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Florida North
December 21, 2011
FROM THE BOARD
2011/2012 Board and DCC Contact Information

ASID Florida North would like to welcome Robyn Denny as our new Professional Development Director!

 

Chapter News

Please join ASID Florida North in extending a warm welcome to our newest members and congratulating our advancing members!

ASID Florida North is getting to know their membership through a Monthly Question asked via FaceBook.

 

Student News
The Department of Interior Design’s undergraduate program [at UF] was ranked 3rd across the nation by DesignIntelligence in the 2012 rankings. In addition, the interior design graduate program ranked 7th in the nation.
Local Events
The Orlando ASID Design Community met on November 16, 2011 at Sub-Zero Wolf Southeast, ASID Industry Partner, in Orlando.
On November 17, 2011, the Tallahassee design community had a meeting at the newly renovated William Johnston Building on The Florida State University campus.
News From The Society
As of January 1, 2012, the ASID Board of Directors has decided to shorten the Allied and Student member appellations. All Allied members are encouraged to use the appellation Allied ASID and all Student members to use the appellation Student ASID. appellations.
The ASID Foundation has announced its 2012 scholarships and awards and invites interior design students and professionals to apply before the March 12 deadline.

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Florida North
November 16, 2011
FROM THE BOARD
2011/2012 Board and DCC Contact Information

ASID Florida North would like to welcome Janel Asplund as our new Jacksonville Design Community Coordinator!

Chapter News

Please join ASID Florida North in extending a warm welcome to our newest members and congratulating our advancing members!

ASID Florida North is getting to know their membership through a Monthly Question asked via FaceBook.

 

Please take a moment to check out the winning projects of the 2011 Annual Award Competition.

Local Events
News From The Society
Paying your dues online at www.asid.org is fast, easy and secure. While you’re there, check to be sure we have your current contact information, so you’re sure to get the full benefit of your dues dollar.
Entries now are being accepted for the 2012 ASID Design Awards. These awards honor those who have made significant contributions toward the advancement of the profession, while exemplifying a commitment to enhancing quality of life through interior design. The deadline to submit your entry is Dec. 15. Enter online at www.asid.org/DesignAwards .

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Florida North
October 19, 2011
FROM THE BOARD
2011/2012 Board and DCC Contact Information
Chapter News
ASID Florida North would like to give a huge thanks to our 2010/2011 past board members for all of their hard work and dedication. We would also like to give a warm welcome to all of our new board members joining us for 2011/2012.
This years award ceremony was held at the Citrus Club in downtown Orlando.
Local Events
Jacksonville’s September monthly meeting was held at Studio 121 and hosted by Doug Eng of Douglas J. Eng Photography and Ken Baxley of Florida Design magazine.
Legislative News
Please take a moment to check out IDAFs new logo and webpage.
News From The Society
Nominations are now being accepted for the 2012 ASID Design Awards, including Designer of Distinction, Design for Humanity, Innovation and the McClelland Achievement awards. Entries close December 15, 2011.
Many members recently received their membership dues invoice for 2012. For information about paying dues and obtaining your ASID membership card, click on “Learn More.”
Upcoming Events
The ASID Carolinas Booth will be at the Suites at Market Square, Mezzanine level booth #M-8007. All members are invited to check in with your ASID colleagues, get a free refreshment or take a rest and recharge! There will be an ASID Cocktail Reception on Tuesday night, October 25th from 4 to 6 at the Currey & Company Showroom-IHFC M110 Main Street, Street Level. For information about the lunchtime seminars, click on “Learn More.”

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Florida North
September 21, 2011
Message From The President

 

 

ASID Florida North State of the Society 2010-2011

Dear fellow members,

It is with great honor that I thank you for allowing me to serve you as your president this year. The task of carrying out our work plan has been a large one, but with the support of the wonderful people you elected to our board, much of it was accomplished! I want to thank Marsha Faulkner for being an outstanding President Elect. Her dedication to this chapter and the profession of interior design is inspiring and very much appreciated. To the other members of our board, I say thank you truly for your service, your time and your undying energy!

I envite each of you to please read over the information below to better understand the status of our chapter. Thank you for your participation, your dues, your talent, your loyalty, and your high level of professionalism. I look forward to seeing many of you at the Chapter Awards Party on September 24th in Orlando.

Blessing to you,

Suzanna Lawler Boney, ASID Florida North President

Membership

-We currently have a total of 705 members. Following is a breakdown of the membership by category and design community:

100 Industry Partners  (21 Jacksonville, 42 Orlando, 6 Pensacola, 6 Tallahassee, 8 Vero Beach, 16 Unknown)

199 Allied Members  (72 Jacksonville, 82 Orlando, 19 Pensacola, 12 Tallahassee, 12 Vero Beach, 2 Unknown)

206 Professional Members  (60 Jacksonville, 69 Orlando, 29 Pensacola, 16 Tallahasee, 30 Vero Beach, 2 Unknown) 

200 Student Members  (59 Jacksonville, 91 Orlando, 5 Pensacola, 37 Tallahassee, 7 Vero Beach, 1 Unknown)

-Last years we had 736 members with 106 being Industry Partners, 212 being Allied Members, 207 being Professional Members and 211 being Student Members.

Legistlative Efforts

Through emense effort of many of our members in our chapter and support from ASID National, we celebrated a victory this year in keeping our right to be counted as a professional industry in the state of Florida. There will be more required to keep this status in place as lawsuits have already been placed to deregulate our industry.

Design Community Areas

CEU offerings, socialization, networking, and education opportunities were available to our membership through the great efforts of our Design Community Coordinators.

Student Chapters and Professional Development

· We currently have 6 strong student chapters and 1 emerging student chapter. There has been a very organized and deliberate interaction between chapter members and student members including Student Chapter Fall Kick-Off Events, Real World Design Week, Graduation parties and gift bags, portfolio reviews, student participation in legistlative events and chapter events.

· We also just hosted a STEP course, which has had to be canceled in previous years due to lack of participation. Thank you to Glenda Wann and Jennifer Perez for their outstanding efforts!

Administration

- Angelina Wheeler-Chong has been a wonderful addition as our Chapter Administrator. Thanks to her, our books, inventory, chapter events, work and strategic plans, etc. are in excellent condition!

Leadership

- The 2010-2011 Florida North Board held a total of 6 board meetings this year, 2 of which were conference calls.

- The new replacements for out going board members where elected this summer and assume position on the 24th of September.

Communications

- Our Communications Director, Connie Riik, has created and managed our monthly E-News Letter to keep members informed about chapter and national happenings.   

- Our website is updated, including a calendar of events, member benefits, legistlation, products and services, archived newsletters, designer profiles and much more. 

- Each Allied, Professional and IP member received the Membership and Resource Directory in the first quarter  and over the summer the Florida Homebuyer Magazine’s ASID Membership Directory hit the newstand in Jacksonville and Orlando. The Florida Homebuyer directory was part of an effort to bring awareness of ASID to the public. Addtionally the chapter ran an ad in Florida Design Magazine in the first quarter and through an agreement with our website host, DSA, addtional ad’s have been placed in Florida Design throughout the year in exchange for Florida Design Magazine having a presence on our website.

 

FROM THE BOARD
2010/2011 Board and DCC Contact Information
Chapter News
Make reservations to attend the Grand Opening and unveiling of FSU’s new Interior Design building three years in the making…
Stephen F. Austin State Univeristy in Naogdoches, TX, launched a two year online Master of Science degee in the the Fall of 21008 which allows gratuate students to major in Healthcare Interior Design….
Real World Design Week will take place the week of November 6th-12th. Designers and studentss follow ths link to learn more and register to be a mentor or register to be matched up with a designer.
Local Events
Follow this link to the Florida North Chapter website calendar for details of events in each design community….

