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Keep your skills sharp and your knowledge fresh with the ASID Virtual Internship!

With a successful kickoff in 2020, the ASID Virtual Internship continued in Summer 2021 to provide you with more opportunities to experience critical professional development and enhance your design knowledge. The ASID Virtual Internship connects participants with their peers and future colleagues, empowering them through an independent, immersive learning experience. Through a mix of on-demand content and live learning sessions, you will master new skills, dive deeper into the world of design, and start building your network to launch your career. 

The 2021 Summer Series focused on the details and digging deep on the behind-the-scenes aspects of the industry. What type of collaborations take place to ensure a project runs smoothly?  Do I really need that certification? Building codes and standards, what should I really be paying attention to? You’ll discover the answers to these questions and much more.


2021 Summer Series On-Demand Content Available


Beauty of Impact: Design & Social Justice 

Designing for social justice puts people and communities first. The beauty of social justice projects is seen in the resulting impact and reflection of the communities they serve. Hear from the designers and educators who have led projects on a variety of scales, from the built environment to the development of curriculum, and see how this work can bring about positive mental, physical, and social outcomes for people and communities. Inversely, find out how the design team is impacted by the lessons learned from the people they serve in these projects. Empower yourself to bring social justice practices to your work that will have a lasting benefit and be seen and felt for decades. 

Recording available under Current Issues & Opportunities once you’ve registered for the Virtual Internship.


Career Path Exploration: What to Expect 

Part of being an intern is making connections with professionals who will offer guidance on potential career options and next steps after graduation. Conversations with practitioners about their first jobs out of school can be very valuable, giving you a chance to hear how they got started and how their paths have evolved with more experience. The ASID Virtual Internship offers you the opportunity to have these conversations with mid-career designers, the 2020 ASID Ones to Watch Scholars. Each of the eight Scholars has recorded their career story, with a particular focus on their first job out of school.

Access under Teams & Roles once you’ve registered for the Virtual Internship.


The Competitive Advantage of NCIDQ Certification

Give yourself a competitive edge in the job market, establish your credibility and expertise, and qualify to register as an interior designer in many states – all of these futures are possible when you earn NCIDQ Certification. Earning the Certification involves a combination of education, work experience, and sitting for a three-part exam. You may be wondering if it’s worth the effort. Learn from practitioners who’ve gone through the process and hear how NCIDQ Certification has made a difference in their careers by opening doors to expanded job opportunities. Get practical advice as you map your future to earning NCIDQ Certification.

Recording available under Current Issues & Opportunities once you’ve registered for the Virtual Internship.


In Conversation: The Designer-Rep Relationship 

Some of the most important relationships you’ll build in your design career are with manufacturer and vendor reps. Reps are invaluable resources for your projects, helping you to find the right solution when specifying materials, finishes, furniture and other products. Hear the rep's perspective on how they help designers on their projects and in making connections across the industry. Then get the designer's take on how to effectively engage with reps and how they’ve leveraged these relationships throughout their career.

Recording available under Products, Materials, & Vendor Relationships once you’ve registered for the Virtual Internship.


The Multiplier Effect: Working with Consultants

Designers tap many different specialty consultants when working on projects, partnering with experts in everything from acoustical design to medical planning to take their projects to the next level. Learn about the wide variety of specialists you may engage with on the job beyond your internal team members, helping you be better prepared to contribute as a new designer.

Recording available under Teams & Roles once you’ve registered for the Virtual Internship.


Problem-solving Scenarios: Codes and Construction

Internships give you the opportunity to work directly with practitioners to solve design problems, exchange ideas, and see how they would approach a solution. The Problem-Solving Scenarios give you a similar opportunity to tackle on-the-job challenges, designing solutions that incorporate your knowledge of codes in the construction process. Provided by practitioners from the ASID Advocate by Design Council, the scenarios represent the type of tasks typically assigned to new designers, giving you a valuable chance to practice what you’ve learned in school.

Recording available under Project Phases & Process once you’ve registered for the Virtual Internship.


What You Will Learn 

Your Virtual Internship encompasses five content areas, building critical skills and positioning you for success in your first professional role.

  • Products, Materials, and Vendor Relationships
  • Current Issues and Opportunities
  • Teams and Roles
  • Project Phases and Process
  • Portfolio Design and Development


How It Works

Your first step is to register (button in top right corner) and take advantage of on-demand ASID Academy content, curated just for you. Go beyond the classroom to expand your knowledge base with the same trusted content that active practitioners in the industry turn to for continuing education.

