Beauty of Impact: Design & Social Justice

See how social justice projects benefit the people and communities they serve and impact the design teams involved.

Supported by

ASID Foundation      National Building Museum

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. Be empowered to bring social justice practices into your work to have a lasting benefit, seen and felt for decades. 

This is a recording of a webinar presented on June 22, 2021.

What You Will Learn
  • Identify the impacts social justice (human-centered) projects have on people who occupy these spaces and the surrounding community.
  • Recognize the influence of designers who lead the development of social justice projects.
  • Recognize how designers become better at their craft when they open themselves to different lived experiences. 
  • Understand how such social justice projects mentally, physically, and socially impact people and society.
  • Learn best practices from project examples to apply in your design approach. 

Continuing Education Approvals
  • 1 IDCEC CEU | CC-114794 (Your CEU will be reported to IDCEC on your behalf.)

Access Period: One year from registration date. 


This CEU is registered with the International Design Continuing Education Council (IDCEC) for continuing education credits. This credit will be accepted by the American Society of Interior Designers (ASID), International Interior Designers Association (IIDA) and Interior Designers of Canada (IDC).

The content included is not deemed or construed to be an approval or endorsement by IDCEC of any material or construction or any method or manner of handling, using distributing or dealing in any material or product.

Questions related to specific materials, methods and services should be directed to the instructor and provider of the CEU.

This program is registered for 1 CEU value. The IDCEC class-code is: CC-114794.

Attendees who do not belong to ASID, IIDA or IDC and do not have a unique IDCEC number will be provided with a Certificate of Completion after this CEU.

Nina Briggs, Allied ASID

Lecturer, Cal Poly Pomona | Founder, The Fabric

Co-President, L.A. Forum for Architecture & Urban Design

As design becomes increasingly interdisciplinary and intersectional, Nina Briggs explores how these shifts transform pedagogy and practice – how paradigms of perspective, representation, narrative, and experience are interrogated and acknowledged. Ms. Briggs’s research employs an informed and holistic observation of human behavior and the layering of cultural operating systems in the making of space. This approach is working to incorporate the sensorial factors permeating the built environment and the human experience therein. Ms. Briggs believes these are the keys to unlocking future visions for just and healthy places – towards building communities of well-being and coexistence with the natural world, exercising our pleasure and responsibility as designers to ethically reshape the landscape. 

Erin Christensen Ishizaki, AIA, AICP



Erin Christensen Ishizaki is an urban planner and architect who partners with cities, agencies, trusts, and developers to put people first in support of strong economies and resilient environments. Erin understands the power of collaboration, with over 20 years’ experience advancing healthy housing, transit-oriented development, and high-performance districts. She knows that business success and social good are not at odds – in fact, the most successful projects use an inclusive, holistic approach to maximize investment for all. Erin’s practice actively integrates cross-disciplinary research in projects, like the widely published Mariposa Healthy Living District, and helps shape industry standards, like the EcoDistricts Protocol. Erin was recognized by the Urban Land Institute as a Global 40 Under 40 Professional.

Angelita Scott, Ph.D., Allied ASID

Director, Standard Development, Community Concept Lead

International WELL Building Institute (IWBI)

Angelita Scott is Director and Community Concept Lead for the WELL Building Standard and WELL Equity Lead. She previously served as an Assistant Professor of Interior Design, believing that the built environment should be equitable for everyone regardless of race, gender, age, or ability. Scott has worked in the interior design profession as a university professor, researcher, and practitioner for more than 20 years. She earned a Ph.D. in interior design with a concentration on evidence-based design from the University of Minnesota, holds a DEI Workplace Certificate from the University of South Florida, and was named an inaugural ASID Ones To Watch Award Winner and Scholar. Her research takes a preventative approach to the interior environment, supporting mental and physical health for all through a social justice lens.  


Beauty of Impact Part One
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Open to view video. View Part One of the webinar recording. You must watch at least 75% of the 16 minute video to move forward to Part Two.
Beauty of Impact Part Two
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Open to view video. View Part Two of the webinar recording. You must watch at least 75% of the 18 minute video to move forward to Part Two.
Beauty of Impact Part Three
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Open to view video. View Part Three of the webinar recording. You must watch at least 75% of the 15 minute video to move forward to Part Two.
Beauty of Impact Part Four
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Open to view video. View Part Four of the webinar recording. You must watch at least 75% of the 7 minute video to take the final quiz and complete the course.
Beauty of Impact Final Quiz
11 Questions  |  5 attempts  |  9/12 points to pass
11 Questions  |  5 attempts  |  9/12 points to pass You must score a minimum of 80% to pass this quiz and complete the course. You will have 5 attempts.
Beauty of Impact Feedback Survey
9 Questions
9 Questions Please complete the survey to receive your course completion certificate.
IDCEC Course Completion Certificate
1.00 IDCEC CEU credit  |  Certificate available
1.00 IDCEC CEU credit  |  Certificate available 1 IDCEC CEU awarded upon successful completion of the course. REPORTING: ASID will report CEUs earned directly to IDCEC on your behalf if you are an ASID member.