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April 2013
California Closets
A summary of this year's Administrator’s Training and President’s Forum, including the importance of contracts, new ways to measure the Chapter's performance, and a session with design media and other organizations on bringing design to more consumers.
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On Feb. 21, 2013, Washington Metro Chapter members gathered to hear Executive Vice President/CEO Randy Fiser recap his first year with ASID, including future trends for the industry, and ASID’s efforts to increase its influence and importance, to members and in the broader design community. The presentation followed a cocktail hour and silent auction—a great opportunity for members to mingle at the ASID National Headquarters in Washington.
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Marymount University
Join industry leaders and enthusiasts at the Cana Vineyards in Middleburg, VA, on April 18, 2013, to learn about new innovations in home electronics, from audio and automation to security.

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The Council for Interior Design Qualification, Inc. (CIDQ) has just released two multiple-choice practice tests for exam candidates and others to use when preparing for the new computer-based multiple-choice exams, the Interior Design Fundamentals Examination (IDFX) and the Interior Design Professional Examination (IDPX).
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Spring 2013 CEU Calendar
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The 17th annual Spring Spruce Up is in full swing—applications from clients are coming in, and we are still seeking designers to volunteer!
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Arctic Window Tinting
The elected officers of the Chapter for FY 2014 are:

Mathilda M. Cox, ASID

The elected chapter directors for FY 2014 are as follows:

Communications Director (two-year term)
Megan Koets, ASID

Financial Director (two-year term)
Susan Tully, ASID

Professional Development Director (two-year term)
Erin Speck, ASID

Student Rep to the Board
Julie Daniel, Student ASID

Congratulations to these newly elected board members dedicated to leading the Washington Metro Chapter in FY 2014 and beyond!
A peer group can provide professional connections, valuable advice and personal support. Learn about one of our local groups and how you can become a member or start your own!
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Kayla Weiner, ASID and Shavonne Maclin, Student ASID, the new co-chairs of the Emerging Professionals Affairs Committee, have lots of plans for encouraging new designers to support each other and to connect with the rest of the design community.
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An ASID-focused visit to Howard University's interior design student group emphasized the importance of networking and membership in professional organizations.

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Hosted by the Teknion showroom, the "Explore Your OPTIONS" student event on April 5 gives students the opportunity to meet with design professionals working in hospitality, residential, commercial and healthcare design, as well as industry partners. Sign up now—spaces are limited!
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Please Note:  If ASID precedes a calendar listing, the event is either a Chapter or Society event. If ASID does not precede a calendar listing, the information is being provided to Washington Metro Chapter members as a courtesy to the event sponsor and does not necessarily imply Chapter endorsement.


ASID DC: Explore Your OPTIONS Student Career Round Table Event. 9 a.m.-12 p.m. Teknion Showroom, 900 17th St., NW, Suite 200, Washington, DC. Sponsored by Teknion, Industry Partner of ASID. Register online at For further information, contact

Spring 2013 NCIDQ Examination.

ASID Board Meeting (Spring), ASID headquarters, Washington, DC.

ASID DC CEU: The New ADA Guidelines: What You Need to Know. 9:30 a.m.-12 pm. The Lutron Washington, DC Commercial Experience Center, 455 Massachusetts Ave., NW, Suite 770, Washington, DC 20001. IDCEC Course Code: CEU-101267, 0.2 CEUs, DC/MD Approved. Presented by Donna Kirby, FASID. ASID Distinguished Speaker Series. Sponsored by Lutron. Register online at

ASID DC CEU: Understanding Building Code Basics for Interior Designers and Space Planners. 12:30 p.m.-3 p.m. The Lutron Washington, DC Commercial Experience Center, 455 Massachusetts Ave., NW, Suite 770, Washington, DC 20001. IDCEC Course Code: CEU-101266, 0.2 CEUs, DC/MD Approved. Presented by Donna Kirby, FASID. ASID Distinguished Speaker Series. Sponsored by Lutron. Register online at

Thomas Day: Master Craftsman and Free Man of Color  Exhibition. 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m. daily. Renwick Gallery, 1st Floor, Pennsylvania Ave., NW at 17th St., NW. Open through July 28. For further information, visit

ASID DC Board Meeting. 6 p.m. Kravet Showroom, Suite 123, The Washington Design Center.

