ASID Virtual Conference

  • What’s Next? Design’s Impact on People, Places and Planet (Opening Keynote) and State of the Society

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    ASID turns the traditional opening program on its head with a virtual, crowd-sourced keynote mining the best names in design as they explore the meaning of "Design Impacts Lives." Then join ASID leaders for the annual State of the Society address.

    ASID turns the traditional opening program on its head with a virtual, crowd-sourced keynote mining the best names in design as they explore the meaning of "Design Impacts Lives." Then join ASID leaders for the annual State of the Society address.


    What’s Next? Design’s Impact on People, Places and Planet | 1:00 – 2:00 p.m. ET

    Design has the power to impact lives and tackle challenges on a global scale. What’s next? Hear from those impacting design and those impacted by design in a collaborative keynote that shows the power of community in the digital age. This special, crowd-sourced program will highlight diverse thoughts from clients, end users, consultants, manufacturers, educators, students, and of course, designers as we share what’s next for design and the personal stories demonstrating the impact the profession has on the people and world around us. 


    State of the Society | 2:00 – 3:00 p.m. ET

    Join ASID leaders for the annual State of the Society address, an exploration of the Society’s impact from the past year and looking ahead to our dynamic future as a community.


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    James Ludwig

    Vice President, Global Design and Product Engineering, Steelcase

    James Ludwig is Vice President of Global Design and Product Engineering for office furnishings leader Steelcase Inc. James was named to this role in 2008 with global responsibility for the product design direction of Steelcase, overseeing studios in Europe, Asia and the United States.

     Prior to joining Steelcase in 1999, James was a founding partner of bold:architects.designers., an interdisciplinary design consultancy in Berlin, Germany, realizing diverse projects such as products, graphic programs and new buildings and renovations in the reconstruction of reunited Germany.

    James earned degrees in industrial design from the University of Illinois in Champaign-Urbana and architecture from The Cooper Union in New York City. He holds over 300 design and functional patents.

    Jennifer Kolstad, ASID, Assoc. AIA

    Global Design Director, Ford Motor Company

    Jennifer Kolstad is the global design director of Ford Motor Company’s built environments. Her role seeks to unify Ford’s brand language across typologies through architecture and design, investigating opportunities for cultural and behavioral change, elevating design impact internal and external to the global Ford ecosystem. With a core belief in collaboration, her mission is to ideate future-state readiness for the physical infrastructure of a next-gen mobility company.

    Since joining the ASID national board in 2016, Jennifer’s focus has been the broader application of the interior design professional's human-centered expertise in every design equation.

    Kerrie Kelly, FASID, NKBA, CAPS

    Creative Director, Kerrie Kelly Design Lab

    With more than 25- years of experience, Kerrie Kelly is creative director for Kerrie Kelly Design Lab. She is an award-winning California interior designer, author, and contributor; and a product designer and multimedia consultant helping national brands reach the interior design market. Kerrie is a fellow, chair-elect to the National Board of Directors, and chair of the Foundation Board of Trustees for the American Society of Interior Designers (ASID); Houzz Pro Advisory Board Member; and the 2020 Trends Expert of the National Kitchen and Bath.

    Gary E. Wheeler, FASID

    Interim Chief Executive Officer, American Society of Interior Designers

    Gary E. Wheeler is a renowned professional with more than 30 years of design experience. Distinguished for his strategic approach to workplace design, Gary began his career as co-founder of the Wheeler Group in 1978 and has since led practices at Perkins&Will, Gensler and HDR.

    Gary's ASID accomplishments include being named Designer of Distinction, granted fellowship and serving as National President. He has been inducted into the Interior Design Hall of Fame and received the Senior Fellow Award from The Design Future Council (DFC). Gary is one of the few designers with Fellow distinction with ASID and IIDA.

  • Material Impact: Selecting for Health, Safety and Sustainability (CEU Program)

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    Strategies to balance health, sustainability and performance requirements when selecting interior materials.

    Strategies to balance health, sustainability and performance requirements when selecting interior materials.


