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

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.

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

Design Sector Mash-Up: Workplace and Residential 
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Charrisse Johnston, FASID, LEED AP, Assoc. AIA



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

CEO & Creative Director, Kerrie Kelly Design Lab

Past Chair, ASID National Board of Directors

With over 25 years of experience, Kerrie is Creative Director for Kerrie Kelly Design Lab, an award-winning California based interior design firm.  She is also an author, contributor, product designer, and multi-media consultant, helping national brands reach the interior design market. Kerrie is a Fellow and Chair to the National Board for the American Society of Interior Designers (ASID); Global Connect Advisor for the National Kitchen and Bath Association (NKBA); Houzz Pro Advisory Board Member; and Zillow Interior Design National Spokesperson. She is an avid representative, speaker and on-air talent for Outdoor Living and Livable Design initiatives. Kerrie has authored two books: Home Decor: A Sunset Design Guide with Sunset Books and My Interior Design Kit, with Pearson Professional and Career Education.  

Maria Martin, ASID


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.

Brooks Morelock, ASID

Designer and Senior Associate


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.

Laura McDonald Stewart, FASID, RID, LEED AP, WELL AP (Moderator)


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.


Design Sector Mash-up: Workplace & Residential Part One
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Design Sector Mash-up: Workplace & Residential Part Two
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Design Sector Mash-up: Workplace & Residential Part Three
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