The Orlando ASID Design Community met on September 8, 2011 at Scan Design in Orlando. There were 24 attendees, which included a mix of Professional, Allied and Student ASID members, Industry Partners, as well as non-member guests. Cathy Rodgers of Canine Companions for Independence was on hand to discuss the up coming Gala Fundraiser for the organization and the design competition. She brought with her trainer Robyn and dog-in-training Reardon. Mark Nadzam, introduced us to the showroom and the guest speakers. Nancy Hansbrough, of BDI, discussed trends in electronics and home theaters and finding furniture to meet the needs of the equipment. Jesper Knudsen, President of Scan, spoke about business and marketing in the current economy. Davis Odom, of Restonic Mattresses, discussed the differences in mattresses and how to sell to a client. A BIG Thank You goes out to the Scan Design Team for such an incredible evening of wonderful speakers, food/wine, and networking and fabulous gift bags. We truly appreciate Scan Design’s continued support of ASID!!!

Pictured Below:

Cathy Rodgers of Canine Companions for Independence discussing Dining by Design Competition.

Nancy Hansbrough, of BDI, discussing electronic trends.

Jesper Knudsen, President of Scan Design, presenting business in today’s economy.

Davis Odem, of Restronic Mattresses, discussing how to sell to a client.

 

News From The Society
ASID has teamed up with The Business Library to meet your business needs by providing answers to your most important big-dollar opportunities, concerns and questions.
Upcoming Events
Look for ASID at High Point and at GreenBuild in October.

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Florida North
August 17, 2011
FROM THE BOARD

Glenda began her career in interior design with a large commercial design firm in Atlanta, while attending Georgia State University. Following her husband, who is in the apparel business, they were transferred to south Florida (Fort Lauderdale/Miami area), then to Mobile, Alabama, and finally to Jacksonville. She experienced several different regional lifestyles and cultures, which has served her well in her career.

After stints at Jones Brothers Furniture and International Interiors, she opened Glenda Wann Interiors in 1979 to serve the new construction industry. Her love of beginning with a floorplan, specifying interior details and finishes, working with clients to incorporate their wishes & requirements, and acting as a liasion to custom home builders, Glenda quickly garnered numerous awards in annual Parade of Homes, and a loyal clientele.

Glenda has served as the Professional Development Director for the Florida North Chapter since October 2009 and will complete her two year term in that role at the end of September.

Cynthia David, ASID has graciously agreed to fill the second slot for our IDAF  Representative to the Board.  She will join Suzanne Suttles in this role and the Florida North Chapter will now have two  members representing the Chapter  on the IDAF Board.  Together, Suzanne and Cynthia will represent the boards interests and the interests of our members to the coalition and they will report back to the board on the activities of IDAF and their needs.

Cynthia has been very proactive in her support of interior design legislation and the board is very happy she has agreed to serve in this capacity.

ASID Florida North is very excited to announce our new incoming board members who will begin their two year terms on October 1, 2011.

Congratulations to:

President Elect – Brianna Jones, ASID
Financial Director – Melinda Howell, ASID
Professional Development Director – Robyn Denny, ASID
Communications Director – Becky Morgan, Allied Member ASID

Thank you to all who participated in the ballot process.

Additionally the board has elected Jennifer Harris, Student Member at the University of Florida, to serve in the role of Student Representative to the Board for the 2010/2012 term.

Marsha Faulkner will begin her term as President in October, having served as President Elect for the 2010/2011 term and the following board members will stay on and complete their two year terms: Director at Large - Bill Hamilton, Industry Partner  and Membership Director – Linda Hartmann, ASID.

2010/2011 Board and DCC Contact Information
Chapter News
Real World Design Week will take place the week of November 6th-12th. Follow ths link to learn more and register to be a mentor. Students may register to be matched with a mentor beginning September 1st.
Local Events
Follow this link to the Florida North Chapter website calendar for details of events in each design community….

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Florida North
July 20, 2011
FROM THE BOARD

Constance Riik, Principal Designer and Owner of CSR Interiors, Inc is an Allied Member of ASID and has served on the Florida North Chapter Board for the past three years as the Communications Director (2010-2011) and as the Student Rep to the Board (2008-2009).  Interior design is her life long passion but second career choice. After a successful career as a corporate mortgage banking professional, Constance returned to school to study interior design and graduated with honors in 2009 from Florida State College at Jacksonville. While still in school she established CSR Interiors in 2005 and began taking on small projects. After interning with local design legend R. Ward Lariscy, in 2008, she decided to shutter her business and stayed on with Ward’s firm until January of 2010 when she incorporated CSR Interiors.  Constance has received several awards and honors. While still in school she received the Kent Campus Excellence in Interior Design award for her leadership, commitment and efforts to help establish an ASID Student Chapter at FSCJ where she served as the Student Chapter Event Coordinator, President Elect and President.   In 2009 she was honored when her work was chosen to be featured on the cover of the  Florida Homebuyer Magazine’s ASID Jacksonville Membership Directory and last year she placed first in the ASID Florida North 2010 Annual Design Competition in the Individual Space category.   Recently Constance was honored to have been asked to be a member of the Program Advisory Committee for the Art Institute of Jacksonville.

In addition to her love of interior design Constance loves God, her family and friends and living life in Jacksonville Beach where she likes to spend her “down” time with her husband and kids at the beach and on long bike rides.

 

Mrs. Autumn Marie Mamula, Student Member ASID, Casselberry

Mrs. Marissa Rollins, Allied Member ASID, Fort Walton Beach

Mrs. Veronique Josette Schleef, Allied Member ASID, Jacksonville

Gloria Hernando, Student Member ASID, Miami

 

Pictured above left to right are the 2011/2012 Chapter Leaders:
Peggy Oberslin, ASID PE-Florida South, David Warren, ASID PE-Florida West, Briana Jones, ASID PE-Florida North, Sara Cloandro, ASID President Florida West, Nancy DeSantis, ASID President Florida South and Marsha Faulkner, ASID President Florida North

Every year the incoming leaders of all 48 ASID chapters travel to Chicago for ASID’s Chapter Leadership Conference (CLC).  The event corresponds with NeoCon and is an intensive two-day training for each of the board members so they can learn their respective jobs and get to know the Chapter Support Teams in place to assist us throughout the year.  This year Florida’s three ASID Chapters sent a total of 6 people to the Conference: The Presidents and President-Elect’s.  We took courses that included Financial Oversight, Branding, How to be a Good Leader, How to Run an Effective Meeting, Student and Emerging Practitioner programs and events, Strategic Planning and finished the weekend with a “State of the Society” meeting with the National President and members from the National Board.  The three chapters are excited to bring the same training back to our state and continue what was started in Chicago with the other members of our boards.  For the first time ever the three Florida Chapters are planning a joint training weekend in Sarasota in August.  We will gather together to hold board training for all positions and get to know each other, further developing relationships that will carry us thru the upcoming year and beyond!

Submitted by Marsha Faulkner, ASID, President Elect 2010/2011

2010/2011 Board and DCC Contact Information
Chapter News

The STEP class scheduled for August 5-7th is in danger of cancellation if there are not enough participants and we are only one person short!  Even if you are not ready to take the NCIDQ this year you can participate in this class and get a jump on preparing for the exam.  Tell your friends, coworkers and other designers who are not ASID members and may not be aware that this class is being held in Jacksonville.

The registration deadline is this Friday, July 22nd.  Click through at the following link to register on line: http://www.asid.org/career/step/stepworkshops.htm

 

The submission deadline for this years Design Competition is August 12th. Click learn more to view the rules and requirements and contact Ciara Dietz (904-874-0408) if you have not yet received the entry form in your mail or email.
Real World Design Week will take place the week of November 6th-12th. Follow ths link to learn more and register to be a mentor. Students may register to be matched with a mentor beginning September 1st.
Local Events

The joint ASID-IIDA Legislative Appreciation event was held on June 23 at the Grape

In Jacksonville. The event was very well attended. Representative Charles Van

Zant spoke at the event, along with Janice Young. Gifts were given in appreciation

from IIDA and ASID North Florida Chapters. Certificates of appreciation were

given to individuals whose legislative contribution went above and beyond.

