5th Annual Daltile Interior Design Scholarship Opens

Daltile  logo (2)asidThe 5th annual Daltile Interior Design Scholarship, presented by the ASID Foundation, is now open for submissions. The 2016 contest challenges students to redesign an existing hotel lobby using key biophilic design principles to address and enhance the guest experience.

Biophilia is the concept that people have an inherent desire to connect with nature and natural systems, highlighting the relationship between nature, human biology and the design of the built environment. The principles of biophilic design gives designers the guidance to design spaces that positively impact occupants’ health, productivity, creativity, and wellbeing.

Madrid-Barajas Airport, Madrid, Spain

Madrid-Barajas Airport, Madrid, Spain

Undergraduate interior design students from all over the country will enter this year’s contest, which will award $27,500 in scholarships. The grand prize winner will receive $10,000 towards their education, and three runners-up with each receive $2,500. New this year, the school with the highest number of completed student submissions will be awarded a $10,000 grant.

Students can enter their submissions from now until Sept. 22, 2016. The winner will be announced on Nov.10, 2016, at the ASID Career Exchange at NeoCon East in Philadelphia. For more details, please visit www.daltiledesign.com.

Daltile opens doors to remodeled showrooms in Las Vegas and Denver

Daltile has officially opened the doors on remodeled showrooms in the Denver and Las Vegas markets. Both locations celebrated with grand opening events last week. A slab yard attached to a traditional gallery setting at both locations provides a single-source resource for local architecture and design communities.

Multifunctional workspaces, tile libraries, hospitality areas and conference rooms were remodeled with design professionals and clientele in mind.

“We wanted to create inviting spaces that inspire our customers,” said Corinthia Runge, manager of gallery and showroom operations for Daltile. “Our new locations were designed by designers, for designers, making it easy to imagine what is possible in any space.”

Las Vegas

In Las Vegas, the 5,800 square-foot tile and stone gallery, visitors are welcomed into the space by a floor-to-ceiling desert cactus mosaic mural that reflects the central Las Vegas location. Exploring the space, products are artfully displayed on floors, walls and partitions.

20160718-DT-VegasGallery0440 20160718-DT-VegasGallery0467 Dal Las VEGAS restroom_35A0107 Dal LAS VEGAS_35A0148 Daltile Las VEGAS_35A0066A loose tile library provides customers with full-size samples to help match and coordinate styles for their projects, and an LCD touch screen lets customers virtually flip through the digital catalog, view inspiration gallery images and build out designs with the tile and stone visualizer tool. The space is accented with a custom chandelier made with tile pieces, bringing further inspiration for guests.

The hospitality area features a stunning diamond-matched Aqua Marine Granite backsplash and bright white Morning Frost ONE Quartz countertops. A more intimate space for designers or architects to consult with clients is provided in the modern conference room showcasing a striking slab tabletop.

Connected to the open, bright showroom is an expansive slab yard housing hundreds of slabs for selection from exotics, to granite and quartz. This offering allows designers to utilize the space as a multi-faceted hub for tile and stone specification from floor to ceiling.

The Las Vegas Tile & Stone Gallery, located at 3345 W. Sunset Road, Suite G, hosted a vintage Las Vegas themed grand opening event on Aug. 3, 2016, to celebrate the new space.

 

Denver

In Denver, the 4,700 square-foot tile and stone showroom, features an entry area with a large stone slab desk with waterfall accent that provides a focal point for visitors to begin their journey through the space. An accompanying fireplace vignette featuring four book-matched slabs warmly welcomes visitors and showcases the striking stone slab offerings.

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An adjacent slab-yard and neighboring Mohawk carpet showroom creates a holistic experience conveniently located in the heart of Denver.

The Daltile Denver Showroom, located at 852 S. Jason St., Unit 8, hosted a “Colorado Local” themed grand opening event on Aug. 4, 2016 to celebrate the showroom remodel.

For more information about the breadth and depth of Daltile product and retail offerings, visit Daltile.com.

