Our incoming Board of Directors attended The Leadership Experience July 19-21st in Washington D.C. Three full days of seminars on various leadeship topics and best practices were enjoyed by all.
About the Leadership Experience:
The Leadership Experience: Presented by ASID is the ultimate event for design professionals of all levels, from forerunners and founders to up-and-comers. The Leadership Experience puts the spotlight on you, focusing on the idea that when you are your best self, you can successfully lead others.
With learning opportunities custom-tailored to suit individual needs - Lead Yourself, Lead Your Team, Lead Your Firm - taught by a wealth of experienced faculty presenters, The Leadership Experience offers a unique opportunity to spark creativity, growth, and self-improvement.
Our Chapter President, Reba Lemmons, joined One Voice and participated in the Day on the Hill on July 18, 2018
Congratulations to Bryan J. Soukup, Esq. as he joins the national leadership team as Vice President, Government and Public Affairs. He will lead the Society's efforts to advocate for the interior design profession at the federal and state level.
About One Voice and Day on the Hill:
“Each day interior designers use their voices and visions to reshape spaces--and therefore the lives of those occupying them--for the better. With those same voices working in unison, they have the power to design a better future for themselves and the entire profession.
That is why ASID began One Voice; to empower interior designers to get involved and advocate for or against the public policy that will ultimately influence their careers and lives.
From small business owners to large firms, residential and commercial, the future of the profession will be heavily influenced by the decisions of our elected officials. One Voice is the platform for every interior designer to make an impact on their decision making. It is the way to take action and learn about the issues affecting interior designers.
Day on the Hill
ASID is committed to protecting and increasing interior design practice rights across the nation. Join us for One Voice on the Hill Training and Hill Day to gain the knowledge and support you need to make an impact on the future of interior design legislation.
Learn to make your voice heard while educating your representatives in the House and Senate about the interior design profession. Walk the halls of the nation’s Capitol Building to meet with legislators and staff representatives, and attend a reception at the Capitol to end your day of advocacy.
“With those same voices working in unison, interior designers have the power to design a better future for themselves and the entire profession.”
Past Presidents Luncheon at Coasterraon May 31st
Our current President, Reba Lemmons and 14 past Presidents met to share thoughts of current events and wisdom from our rich history.
The 2018 Interior Design Awards Gala was held on Friday, April 20th at the Loews Philadelphia Hotel. The 33rd floor of the Loews provided spectacular views of the Philadelphia skyline and was the perfect backdrop for the celebration.
Guests celebrated the award recipients of this industry-wide design competition. Awards were presented for design excellence in commercial, residential and student categories. There were forty-four awards presented in 25 categories. The Best of IDA Awards were presented to the commercial and residential project with the highest overall average score from the IDA judges. Rohe Creative received the Best of IDAs - Commercial, for their restaurant project called Monkitail. The McMullin Design Group received the Best of IDAs - Residential, for their aging in place / universal design project called Aging Gracefully. Visit www.philadelphiainteriordesignawards.com to view the award winning projects.
The guest of honor for the evening was Mr. Mark Strauss, President Emeritus of Interior Design Magazine & Media and Senior Strategic Advisor for IWBI/WELL. The master of ceremonies was Mr. Mark Clement, host of MyFixitUpLife.
The 2018 IDA Committee worked many hours to ensure the success of the competition and gala. Thank you to all of the volunteers for their wonderful work.
Thank you to all of the participants in the design competition, the IDA judges, Chapter sponsors & advertisers, and to all those that attended the Gala. Thank you for making the 2018 IDAs a great success!
Moody Residence, Flowood, Mississippi
Margie Baumann, ASID
Margie Bauman Designs