The Virtual Internship is available exclusively for ASID Student Members. For a taste of the exclusive content available, click here

Remember to come back to this page to register for the Virtual Internship after you join ASID!

  • Current Issues and Opportunities

    Hear from ASID and other experts on how the design industry landscape is changing in response to societal trends, and explore new research on the impact of your design solutions.

    Hear from ASID and other experts on how the design industry landscape is changing in response to societal trends, and explore new research on the impact of your design solutions.

    Explore a variety of career path options to help you determine where to specialize and what type of position to look for as your first step. 


    What You Will Learn
    • Gain a solid understanding of the current industry landscape
    • Identify potential career paths
    • Understand how global and societal events, such as the COVID-19 pandemic, impact the profession
    • How design solutions impact the health and wellbeing of people in spaces


    Core Content


    Summer Series 2021: Beauty of Impact: Design & Social Justice

    Designing for social justice puts people and communities first. The beauty of social justice projects is seen in the resulting impact and reflection of the communities they serve. Hear from the designers and educators who have led projects on a variety of scales, from the built environment to the development of curriculum, and see how this work can bring about positive mental, physical, and social outcomes for people and communities. Inversely, find out how the design team is impacted by the lessons learned from the people they serve in these projects. Empower yourself to bring social justice practices to your work that will have a lasting benefit and be seen and felt for decades.
    Recording available under the On-Demand Content tab.


    Summer Series 2021: The Competitive Advantage of NCIDQ Certification

    Give yourself a competitive edge in the job market, establish your credibility and expertise, and qualify to register as an interior designer in many states – all of these futures are possible when you earn NCIDQ Certification. Earning the Certification involves a combination of education, work experience, and sitting for a three-part exam. You may be wondering if it’s worth the effort. Learn from practitioners who’ve gone through the process and hear how NCIDQ Certification has made a difference in their careers by opening doors to expanded job opportunities. Get practical advice as you map your future to earning NCIDQ Certification.
    Recording available under the On-Demand Content tab.


    Summer Series 2020: Design Problem Solving Scenarios 

    Take on the challenge to tackle design problems provided by practitioners, and see how the designer resolved the same issue. Read about the design problem and challenge first, then review the videos from practitioners to see how they solved their problem, including recordings of live “Ask the Expert” sessions where they answered more in-depth questions about their approach.

    • Problem Solving Scenario 1 | Room Flexibility  
    • Problem Solving Scenario 2 | Restroom of the Future 
    • Problem Solving Scenario 3 | Wellness and Cryotherapy Spa 
    • Problem Solving Scenario 4 | Patient Check-in 
    • Problem Solving Scenario 5 | Hospital Patient Room 


    Changes in the Psychology of Design: Rethinking Space

    Our attitudes toward space, both virtual and physical, changed through the COVID-19 pandemic – how will they continue to transform? Designers have an opportunity to enter the conversation and demonstrate the profession’s value through the development of healthy, innovative spaces. Leading experts Sally Augustin, Ph.D., Lida Lewis, ASID, WELL AP, WELL Faculty, LEED AP ID+C, Fitwel Ambassador, and Whitney Austin Gray, Ph.D., WELL AP, WELL Faculty, LEED AP, analyze challenges designers may tackle in future spaces and investigate the profession’s role in implementing change.


    Design for Sensory Wellbeing

    People with developmental disabilities process sensory stimuli in unique ways. For those with autism spectrum disorders, especially, atypical sensory processing can greatly impact their everyday lives. Become informed about current evidence regarding sensory processing and design implications to enhance sensory well-being. You will explore a recent case study of a sensory wellbeing hub for students with developmental disabilities installed at a public high school, and gain a deep understanding of the design and research methods used to create this multi-sensory environment which you can apply to serve this population group. This course presents an overview and findings from a study conducted by HKS, Inc., funded by an ASID Foundation Transform Grant.


    Design Your Path

    When you graduate, interior design may be your degree but you can chart a path for yourself in any direction you choose. Hear from Jennifer Kolstad, ASID, Assoc. AIA as she shares her experiences navigating her own career, starting in hospitality design, leading to healthcare design, and finally to her current position as Global Director of Design at Ford Motor Company. Throughout her career, Jennifer has built her expertise and skills no matter the environment in order to create her own opportunities. You will also learn how she approaches design projects using the “think, make, test” model to discover, design, and deliver results centered on the human experience.