Crossville Announces Winners for Its 2016 “The Common Thread for the Cure” Scarf Design Contest

Crossville, Tennessee – Crossville, Inc. has announced the winners of the 2016 The Common Thread for the Cure scarf design contest, a biennial competition held in support of the nonprofit organization that provides practical support for members of the furnishings and interior design industries facing the challenges of breast cancer.

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People’s Choice: “Yin & Yang” by Beatriz Lopez, Chicago, Ill.

“We received lots of entries this year, so it’s really exciting to see how the voting turned out,” states Robin Rhea, Crossville’s director of brand marketing. “We appreciate how our network of distributors and the interior design and tile industry communities rallied to show their creativity in support of this great cause.”

For this year’s competition, there is a Judges’ Choice winner, as well as the People’s Choice winner determined by popular vote.

The Judges’ Choice was selected by a panel of interior design professionals: Kathy Sandler of Nashville, Allan Dallatorre of Los Angeles, Lisa Mende of Charlotte, and Linda Holt of Boston.

Both of the winning designs are being produced as scarves that will be available through Crossville distributors in early September, in anticipation of Breast Cancer Awareness Month in October. The scarf competition is just one of the ways that Crossville carries out its commitment to raising awareness of breast cancer and offering practical contributions to help those in the industry who are struggling with the disease.

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Judge’s Choice: “Love’s Alchemy” by Kerry Steele, Charleston, S.C.

Since 2007, Crossville has donated more than $75,000 to The Common Thread for the Cure.

A&D Guest – August 2016: LHK design

LHK design: Incorporating Sustainability to Enhance the Quality of Life

Fairfield Inn and Suites in Waterbury, Vt., wins CID Sustainability Award

ad-lori-kramerLori Kramer, LEED AP, of LHK design was the award-winning interior designer for one of the projects recognized in the Sustainability category at the Coverings Installation Design Awards, held in Chicago this past April. The firm, with offices on Park Avenue in Manhattan and Upper Saddle River, N.J., designed the complete interior of the Fairfield Inn and Suites in Waterbury, Vt., using a range of tile products that reflect the natural feel of the Vermont environment.

ad-01Kramer explains that “This new hotel maintains the brand’s signature features with the rustic charm that defines this beautiful New England town. Upon entering the lobby, guests experience a warm and inviting rustic lodge atmosphere featuring stylized wood grain translucent panels flanked by reclaimed teak wood planks on the registration feature wall, reclaimed wood cabinetry, and a magnificent burnished finished brass ring chandelier set against a ceiling of found teak wood.

“The public areas meet the needs of its productivity-oriented guests with its modernized and contemporary approach to the classic lodge, providing both vacationing and business guests with ample connectivity options, along with more casual and informal areas for relaxation,” she added. “Guests may relax by the impressive stone fireplace in the lobby or enjoy a swim in the inviting indoor pool, which boasts a spa-like atmosphere with its surroundings of rich stone and wood elements.“

ad-02Kramer noted that “Our design concept reflects many nature-inspired materials indigenous to Vermont. Flooring consists of wood-look parquet tile, and carpet inspired by the warm color palette of the area’s stunning fall foliage. Furnishings were selected to be interesting focal points, such as the feature communal farm table made by local artisans from reclaimed pine and surrounded by solid birch stools with warm, weathered black stain and iron stretchers. A polished nickel ring chandelier with Edison-style vintage antique light bulbs complements the rustic farm table with its minimalist style and metallic composition. The contextually inspired barnstyle doors at the entrance to the breakfast buffet bring a rustic feel to the contemporary look of the solid stone counters of the buffet.”

In addition, “the locale-inspired guest rooms feature an accent wall with a stunning paneled effect,” she said. “As they retreat to the signature suites, guests enjoy a soothing color palette of pale gray, graphite and warm browns with accents of celadon and wheat.”