    Supported By
    Thermador

    Material selection is an important part of every interior design project. Hear industry experts break down criteria to evaluate materials for health, safety and sustainability, and push yourself to consider all material options based on research, industry resources and product certifications. As your clients’ needs change in response to new health and safety concerns, now is the time to build your knowledge of the many attributes to consider when selecting materials for your projects.


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    Continuing Education Approvals
    • 1 IDCEC CEU | HSW-Sustainability | CC-113000
      • Your CEU will be reported to IDCEC on your behalf.

    Mary Dickinson

    Regional Sustainable Design Leader, Associate Principal, Perkins&Will

    As Associate Principal and Regional Sustainable Design Leader at Perkins+Will, Mary Dickinson assures that wholistic sustainable ideas are integral to the firm’s projects and practices across market sectors. Fueled by her passion in refining the role and impact of the built environment on human and ecological health, Mary co-chairs the firmwide Material Performance Lab. She is an active advocate participating in AIA’s Material Knowledge working group, HPDC’s User Advisor Panel, mindful MATERIAL Steering Committing and as chairman of the USGBC Texas - North Texas Regional Council.

    Rachelle Schoessler Lynn, FASID, LEED Fellow, CID

    Director of Workplace, Gensler

    Rachelle Schoessler Lynn is Director of Workplace for Gensler Minneapolis. She is an active national leader in innovative, sustainable design and health and well-being solutions, co-author of the Minnesota Buildings, Benchmarks and Beyond Guidelines and co-founder of the Minnesota U.S. Green Building Council chapter. Rachelle was formerly the Chair of the ASID National Board of Directors, where she advocated for sustainable design and health and well-being through policy, research initiatives and engagements.

    Jennifer Wammack

    Director of Outreach, BIFMA

    Jennifer Wammack is BIFMA’s Director of Outreach, a role created in 2017 to enhance engagement with influencers of the commercial built environment. Since that time, Jennifer has been the organization’s brand ambassador, communicating BIFMA’s message as the industry leader in developing furniture safety, durability and sustainability standards that ensure product performance and inspire confidence. Jennifer holds a BFA in Textile Design from the Rhode Island School of Design and a Masters of Management in Sustainable Business from Aquinas College.

    Chad Wilkey, ASID, NCIDQ, LEED AP

    Interior Design Director, HDR

    As a champion of interdisciplinary design, Chad Wilkey blends innovation, planning and architecture perspectives to deliver award-winning sustainable designs that reinforce project goals from programming through construction and occupancy. Chad helps lead strategy for the interior design practice at HDR as well as his local Atlanta office, constantly pushing for human-centered design solutions for all projects with a special focus on corporate, healthcare, science and technology fields. Passionate about organizing industry events for local and global outreach to advocate for the profession, Chad also focuses on mentorship at HDR for students and collaborates with young leaders on the future of the profession.

  • Design, Housing and Social Justice (CEU Program)

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    Consider how you can deliver equal design outcomes in housing, advocating for all people and communities to experience the benefits of human-centric, evidence-based design solutions.

    Consider how you can deliver equal design outcomes in housing, advocating for all people and communities to experience the benefits of human-centric, evidence-based design solutions.


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    Control4

    A healthy, safe and beautiful home has the power to provide a sense of identity and well-being, evoking happiness in human-centric spaces. Working with clients, communities and residents, designers play a powerful role to advocate for interior design solutions that positively impact lives. The design decisions you make today will have lasting impact, seen and felt for decades. Learn about the role of designers as facilitators among all stakeholders and the opportunity to influence and deliver equal design outcomes to advocate for social justice.


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    Continuing Education Approvals
    • 1 IDCEC CEU | CC-113003
      • Your CEU will be reported to IDCEC on your behalf.

    Eric Brown

    Regional Residential Practice Area Leader, Gensler

    Eric Brown is a real estate and design professional with a passion for creating unique, flexible spaces for people to live their best lives. He believes that great design can enhance the experience of its users while also being efficient, sustainable and equitable. With experience in single family, multi-family, mixed use and commercial spaces of varying scales, Eric has worked with property owners, developers, consultants, vendors and other team members to successfully deliver over five million square feet of mixed-use space, including more than 5,200 residential units.