    Health + Wellness Protocols (HWP) 2: Interiors, Foundational Concepts

    Gain the baseline information necessary to understand the growing health and wellness approach to design practice. Learn about the major body systems that affect physical health, mental health, and wellness, as well as design opportunities that can promote health of these systems, focused on selecting materials, products, and components that support healthier interiors. You will also explore an integrative design approach to take when working with clients and other professionals to optimize the health performance of interiors and buildings.


    Returning to Your Workplace: What to Consider

    Learn how designers can safely and successfully reenter the workplace after a health crisis (using COVID-19 as an example) and how employers can best support their staff through the transition. A panel representing various areas of the interior design community provides insight on the best strategies to create a smart rebound from home to work. The program references guidelines from health and workplace thought leaders and discusses key considerations to implement into practice.


    The Pulse of the Industry: ASID Research on Industry Resilience

    What is the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the economy, interior design industry, design professionals, and their businesses? ASID has conducted a series of “pulse surveys” every two weeks since March 31, 2020 to capture snapshots of how interior design companies and practitioners have been responding to this unprecedented time and practicing resilience. Explore the results of the industry-wide survey to understand the impacts on projects and business performance and identify the challenges professionals are facing. You will also hear from designers, manufacturers, and media partners who are adapting to advance the profession and build resiliency. 

    Extra Credit


    ASID Research Content
  • Portfolio Design and Development

    Understand the most critical elements to include in your design portfolio.

    Understand the most critical elements to include in your design portfolio.

    Master how to market yourself and how to effectively represent your firm to prospective clients.


    What You Will Learn
    • The importance of the design portfolio in your job search
    • How to tell your story through your design portfolio
    • How to apply your storytelling skills to marketing the work of a design firm


    Core Content | Winter Series


    Impactful Portfolios: Student Success Stories

    A well-developed student portfolio demonstrates your capabilities, skills, and experience to potential employers and launches you towards your career goals. Learn how to develop your portfolio including the questions to ask, information to include and how to present yourself. With award-winning examples from the ASID Student Portfolio Competition, you will leave with an understanding of how to tailor your portfolio to your career goals while crafting a story that demonstrates your professional value.


    Standing Out: What Design Leaders Look For

    Meet some of the 2021 ASID Student Portfolio Competition Jury! Learn about their firms, careers, expectations for the competition, and most importantly, gain an understanding of what employers are looking for when hiring and recruiting talent. Featuring Susan Chang, ASID, AIA, Partner, Shimoda Design Group; Sequoyah Hunter-Cuyjet, Design Advocate, Determined by Design; Betsy Nurse, ASID, Senior Principal, Director of Interiors, HOK; and moderated by Briana Guin, Allied ASID, Experiential Designer, Conde Nast.


    Winter Series | Do This, Not That 

    Listen in on casual and candid conversations with previous and returning ASID Student Portfolio Competition jury members on Instagram Live. Hear their stories about their experiences with the competition, mistakes they’ve witnessed, and what they hope to see in the future. Featuring Gracie Andraos, ASID, Director of Commercial Interiors, HKS; David Taglione, Executive Team Leader, ICRAVE; and Mindi Weichman, ASID, LEED NC, Design Director, Studio O+A.


    Standing Out: Winners from the 2020 ASID Student Portfolio Competition

    Your portfolio is critical to launching your design career. Through striking visuals showcasing their process and solutions, hear from the 2020 winners of the ASID Student Portfolio Competition as they share the stories of their design work in the portfolio development process. Walk away energized and inspired so that you have the tools to craft and optimize your portfolio, positioning you for a strong future in design.


    Other Core Content


    Top Tips for Your Design Portfolio 

    What to do, and what not to do, when preparing your design portfolio for review by prospective employers. 


    Your Portfolio: What to Include

    Learn what to include when putting together your design portfolio from a former ASID Student Portfolio Competition winner.


    How to Make Your Design Portfolio Unique

    Learn tips from former ASID Student Portfolio Competition winners on how to compile a portfolio that will stand out.

  • Products, Materials, and Vendor Relationships

    Receive hands-on advice on how to specify products and materials, address health and environmental concerns, and build strong relationships with manufacturers and vendors.