Stone and tile products used

To create this warm, inviting atmosphere, LHK design selected natural stone and porcelain tile materials throughout. They included:

  • ad-03Stone veneer at fireplace, accent walls in lobby, and accent wall in indoor pool – Boral Stone Products LLC/Pro-Fit Alpine Ledgestone cultured stone, color: Echo Ridge
  • Porcelain 6” x 30”, 7/16” thick wood-look plank floor tile at lobby – Cancos Tile & Stone/ Albero 6, color: Fresh, with a matte finish. Tri State Stone & Tile of Rockaway, N.J., installed this plank tile in a 1/3-offset staggered brick-joint pattern installation method with 1/8” grout joint.
  • Porcelain 24” x 24” x 7/16” thick wood-look parquet floor tile adorned the breakfast room – Cancos Tile & Stone/Albero 6, color: Fresh in a matte finish. Tri State used a straight-lay installation method with 1/8” grout joint.
  • ad-04A marble mosaic tile backsplash is featured at the connect and print counter – Cancos Tile & Stone/ Chelsea 2 series Golden Sand, color: Beige with a nano-sealed multi-surface finish, 1” x 1” x 3/8” thick, supplied on 12” x 12” sheets.
  • Porcelain 6” x 24” x 3/8” thick wood-look plank tile was installed at accent walls in the indoor pool – Cancos Tile & Stone/Albero 3, color: Ash. Tri State installed this in a 1/3-offset staggered brick-joint pattern, with tiles installed horizontally across wall, and 1/8” grout joint. The full height and the full width of the walls were covered in Albero 3.
  • Porcelain 6” x 24” x 3/8” thick wall tile was installed at accent walls in the indoor pool – Cancos Tile & Stone/Elements Deluxe Collection, color: Ocean Storm with a honed finish. Tri State used a stack bond installation (tiles installed horizontally across wall) with 1/8” grout joint.
  • ad-07Porcelain 13” x 13” x 3/8” thick floor tile and bullnose base was installed at the indoor pool and public restrooms – Cancos Tile & Stone/Rok, color: Calcare, matte finish. Tri State performed a stack bond installation with 1/8” grout joint. Slip resistance of this impervious product is a wet slip coefficient: 0.61-0.71 (>0.60 tile classification slip resistant).

Sustainable products on the rise

ad-06Although clients don’t always request sustainable products, LHK designs has its own ethic for products it selects. “There has been an increase in the amount of products offered that are sustainable,” Kramer said. “We seek out products that meet the following criteria: encompass our design intent, translate the vision of the client, meet hotel brand standards, are within the client’s budget, and have sustainable attributes.” The rise in the use of HPDs and EPDs in the last few years “provide the means to communicate the environmental characteristics of products to designers,” she added.

ad-05LHK designs “incorporates sustainability into every single project, striving to balance all of the mental and physical dimensions in order to create design solutions that enhance the quality of life,” Kramer explained. “Sustainability, as wellness for the planet, goes hand in hand with wellness for the individual. The use of environmentally responsible materials in design and construction leads to an increase in worker productivity, improved indoor air and light quality, energy-saving operational and maintenance practices, and the preservation of natural resources,” she concluded.

 

 

Crossville Sponsors First-Ever Southern Style Now Showhouse, presented by Traditional Home Magazine

Crossville, Tenn. / New Orleans, LA – Officials with Crossville, Inc. have announced the company is the exclusive tile sponsor for the first-ever Southern Style Now Showhouse, presented by Traditional Home Magazine. The 15-room house, a Queen Anne Victorian built in 1896 and located on St. Charles Avenue in New Orleans’ Uptown District, has received an extensive renovation led by some of the nation’s top interior designers.

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The remodeled home debuted during a gala event on May 18, 2016, benefiting New Orleans’ Preservation Resource Center, and then open for public tours May 19 – June 12. The showhouse is occurring in tandem with the first Southern Style Now Design Festival that runs May 19 – 22 as a celebration of the unique and distinct aesthetic and culture of our nation’s southern states.