    Amanda Peña, ASID, LEED AP

    Senior Interior Design Manager, The Community Builders

    A member of Chicago’s interior design community since 2002, Amanda Peña is an ASID Professional, a LEED Accredited Professional, and holds a degree in Interior Design with highest honors from Harrington College of Design.  After working with high-end residential design firms in Chicago from 2002-2010, Ms. Peña joined The Community Builders (TCB), where she established the company’s internal interior design practice. 

    Amanda is TCB’s Senior Interior Design Managerchairing TCB’s Design Committee and guiding design strategy, national relationships, and resource developmentProject-level responsibilities include design review for each new propertyguidance and standardization of architectural finishes, programming for community spaces and management functions, furniture plans and specifications, property signage review, and artwork/accessory selection and placementShe also consults with regional staff on corporate office planning.  

    Angelita Scott, Ph.D., Allied ASID

    Assistant Professor, Interior Design, Georgia Southern University

    Dr. Angelita Scott is Assistant Professor of Interior Design at Georgia Southern University and owner of Angie Scott Design. Her research takes focuses on the intersection of the built environment and well-being, and the built environment and culture. Through this perspective, she explores mental health, stress reduction and occupant satisfaction. Angelita earned a Ph.D. in evidence-based interior design from the University of Minnesota and has worked in the profession as a practitioner, educator and researcher for nearly 20 years. She was recently named an IWBI WELL Community Advisor and is an ASID Ones to Watch award winner and scholar. In addition to residential well-being design services, her practice focuses on equity consulting for architecture and design firms and organizations. Through the lens of well-being and social justice, she hopes to empower people as change agents for good.

    Kia Weatherspoon, ASID, NCIDQ

    President and CEO, Determined by Design

    Kia Weatherspoon has spent the last 15 years defying every design stereotype. The most damaging: interior design is a luxury reserved for a few. Her voice, advocacy for Design Equity™ and design practice have shifted the narrative, making interior design a standard for all. Kia is challenging the lack of these standards in economically challenged communities. Her presence and leadership have created ripples, prompting housing developers, agencies and industry partners in economically challenged communities to not just to take notice of her work – but to do better.

    Kia has been recognized as a Hero & Maverick by Boutique Design magazine and was a part of the 40 under 40 Class of The Washington Business Journal.

  • Neurodiversity and Workplace Inclusivity (CEU Program)

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    Learn how organizations can rethink their spaces to be more inclusive, helping an increasingly neurodiverse workforce thrive.

    Learn how organizations can rethink their spaces to be more inclusive, helping an increasingly neurodiverse workforce thrive.


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    Nook-Pod

    Approximately 15-20 percent of people are neurodivergent, meaning they have one of a collection of conditions that includes autism spectrum disorder, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder and dyslexia. Over the next decade, 700,000 to over one million adults with autism will enter the U.S. workforce. As a result, organizations are redesigning spaces to be more inclusive, helping an increasingly neurodiverse workforce thrive. Employers are also beginning to recognize that accommodating neurodiverse people can provide a significant competitive advantage, leading to a range of more inclusive policies, programs and procedures. Learn from this expert panel how designers can help organizations influence the physical and cultural adaptations required to create physical work environments that support the full range of employees, neurotypical and neurodivergent


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    Continuing Education Approvals
    • 1 IDCEC CEU | HSW | CC-113004
      • Your CEU will be reported to IDCEC on your behalf.

    Bill Bouchey, ASID, INTNY, NCIDQ

    Principal, Director of Design, Interiors, HOK

    Bill Bouchey brings over 25 years as a thought leader in workplace, showroom, lifestyle and hospitality environments, emphasizing innovation and brand presence. As Director of Design, Bill guides clients collaboratively in creating a sense of place and a commitment to concept-based design excellence. His design sense is driven by the belief that interior design empowers people and transforms organizations, enhancing a client’s business and experience objectives. Recognized as one of the industry’s relevant thought leaders, Bill is a sought-after speaker, and his work has been featured in the likes of Interior Design magazine, Frame and The New York Times, among others.