    Receive hands-on advice on how to specify products and materials, address health and environmental concerns, and build strong relationships with manufacturers and vendors.

    Impress your professors and future colleagues by knowing exactly which questions to ask when specifying products and materials on a project.


    What You Will Learn
    • Important considerations when specifying materials
    • How to address material health and safety concerns to ensure the well-being of building occupants
    • How to work most effectively with manufacturers’ representatives and build strategic relationships
    • Key questions to ask vendors about products and materials


    Core Content 


    2021 Summer Series: In Conversation: The Designer-Rep Relationship  

    Some of the most important relationships you’ll build in your design career are with manufacturer and vendor reps. Reps are often invaluable resources for your projects, helping you to find the right solution when specifying materials, finishes, furniture and other products. Hear the designer’s perspective on how to effectively engage with reps and how they’ve leveraged these relationships throughout their career. Then get the rep’s take on how they help designers on their projects and in making connections across the industry. 

    Featuring: Madison Kester, ASID, Senior Interior Designer, CBRE Design, Nicole Ruffing, Designer Account Executive, Sherwin Williams, and Jon Strassner, LEED AP,  Director, Industry Partnerships, ASID (Host)


    Demystifying Furniture's Role in Sustainability

    A mind-boggling number of environmental standards exist. It seems each day something is greener, better, and calling louder than the standards of years past. Learn how to define and compare leading sustainability programs in the market and explain the key role furniture plays within each. You will also see how to overlay LEVEL® by BIFMA’s rating system and explain its application and relevance to help demystify furniture’s role in sustainability. 


    Eight Attributes of Contract Furniture

    Become a more informed specifier through this exploration of the eight key attributes of contract furniture. You’ll gain insight into the crucial factors to weigh in your decision-making, including performance, sustainability, and health and wellness. Understand the tools you can use to assess each of these eight attributes, and evaluate the optimal balance in order to create spaces that meet unique design criteria and work effectively for the occupants.


    Healthy Materials Sourcing and Selection 

    Gain the knowledge you need to recognize materials that could be harmful to human health, and how to find alternatives when specifying. Dr. Andrew Dent of Material ConneXion will walk you through scenarios to illustrate areas of concern and provide examples of situations where healthful alternatives are necessary. You will learn key questions to ask and how to navigate ratings and points systems to evaluate materials’ impact on human health.


    In Conversation: Product Intros and Perspectives

    Ever wonder how designers navigate through new products and materials as they consider what is best for their clients and projects? Listen in on a series of conversations between leading designers and their reps as they review new products. You will leave with an understanding of the questions to ask when evaluating products, how to navigate relationships with product reps, and fresh insight on what’s up and coming from manufacturers. 

    • ROUND ONE
    • Segment 1: Wood Flooring: Listen as Mindi Weichman, Design Director, Studio O+A, learns about wood flooring options for a new workplace project from Todd Youngs, Founder and Sales Representative – Northern California, Todd Contract.
    • Segment 2: Plumbing Fixtures: Hear all about new plumbing fixtures from Jason Reynolds, Director of Hospitality and Architecture and Design, Fortune Brands Global Plumbing Group, as he presents options to Krista Ninivaggi, Allied ASID, Founder, K&CO, for a new condo project.
    • Segment 3: Textiles: Listen in on a conversation between Kia Weatherspoon, NCIDQ, ASID, President/ CEO, Determined by Design, and Melanie Ambridge, Sales Representative, Momentum Textiles & Wallcovering, and learn about textile options for a new multi-family residential project.
    • ROUND TWO
    • Segment 1: Furniture: Listen as three designers from Chambers, Leslie Foster, ASID, Senior Interior Designer/Associate, Megan Hochman, ASID, NCIDQ, Director of Interior Design – DC/Senior Associate, and Patricia Sampson, NCIDQ, Senior Project Manager, Senior Associate, discuss tabletops and other product needs for their hospitality projects with Eddie Weber of The Weber Team.  
    • Segment 2: Tile: Hear all about new tile lines from Amy Gay, Architectural Sales Representative, Daltile, as she presents options to Melissa Moseley, ASID, NCIDQ, CID, LEED AP, Senior Interior Designer, HDR, for her healthcare projects. 
    • Segment 3: Home Technology: Listen in on a conversation between Shundra Harris, ASID, RID, Founder | Principal Designer, Shundra Harris Interiors, and Pamela Cortes, Echo Workshop, and learn about home technology and entertainment options for residential projects. 
    • ROUND THREE
    • Segment 1: Paint: Listen as designer Susan Guest, ASID, Owner, Guest Interiors, discusses various options for specifying paint with Shane Jones, Allied ASID, Design Account Executive, Sherwin-Williams Paint.  
    • Segment 2: Surfaces: Hear all about new options for countertops and other surface applications from Stacy Montero, Manhattan City Manager, Cosentino, as she presents new products to Young Huh, Principal and Founder, Young Huh Interior Design, for her residential projects. 
    • Segment 3: Furniture: In a departure from our typical "In Conversation" format, Emily Denisar, Regional Director of Sales, Davis Furniture, tells the story of her unique career path as a designer, having worked for a design firm, a multiline rep, a furniture dealer and a major manufacturer. 