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In addition to providing tile for the showhouse, Crossville is supporting the festival by leading two unique events.

“The Fifth Wall” Panel Discussion
Lindsey Waldrep, VP of Marketing for Crossville, will moderate a panel discussion on “The Fifth Wall” featuri

ng several notable Southern designers sharing insights on “the secret to stylish slab, mosaic how-to’s, and more.” This event takes place on Saturday, May 21 from 9 to 10:15 a.m. at the Ogden Museum of Southern Art in New Orleans.

CEU Presentation: Thin Tile

Crossville’s Doug Ingham will lead a Lunch & Lecture CEU event focusing on the burgeoning porcelain tile panel, aka “thin tile,” category. The event takes place on Friday, May 20 from noon to 2 p.m. at Stafford Tile & Stone, 5234 Magazine St. in New Orleans.

“We’re excited to be part of this first-ever showhouse and festival,” explains Waldrep. “It’s great to see our tile collections so beautifully used by a line-up of phenomenal interior designers. Even more importantly, it’s an honor to be part of an event that will make great strides in the ongoing renaissance of New Orleans’ design community. The festival is bringing in the best of the best, and we’re thrilled to be in the mix.”

For tickets to tour the showhouse, visit http://www.traditionalhome.com/neworleansshowhouse. For details and ticket purchases for the Southern Style Now Festival, visit the event website by clicking here.

Gigantic Contest-Winning Backlit Mural by Bostik and Artaic Unveiled at MGM Grand, Las Vegas

The unveiling of the gigantic, robot-produced, mosaic mural at MGM Grand’s Las Vegas “Wet Republic” day club during HD Expo turned out to be one of the most successful and certainly, grandiose marketing exercises ever to be experienced within the architectural and design (A&D) community.

BOSTIK WAS A MAJOR SPONSOR OF HD EXPO'S "PARTY BY THE POOL"

BOSTIK WAS A MAJOR SPONSOR OF HD EXPO’S “PARTY BY THE POOL”

For more than six months, partner companies Bostik (www.bostik-us.com) and Artaic Innovative Mosaic (www.artaic.com) had been deftly planning the event, which included trumpeting it via a focused advertising, public-relations and social-media program to a very precise demographic.

“We wanted to get the most enthusiastic mosaic design people, both those who work professionally with these materials… and also, those who are simply mosaic aficionados, to enter the competition,” stated Scott Banda, director of Marketing & Business Development for Bostik. “So together with Artaic and our ad/public relations agency, Communicators International, Inc., we communicated at optimal levels internally before we launched our communications program externally. This strategy ultimately proved to work out very well!”

BOSTIK'S SCOTT BANDA, CO-EMCEE OF THE EVENT

BOSTIK’S SCOTT BANDA, CO-EMCEE OF THE EVENT

Contestants were asked to create designs to be produced using glass mosaic tiles, robotically assembled using Artaic’s patented Tessera™ robotics and Bostik’s state-of-the-art, translucent Dimension™ Rapidcure™ glass-filled grout. “The only creative parameter was that the design had to embody the theme, “Essence of Las Vegas,” stated Dr. Ted Acworth, Founder & CEO of Artaic. “We wanted contestants to let their imaginations run wild.”

Run wild, indeed. Hundreds of talented designers submitted some of the most creative designs ever conceived. These ultimately were presented to a handpicked panel of judges consisting of well-known architects, designers, trade magazine press and tile industry professionals. The plan was for the top ten finalists to be selected, and the winning mural design to be produced and then installed on an outside wall of the MGM Grand, Las Vegas  — unveiled right at HD Expo’s legendary “Party By The Pool” celebration in front of thousands of hospitality design professionals.