    Mary Kate Cassidy

    Senior Interior Design Professional, HOK

    Mary Kate Cassidy is a designer at HOK focusing on corporate workplace design. In her graduate studies, she researched neurodiversity and its relationship to workplace design. She continues to research and speak about this topic through HOK’s platform for workplace research. Mary Kate’s work is part of HOK’s latest publications “Designing a Neurodiverse Workplace” and “Trends Affecting Neurodiversity Toward 2030,” which highlight the importance of designing spaces that are inclusive to all. The research provides insight into the benefits this provides for corporate clients, as well as design tips for achieving beautiful, inclusive and effective spaces.

    David O’Coimin

    CEO, Nook Wellness Pods

    David O’Coimin is a product designer and entrepreneur based in Bristol, United Kingdom and Amsterdam, Netherlands. David’s raison d’etre is to foster the conditions, generate meaningful solutions and deliver the systems that maximize the potential of both people and places. Following two decades of developing and launching furniture and technology products for the international domestic and commercial markets, David created Nook Wellness Pods as a quiet refuge for introverts or those on the autistic spectrum in the workplace. Thanks to their mobility, flexibility, acoustic design, integrated technology and modularity, Nooks are now found in a variety of environments from offices and care homes to schools and stadiums. Nook is recognized for improving productivity, communication and well-being.

  • Research is Power: Design’s Impact on Health and Well-being (CEU Program)

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    Apply the most effective solutions for your clients based on the research available to date on the impact of design on human health and well-being.

    Apply the most effective solutions for your clients based on the research available to date on the impact of design on human health and well-being. 


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    IWBI


    Hear from two leading researchers examining the intersection of design, public health and well-being in an informative discussion moderated by the International WELL Building Institute’s Chief Commercial Officer Jessica Cooper, a licensed designer herself. Learn how our internationally recognized panelists translate research into practical application, highlighting on the impact of design solutions on the human experience. Their conversation will focus on the evolving effects of COVID-19, how designers can make research-based arguments demonstrating the critical impact of design on our mental health and the critical research questions for which we are still seeking answers. 


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    Continuing Education Approvals
    • 1 IDCEC CEU | HSW | CC-113115
      • Your CEU will be reported to IDCEC on your behalf.

    Susan Chung, Ph.D.

    Director of Research and Knowledge Management, American Society of Interior Designers

    Susan Chung, Ph.D., focuses on the impact of design research. She connects design with research to improve human experiences in the interior environment, translates research into applicable design implications, and conducts research projects that create meaningful positive impacts. She comes from an interior design background, holding a BA from Michigan State University and an MID from the University of Florida. She integrated interior design with behavioral research for her doctorate degree in Human Behavior and Design at Cornell University, with a focus on design attributes related to creativity in workplace environments.

    Jessica Cooper, LEED AP, WELL AP

    Chief Commercial Officer, International WELL Building Institute

    As Chief Commercial Officer at the International WELL Building Institute (IWBI), Jessica Cooper oversees the end-to-end customer experience with WELL, enhancing human health and wellness through the built environment. Before joining IWBI, Jessica served as Executive Vice President and Director of Sustainability at Delos, leading the Delos Solutions team and working with clients to create environments promoting occupant well-being.

    Jessica is a WELL Faculty and WELL Accredited Professional. She is a LEED AP, holds a certificate in Green Professional Building Skills Training: Construction Management and is a licensed interior designer. She graduated from Cornell University with a Bachelor of Science in Design and Environmental Analysis.

    Whitney Austin Gray, Ph.D., LEED AP, WELL AP, WELL Faculty

    Senior Vice President, International WELL Building Institute

    Standing at the nexus of public health research and the places and spaces where we spend our lives, Whitney Austin Gray has become one of the leading global voices for improving our buildings and communities to help people thrive. As Senior Vice President at the International WELL Building Institute (IWBI), she leads research that supports best practices in building design and operations, community development and organizational policies that can contribute to improved public health for everyone, everywhere. She led the development of the first WELL AP exam, WELL Faculty Program and the first case studies focused on the efficacy of the WELL Building Standard, helping to launch more than 100 educational sessions related to WELL in 25+ countries.  Her lectures, webcasts, trainings and published works have touched tens of thousands of design and health professionals worldwide, building a strong infrastructure of support for those who work to advance better buildings, vibrant communities and stronger organizations.