    Extra Credit 

  • Project Phases and Process

    Walk through each phase of a project and learn about the different ways a junior designer could contribute along the way.

    Walk through each phase of a project and learn about the different ways a junior designer could contribute along the way.

    Gain insight on how to incorporate research and evidence-based design in your projects, important skills for your first professional position.


    What You Will Learn
    • The work involved in each phase of the design process and how you could contribute
    • Recognize the importance of research in design process
    • How client presentations come together
    • The importance of understanding construction documents and building codes


    2021 Summer Series: On-Demand Content


    Ask the Experts | Problem-solving Scenarios: Codes and Construction

    Internships give you the opportunity to work directly with practitioners to solve design problems, exchange ideas, and see how they would approach a solution. The Problem-Solving Scenarios give you a similar opportunity to tackle on-the-job challenges, designing solutions that incorporate your knowledge of codes in the construction process. Provided by practitioners from the ASID Advocate by Design Council, the scenarios represent the type of tasks typically assigned to new designers, giving you a valuable chance to practice what you’ve learned in school. 

    Here’s how it works

    • Review the Problem-Solving Scenarios (Click on On-Demand Content tab above). 
    • See how the designer resolved the same issue during the “Ask the Expert” Q&A session held on June 29, 2021.

    Webinar recording available under the On-Demand Content tab.


    Core Content


    The Architectural Barriers Act and the Federal Government

    Did you know? The Architectural Barriers Act Accessibility Standards (ABAAS) are the most widely applied physical access requirements for the design and construction of Federal facilities. The Architectural Barriers Act of 1968 (ABA), was a signature achievement in the history of disability rights as the first Federal legislation mandating that buildings be accessible. Familiarize yourself with the ABA and its relationship to the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), and how the ABA applies to your work designing federal facilities. We highlight the key ABAAS requirements and common mistakes affecting the interior design of workspaces. Learn how important the ABAAS is to interior design, with lessons you can apply in a wide range of projects implementing universal and accessible design.


    Proof in Design: ASID Outcome of Design Awards 2020 Winners

    Celebrating the power of design, the ASID Outcome of Design Awards highlight new tools and processes in design, strategy, technology, and research. The 2020 winning projects, the Sensory Wellbeing Hub by HKS and M Moser Associates Living Lab by M Moser Associates, successfully demonstrate the measurable effect of projects on people in spaces. Learn from the winners as they detail their processes and the human-centric results of their work. You will walk away with actionable approaches to design your projects with the goal of measuring results to yield research outcomes and support continuous learning. The 2020 Outcome of Design Awards are presented by ASID, in partnership with Herman Miller and Mohawk Group, with Metropolis as media partner.


    From Concept to Reality: Construction Docs

    You’ve developed your design, sold it to the client – and now you need to get the project built. Learn about the key areas for making a project a reality, including the steps to put together a construction documentation set, working with contractors, understanding the submittal review process, and more. Get the inside scoop from Melissa Pribyl, ASID, WELL AP, CHID, CDT (Construction Documents Technologist) as she walks you through construction projects with Mallory Keener, Project Engineer, Kiewit Corporation.


    Extra Credit


    ASID Research Content
  • Teams and Roles

    Be ready from day one to make a strong contribution to your project team.

    Be ready from day one to make a strong contribution to your project team.