A donation of $238 was made to IDAF from ASID Florida North and IIDA North

Florida.

Text submitted by Marsha Faulkner, photos by Catherine Pliess

 

The Orlando ASID Design Community met on June 9, 2011 at Specialty Tile in Winter Park. There were 25 attendees, which included a mix of Professional, Allied and Student ASID members, as well as non-members. The meeting was the ASID Summer Social, a chance for everyone to visit and enjoy great food and wine. Our hosts provided a wonderful array of appetizers, as well as, an informative wine tasting from Somelier Olivier Lilette of Petty’s Meat Market and Catering in Longwood. The attendees also got to browse the amazing showroom and see and learn about some of the new products available for our projects. A BIG Thank You goes out to Tracey, Gary, Brian and Tami for such an incredible evening. We truly appreciate your continued support of ASID!!!

Submitted by Yvonne Greenslait, Allied Member ASID,

Orlando Design Community Coordinator

 

 

News From The Society

Read about the China Design Program Sponsored by Anderson Hardwood, Industry Partner of ASID, and sign up today to help contribute to the future of design overseas.

Host a student during our fourth annual RealWorld DesignWeek, being held Nov. 11 – 16, 2011.

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June 15, 2011

FROM THE BOARD

Congratulations to the following members who have advanced from Student to Allied Member:

Jennifer Maxwell – Jacksonville

Vickie Samus – Jacksonville

And welcome to the following new members::

Ms. Safiya J Jones, Student Member ASID – Orlando

Mrs. Rachel Noel Duncan, Allied Member ASID – Orlando

Mrs. Natalie Nicole Casey, ASID - Orlando

Mr. Judson Willoughby Faircloth, Student Member ASID - Tally

Paris Mills Champagne Henderson, Student Member ASID -Tally

Ms. Tiffany Wooldridge, ASID - Vero Beach

Ms. Maritza Acosta, Student Member ASID- Orlando

Mrs.Jill Burnham, Allied Member ASID – Pensacola/Panama City

Andrea Noel Martoccia, Student Member ASID - Orlando

Robbie Price, Traditions In Tile and Stone, Industry Partner - Jacksonville

Paul Robinson,- Southland Floors, Inc., Industry Partner.

 

Submitted by: Linda Hartmann, ASID, Dirctor of Membership

Industry Partner Bill Hamilton serves on the board as the Director at Large. This Florida “Gator” spent some time in the insurance industry after graduatiing from The University of Florida before “escaping” and making his way into the interior design industry in 1996 as the Central and Florida North Territory rep for Duralee Fabrics. A Daytona native, Bill enjoys all that the Florida lifestyle has to offer when he is not working or on the road; spending his spare time travelling, playing golf and jogging.

2010/2011 Board and DCC Contact Information
Chapter News
  • Students advancing to  Allied Membership, upon graduation, can save $760 over the first 5 years of Allied membership. You have a 6-month period from your graduation date to submit the application and transcripts to take advantage of this great savings!

 

  • Allied members in good standing advancing to Professional – Did you know that you can get your first year of Professional membership for free once you pass the NCIDQ exam? Simply submit proof of NCIDQ passage to ASID headquarters within one year of your exam date to qualify for the dues waiver.
  • There is a monthly installment option if you do not want to pay your dues all at one time.
  • Don’t let your membership lapse! There is a $50 reinstatement fee to renew membership.
  • Earn $$ toward your dues! Know someone that would like to join ASID? Give them the code CHAPTER11 to put on their application to save $100 on the application fee. Then ask them to submit your membership number on their application to “Share the Love”. Once they’ve been a member for 4 months, you’ll get a $50 credit towards your ASID dues or anything in the ASID store

Check http://www.asid.org/for more information.

Save the date! On September 24, the annual awards ceremony will take place in Orlando. Stay tuned for more details and call for entries.

 

ASID Continuing Educatin Requirement

ASID’s current continuing education reporting period is quickly coming to a close on Dec. 31, 2011. We want make sure you are on track and answer any questions you may have.

6 Hours Every Two Years:

ASID bylaws and policies require all practitioner members (professional and allied members) of the Society to complete six contact hours of continuing education coursework (equal to 0.6 CEUs) every two years. The current reporting period began Jan. 1 2010, and will end Dec. 31, 2011. To qualify, coursework must be taken from an approved provider such as:
• IDCEC
• State Regulatory Board
• CIDA-accredited college/university

Report Compliance:

During the last reporting period, we asked members to report their compliance through an online mechanism. ASID wants to make reporting as easy as possible for members, therefore we have slightly changed this process. Now, when you pay your dues it indicates that you agree to remain in compliance with the CEU requirement because it is a required condition of membership. You do not have to submit any information about the courses you have attended and you do not have to report anything online. The only exception will be in the event you are one of the members selected for an audit, in which case more detailed records will be requested.

Failure to Comply:

Any member who fails to comply with the continuing education requirement may eventually be subject to a termination of Society membership in accordance with the requirements of the policy.

For a full list of Frequently Asked Questions, click here.

Local Events

 

The Grape at St. John’s Town Center
10281 Midtown Parkway
Jacksonville, Florida 32246

Tuesday, June 21st
5:30p.m. – 8:00p.m.

$20 entry fee if RSVP before June 17th | $25 entry fee at the door
Entry fee to benefit ASID, IIDA and our ongoing legislative efforts through IDAF
RSVP to https://member.asid.org/asidssa/ecmssamsganalytics.click_through?p_mail_id=E408575A7289258B1C13175

Heavy appetizers, soft drinks/tea and a chance to win great raffle prizes included!
Cash bar available

 

 

The Orlando ASID Design Community met on May 19, 2011 at Shades To You at 1676 E. Semoran Boulevard in Apopka. The meeting was co-hosted by MechoShade Home Systems (Bud Edie, Sale Representative & Jesse Fried, National Sales Manager) and Florida Design Magazine (Ken Baxley, Associate Publisher). There were 18 attendees, which included a mix of Professional, Allied, Student Members and Industry Partners. Ken Baxley gave an informative presentation on “How to Actually Get Published”. He spoke about what magazines are looking for in photography and the process in which to submit completed projects to magazines. He highlighted Florida Design Magazine layouts, and pointed out tips for designers to make sure that the editors notice their project photos. Jesse Fried flew in from NYC to discuss “Why Shades?” He reviewed the key factors and benefits of solar shading and how they can manage light, view, heat, glare and provide UV protection. He shared with us many photos of the amazing whys in which solar shades can now be manufactured to fit any window, no matter what size and shape, as well as, creating pockets and channels to for seamless installations. The designers learned about the power of automation of window coverings and integration into home systems. It was a wonderful and informative meeting enjoyed by all. A big THANK YOU goes out to our gracious hosts and presenters.

Submitted by Yvonne Greenslait, Allied Member ASID,

Orlando Design Community Coordinator

April 2011 in the Tallahassee Design Community

The Tallahassee Design Community gathered at Krewe de Gras on Wednesday, April 27 for a social which included a wonderful discussion regarding portfolios, resumes and interviewing with students and professionals. Amy O’Keefe, ASID Tallahassee Design Community Coordinator, announced that there were five winning submissions for the Tallahassee Treasure Hunt. The game included ten questions and photos of examples of local Tallahassee architecture and interiors. The drawing was held to select the winner of a $20 gift card and the runner ups each received a $5 gift card. The winner was Tabitha Rudd, Allied ASID. Information will be available soon for May’s event which is the kickoff of a chair competition.