  • Hope in the Time of COVID: A Simplified Journey Toward Healthy Interiors (CEU Program)

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    Rebuilding confidence in the spaces where we live, learn, work, shop, play, eat, vacation and care for our health goes beyond cleaning protocols.

    Rebuilding confidence in the spaces where we live, learn, work, shop, play, eat, vacation and care for our health goes beyond cleaning protocols.


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    Mindclick

    “COVID-19 has forever changed the experience of being a customer, an employee, a citizen and a human" (Accenture, 2020). Now more than ever, spaces need to be safe, and designers need to advise their clients on ways to achieve healthy environments. Build knowledge on the tools, processes and tactics used to specify products that create healthy interiors. Learn how to provide more value to your clients while growing your design practice through a focus on designing for health. 



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    Continuing Education Approvals
    • 1 IDCEC CEU | HSW-Sustainability | CC-113119
      • Your CEU will be reported to IDCEC on your behalf.

    Lara Shortall

    Director of A&D Solutions, MindClick

    Lara Shortall is Director of A&D solutions for MindClick, an environmental health product intelligence company that helps meet global demand for healthier products and healthier environments. She is a proven design leader with global experience in creating branded hospitality interiors. As Creative Director at Starwood Hotels & Resorts, Lara brought a passion for healthy product selection and sustainability to interior design programs for the Aloft, Element and Four Points by Sheraton brands. At MindClick, Lara uses her strong organizational skills and leadership, together with a practical approach and straightforward communication style, to engage designers and manufacturers in the practice of creating healthier interiors. 

  • Design is an Inside Job: Create a Happy You (Closing Keynote)

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    Wrap up your ASID Virtual Conference experience with an inspiring call to action. Explore how each one of us can contribute to the conversation and make a difference through the impact of design.

    Wrap up your ASID Virtual Conference experience with an inspiring call to action. Explore how each one of us can contribute to the conversation and make a difference through the impact of design.

    You will learn about the three waves of change currently taking place and the importance of cultivating your own happiness to design a you that is able to deal with change, uncertainty and disruption while simultaneously adding your authentic happiness to positively impact lives. In addition, you will learn about the fundamentals of happiness and be equipped with a 30-day Happiness Practice you can begin immediately.

    Prior to tuning in, take the 100% confidential and free Happiness & Burnout Assessment to check your own levels of happiness and burnout. Learn more at www.experiencehappiness.biz.


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    Nancy L. O’Brien

    Co-founder, Experience Happiness LLC

    Nancy L. O’Brien is passionate about researching, developing and sharing innovative tools to enhance and measure well-being and performance at the individual and collective level. Prior to co-creating The Happiness Practice, Nancy spent years on the leading edge of massive innovation and change, serving on the IBM change team to transform the global business from manufacturing to services. She has also shared her deep experience design and management expertise with many clients by helping them develop and implement bespoke strategies.

  • Real World Job Expectations (Student Program)

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    Get an authentic glimpse of life on a project team at a design firm.

    Get an authentic glimpse of life on a project team at a design firm.

    Design projects require the successful coordination of multiple team members. Understanding your role on the team will set you up for success. Hear from design leaders who will provide a real world and candid explanation of project development and team coordination. Learn strategies to implement and the pitfalls to avoid as you start your career.


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    Tim Schelfe, FASID, CID

    Vice President and Principal, Britt Design Group

    Tim Schelfe is Vice President and Principal at Britt Design Group (BDG) in Austin, Texas. In his role, he assists the leadership and design teams at BDG on design, business development and overall strategic operations. Prior to joining BDG, Tim was Partner, Co-Owner, and Director of Interior Design at JDavis, a multidisciplinary design firm serving the Mid-Atlantic and Southeast regions. JDavis’ areas of expertise included multifamily housing, urban design and planning, senior living, commercial office, mixed-use, retail, clubs and resort projects.

    Tim is a graduate of the University of Maryland, College Park where he earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Interior Design. Tim has over 30 years of experience in the interior design profession and has built an impressive portfolio of design work, receiving over 30 design awards for his diverse work in residential, multifamily, commercial, hospitality and senior living interior design. Tim is a Fellow of the American Society of Interior Designers and Past-Chair of the ASID National Board of Directors. Previously, Tim served as president of the ASID Carolinas Chapter, was a board member of the High Point Market Authority (HPMA) and a member of the Best Practices Network (BPN).

