September 2020 Chapter Newsletter
Chapter News and Events
Chapter President's Message
ASID Chapter Members,

I hope everyone has remained safe and well during these past 5 months. It has been an interesting time in our lives. Although we were not able to accomplish all of the things that we had planned for our chapter this year, I firmly believe that we can find the silver lining in all of the challenges that we face. Here are a few of the benefits that I have found:

  • Free educational CEU webinars that ASID National made available to all members (they were great).
  • Zoom webinars with our chapter. One challenge that our chapter has is trying to connect when we are spread throughout Central California and Nevada. I had hoped to travel to different areas and hold events. The zoom webinars have actually been a great way to connect. We plan to continue to make more live on zoom moving forward. (Next event will be the First Friday of October)
  • ANDYZ Awards went off without a hitch. It was virtual and yet we had a great turnout and response. Good job to all those that worked so hard to making it happen.
  • As Interior Designers we have had great opportunities to impact lives through design. It seems that most Designers that I have spoken to are extremely busy. Lots of new home offices and people ready to make a change to their environment.

I wish all of you great success. Look for the silver lining and you will find it.

One last note. I would like to invite all members to opt-in and take advantage of the enhanced profile listing that is available on the ASID website: Upgrade my profile. (See more information in the newsletter below). Our administrator, Sandi receives calls each month with potential clients in need of Interior Design services. She directs them to the ASID website where they can select a designer in their area from this list. With an enhanced profile, your name will come up first. It’s a great marketing tool that I would like to make everyone aware of.

Continue to make a difference,

Jamie Stringham, ASID
Chapter President, ASID Central CA/NV

Celebrating the 2020 ANDYZ Awards Winners
Congratulations to our 2020 ANDYZ Awards Winners!

Best Custom Furnishing/Product Design

Emily Roose
Emily Roose Interiors

Best Residential Kitchen Design

Christopher Grubb
Arch-Interiors Design Group

Best Residential Bathroom Design

Wendy Glaister
Wendy Glaister Interiors

Best Individual Residential Space Design

Marcio Decker
Aspen Leaf Interiors

Best Multiple Residential Space Design

Lori Brazier
House of Brazier

Best Outdoor Space Design

Christopher Grubb
Arch-Interiors Design Group

Best Commercial Space Design

Jamie Stringham of
Interior Dynamics


Laura Fullow of
Laura Fullow Designs

Best Hospitality Space Design

Karen Buttrum


Casey Clark

MBA Architecture + Interior Design

Best Showroom Design

Michele Youell
Natural Domain Interiors

Best Student Design

Marisol Coria
California State University, Fresno
If you were not able to attend the ANDYZ Awards Presentation on August 12th,
you may watch it here:
The ANDYZ Awards are held in partnership with
Las Vegas Design Center & American Society of Interior Designers, California Central / Nevada
Media Partner:
Sponsored by:
30th Anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act
ASID Celebrates the 30th Anniversary of the ADA
July 26, 2020 marked the 30th anniversary of the passing of the Americans with Disabilities Act. Read on to learn about this important law, how ASID was involved in its creation, and how designers play a key role in its continued success.

