[R]Evolution of Interior Design: Demonstrating its Power and Value

Learn how the interior design profession is reinventing itself, breaking down barriers to develop new partnerships and new approaches to the practice and process of design.

The disruption of COVID-19 has elevated the importance of interior design and the experiences within the built environment. This is an opportune time to re-evaluate and challenge the industry to invent a better future. We encourage designers to see the intersections among practice areas for application, expand partnerships with non-designers for innovation, and build trust among clients for business. Learn about the changes in design by each practice area, the revolutionized view of health, safety and welfare, and how these new practices and processes are strengthening the value of design. 

This is a recording of a webinar presented on November 10, 2020.

What You Will Learn
  • Examine changes in design by practice area  
  • Review expected changes in design processes  
  • Identify areas of cross-disciplinary learning 
  • Communicate the power and value of interior design 

Continuing Education Approvals
  • 1.5 IDCEC CEU | CC-113382 (Your CEU will be reported to IDCEC on your behalf.)

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Hospitality Leader, Principal, Gensler

Tom launched Gensler’s Hospitality practice in the late 1990s with the celebrated renovation of the Beverly Hills Hotel. He has since expanded the practice to an international scale, leading complex mixed-use, entertainment, master planning, and hotel projects worldwide. He has a comprehensive understanding of complex lifestyle projects and an ability to deliver outstanding guest experiences. His recent work includes the 18-million-square-foot CityCenter development on the Las Vegas Strip; the award-winning Shore Hotel (a LEED®-certified luxury oceanfront resort) in Santa Monica; and the Westin Denver International Airport (the first LEED® Platinum major U.S. airport hotel). Other notable projects include Metropolis (a mixed-use development consisting of a hotel, residences, office, and retail) in the heart of downtown Los Angeles and the Waldorf Astoria Beverly Hills. Tom is a Registered Architect and earned a Bachelor of Science in Architecture at the University of Southern California. 

Kerrie Kelly, FASID, NKBA, CAPS

Creative Director, Kerrie Kelly Design Lab | FY21 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.  

David Levo, AICP

Principal and Board Director, Higher Education Practice Leader, Perkins Eastman

David leads Perkins Eastman’s fast-growing higher education practice with colleges and universities across the world. His clients include institutions from New York to California, and globally, from Asia to the Middle East. Rooted in Perkins Eastman's "Human by Design" philosophy, David and his team know the power of design to transform, enrich, and tackle the most pressing challenges. Over 2020, they have embarked upon a wide-array of design research efforts focused on COVID and post-COVID questions. These efforts include interviews with dozens of university leaders on their rapidly evolving approaches to student engagement, health and safety, technology, facilities, and finances. The post-COVID research focuses on how people are reacting to and learning from the pervasive experience of remote learning. Both streams of research speak to people’s enduring desire to come together in-person in high-quality, thoughtful spaces.  

Kay Sargent, ASID, CID, LEED AP, MCR/w, WELL AP 

Senior Principal | Director of WorkPlace, HOK 

With 35 years of experience, Kay is a recognized expert on workplace design and strategy issues. She is an award-winning designer who has worked with several Fortune 500 companies to optimize their global real estate portfolios and create innovative work environments.  In March 2020, Kay was awarded the ASID Designer of Distinction Award, bestowed on an ASID professional member who exemplifies a commitment to the profession as demonstrated by a significant body of work representing excellence in interior design.  Kay currently serves on the AVIXA Board of Directors, the National ASID Foundation Research Taskforce, the IWBI Mind Advisory Team, and the Advisory Board for WorkDesign Magazine. During her career she has also served on the International Boards of CoreNet Global, IIDA, ASID, IFI, and NCQLP. She is co-founder of the IFMA Workplace Evolutionaries, WE community and serves as an Executive committee for WE. Kay is committed to mentoring the next generation and, as such, is Founder of the DC Chapter of UPWARD, a global network dedicated to the professional advancement of women in the workplace.   

Amy E. Corneliussen Sickeler, ASID, CHID, LEED AP

Design Principal, Wellness and Healthcare Expert, Perkins&Will

Amy’s creative career for the past 35 years has taken her along a journey filled with rich imagination and multifaceted practical applications in research and design theory. With a focus on wellness design, she has dedicated her career to the design of innovative healing spaces and works on providing healthy buildings and interiors on every project. Amy works with clients in an integrated process, weaving together the disciplines of research, planning, product design, architecture, and interior design, satisfying complex project requirements while maximizing design opportunities. Her portfolio includes a wide variety of clients from corporate and commercial to healthcare and education, both domestic and international. 

Katie Kervin (Moderator)

Senior Managing Editor, Hospitality Design and Boutique Design, Emerald

With more than a decade of experience as an editor and writer, Katie Kervin brings a passion for storytelling and a keen editorial eye. Having worked for magazines, in marketing and PR at an architectural firm, and as a marketing/communications consultant, she is well-versed in the realms of hospitality design and architecture. Katie was managing editor of Hospitality Design magazine from 2014-2017 and has recently returned as senior managing editor of both Boutique Design and Hospitality Design magazines. She holds a BA in English and a master’s degree in writing from Portland State University.



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