 

Submitted by Amy O’Keefe, ASID, Tallahassee Design Community Coordinator

News From The Society
Results from our fourth annual economic impact survey show encouraging signs that business is picking up slightly. About 37 percent of respondents said they expect annual revenues will be higher this year than in 2010, with the majority of those projecting an increase of between 10 and 30 percent. Still, members overall report business is sluggish compared to the pre-recession economy, and some members continue to struggle to keep their firms open. Thanks to all the members who took the time to complete the survey. Findings will be reported in the Fall 2011 issue of ASID ICON magazine. Congratulations to Jane Jungslager-Raymo, ASID, of Westbrook, Maine, who won a free year of member dues. Her name was selected at random from the 1,350 entries we received.
ASID recently announced the findings of its first quarterly performance index. The ASID index is based on data compiled from a monthly survey that provides a tailored perspective on billings and business conditions in the interior design industry. Key findings indicate moderate industry growth as well as increased billings for residential design. Click here to read the full press release.
In an effort to provide timely, accessible Society news, updates and industry happenings, we will be transitioning ASID NewsFlash to a monthly format. To stay on top of what’s going on in the ASID world, and design world at large, be sure to check out our latest news outlet at ASID.org/icon. Click the “news” tab and bookmark the page today!

 

May 18, 2011

Message From The President

 

What a year this has turned out to be so far!  I trust that your businesses are making the turn upward and that you have gained new poise in our industry by sustaining through the past few years.  ASID as an organization has also made some adjustments to be even more conscience of how your dollars are being spent.  In an effort to help you better utilize the precious resources ASID has gathered for you, the asid.org website has been revised.  Whether you are an emerging practitioner, Allied Member, Student or Professional member, within a few simple clicks you can find what you are looking for and so much more including:

·       continuing education

·       resource library

·       managing and marketing your business

·       business intelligence for financial and economy related topics

·       codes and standards

·       aging and accessibility

·       research resources

·       sustainable design

·       case studies showing quality of life and well being

·       product certification programs

·       design related events

 

As you are well aware, the main issue that has taken much time and effort this year has been the legislative activities trying to over turn our interior design licensing in the state of Florida.  It is with great releaf that I report that the bill failed and, at least for the moment, our licensure remains intact.  Thank you so much to those of you who stood up, got involved and made a huge impact on our industry.  Our voices were heard and that has made all the difference.  I urge you to continue to read the information we send to you from ASID to keep you up-to-date on this issue.  There is much misinformation being stated and it is important to learn the truth so you can act accordingly.

 

This summer brings our annual STEP workshop to help prepare those who qualify for the NCIDQ exam.  I want to personally encourage those of you who have not passed the test to take the challenge!  Passage of this test signifies the hallmark of professionalism in the interior design community, and alerts the public to the expertise and experience of the designer who has met the challenge.  You can also visit www.ncidq.org to learn more about dates and eligibility requirements.  It is our goal as your chapter leaders to see you achieve your highest level of success.  Please lean on us to help you make this STEP!  Glenda Wann, your Florida North Professional Development Director, has worked diligently to prepare this workshop and would be happy to help direct you.  Feel free to contact her at glenda@glendawanninteriors.com. 

 

To the graduating students, our hats are off you for the wonderful accomplishment that you have completed!  What an exciting time for you as you begin your career as an interior designer.  Know that we are focused on involving our emerging professionals as we have appointed the Emerging Professionals Committee Chair, Courtenay Rollwagen.  Networking is key to having a great career and opportunities are being created by Courtenay that you will hear of in the near future.  Ideas are welcome!

 

In an effort to serve a larger segment of our membership, we have decided to hold an award banquet this year in Orlando in lieu of a chapter weekend.  Instead, we will be hosting our first Paris Flea Market event in Jacksonville in early spring of next year.  Keep an eye open for more information about this exciting event and hang on to your treasures you might want to sell!

 

Thank you to each of the Florida North Board Members who are working so hard to make our strategic plan a reality.  You are much appreciated.

 

Blessings to each of you,

 

Suzanna Lawler Boney

President, ASID Florida North Chapter

FROM THE BOARD

Congratulations to the following members who have advanced from Allied to Professional or Student to Allied!

Allied Members advanced to Professional:

Ellen Glass, ASID

Benita M. Goldblatt, ASID

Student Members advanced to Allied Member:

Christy Maingot, Allied Member

Jennifer S. Maxwell, Allied Member

Vicki A. Zajac, Allied Member

This year, Student Rep to the Board Julie Casserta implemented an initiative in which graduating seniors receive ASID graduation honor cords. ASID Student Members in good standing at both the national and campus chapter level, received the honor cords as recognition of their commitment to the organization and their design education.  The light blue honor cords were presented in a phamplet along with certificates of membership, gift certificates for professional supplies, and information on transitioning to Allied Member.  The students were extremely appreciative of the recognition and the gits that will help streamline the transition into the professional design world.

The board was very enthusiastic and unanimously approved of the idea when Julie presented it at a board meeting ealier in the year.  She has been a valuable asset to the board and her work on this initiative exemplifies abilities that will serve Julie well in her design career.

Linda Hartmann, ASID, is an interior designer at Gribble Interior Group. Trained in graphic design at the University of Florida, she expanded her knowledge to three dimensions when she returned to school at Seminole Community College to study interior design. Upon graduation, her internship led to a full-time job at Gribble Interior Group, where she has been ever since. She has been a registered Florida interior designer since 2009. She has participated in various community events, including the Orlando Opera Guild Showhouse, the Festival of Trees, and Habitat for Humanity.

Linda has been an active ASID member since her student days, and is currently Membership Director. She was co-chair of ASID Florida North’s Chapter Weekend 2009 and Volunteer Coordinator for Coverings 2010.

In her spare time, Linda enjoys entertaining, kayaking, kitsch, and attending contemporary art fairs.

2010/2011 Board and DCC Contact Information
Chapter News

Catherine Pliess was recently appointed Department Chair of Interior Design at the Art Institute of Jacksonville. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Interior Design from the Art Institute of Philadelphia and is completeing her thesis for a Master of Science in Design from Arizona State University, pending this spring. Catherine relocated from Scottsdale, AZ, where she was a member of the Arizona North chapter. She has held several positions on the Arizona North Chapter including the Membership Director 2006 to 2008, the Chair of Programs 2007 to 2008 and the Chairwoman for Education Day for the Chapter in 2006 and 2007. She has also served as a juror for the NCIDQ exam.

Originally from the East coast, Ms. Pliess owned a retail store in Haddonfield, NJ, and an interior design consulting firm since 1992.

WORKSHOP SCHEDULE

Friday, August 5 2 - 8:30 p.m.
Saturday, August 6 8 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.
Sunday, August 7 8 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.

IMPORTANT DATES

STEP Workshop Registration Deadline: July 22, 2011

STEP Workshop Dates: August 5 -7, 2011

NCIDQ Examination: Sept. 30 - Oct. 1, 2011

REGISTRATION

Ready to Register? Go to: http://www.asid.org/career/step.

ASID Members: $325

Non-members: $445

Student News

The Art Institure of Jacksonville has elected its incoming ASID Student Chapter officers for the 2012 school year.  Pictured below, left to right:

Kendal Cardone, Secretary; Jeanne Sylar, President; Michael Coats, President-Elect; Hui Min Liang, Treasurer; and Kristen Biagini, Faculty Advisor.

Local Events

Pensacola

June 9, 2011, 5:30, 12289 Emerald Coast Parkway, Unit 101-B, Destin, FL

Hosted by Linns Prestige Kitchen

RSVP: Sherri Linn slinn@linnsktichens.com

Jacksonville

Date: May 19th
Time: 5-8pm
Location: 10702 Hood Rd. South #5, Jacksonville, FL 32257
Host: John Beard Collection

Please RSVP on Facebook or with Becky Morgan at 904.993.3243 or https://member.asid.org/asidssa/ecmssamsganalytics.click_through?p_mail_id=E403348A7166199B1C12149

Orlando

Professional Sourcing & Solutions Group and Florida Design Magazine will be hosting the ASID May Meeting.

Thursday, May 19, 2011
5:30 pm
Appetizers, Beverages and Wine will be served.