UNVEILING OF THE 20' X 8' BACKLIT MOSAIC MURAL

UNVEILING OF THE 20′ X 8′ BACKLIT MOSAIC MURAL

Dr. Ted Acworth, along with Scott Banda, co-emceed the unveiling ceremony, which included introducing all the finalists. At sunset, the winning design was finally displayed, and backlit to further exhibit all of its amazing artistic and unique visual characteristics. The winning designer, Nicole “Nikki” Kohri, was there in person to receive her grand prize: a round-trip vacation for two to Paris.

Acworth commented, “We work with some of the most advanced architectural design professionals across the globe, and clearly, Nikki is one budding star!” Joyen Vakil, senior Vice-President of Design & Construction for MGM Resorts International added, “Ms. Kohri’s design creation fits in perfectly with the overall design theme of our Wet Republic. It’s visually engaging, fun, and very innovative!”

Elated and humbled, Nicole Kohri stated, “I cannot express how grateful I am for this opportunity. I cannot stop smiling and am still shocked to have won. It was so magical watching everyone look up at the mural and touch the tiles with a big smile.”

BOSTIK'S MIKE JENKINS PRESENTS DNG GRAND PRIZE AWARD TO MURAL DESIGNER NICOLE KOHRI. SHE'S GOING TO PARIS!

BOSTIK’S MIKE JENKINS PRESENTS DNG GRAND PRIZE AWARD TO MURAL DESIGNER NICOLE KOHRI. SHE’S GOING TO PARIS!

Ms. Kohri intends to take her sister, Rachelle, along with her on the grand prizewinner’s Paris sojourn. “My family is so proud; we really had a wonderful time at the Party by the Pool Celebration. The Bostik and Artaic teams are amazing, and made us feel so welcomed and appreciated. Hearing all those compliments just melts my heart… and, motivates me to pursue my true passion, which is mosaic design. This wonderful experience has definitely opened a window of opportunity for me, and I will always be grateful!”

Scott Banda added, “As most people in the A&D community now know, together with Artaic, our main goal with the Design ‘N Gather competition is to bring back the ancient, time-tested art of mosaic mural design and celebrate the many talented design professionals that greatly contribute to the aesthetic world around us. But in doing so, if we can discover a bright, young talent such as Nicole Kohri, someone who has the potential to make a difference within the design sector moving forward, it is our honor, pleasure… and, commitment to do so!”

During HD Expo show hours, Bostik had an enormous blimp flying over the city of Las Vegas proper, to reinforce the company’s strong, global branding program. Additionally, at the Party By The Pool, Bostik leased out the VIP section of six bungalows, complete with closed circuit TV showing both Bostik and Artaic focused videos.

The show must go on! Next week (May 19 – 21) Ms. Kohri will join the Bostik team at the AIA show in Philadelphia for further recognition of her achievement. She will be formally recognized at the Party In The Market event which will take place Friday evening, just prior to the introduction of the Bacon Brothers band’s musical set. Bostik will again feature the works of the top ten finalist at its Gallery Lounge inside the exhibit hall.

Banda concluded, “This contest is an industry first, and the enthusiasm for it amongst the design community is amazing. People loved our gallery in Las Vegas and we are excited to show everyone this truly innovative mosaic design gallery again in Philadelphia!”

Satori, a Laminam by Crossville collection, earns IIDA/HD Best of Show – Hard Surface Flooring award

Las Vegas, NV – Laminam by Crossville’s Satori Collection has been named Best of Show – Hard Surface Flooring in the 20th Annual IIDA/HD Products Competition. The announcement of the win was made at the HD Expo in Las Vegas. Crossville, Inc. was an exhibitor at the show.

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Products winning Best of Show honors are selected based on a range of criteria such as aesthetic appeal, innovation, value, and sustainable attributes. Satori’s porcelain tile panels come in three colors that offer luxe, varied looks suitable for commercial or residential installations. The line is offered in 1 x 3 M and 1 x 1 M size formats in 5.6mm thickness. This thickness makes the product suitable for flooring installation, but it may also be used on walls.

For additional information on Crossville’s Laminam products, visit crossvilleinc.com/solutions/laminam/.

