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April 2014
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Washington Metro Chapter President Barbara Harries attended the ASID Presidents Forum and shares her experience.
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How do you provide continuous wellness, good health and well-being for occupants and users of a space? On February 26, The National Building Museum and the ASID Foundation convened a Healthy, Healing Spaces CEU on how interior design can help improve the delivery of health services, increase client/physician engagement and focus on the physical and social space of wellness, creating "places that flourish".
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Ann Theriot, ASID, discussed the elaborately draped window treatments of the English Regency period and their ties to the fashions of the time at a seminar on British & Continental Furniture and Interiors, 1600-1930, at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City on February 3.
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Have you taken a lighting class or CEU recently? Have you looked at the information listed on lamp packaging in the past year? New lamp technologies ("lamp" is the proper name for a light bulb), energy codes and a more informed public are bringing changes to lighting. According to Josh Slobin in an LD A article April 2012, lighting design is "...undergoing the most rapid set of changes since the time of Edison."
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Obtaining the NCIDQ certificate is a milestone for interior designers. Being certified demonstrates the qualification that you have been educated, trained and examined to be competent in all areas of interior design, creating interiors that are not only aesthetically pleasing, but also functional and safe.
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WHEN: Thursday, May 9, 2014 
8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. 

WHERE: Lutron Electronics Commercial Experience Center
455 Massachusetts Ave NW
Suite 770
Washington, DC 20001

The REGREEN Implementation Workshop is based on the REGREEN Residential Remodeling Guidelines©, a set of sustainability best practices that emphasize green product selection, team integration and whole-systems thinking. Filling a unique niche in the marketplace, REGREEN is designed for professionals who want to create sustainable, healthy interiors through single-scope projects such as a kitchen or bath remodel, as well as a whole-house gut rehab or historic renovation.
The new interiors-focused practicum was developed by American Society of Interior Designers (ASID) to address the industry-specific challenges interior designers face when renovating a client space. The full-day course offers practical tools and in-depth applications to prepare designers to make sustainable retrofit decisions that save money, improve home performance and contribute to healthy interiors. Building on foundational knowledge from the REGREEN Guidelines, the workshop employs faculty-led instruction and team charrettes for a fast-paced, information-filled day that will transform your design practice. Taught by veteran interior designer Annette Stelmack, Allied ASID, LEED AP BD C, sustainable design consultant at Inspirit-llc and co-author of Sustainable Residential Interiors, the workshop is the capstone course in the REGREEN Trained certificate program.

CEU Credit: This 300-level workshop offers 0.8 health/safety/welfare CEUs (IDCEC), which are also applicable to LEED credential maintenance (not LEED-specific). Attendees of the workshop will receive 0.8 CEU credits upon completion.
Breakfast, lunch and snacks will be provided.
For more information, visit the REGREEN website.

COST: $375 ASID members | $475 non-members (unless otherwise noted)

Hunter Douglas
Horizon HouseWorks
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Continuing education requirements strengthen the interior design profession by improving individual attitudes, competencies, knowledge and skills in subject areas essential to the growth and success of the industry. Effective Jan. 1, 2014, the ASID CEU requirement increased from 0.6 to 1.0 (i.e., 10 hours) every two years. The first reporting period with the new 1.0 CEU requirement began January 1, 2014 and will end on Dec. 31, 2015.
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Welcome to the new Washington Design Center. Showrooms will begin opening their doors in May, with 100 percent moved in by September, when a grand-opening celebration is planned.
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The Washington Metro Chapter held its annual State of the Society event March 13, 2014, at the Duralee showroom. Close to 60 members attended the event, which featured special keynote speaker Randy Fiser, ASID EVP/CEO.
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Please Note:  If ASID precedes a calendar listing, the event is either a Washington Metro 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/IIDA WMCC: Explore Your OPTIONS Student Career Day. 9:00 a.m.—3:00 p.m. Steelcase Showroom, 1121 14th St., NW, Suite 400, Washington, DC 20005. For further information, contact Joann, Manzek, ASID:

High Point Market. High Point, NC. For information, visit

2014 IES Research Symposium II: Light Behavior. The Renaissance Cleveland Hotel. Cleveland, OH. Presented by the Illuminating Engineering Society. For details, visit
ASID Regional Legislative Symposium. 8:00 a.m.—7:00 p.m. LA Mart, 1933 S. Broadway, Los Angeles, CA 90007. Register online at

2014 DC Design House, benefiting Children’s National Health System. 4600 Linnean Ave., NW, Washington, DC 20008. Open through May 11. Visit for further information.

ASID DC Board Meeting. 6:00 p.m. Location TBA.

A Taste of Technology, celebrating Sight and Sound Systems’ 20th Anniversary. 3:00 p.m.—8:00 p.m. Chima Brazilian Steakhouse, 8010 Towers Crescent Dr., Vienna, VA 22182. Enjoy networking, amazing food and experience new technologies by industry leaders; CEU courses will be featured. Hosted by Sight and Sound Systems, Inc., Industry Partner of ASID. RSVP at For further information, email or call 703 802-6443.
CEU: Crystal Fundamentals, Online Webinar. 7:00 p.m., Central Time. IDCEC Class Code: 101843-1006. 0.2 CEUs. Presented by, Industry Partner of ASID.  Register online at or call 1 (877) 688-7039.