  • Design Sector Mash-Up: Workplace and Residential (Student Program)

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    The boundaries between design sectors continue to blur. What lessons can be shared between market sectors to create more unique and impactful spaces?

    The boundaries between design sectors continue to blur. What lessons can be shared between market sectors to create more unique and impactful spaces?

    Hear from design professionals from the ASID College of Fellows and rising stars of the ASID Ones to Watch Scholars, as they review best practices in workplace and residential and discuss ways to create spaces that support productivity and encourage renewal.


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    Charrisse Johnston, FASID, LEED AP, Assoc. AIA

    Principal, studioSALT

    After earning a degree in Behavioral Sciences and an MBA, Charrisse Johnston worked on Wall Street before turning to interior design. Currently a founder of StudioSALT in Cape Town, Charrisse was a principal and the firmwide interior design practice leader at SteinbergHart before moving to South Africa. Prior to that, Charrisse designed learning and commercial workspaces at Gensler. Charrisse is a Fellow and former Chair of ASID and a current Director of the African Institute of Interior Design Professions. She has given talks worldwide about design's impact on human performance and juried many international design competitions. She particularly enjoys speaking with students about designing spaces that go beyond aesthetics to improve physical and mental well-being.

    Kerrie Kelly, FASID, NKBA, CAPS

    Creative Director, Kerrie Kelly Design Lab

    With more than 25- years of experience, Kerrie Kelly is creative director for Kerrie Kelly Design Lab. She is an award-winning California interior designer, author, and contributor; and a product designer and multimedia consultant helping national brands reach the interior design market. Kerrie is a fellow, chair-elect to the National Board of Directors, and chair of the Foundation Board of Trustees for the American Society of Interior Designers (ASID); Houzz Pro Advisory Board Member; and the 2020 Trends Expert of the National Kitchen and Bath.

    Maria Martin, ASID

    Founder, Design Appy

    Maria Martin graduated from The University of Texas with a degree in Interior Design and concentration in Studio Art. Upon the completion of her studies, she headed up the team remodeling a rehab facility into a boutique hotel, The Mansion at Judge’s Hill. Next, she established her own design firm, Interior DesignWorks, taking on multi-family residential and high-end residential projects. Following the economic downturn of 2008, Maria explored new ways to impact the design world through technology. Her resulting app, Design Appy, streamlines communication between designers and clients.

    Laura McDonald Stewart, FASID, RID, LEED AP, WELL AP

    Owner, Laura McDonald Enterprises

    Laura McDonald Stewart received her bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering from Southern Methodist University and her MFA in Interior Design from Savannah College of Art and Design. After several years designing corporate projects, she founded Laura McDonald Enterprises and PLiNTH & CHiNTZ, the interior design blog and industry resource. For almost 10 years, Laura also managed METROCON Expo & Conference, the annual two-day event in Dallas focused on the built environment. She has served on the ASID National Board, currently sits on three interior design department advisory councils and was the recipient of the 2009 NCIDQ National Louis S. Tregre Award.

    Brooks Morelock, ASID

    Designer and Senior Associate, Gensler

    Brooks Morelock is a designer and senior associate at Gensler New York with nearly 10 years of experience delivering game-changing workplace and amenity projects to some of the city's most progressive companies. Brooks focuses on breaking the boundaries of traditional design by illuminating opportunities for true inclusion in every project he touches. Brooks is best known for his contributions to innovative projects like the law office of Paul Hastings, the first American law firm to implement open-plan associates, allowing for more collaboration and mentorship. As a people-first designer, Brooks carried this sentiment to Roosevelt Island for his collaboration with Forest City Ratner and Weiss-Manfredi on the Tata Innovation Center. Brooks designed and implemented a platform for dynamic exchange and collaboration at all levels at the intersection of industry, enterprise, research and education. In addition to his project work, Brooks is deeply involved in the OUT Foundation.

  • Design Sector Mash-Up: Healthcare and Hospitality (Student Program)

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    The boundaries between design sectors continue to blur. What lessons can be shared between market sectors to create more unique and impactful spaces?