    Learn how project teams are formed and how they function in design firms, both internally and in external client relations. Be an effective team member and gain tips for more strategic communications, focusing on listening, feedback, and accountability.


    What You Will Learn 
    • How a team meeting works (and your role) 
    • Understand the design review experience 
    • Identify the elements of a client meeting 
    • Improve your professional communications


    2021 Summer Series: On-Demand Content


    Career Path Exploration: What to Expect

    Part of being an intern is making connections with professionals who will offer guidance on potential career options and next steps after graduation. Conversations with practitioners about their first jobs out of school can be very valuable, giving you a chance to hear how they got started and how their paths have evolved with more experience. The ASID Virtual Internship offers you the opportunity to have these conversations with mid-career designers, the 2020 ASID Ones to Watch Scholars. Each of the eight Scholars has recorded their career story, with a particular focus on their first job out of school.   

    Access the videos by clicking on the On-Demand Content tab.

    Featuring:

    • Kelsey Davidson, ASID, Principal Interior Designer, SALT, LLC 
    • Mike Goetz, ASID, Senior Project Designer | Principal, HOK   
    • Madison Kester, ASID, Senior Interior Designer, Gensler 
    • Kendra Locklear Ordia, ASID, RID, LEED AP, Assistant Professor, Interior Design, University of Nebraska   
    • Taruan Mabry, Creator/Owner, Mabry Art + Design Studio
    • Greer May, Allied ASID, Associate Principal, Studio 11 Design   
    • Santiago Rivera, Allied ASID, Foundations, Associations & Organizations Regional Leader | Associate, Gensler   
    • Heather Sutherland, ASID, Interior Designer II, Perkins&Will 


    The Multiplier Effect: Working with Consultants

    Designers tap many different specialty consultants when working on projects, partnering with experts in everything from acoustical design to medical planning to take their projects to the next level. Learn about the wide variety of specialists you may engage with on the job beyond your internal team members, helping you be better prepared to contribute as a new designer. 

    Webinar recording available under the On-Demand Content tab. 


    Core Content 


    Effective Listening to Increase Team Productivity and Collaboration

    Communication is critical to any relationship and the most fundamental of all the soft skills. It is the most important of the six key indicators of highly functioning teams. Learn how to be a more effective listener and enhance your leadership skills in the areas of communication, productivity, collaboration, accountability, and performance.


    Feedback/Feedforward: Why Feedback Alone Doesn’t Work & What To Do About It

    Feedback alone doesn’t work. Research tells us that about one-third of the time feedback leads to momentary performance improvement; one-third of the time it results in nothing; and in one-third of cases, leads to worsening performance. Learn more effective strategies for giving and receiving feedback, and enhance your leadership skills in the areas of communication, productivity, collaboration, accountability, and performance. 


    Effective Accountability: The Science of Human Performance

    Avoiding conflict and creating a culture where being liked is more important than being respected can lead to lack of accountability in a team. As a result, staff produce low-quality work, miss deadlines, and engage in passive-aggressive conflict, causing team productivity to plummet. Learn how to create a culture of accountability in your organization, and enhance your leadership skills in the areas of communication, productivity, collaboration, accountability, and performance.


    Do This, Not That 

    Listen in on casual and candid conversations with leading designers hosted on Instagram Live. Hear their stories about their biggest early-career mistakes, and what they wish someone had told them when they first started out. Featuring  Sandra Diaz-Velasco, ASID, Owner/Principal Architect & Interior Designer, EOLO Design Architecture & Interior Design, and Meena Krenek, ASID, LEED AP, Interior Design Director, Principal, Perkins&Will.  


    Extra Credit


    ASID Research Content


  • Ask the Experts | Problem-Solving Scenarios: Codes and Construction

    Solve design challenges and learn key on-the-job skills to benefit you in your first professional role.

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    Solve design challenges and learn key on-the-job skills to benefit you in your first professional role.

    Internships give you the opportunity to work directly with practitioners to solve design problems, exchange ideas, and see how they would approach a solution. The Problem-Solving Scenarios give you a similar opportunity to tackle on-the-job challenges, designing solutions that incorporate your knowledge of codes in the construction process. Provided by practitioners from the ASID Advocate by Design Council, the scenarios represent the type of tasks typically assigned to new designers, giving you a valuable chance to practice what you’ve learned in school. 

    This is a recording of a webinar presented on June 29, 2021.