We are hosting the event at Shades To You
1676 East Semoran Blvd., Apopka, FL 32703

Please RSVP: https://member.asid.org/asidssa/ecmssamsganalytics.click_through?p_mail_id=E403443A7165406B1C12189

Vero

Crestron Electronics Presents:

Lighting Control for the ASID Professional

An Evening of Learning – May 25th, 5:30 p.m., Vero Beach, Florida

May 25th @ 5:30 p.m.

The Audiohouse
500 Treasure Coast Plaza
Vero Beach, FL 32960
Phone: 772.562.3767

RSVP to: https://member.asid.org/asidssa/ecmssamsganalytics.click_through?p_mail_id=E403532A7167512B1C12220

The ASID Jacksonville Design Community had their first annual mixer and monthly meeting at Scan Design on Thursday, April 21st. Scan Design has an amazing showroom located on the corner of Baymeadows and Philips Hwy. Despite the upcoming holiday weekend, there was a great turnout with a lot of new faces. Two amazing companies were highlighted: American Leather and Restonic Mattress. Guests were given fantastic “goodie bags” at the end of the evening.

Janel Asplund

The Orlando ASID Design Community met on April 21, 2011, at ProSource of Orlando. Maureen Connolly and ProSource hosted a wonderful meeting. There were 36 attendees, which included a mix of Professional and Allied members, as well as IP members and numerous guests. It was a CEU meeting “Be a Design Star: No and Low Cost Ways to Market Your Design Business.” Kelly Galea, the Design Biz Coach, guided the attendees though an exercise where they were asked to evaluate their current business. They explored why they went into business, what is your current path, identifying ideal target market, where and how to get referrals, qualifying clients and how to attract profitable clients. Kelly then shared with the group no- and lost-cost ways of marketing and networking, such as websites and blogs, utilizing social media and creating e-mail newsletters. Ken Baxley, associate publisher of Florida Design magazine, also presented to the group a special for advertising on their on-line magazine. Kelly’s presentation was not only interesting, but also an extreme benefit to the members and guests. Thank you ProSource, Kelly Galea and Ken Baxley for a successful meeting.

Kelly Galea, the Design Biz Coach, presenting to the Orlando Design Community

Legislative News
Following is a message from Don Davis, ASID Director of Government Affairs…
News From The Society
Over the past several months, ASID and its members have been leading the effort against the attempted deregulation of commercial interior design in Florida. It is with great pleasure that we announce to you that House Bill 5005, the “Deregulation of Professions and Occupations” bill, was defeated in the Senate on Friday, May 6 by a resounding 32-6 vote. (continue reading by clicking below)

To keep up with the latest design news, follow ASID ICON on Twitter. Online, and through your smart phone, stay on top of the day’s design conversations, one tweet at a time.

Go to http://twitter.com/#!/ASIDICON to follow us today!

Upcoming Events

Register for educational forums, networking events, tours and more at www.asidatneocon.com.

Williams-Sonoma IncSpacify Inc.Naylor, LLC

 

April 20, 2011

FROM THE BOARD

Megan Jones has been serving as the Design Community Coordinator for the Pensacola/Panama City area since October of 2010.  Megan is a professional member of ASID, NCIDQ certified and licensed in the state of Florida as a Professional interior designer.  She is a graduate of Louisiana State University where she received a Bachelors of Interior Design.  After working with talented design firms in both Louisiana and Florida, Megan decided to open her own design studio, Inside the Home, located in Pensacola.  Having a love of interior spaces even as a child, Megan brings an instinctive sense to her design projects, which is to channel her clients’ personal aesthetic and create comfortable, functional backdrops for her clients while elevating the state of living well.  Megan is working hard in the Pensacola/Panama area to create a sense of community for the members in her area, and her effors are very much appreciated by the Florida North Chapter Board.

2010/2011 Board and DCC Contact Information
Chapter News
Earn $50.00 toward your membership dues for every new member that you recruit.

ABOUT THE WORKSHOP

The STEP workshop is periodically conducted nationwide and is comprised of 20 hours of instruction over a 2 1/2-day period.  Participants have the opportunity to experience practice exams patterned after the newest NCIDQ and, with the guidance of experienced instructors, determine which areas require further preparation.  Workshop participants are provided with comprehensive workbooks that include practicum exercises and online multiple-choice exams similar to those in the NCIDQ exam.  These practice tests are administered and thoroughly reviewed during the workshop.

WORKSHOP SCHEDULE

Friday, August 5 2 - 8:30 p.m.
Saturday, August 6 8 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.
Sunday, August 7 8 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.

 

IMPORTANT DATES

STEP Workshop Registration Deadline: July 22, 2011

STEP Workshop Dates: August 5 -7, 2011

NCIDQ Examination: Sept. 30 - Oct. 1, 2011

REGISTRATION

Ready to Register? Go to: http://www.asid.org/career/step.

ASID Members: $325

Nonmembers: $445

 

 

Student News

Congratulations to the following student members of ASID who have completed their programs of study and will graduate this semester.  Each graduate receives a certificate of achievement from the ASID Florida North Chapter.

From Daytona State:
Rebecca Monopoli, Kaley Thompson, and Mariah Matton

From Art Institute of Jacksonville:
Ciara Dietz, Tara Blair, Hillary Tibor, Erin Hunt, Genevieve Spink and Kristine El-Kouri

From University of Florida:
Clarissa Carr, Beth Morris, Julie Emminger, Isabel Quintana, Marcela Laverde, Julie Caserta, Laura Dorsey, Meghan Taylor, Katie Nichols, Brian Kim, Chelsea Kuzma and Rebecca Nychyk

From Florida State University:
Meredith Ashley, Karen Rowan

From Florids State College at Jacksonville:
Hannon Holland

Professional Development Director Glenda Wann works tirelessly each semester to insure that graduates are recognized at on-campus, end-of-semester events.  She is pictured below with Art Institute of Jacksonville graduates Kristina El-Kouri (top photo) and Genevieve Spink (bottom center), and (right) Ciara Dietz, AIJ ASID Student Chapter President.

 

 

 

A team of  interior design students from Florida State College at Jacksonville had the opportunity to participate in the Jacksonville Symphony Guild 2011 Showhouse.  They got hands-on experience designing the laundry room of an elegant estate home that was built in 1999.

Pictured below, top row, left to right: Sumer Gandy, Hannon Holland, Megan Caswell.  Bottom row, left to right: Vickie Samus, Danielle Baker and Rachel Mathis.  Also part of the team, but not pictured: Robin Cowing.

 

Local Events

The Orlando ASID Design Community met on February 17th at The Merchant Source, a new Industry Partner.  Tom Howard and his team hosted a wonderful meeting at their beautiful showroom.  It was an exciting meeting because it was an opportunity to introduce members of WCAA (Window Coverings Association of America) to ASID.  There were 42 attendees, which included a mix of drapery workroom professionals and Professional, Allied and Student ASID members.  We were treated to an informative presentation by Jan Bennett, called “The Workroom – Your Best Friend.”  It was a wealth of information to better create the communication and listen skills between designers and workrooms.  It reiterated the importance of clearly written work orders, accurate measurements, and constant communication and to make sure that you always take responsibility for your mistakes!  She also provided an invaluable handout on estimating fabric allowances for various drapery designs, worksheets and window measuring.  It was wonderful to be able to bring both groups together and make new contacts.

Pictured above: Janet Bennett

 

The Tallahassee Design Community gathered at Chez Pierre on Tuesday, March 8, for a social which included drinks and appetizers, sponsored by Brandi Markiewicz with Wolf Gordon and Rebecca Shaw Contract Group.  Amy O’Keefe, ASID Tallahassee Design Community Coordinator, kicked off the Tallahassee Treasure Hunt, which is a game that includes 10 questions and photos of examples of local Tallahassee architecture and interiors.  The winner will receive a $20 gift card and the runner-up will receive a $10 gift card.  The players have until March 31, 2011, to submit their answers.  Winners will be announced at the April Tallahassee Design Community event.