    The boundaries between design sectors continue to blur. What lessons can be shared between market sectors to create more unique and impactful spaces?

    Hear from design professionals from the ASID College of Fellows and rising stars of the ASID Ones to Watch Scholars, as they review best practices in healthcare and hospitality and discuss ways to create spaces that support health and curate experiences.


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    Molly Baker, ASID

    Project Interior Designer, Senior Associate, Perkins&Will

    Molly Baker serves as Project Interior Designer, Senior Associate at Perkins&Will in Seattle.  Over the past 10 years, she has had the privilege to work with incredible teams on a broad range of project types and sizes. Her focuses are interior architecture and interior design. She enjoys working closely with clients, architects and consultants to create unified spaces driven by holistic concepts. 

    Molly’s experience spans corporate headquarters, institutions, healthcare and residential. Her skills include programming, conceptual design, schematic design, documentation, presentations, finish selection, furniture procurement and client relationships. 

    Molly thrives in creative environments where ideas are shared and challenges become opportunities. 

    John Cialone, FASID

    Partner, Tom Stringer Design Partners

    John Cialone, a nationally-recognized interior designer, leads a team of more than 20 professionals while managing operations at Chicago-based Tom Stringer Design Partners. As a partner and vice president of his firm, John’s enthusiasm for promoting the interior design industry is contagious. With over 25 years of experience, his work has been recognized with many awards and widely published.  

    John is a member of the Guild Board for the Boys and Girls Clubs of Chicago and a member of the Leaders of Design Council. He has served as a public speaker to many organizations and has mentored students across the country. John has participated in the 1+ Program, donating his firm’s services and aligning his belief that Design Impacts Lives” with the firm’s work. John also serves on the ASID National Board of Directors. 

    Deborah Lloyd Forrest, FASID

    President, ForrestPerkins

    Deborah Lloyd Forrest, who founded ForrestPerkins in 1998, is an award-winning leader in hospitality design. Her expertise lies in imagining and realizing the design of highly detailed places that resonate with guests.   

    A Fellow of ASID and its 2004 Designer of Distinction, Deborah is also a member of Hospitality Design magazine’s Platinum Circle. Her work has been featured in a number of highly respected publications. She is a sought-after speaker on design and management and has authored numerous articles related to hospitality design, design management and ethics. 

    In 2016, ForrestPerkins merged with Perkins Eastman Architects, retaining the name and brand with offices in Dallas, Chicago, New York, San Francisco and Washington, D.C. Deborah is Principal of Perkins Eastman and a member of its Board. 

    Jennifer Quail

    Editor-in-Chief, i+D Magazine

    Jennifer has spent 20 years covering interior design, furnishings, and more for magazines in New York, Los Angeles, and now Washington, D.C., where she serves as Editor-in-Chief of i+D, the magazine for the American Society of Interior Designers (ASID) and Interior Designers of Canada (IDC). i+D was named an Honorable Mention for Overall Editorial Excellence in the 2019 Folio magazine awards.

    Her work has appeared in various publications, including Luxe Interiors + Design, Western Interiors + Design, FORM, and ASPIRE Design & Home, as well as on Houzz.com and About.com, where she served as Home Furnishings Expert. Prior to working at ASID National headquarters, she served on the Board of Directors for the ASID New York Metro chapter and also as editor of both the New York Metro and New Jersey chapter magazines.
    Jennifer earned a Bachelor's degree in Communications from Drexel University and has taken assorted design classes covering theory, practice, and history, at Parsons School of Design, New York University, and Sotheby's Institute of Art.

    Xie Xin, Allied ASID

    Interior Designer, Perkins&Will

    A native of Shanghai China, Xie Xin holds a bachelor’s in Architecture Design from the China Academy of Fine Arts and a Master of Science in Healthcare Environments from Virginia Tech. Xie is currently an interior healthcare designer with the New York office of Perkins&Will where she has been involved is developing exceptional healthcare environments in the United States, China, the Middle East and the United Kingdom. She has taken a central role as client liaison and in-house consultant for the office’s China projects and has become a valuable resource to the firm.