteers in Northern Nevada and California to help plan ASID events in those regions!

We welcome your involvement! Please send us an e-mail and let us know your interests and availability.

The ASID Virtual Internship hub is available exclusively for ASID Student Members
Upcoming Dates and Events

All Areas:

November 6 - First Fridays In Person & Online Virtual Event

November 13 - Textiles Series (Class 1 of 4) In Person & Online Virtual Event

November 19 - Nourison CEU Webinar

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

Las Vegas:

November 11 - Designer Friendsgiving Dinner

December 9 - ASID Holiday Party & Membership Appreciation Event

January TBD - Student Tour at Las Vegas Market

April 14 - Downtown LV Walking Tour 9 AM


May 2021: Vendor Fair & ASID Meet and Greet Event.

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