Submitted by: Amy Reneè O’Keefe, ASID

Legislative News

The deregulation of  interior design in Florida is part of a controversial bill (HB 5005) making its way through the Florida Legislature.  The House has already passed the bill and it is up for committee conference in the Senate.  The bill – which includes not only interior design, but  a host of other occupations such as hair braiders, athlete agents and landscape architects – will effectively eliminate interior designers’ ability to sign and seal construction documents.  The proposed bill deletes all reference to interior design in Florida Statue 481.  See full text of the bill at this link:  http://www.flsenate.gov/Session/Bill/2011/5005/BillText/c1/PDF

The following video from ASID National explains why this bill is detrimental to Florida’s interior design industry and Florida consumers. http://www.asid.org/media/advocacyvideos/default.htm

For additonal information on ASID’s policy postion on interior design legislation, visit this link: http://www.asid.org/legislation/issues.

There is a huge effort on the part of several organizations – IDPC, NKBA and the Institute for Justice, among others – to support this deregulation effort.  ASID members can help counteract these efforts by contacting members of the Florida Senate and voicing support of interior design regulation.  For a complete list of Florida Senate members, follow this link: http://www.flsenate.gov/Senators/.

News From The Society
ASID is partnering with Interior Design magazine on a survey of how interior designers are using social media for work-related purposes. Whether you currently use social media or not, we want to hear from you. We will report the results of the survey when they are ready. To access the online survey, click below.

As of June 2011, NCIDQ will no longer accept paper registrations.

Active NCIDQ certificate holders will be able to register CEUs directly online using their MyNCIDQ account. This is a free service for current certificate holders.

Inactive or non-certificate holders may continue to submit course activity until June 30, 2011. If you fall into either one of these categories, ASID urges you to obtain a copy of your transcript as soon as possible. Inactive certificate holders are granted amnesty this year and may reactivate their certificates for a fee of $90.

IDCEC is currently working on providing a registry service for the interior design community. In advance of the launch of this new registry, ASID recommends retrieving your transcripts from NCIDQ in order to be sure that your information is complete, not lost or inaccessible.

For more information regarding these changes visit NCIDQ.org.

For any further questions or concerns, please contact the ASID Education Department at education@asid.org.

A recent Interiors & Sources article authored by ASID President Michael Thomas, FASID, CAPS, discusses ASID research, in particular the most recent Environmental Scanning Report. The report, which analyzes economic trends and emerging issues in the interior design profession, is available on ASID.org. To read Thomas’ article, click below.
Upcoming Events

ASID will be featuring two hard-hitting Association Forums during ASID@NeoCon. Each forum will focus on a key issue affecting today’s interior designer: the blitz of variety and choice for today’s consumer and the state of the industry as seen by the industry.

The first forum, “The Variety Revolution,” being held Monday, June 13, 1–3 p.m., will feature Substance of Style author Virginia Postrel and her groundbreaking work in identifying how innovation and the advancement of choice affect consumer behavior. She will discuss the growing popularity of such do-it-yourself television channels as HGTV and DIY and how they have changed the design industry forever. The second forum, “Interior Design – 2025,” being held Tuesday, June 14, 2:15-4:15 p.m., will take a close look at the state of the profession in 2025. Whether you are a student, manufacturer, practitioner or academic, you are guaranteed to benefit from these discussions. Each forum offers .2 CEUs.

To register, click below. Please direct any questions to ASID Director of Education Heidi Salati at (202) 675-2355 or hsalati@asid.org.

Williams-Sonoma IncSpacify Inc.Naylor, LLC

 

March 16, 2011

FROM THE BOARD

Melanie DeMasi is our new ASID Communications Committee Chair. Born and raised in Charleston, SC, Melanie earned a bachelor’s in PR/Marketing from the University of South Carolina – Columbia. She and her husband, Jamie, pioneered the historical downtown district – Springfield – upon moving here in 2005. After many years of selling software, Melanie decided to return to school, and received a degree in interior design from Florida State College – Jacksonville. She is a LEED accredited professional, and recently signed on with the local KNOLL Dealership, IFS Business Interiors. She serves our local ASID design community as both a furniture and communications resource. In her spare time Melanie enjoys spinning, gardening and traveling. In her role as Communications Committee Chair, Melanie works closely with the Communications Director and Design Community Coordinators to make sure local event information is posted on the chapter calendar and facebook; and she also assists with the Creative Brief Newsletter content from the design communities and student chapters.

 

2010/2011 Board and DCC Contact Information
Chapter News

ABOUT THE WORKSHOP

The STEP workshop is periodically conducted nationwide and is comprised of 20 hours of instruction over a 2 1/2-day period. Participants have the opportunity to experience practice exams patterned after the newest NCIDQ and, with the guidance of experienced instructors, determine which areas require further preparation. Workshop participants are provided with comprehensive workbooks that include practicum exercises and online multiple-choice exams similar to those in the NCIDQ exam. These practice tests are administered and thoroughly reviewed during the workshop.

WORKSHOP SCHEDULE

Friday, August 5 2 - 8:30 p.m.
Saturday, August 6 8 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.
Sunday, August 7 8 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.

 

IMPORTANT DATES

STEP Workshop Registration Deadline: July 22, 2011

STEP Workshop Dates: August 5 -7, 2011

NCIDQ Examination: Sept. 30 - Oct. 1, 2011

REGISTRATION

Ready to Register? Go to: http://www.asid.org/career/step.

ASID Members: $325

Nonmembers: $445

 

 

Earn $50.00 toward your membership dues for every new member that you recruit.
Student News

ASID/UF Student Chapter hosted four German exchange students…

Last month, the UF/ASID student chapter introduced four special guests (students) visiting from a distant shore – Germany. The foreign exchange students presented the Detmold (or Detmolder) School of Architecture and Interior Design. Located in Detmold, Germany, the programs offered at this institution are architecture, interior architecture or interior design, and urban planning. The process of acceptance into Detmold differs from that of an American University such as UF. In order to be considered for college acceptance, students must qualify by providing evidence of completing a secondary school or a two-year technical school. Completion and assessment from secondary schools depends on placement in one of three qualifying exams.

The Detmold school, itself, stands as an impressive expression of architecture and interior design, the greatest part being that students and faculty designed it. The school was relocated and built after a student won a competition held amongst faculty and students of the original Detmold School of Architecture and Interior Architecture. Even today, there are areas of campus that are still currently being developed by the staff and students as part of the education process.

Technologies available at the Detmold University are phenomenal. In addition to having laboratories for building physical models, a perceptions lab allows students to study human behavior and perception in order to better understand the impacts of design through varying tools, including a pupil-tracking device. As a part of the perception lab, there is a simulator that allows students to create a design, whether it be furniture or an interior space, and then visually walk through or manipulate the creation in 3D at varying scales. In addition, a 3D printer allows for the creation of models from a computer generated program; and a lighting laboratory allows students to experiment and test light as it functions with design.

Detmold and its students offered a glimpse into the greater world of interior design and its ever-advancing qualities in all corners of the world. In the end, we were simply a room of young, budding designers from all backgrounds, and at all stages, united by one common thread that is a passion for innovation and a desire to express ourselves.

Submitted by:

Michaella Lyons

Local Events

Submitted by Yvonne Greenslait, Allied ASID

The Orlando ASID Design Community met on March 10, 2011, at Crestron in Maitland. Jamie Kraft and John Gutenkunst hosted a wonderful meeting. There were 16 attendees including a mix of Professional, Allied and Student ASID members; as well as IP members. It was a CEU meeting and covered the benefits of Lighting Control Systems for our clients. Jamie and John did an excellent job in explaining the various types of loads, the fundamentals of lighting controls, how they are installed and the impact on design. They discussed the benefits to the client in streamlining their systems and also showed how the control systems were easily integrated within today’s technologies of computers, iPads and Smart Phones. It was an extremely informative presentation and beneficial to the Design Community. Thank you Jamie and John!

Pictured above: John Gutenkunst (L) and James Kraft (R) of Crestron.