Spring 2013 Interior Design Fundamentals Exam (IDFX) and Interior Design Professional Exam (IDPX)

A Taste of Technology. 3 p.m.-8 p.m. Cana Vineyards and Winery, 38600 John Mosby Hwy., Middleburg, VA. CEUs: Control Systems Impact on Building Green. 3:30 p.m.-4:30 p.m. 0.1 CEUs. Presented by Crestron. Introduction to Residential Lighting Controls. 5 p.m.-6 p.m. 0.1 CEUs. Presented by Lutron. Enhancing Lifestyle with Award Winning Invisible Wall Products.  6:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m. 0.1 CEUs. Presented by TRUFIG. Hosted by Sight & Sound Systems, Inc., Industry Partner of ASID. For further information and to RSVP, visit

Vision13: International Window Coverings EXPO (IWCE). New Orleans, LA. For information, visit

Kitchen & Bath Industry Show (KBIS). New Orleans, LA. Visit for information.


7 CEU: The Deconstruction of a Chair. 11 a.m. Century Furniture, The Washington Design Center, 300 D St., SW, Suite 609, Washington, DC. IDCEC Course Code: CEU-101320, 0.1 CEUs. Presented by A. Alex Shuford, III. Sponsored by Century Furniture, Industry Partner of ASID. For further information and to RSVP, contact Debbie Pegher at or 202 488-4400.
Universal Design Summit 5 and Better Living Design Kick-Off. St. Louis University, Busch Conference/Student Center, 20 N. Grand Blvd., St. Louis, MO. For details, visit and Contact Ruth De Hart at 703-527-0790 with questions.

DESIGNLINE submission deadline for the June issue. Submissions should be emailed to
ASID DC CEU: Brand Distinction and Values Based Design. 9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.  The Sherwin-Williams Color Studio, 4809 Auburn Ave., 2nd Floor, Bethesda, MD 20814. IDCEC Course Code: CEU-101304, 0.5 CEUs, DC Approved/MD Approval Pending. Presented by Mark Fernandes. Sponsored by Sherwin-Williams and C.G. Coe & Son. Register online at

ASID MD CEUs: What Every Designer Should Know About Prospecting. 9 a.m.-12 p.m. 0.3 CEUs. What Every Designer Should Know About Social Networking. 1 p.m.-4 p.m. 0.3 CEUs. Hunter Douglas Headquarters, 4061 Powder Mill Rd., Beltsville, MD. Presenters: Kimberly Robertson and Paula Bongartz. Hosted and sponsored by Hunter Douglas, Industry Partner of ASID. Click here for further information/registration form. 

ASID DC Board Meeting. 6:30 p.m. Washington Metro Chapter Office, 9 Midhurst Rd., Silver Spring, MD 20910.


Application Deadline for the Fall 2013 NCIDQ Examination.

The DESIGNLINE eNewsletter is scheduled for distribution to the membership.

ASID MD NCIDQ Practicum Prep Course. Mettler-Toledo, 7075 Samuel Morse Dr., #100, Columbia, MD. For further information, contact Cheryl DiMenna, ASID at  

ASID DC Board Meeting. 6 p.m. Location TBA.

Talbot County 2013 Home & Garden Showcase, benefitting Habitat for Humanity. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Bear Corner Farm, 11460 Old Cordova Rd., Cordova, MD. Visit for details. For further information, contact Showcase Coordinator Deborah Stoff: or 410-822-3680. 

ASID Chapter Leadership Conference to be held in conjunction with Dwell on Design, Los Angeles Convention Center, Los Angeles, CA.


DESIGNLINE submission deadline for the August issue. Submissions should be emailed to

ASID DC Board Meeting. 6 p.m. Location TBA.

Chapter office is closed for vacation.
American Society of Interior Designers | WASHINGTON METRO
9 Midhurst Rd.
Silver Spring, MD 20910
T 202 488-4100


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