SAIC students commence tiling on Coverings Student Bench Project

(April 5, 2016) — The tiling portion of the Coverings Student Bench project kicked off last night with the students of the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC).
On hand to assist and instruct the students were Guinevere Johnson (SAIC); Jamie Munce (MAPEI); Yvette Levita (Mid-America Tile); Karin Fendrich (National Trade Productions); and Mark and Connie Heinlein (NTCA).
Students met at J&J Motor Freight (directly across from McCormick Place) and saw their projects realized in wedi polystyrene foam boards as fabricated to their specifications by Lewis Miller and crew of Ravenswood Studio.
Mark Heinlein, NTCA trainer (r.), was on hand to instruct the SAIC students involved with the Coverings Student Bench Project.
Following introductions, a safety brief, discussion of the tile and associated projects the students went to work on this stage of the project.
A second session will be held on April 6 at J&J Motor Freight.  The in-process benches will be relocated to McCormick Place where the final two sessions will be held on April 11 and 13.

For more information on the Coverings Student Bench Project or Coverings, visit www.coverings.com.

The American Society of Interior Designers Voices Its Stance on HB 2

CaptureWashington, D.C. (April 1, 2016) – The American Society of Interior Designers (ASID) is dismayed with the North Carolina legislature and governor’s recent actions to enact discriminatory legislation (HB 2) that overturns protections for LGBT people and sanctions discrimination across the state. As an organization that represents more than 26,000 interior design professionals, manufacturers, and industry representatives, ASID believes that laws such as HB 2 are unacceptable and counterproductive for business and the profession at large.

A thriving business environment depends on inclusive practices that welcome all who want to participate. In fact, North Carolina prides itself on being one of the top states in the nation in which to conduct business and to establish businesses. Yet HB 2 sends a clear and harmful message to the contrary. As a result, numerous businesses and consumers are calling for boycotts of North Carolina’s economy and, more specifically, the upcoming biannual High Point Market; one of the largest income producers for the state of North Carolina.

Members of the design community have not only joined these calls, but also are forgoing participation at High Point Market—at a cost to their businesses. ASID commends their actions in the name of pressuring the governor and legislature to rescind HB 2.

Similarly, ASID supports those individuals attending Market who wish to champion the many manufacturers and businesses speaking out against the new law. Laws such as HB 2 that permit discrimination are regressive and place individuals at risk of being denied service, lodging, employment, and business in general. Therefore, ASID encourages anyone attending Market to ask hard questions of the organizations they do business with and to consider carefully, and morally, where they spend their money.

ASID rejects discrimination of any kind and, as the voice of the profession, expects public policies to support and protect—not jeopardize—its members, the profession, and the industry. While ASID will continue with our scheduled programming at Market, which includes a session on The Impact of Government Laws and Regulations on Your Design Business, it will evaluate future interactions and business opportunities in North Carolina as well as other states with similar laws. ASID declares its vigilance on this matter will not cease, and it strongly urge all elected officials to move without delay to repeal discriminatory laws like HB 2.

ASID invites interior designers to join their voices with others from across the country. Text “One Voice’ to 52886 to stay updated and engaged on this and other important issues affecting interior designers and the profession.

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About ASID
The American Society of Interior Designers (ASID) believes that design transforms lives. ASID serves the full range of the interior design profession and practice through the Society’s programs, networks, and advocacy. It thrives on the strength of cross-functional and interdisciplinary relationships among designers of all specialties, including workplace, healthcare, retail and hospitality, education, institutional, and residential. It lead interior designers in shared conversations around topics that matter: from evidence-based and human-centric design to social responsibility, well-being, and sustainability. It showcases the impact of design on the human experience and the value interior designers provide.
ASID was founded over 40 years ago when two organizations became one, but its legacy dates back to the early 1930s. As it celebrates nearly 85 years of industry leadership, it is leading the future of interior design, continuing to integrate the advantages of local connections with national reach, of small firms with big, and of the places people live with the places people work, play, and heal. Learn more at asid.org.