Orlando area designers

 

The Orlando ASID Design Community met on January 13th at a beautiful Winter Park home. Marisa Munro and Peter Shipp, of Architectural Electronics, hosted the meeting. There were 28 attendees, which included a mix of Professional, Allied and Student members. We were treated to a tour of a home in which Architectural Electronics had installed all of the integrated electronics a couple of years ago, and we were shown how everything works in a real live setting. Peter gave an excellent CEU presentation that was both informative and very easy to understand. It was amazing to see the control room with all the servers/brains of the system and we learned that even though the system had been installed a couple of years ago, it could still be upgraded as technology changed. Thank you to Marisa and Peter for a fabulous meeting to kick off the New Year!

Legislative News

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Circuit Court Upholds Florida’s Interior Design Licensure
ASID Declares Locke vs. Shore Decision a Victory for Florida Businesses and Interior Design Community

WASHINGTON, D.C. (March 7, 2011) | The American Society of Interior Designers (ASID) and its members support the United States Court of Appeals Eleventh Circuit on its decision this week to uphold the State of Florida’s interior design statute.

The Court unanimously affirmed last year’s District Court decision that Florida’s licensing requirement for interior designers practicing in commercial settings is constitutional. The statute does not prevent any designer from performing the work they currently do, but expands the scope of work for those who meet additional requirements. Interior designers practicing in residential settings in Florida may do so without a license.

“We are very pleased that the Court upheld the state’s interior design statute,” said Director of Government and Public Affairs at ASID, Don Davis. “This decision ensures Floridians will continue to benefit from the high quality of services the interior design community provides.”

In a well reasoned opinion, the Court rejected, among other things, the Appellants’ contention that the Florida legislature’s safety concern does not provide a rational basis for the license requirement.

Believing in Florida’s right to maintain and enforce legislation that serves to protect the public safety and consumers, ASID filed an Amicus Curiae Brief with the Court in support of the proposition that Florida had a rational basis for regulating commercial interior designers. The National Council for Interior Design Qualification, which administers the national qualifying examination recognized by the state, also submitted an Amicus Curiae Brief in support of the state’s position.

For more information, please contact Director of Government and Public Affairs at ASID, Don Davis, at (202) 675-2344 or log on to the ASID website.

News From The Society
Last week, the United States Court of Appeals Eleventh Circuit, in a closely watched case, upheld the State of Florida’s interior design statute. The Court unanimously affirmed last year’s District Court decision that Florida’s licensing requirement for interior designers practicing in commercial settings is constitutional. The statute does not prevent any designer from performing the work they currently do, but expands the scope of work for those who meet additional requirements. Interior designers practicing in residential settings in Florida may do so without a license.
Sing it in a ballad, write it in a haiku or sketch it out – it’s not how you say it, but how loud! Share your love for ASID and we’ll love you back! Tell others all about why you love ASID and for every Allied, Professional or Industry Partner member you recruit, you’ll receive a $50 voucher toward your ASID membership dues. The more love you share, the more $$ you receive. Go to www.asid.org/share for more info.
It’s easy – simply click “Find a Designer” on the ASID.org homepage and go to step #3 to search for a member by name. You can refine your search by location or specialty by using the fields in step #1 and step #2. Our online member directory also helps potential clients find the perfect match for their next great design project.
Williams-Sonoma IncNaylor, LLC

 

February 16, 2011

FROM THE BOARD
The Jacksonville area ASID and AIA Emerging Practitioners are forming a kickball team. Whether you are an Allied Member just out of school or a long time Allied, Professional or IP Member, your kickball talents are welcome and needed. Follow this link to sign up today! http://edpkickball.wufoo.com/forms/kickball-signup/

Becky Morgan is the ASID Design Community Coordinator for Jacksonville. Prior to college, she worked in showroom sales assisting clients with furniture and finish selections. This experience helped her realize her desire to impact the lives of others through creatively sculpting spaces. She is a graduate of The Art Institute of Jacksonville where she received her BFA in Interior Design. Her involvement with ASID, which began with coordinating a school chapter in college, gave her the opportunity to volunteer for various events and committees including Chapter Weekend. Her most valued experience as DCC has been working with some of the most inspiring and dedicated designers in North Florida.

Extensive training and experience in 3D Modeling and graphic visualization has afforded her the opportunity to work on a variety of projects including international work through her freelance company, BMorCreative, LLC. She is very excited to have recently accepted a position with Reynolds, Smith and Hills, Inc., working in their Corporate and Commercial division. Her future goals include sitting for the NCIDQ, becoming a LEED AP and furthering her involvement in ASID.

 

 

Hi! My name is Julie Caserta, and I am the current Student Representative to the North Florida Chapter of ASID. I obtained this position in August of 2010, and it has been such a blessing in my life ever since then. As Student Representative, it is my responsibility to act as a communicative connection between Interior Design students in North Florida and surrounding professionals. This position has given me the opportunity to grow as a student, and it has made me very appreciative of ASID as an organization.

Some of my responsibilities include coordinating “Student Portfolio Review Days” with practitioners who are Allied or Professional members of ASID. This connection to the professional world is something that I enjoy helping other students with. It is of utmost importance that, as students, we begin networking and creating professional relationships that will help get our careers as designers started. Currently, the student chapters are working to coordinate efforts for the “Rally in Tally” with professional members in North Florida. This event is a bonding experience that unites practitioners and students in the hopes of protecting Interior Design as a profession.

I am so excited for what this year has to offer for students in North Florida! Creating professional connections through ASID is an exciting and engaging process that I am so proud to be a part of.

 

2010/2011 Board and DCC Contact Information
Chapter News
It has been an exciting year so far for members advancing. Five members have advanced from Allied to Professional, and twelve members advanced from Student to Allied. Read on to see a complete list.
Your help and participation are needed! Mark your calendars and plan to join chapter leaders at our State Capitol on February 23rd, where we will meet with our representatives to make sure they understand the importance of interior design legislation!
Earn $50.00 toward your membership dues for every new member that you recruit.
Executive Director of ASID will retire in 2011.
Student News

Interior Design Student Organization’s Christmas tree at the “Big Bend Habitat for Humanity Festival of Trees” 2nd annual Christmas tree auction. Our tree was auctioned off to raise money for the local Habitat for Humanity. It also won “Best of Show” and “Best of Category.” (Nov. 2010)
Pictured: Kathryn Garrison & Darwen Hinton

http://www.habitally.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=146&Itemid=100058

Announcing raffle winners at the “Finale: Collective Design Showcase.” (Dec. 2010)
Pictured in front: Darwen Hinton, Christina Miller, Jessica Cody

Tour of the Governor’s mansion (Nov. 2010)
Pictured: FSU students with Professor Bulter on Governor’s mansion tour

 

Local Events
Jacksonville and Orlando area meetings are this Thursday (the 17th) and Tallahassee’s meeting is next Thursday (the 24th). Follow this link to the ASID Florida North Chapter website event calendar to get full event details.

http://www.asidfloridanorth.com/news_events.php

 

 

Submitted by Yvonne Greenslait

The Orlando ASID Design Community met on Thursday, December 9th, for a Holiday Social. The event was held at Washburn Imports, which is a shop that imports incredible handmade items for the home, from Bali, Indonesia; Thailand; and India. The owner, John Washburn, travels to these countries and hand selects the items to sell in his shops. Two new containers had just arrived within the past week, so we were able to peruse through the shop and make our “wish-lists.” This year, they opened the Imperial Wine Bar and Beer Garden within the store. The food was catered by White Wolf Café and owner, Michael Hennessy, and his staff, created a plethora of delights including a hot pasta dish, roasted vegetables, fondue, hummus and scrumptious mini-cheesecake bites for dessert. We were excited to be able to extend a hearty “Congratulations” to member Ellen Glass for just recently passing the NCIDQ. It was a wonderful evening, spent with a wonderful group of designers, and a wonderful way to close out 2010 and say “Cheers” to the New Year ahead of us!

