Design, Housing and Social Justice (Virtual Conference 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.

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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.

This is a recording of a webinar presented on September 16, 2020.

What You Will Learn
  • How to ensure community representation when working on affordable housing projects
  • Recognize the potential harmful effects of using labels that could be stigmatizing
  • Tips to nurture an empathetic view when connecting with communities
  • Describe strategies to elevate the quality of space in affordable housing projects

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

Related Content

ASID Virtual Conference 2020 CEU Package (Access all related CEU content from the 2020 ASID Virtual Conference) 

Access Period: One year after registration.

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.

Angelita Scott, Ph.D., Allied ASID

Director, Community Concept and Health Equity Lead

International WELL Building Institute (IWBI)

Angelita Scott is Director and Community Concept Lead for the WELL Building Standard and IWBI Health Equity Lead. Scott has worked in the interior design profession as a university professor, researcher, and practitioner for more than 20 years. She holds a doctorate degree from the University of Minnesota in Interior Design with an evidence-based focus on well-being related to stress reduction, satisfaction, and culture. Her research takes a preventative approach to the interior environment, supporting mental and physical health for all through a social justice lens.  

Kia Weatherspoon, ASID, NCIDQ

President and CEO

Determined by Design

For over a decade, Kia Weatherspoon has led Determined by Design, which has elevated equitable design outcomes for over 3,500 hundred families, 25 communities, and designed over 165,000 sq.ft of interior spaces for affordable and low income housing. Communities where the average median income was below $35,000/year per family, and communities that mirrored Kia herself, with 95% of the residents being black and/or of color. No matter the project type, her focus is elevating communities, a path which requires advocacy and empathy. Kia and her team are steadfast in not allowing dignity to be the benchmark for design excellence in communities of color. Her work, legacy, and team are the embodiment of humanity as they are direct reflections of the communities served and the future of the industry.

Amanda Peña, ASID, LEED AP (Moderator)

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.  


Design, Housing, and Social Justice Part One
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Design, Housing, and Social Justice Part Two
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Design, Housing, and Social Justice Part Three
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Design, Housing and Social Justice Course Quiz
10 Questions  |  5 attempts  |  9/11 points to pass
10 Questions  |  5 attempts  |  9/11 points to pass You must score a minimum of 80% to pass this quiz and complete the course. You will have 5 attempts.
Design, Housing and Social Justice Course Evaluation
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9 Questions Please complete the survey to receive your course completion certificate.
IDCEC Course Completion Certificate
1.00 CEU credit  |  Certificate available
1.00 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.