Resilience Beyond the Headlines: From Isolated Endurance to Iterative Restoration

Design environments that build resilience in individuals through restorative experiences.

Continuing Education Approval
  • 1 IDCEC CEU | HSW | CC-115591 (Your CEU will be reported to IDCEC on your behalf)


Developing resilience is a continual, iterative process that strengthens our “muscles” in preparation for catastrophic events, a process that can also increase the flexibility of individuals and communities in response to crisis. Tools like prospective hindsight and “pre- and pro-mortems” can facilitate proactive visions of positive and negative futures, building our capacity to meet future challenges by directing us toward positive outcomes. Learn how to apply these tools in a multisensory, experiential planning framework that can strengthen the resilience of individuals in the built environment through a deliberately curated, iterative, and restorative experience. 

Content developed as part of the ASID Ones to Watch Scholar Leadership Development Program, supported by Steelcase, Benjamin Moore, and Wilsonart. Learn more about ASID Ones to Watch.

This is a recording of a workshop presented on July 20, 2021. Note the live workshop included a group exercise, which is referenced in the recording. The group work time and discussion have been edited out.

What You Will Learn
  • Identify the human needs for restorative experiences in the built environment 
  • List sources of degeneration most commonly experienced in daily life 
  • Identify the ways in which the built environment can produce restorative experiences 
  • Recognize examples and characteristics of restorative design practices 

Access Period: One year after registration.

Lida Lewis, ASID, RID, WELL Faculty, LEED AP ID+C

Associate Principal & Interior Design Director


One of the first WELL APs, WELL Faculty, and Fitwel Ambassadors, Lida Lewis is an architect by training and an interior architect in practice with a strong focus on sustainability and its impact on the people in the spaces we design. As director of interiors at Page’s DC office, Lida utilizes her years of design and sustainability expertise to spearhead thought leadership and efforts incorporating the best of scientific and medical research into design strategies across all her work. She currently is a part of the global WELL Mind Concept Advisory and Health Equity Advisories, as well as a reviewer for drafts of the WELL Community Standard and WELL v2.  She was recently a part of ULI Health Leaders, recognized as an ASID “One to Watch”, and regularly serves as an subject matter expert in health and well-being, giving presentations from LA to Oman and writing on various well-being topics. 


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 | HSW. The IDCEC class-code is: CC-115591.

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.

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