Student Portfolio Competition and Keynote Speakers Announced for ASID Student Summit

Washington, D.C. (Jan. 12, 2016) – The American Society of Interior Designers (ASID) will welcome interior design students to LAUNCH: The ASID National Student Summit, hosted at Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD), Feb. 26 – 28, 2016. Students will learn about the various career paths available with an interior design degree, as well as gain valuable insights on resumes, portfolios, networking and transitioning from student design to practice. In addition, the introduction of the ASID Student Portfolio Competition to the event is meant to generate and showcase the best collection of design projects from interior design students.

“LAUNCH has been designed to advance interior design students’ knowledge, increase their networking skills and offer professional resources meant to help them succeed in the profession,” said ASID CEO Randy Fiser. “We’re looking forward to an energizing and rewarding experience with our industry’s future leaders.”

As part of the ASID Student Portfolio Competition, students with top portfolios, judged in their entirety, will be invited to attend an exclusive student portfolio track at LAUNCH where they will work one-on-one with professionals to polish their resume, portfolio, and presentation skills. At the end of their exclusive track, students will be asked to present their portfolio to a distinguished panel of judges to receive in person feedback and be considered for a summer 2016 internship. Winners will be selected at LAUNCH and have the opportunity to present their portfolio to all LAUNCH attendees at the closing session.

To be eligible, entrants must be enrolled as a student as of Sept. 1, 2015. The deadline for submissions is Jan. 19, 2016. More details on evaluation criteria and cost to enter may be found here.

In addition, the full schedule will feature two keynotes delivered by accomplished designers and industry experts:

Brooke Traeger-Tumsaroch, ASID, Design Director at AvroKO (Bangkok, Thailand)
An NCIDQ Certified Interior Designer, and Past-President of the ASID Washington Metro chapter, Brooke Traeger-Tumsaroch serves as a Design Director for AvroKO’s Bangkok office, where she oversees more than 30 designers focused on Bespoke Hospitality projects.

Primo Orpilla, Co-Founder and Principal at Studio O+A
Primo Orpilla is the award-winning co-founder of Studio O+A, the San Francisco design firm responsible for groundbreaking workplace designs at Facebook, Levi-Strauss, Microsoft, Uber, and Yelp. O+A’s design of Giant Pixel and Yelp were included on Fast Company Design’s list of “10 Coolest Office Spaces of 2014,” and Uber was named as part of Interior Design’s “10 Most Popular Design Projects of 2014.”

Students planning to attend can take advantage of early bird pricing through Jan. 28, 2016; tickets are $195 for ASID members and $245 for nonmembers. The price of a nonmember ticket includes a one-year ASID student membership. Find more details on registration here.

LAUNCH: The ASID National Student Summit is sponsored by Kabuni, Sherwin-Williams, Steelcase, Benjamin Moore, Smith & Noble Pro, Hansgrohe, Wilsonart, Caesarstone, California Closets, The Tile Shop, Bellacor, SCAD, and Metropolis.

The Student Portfolio Competition is sponsored by Kabuni and Steelcase.

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About ASID
The American Society of Interior Designers (ASID) believes that design transforms lives. ASID serves the full range of the interior design profession and practice through the Society’s programs, networks, and advocacy. We thrive on the strength of cross-functional and interdisciplinary relationships among designers of all specialties, including workplace, healthcare, retail and hospitality, education, institutional, and residential. We lead interior designers in shared conversations around topics that matter: from evidence-based and human-centric design to social responsibility, well-being, and sustainability. We showcase the impact of design on the human experience and the value interior designers provide.

ASID was founded over 40 years ago when two organizations became one, but its legacy dates back to the early 1930s. As we celebrate nearly 85 years of industry leadership, we are leading the future of interior design, continuing to integrate the advantages of local connections with national reach, of small firms with big, and of the places we live with the places we work, play, and heal. Learn more at asid.org.

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