    What You Will Learn
    • Recognize the importance of codes and standards for interior designers.
    • Hands-on practice working on tasks similar to what you will encounter on the job.
    • Identify how designers use their knowledge of codes to solve design problems.
    • Gain insight into how design practitioners approach problems.


    Access Period: One year from registration date. 

    Molly De Lima-Campos, ASID

    Associate

    Environments for Health Architecture

    Molly de Lima-Campos is an interior designer with over 15 years of experience in Commercial Interior Design.  Passionate about designing efficient flows, she recently shifted career paths to focus primarily on Healthcare Design which relies heavily on the functionality of a space.

    Dana Nunn, ASID, NCIDQ, CCS, LEED AP, WELL AP

    Past President, Alaska Chapter

    Secretary, Advocate x Design Council

    Creating spaces that celebrate heritage and tradition is a professional passion Dana has pursued for the past 17 years as an interior designer and project manager for community-centered healthcare, education, and public projects in over 93 cities and villages throughout Alaska. In her work, Dana ensures that the cultural identity of the people and place is honored in integrated design solutions. Her designs focus on creating optimal user experiences, considering function, sustainability, wellness, and appropriateness in Alaska’s harsh climates and remote locales. Dana’s ASID involvement began as a student. She has since served as Alaska chapter president, twice, and nationally on the Chapter Support Team. She currently serves on ASID’s standing Construction Codes and Standards Committee, is involved in the Alaska chapter’s advocacy efforts for interior design registration, fulfills administrative needs for the Alaska chapter, and volunteers as a CIDA Site Visitor.

    Virginia Weida, ASID, NCIDQ, LEED AP, WELL AP

    President

    Virginia Weida Designs LLC

    Virginia Weida is an accomplished interior designer with over 25 years of experience in all aspects of Commercial Interior Design. She creates solutions with aesthetics to support the business culture, function, and practicality demanded by facility managers and building owners, as well as sustainable solutions to protect the environment.

  • The Multiplier Effect: Working with Consultants

    Learn how to effectively engage with specialty consultants on projects as a new designer.

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    Learn how to effectively engage with specialty consultants on projects as a new designer.

    Designers tap many different specialty consultants when working on projects, partnering with experts in everything from acoustical design to medical planning to take their projects to the next level. Learn about the wide variety of specialists you may engage with on the job beyond your internal team members, helping you be better prepared to contribute as a new designer.

    This is a recording of a webinar presented on June 30, 2021.


    What You Will Learn
    • Identify different areas of expertise outside of design, and the associated experts and consultants with whom designers partner.
    • Recognize how and when designers work with external partners to complete projects.


    Access Period: One year from registration date. 

    Evan Collier

    Founder

    ARCH NYC

    Evan is the founder and inspiration behind the international design firm ARCH Production & Design. For over 10 years his goal has been to grow and develop his company of highly skilled, vibrant and dedicated people-artisans, who have the ability to push the boundaries in their field, and to do so with an eye toward responsibility for each other and the planet. Evan’s own experience is vast, from small scale manufacturing, and custom rigging installations, to the creation of sets and props for commercial window displays, showrooms, photo shoots, films, and theater productions. He has brought his many skills to the marine environment; and his vast range of experience landed him working on a number of components for the Disneyland Shanghai Pirates of the Caribbean ride and water park.

    Santiago Rivera, Allied ASID

    Foundations, Associations & Organizations Regional Leader | Associate

    Gensler

    Santiago has been an integral member of the teams behind education, not-for-profit, workplace, and hospitality projects. He co-leads New York’s Community Impact team (Gensler’s volunteer group), is a firmwide leader for ECC 2.0 (the next generation of leaders for the Education, Civic and Culture practice area), and is regional leader for the Foundations, Associations and Organizations practice area. He leads pro-bono projects, works on research initiatives and has moderated panel discussions and round tables. In 2015, Santiago served as cultural ambassador to the new Gensler Office in Mexico City where he oversaw the development of the office culture.  Working with Change for Kids, Santiago helps fundraise and provide opportunities to over 5,000 students in the NYC public school system. He is a board member in Build Out Alliance, an organization seeking to promote and advocates for LGBTQ+ people serving openly and with pride in the building design and construction industry.

    Xie Xin, Allied ASID

    Interior Designer III

    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.

    Jennifer Quail (Moderator)

    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.