Pictured above: Marisa Munro, Industry Partner – Architectural Electronics; Gladys Heuer, Allied Member; Pauline Winegarten; Linda Hartmann, ASID

Pictured above: Lisa Deroo and Kelly Shah, Student Member

Pictured above: Sharon Glass, ASID; and Sharon Gilkey, ASID

Pictured above: Angela Gutenkunst, Allied Member; and Donna Kirby, FASID

Pictured above: Marilee McGinn, ASID; and Paul Jones, Washburn Imports

 

Jaffe Rug hosted the January Jacksonville Design Community meeting at which Janice Young and Marsha Faulkner spoke about the upcoming Rally in Tally and the importance of supporting interior design legislation. Attendees participatedi in role playing to learn how to practice the “elevator speech” to get our message across to our state legislators.

 

News From The Society

Michael Alin, Hon. FASID, executive director of ASID, will retire on Oct. 1, 2011, after more than 20 years with the Society. Alin announced his decision at the ASID Board of Directors meeting in January. Alin joined ASID in late 1990 as deputy executive director and took on the responsibility of shepherding the Society’s strategic planning and managing membership operations. He became executive director in May of 1998.

“It has been an absolutely fabulous run for me,” Alin commented. “I have been privileged to work with some great and visionary volunteer leaders, who always looked ahead to where the interior design profession and ASID needed to go. The Society’s leadership can take pride in its contributions to the growing success of the profession and to its accepted place among other professions in the built environment.”

Prepared annually as part of the Society’s strategic planning process, this report looks at large-scale trends and developments in the spheres of economics, politics, society, technology and the environment; as well as within the A&D sectors of the building industry, that are shaping the interior design industry. To obtain a free copy (in PDF), go to the Download Documents page of the ASID website.
The REGREEN Resolution
Feb. 24,  1 p.m. Eastern

Led by Annette Stelmack, Allied Member ASID, LEED AP, Founder and Principal of Inspirit-llc,The REGREEN Residential Remodeling Program has grown exponentially since its humble beginnings three years ago as a set of hardcopy guidelines. Now a robust, multi-pronged, Web-based resource, REGREEN faculty will provide an overview of the REGREEN website including new tools, education and resources, as well as strategies to incorporate them into your practice. Particular emphasis will be placed on the use of case studies, lessons learned, and the “whole-house” approach, central to the REGREEN philosophy. The January webinar sold out, so we’re offering an encore presentation. Participants receive additional incentives after completing the webinar, so be sure to register early to take advantage of this opportunity (0.1 CEU).
Register here.
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January 19, 2011

FROM THE BOARD

HAPPY NEW YEAR

ASID FLORIDA NORTH CHAPTER!!

 

After receiving a B.A. in Graphic Design/Art from the School of Art and Architecture at Montana State University, Yvonne Greenslait moved to Orlando; and 19 years later, is still calling Central Florida home. After spending 10 years in the staffing and IT recruiting industry, she returned to school at Seminole State College to focus on her passion for design and received an A.S. in Interior Design. As a student, she served as the ASID Student Chapter President for a year and designed/coordinated the installation of the student tree for the Festival of Trees for the Orlando Museum of Art. In the 5 years of practicing residential design in Orlando, she has been fortunate to work for both a small design firm as well as a large corporation. She has participated in the Festival of Trees, assisting in designing/decorating a tree for a local TV station for two years and was a co-designer for a room in the Ronald McDonald House. Currently, she owns her own business, Greenslate Design, LLC, and is serving as Design Community Coordinator for the Orlando Area for the Florida North Chapter. Additionally, she is an active volunteer for the Morse Museum of American Art in Winter Park and is training with Team in Training for the Disney Marathon for the Leukemia/Lymphoma Society.

Yvonne’s dedication and service to the Orlando members is very much appreciated by the board.

 

 

2010/2011 Board and DCC contact information
Chapter News

The 2011 Florida North Chapter Membership & Resource Directory was distributed last month to all active members at the time of the mailing.  This directory was the culmination of a great deal of planning that started last spring with the 2010 Board, spearheaded by Communications Director Constance Riik.

It contains important chapter and national contact information as well as a complete listing of designers and industry partners, listed both by category and alphabetically.  You will also find current CEU requirements, state of Florida requirements, 2011 chapter strategic plan goals and objectives, and a handy section with reference tools.  If you have recently joined the Florida North Chapter and missed the maling and would like  to receive a copy, contact Chapter Administrator Angelina Wheeler-Chong at asidfloridanorth@gmail.com.

The directory would not have been possible without the support and advertising dollars of local businesses, many of whom are not yet industry partners.  The following industry partners placed ads in this inaugural issue of the directory and their support is very much appreciated.

Bill Hamilton/Duralee

 

 

BS&H Home Appliances /Joey Vazquez

 

 

 

Your help and participation are needed! Mark your calendars and plan to join chapter leaders at our State Capitol on February 23rd, where we will meet with our representatives to make sure they understand the importance of interior design legislation!

Look for details in your in-box, on facebook, and on the website calendar as the date draws near!

And if you are in the Jacksonville area on Jan. 20th, please plan to attend the Jacksonville Design Community Meeting (5:30 p.m., Jaffe Rug Gallery, 8206 Philips Highway, Suite 18, Jacksonville) for an informal and fun evening where you will learn how to introduce yourself and give a 30-second “elevator speech” to our government officials.

Janice Young, FASID; Suzanne Suttles, ASID IDAF Rep to the board; and Marsha Faulkner, ASID, President-Elect will be there to provide you with everything you need to know to help make this year’s Rally in Tally a huge success. We promise it will be an enjoyable and informative evening (and food and beverages will be served). Even if you cannot make it to the event in February, please come to the meeting/training on Jan. 20th. You can also help right from your desk by emailing and writing letters or making calls to your representatives. We will be discussing how you can help that way, too!

Local Events
Columbia Forest Products is sponsoring this event and presenting the CEU “Decorative Hardwood, Plywood and Interior Air Quality,” at the Leon Community Center @ Amtrak Center. Click “Learn More” for full details.

The Jacksonville Design Community gathered for a Holiday Mixer at J. Alexanders on December 16th.   Appetizers, drink specials and that huge cozy fireplace made for a very nice evening for all in attendance. Many thanks to member Kaneka Wiliams for sending in these photos!

News From The Society
ASID is gearing up for the 2011 Distinguished Speaker Series (DSS), and we are looking for new speakers and programming to add to our catalogue. DSS is a highly successful speakers bureau designed specifically to address the needs of the interior design industry. Our speakers have taken ordinary events and made them extraordinary with their two-hour presentations on some of the most important and talked-about topics in design today, such as successful business practices, health and safety, business branding, sustainable design and international building codes, just to name a few. All DSS programming earns .2 CEUs. If you are an extraordinary speaker with a unique program geared toward interior designers or the interior design industry, and would like to be considered for the DSS, please contact Heidi Salati, ASID Director of Education, at hsalati@asid.org. For more information on DSS, including how to book a speaker, please click below.
The International Federation of Interior Architects/Designers (IFI) invites you to join a global initiative, Design Frontiers/Futures: the Interior Entity (DFIE). The DFIE project is conceived to help clarify the value, relevance, responsibility and identity of the design profession on a global level. This initiative is based on the understanding that interiors experts in the majority of nations encounter disciplinary confusion and a lack of clarity that carries over into stakeholders and the general public. For the first stage of this project, IFI is conducting a survey that should take less than 10 minutes to complete. To access the survey, go to www.ifiworld.org. Your contribution is very valuable and will be included in a comprehensive report that will be discussed in a Global Symposium being held in New York in February. To learn more about IFI and the DFIE project, visit www.ifiworld.org.
Upcoming Events
HEALTHCARE DESIGN 11, being held Nov. 13 – 16 in Nashville, is the premier conference devoted to how the design of responsibly built environments directly impacts the safety, operation, clinical outcomes and financial success of healthcare facilities, now and into the future. Now until Jan. 21, presenters for the show are being sought. Click “Learn More” to submit your proposal today.
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