What is the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)?
The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) became law in 1990. The ADA is a civil rights law that prohibits discrimination against individuals with disabilities in all areas of public life, including jobs, schools, transportation, and all public and private places that are open to the general public. The purpose of the law is to make sure that people with disabilities have the same rights and opportunities as everyone else. The ADA is divided into five titles (or sections) that relate to different areas of public life.
In 2008, the Americans with Disabilities Act Amendments Act (ADAAA) was signed into law and became effective on January 1, 2009, and made a number of significant changes to the definition of “disability.” 
In 2010, the ADA was updated to include specific building design requirements to make public buildings – like movie theaters, libraries, restaurants, hotels, medical facilities, and health clubs – accessible to people with disabilities.
The ADA and Interior Design    
The American Society of Interior Designers members represent individuals of all specialties, including workplace, healthcare, retail, hospitality, education, institutional, corporate, and residential practice. ASID Interior Designers are recognized for their formal education, relevant work experience, and certification adhering to professional standards.
Interior Designers ensure all public spaces comply with the ADA.
Interior Designers create and renovate spaces which adhere to the standards set forth by the ADA in their daily practice. They are responsible for the process of providing appropriate environments which correspond to the abilities and needs of end users. Interior designers are integral in ensuring adherence to federal and state accessibility regulations to protect private and government clients legally and financially. Some examples of requirements include, but are not limited to:
  • Elevator controls, door hardware, countertop heights
  • Height and depth of objects protruding into a travel path or aisle
  • Doorway clearances
  • Ability and strength required to operate doors
  • Existence of ramps and handrails for accessibility
  • Mounting heights and clearances for restroom fixtures.
  • In both commercial and residential settings, designers strive to shape a world which those of every ability level can experience concurrently.  
Notable ASID Members involved with the ADA
ASID has had a long involvement with the ADA, from its development to today and beyond. Some notable members who have had an impact over the years include, but are not limited to, William L. Wilkoff, FASID and Shelley Siegel, FASID. 
William L. Wilkoff was instrumental in the development of the ADA and Shelley Seigel sits on the Access Board that she was appointed to by President Barack Obama in 2016.
ASID continues to support the tenets of the ADA, and advocates and educates regarding the effects of constructed environments on life, health, safety, and welfare of all members of the general public.
The Future of Interior Design and the ADA
Interior Designers use evidence-based and human-centric design to affect comfort, accessibility, safety, wellness, and sustainability. Much more than simply aesthetic decorators, Interior Designers showcase the impact of design through the creation of interior architectural elements and spaces where we live, learn, work, play, and heal using data, science, building codes, and regulatory standards.
Although the ADA does not currently apply to private homes or apartments, many designers have embraced the concept of accessible design. Interior Designers pay special attention to open-concept, single story plans; wide doorways and hallways; accessible countertops and storage; easy access switches; smart technology features; curb-less/roll in showers; energy efficiency; and a myriad of other applications in their everyday practice.
Las Vegas: August 30 - September 3 - Las Vegas Market

Las Vegas Market - August 30 - September 3
Moving forward to help you get back to business, reinvigorate our industry and our communities. 
Las Vegas Market will run as scheduled, but will be staged as showroom-only buying opportunities – with no tradeshow component.

Participating showrooms and buyers are highly encouraged to set appointments to allow for social distancing and more effective traffic density and showroom capacity management. 

To facilitate a safer environment, pre-registration is required for Las Vegas Market this summer. Detailed and thorough cross-department protocols for buyer and showroom personnel arrival, registration and departure will include temperature screening, contactless registration, and the use of personal protective equipment (PPE).
Face masks are required for your safety.

Pre-registration for Market is required to minimize physical contact.

Buyers may register for one of two sessions this summer:
Session A: Aug 30 – Sept 1
Session B: Sept 1 – Sept 3
Las Vegas: August 30 - September 3 - ANDYZ Awards Winner's Showcase
If you'll be at Las Vegas Market this summer, we hope you'll take the time to visit the showcase honoring our 2020 ANDYZ Awards winners and their winning designs!

The showcase is open to all Market attendees.
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.
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 our members should be taking advantage of. 
You may also upgrade your listing for more exposure.

Please check and see if you are listed. If you are not listed, here are the directions on how to add your name!
•  Login into your ASID account at
•  Select "Update Find a Pro Information" on the member homepage. 
•  In the "Referral Main Menu" select the "Opt-In / Opt-Out" link.
•  Select the information to be published and verify the "Yes" is checked at the bottom of the page, then click "Update".
•  It takes approximately 15 minutes for the website to update and display your profile. 
•  If you have any questions or issues, please email
You can maximize your exposure by upgrading your Find a Pro listing with an Enhanced Profile subscription. Enhanced Profiles appear above basic listings during searches and feature a profile photo. You will be able to add image galleries, service areas, and awards to increase your exposure.
You can purchase an Enhanced Profile subscription by logging in to and selecting the ‘Update Find a Pro Information’ on the Member Home page. At the bottom of the ‘Referral Main Menu’ is an option to update your profile.
To reach a dedicated Find a Pro specialist, email or call 202.546.3480 and select option 6.

As an ASID student member, you are part of a movement to promote the value of design. You will test your leadership abilities and play a proactive role in shaping your profession. Joining ASID as a student is the key to launching your design career.
Experience It
The ASID Virtual Internship provides the critical professional development opportunities undergraduate and graduate students need to prepare for a career in design. The program empowers students through an independent, immersive learning experience designed to keep them driven and motivated at this crucial time. With five areas of study, students create their own custom internship with on-demand, curated content. Live, interactive events with industry leaders and practitioners further diversify the experience and putting participants face-to-face with their future peers. 
The ASID Virtual Internship is available exclusively for ASID Student Members
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:

October 2 - First Fridays Online Virtual Event

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

Las Vegas:

August 30 - September 3: Las Vegas Summer 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.

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