ASID DC CEUs: Creativity in Paris: Four Centuries of French Art. 9:30 a.m.—3:00 p.m. IDCEC Course Code: CEU-102765. 0.4 CEUs, DC Approved/MD Approval Pending. Early Modern Paris: Dandies, Decadence & Design. 3:15 p.m.—4:15 pm. IDCEC Course Code: CEU-102264. 0.1 CEUs, DC Approved/MD Approval Pending. Presented by James Caughman. Hosted and sponsored by Brunschwig & Fils, Suite 420, The Washington Design Center. Register online at

IIDA WMCC CEU: Floorplans and Freud: The Psychology of Workplace Planning. 5:30 p.m.—7:00 p.m. IDCEC Course Code: CEU-102424. 0.1 CEUs. Presented by Stephanie Douglass with Teknion. Hosted and sponsored by Teknion, 900 17th St., NW, Suite 200, Washington, DC 20006. Register online by April 25:

CEU: Building Materials for Sustainable Interiors. 5:30 p.m.—7:00 p.m. AIA National Headquarters, 1725 New York Ave., NW, Washington, DC 20006. Presented by Lisa Feldman of CaraGreen. Sponsored by the Design for Aging Knowledge Community (DFA). You MUST RSVP for this complimentary presentation no later than April 23rd:


ASID Design to Lead Summit. W Atlanta—Midtown Hotel, 188 14th St., NE, Atlanta, GA 30361. Visit for details.

Environments for Aging Conference. Disneyland Hotel, Anaheim, CA. Visit for further information. 

2 Day SketchUp Class. Wednesday and Thursday, 9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. Uber Offices, 1200 18th St., NW, Suite 700, Washington, DC 20036. Organized and presented by Daniel Brown with db-3D. For details, visit, email or call (267) 521-2420.

ASID REGREEN Implementation Workshop. 8:00 a.m.—6:00 p.m. Lutron Electronics Commercial Experience Center, 455 Massachusetts Ave., NW, Suite 770, Washington, DC 20001. IDCEC Course Code: CEU-101504. 0.8 CEUs. Presented by Annette Stelmack, Allied ASID, LED AP BD C. Register online at Prerequisite: ASID REGREEN: A Guide for REGREEN Remodeling Projects, a self-paced online e-learning module. IDCEC Course Code: 102828. 0.2 CEUs. To enroll, visit For further information, contact Valerie O’Keefe at or 202 675-2351.

IIDA WMCC CEU: Surface Tension. 11:30 a.m.—1:00 p.m. IDCEC Couse Code: CEU-102851. 0.1 CEUs. Presented by Suzanne Tick. Hosted and sponsored by Teknion, 900 17th St., NW, Suite 200, Washington, DC 20006. Register online by May 5:  

ASID Regional Legislative Symposium. Friday 3:00 p.m.—7:00 p.m. Saturday 8:30 a.m.—5:00 p.m. Walt Disney World Swan Hotel, 1200 Epcot Resorts Blvd., Lake Buena Vista, FL 32830. Register online at

DESIGNLINE submission deadline for the June issue. Submissions should be e-mailed to

ASID DC CEU: Interior Finish and Fire Resistance for Interior Designers.  9:30 a.m.—5:00 p.m. IDCEC Course Code: CEU-102614. 0.6 CEUs. DC Approved/MD Approval Pending. Presented by Wayne G. Carson. Hosted and sponsored by PT Sales, Inc., 11828 Coakley Circle, Rockville, MD 20852. Register online at

International Contemporary Furniture Fair (ICFF), Jacob K. Javits Convention Center, 11th Avenue at 38th Street), New York, NY. Trade registration is required. No fee trade registration may be requested until May 13. Visit for further information.

ASID DC Board Meeting. 6:30 p.m. 9 Midhurst Rd., Silver Spring, MD 20190.

ASID DC: ASID Foundation Fundraiser. Details TBA. For information about available sponsorship opportunities, contact Annette Phillips, ASID ( or 703 819-1071) or Leslie Ehrmann ( or 202 488-4100).


The DESIGNLINE eNewsletter is scheduled for distribution to the membership.

ASID Regional Legislative Symposium. 8:00 a.m.—7:00 p.m. New York, NY. Details TBA.

NeoCon® 2014. The Merchandise Mart, 222 W. Merchandise Mart Plaza, Chicago, IL 60654. Visit for details.

ASID DC Board Meeting. 6:00 p.m. Location TBA.

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


ASID DC: QPrep Workshop, preparation for the practicum portion of the NCIDQ examination. Marymount University (Gailhac Hall), 2807 N. Glebe Rd., Arlington, VA. For further information and to register, click here:

DESIGNLINE submission deadline for the August issue. Submissions should be e-mailed to

ASID DC Board Meeting. 6:00 p.m. Location TBA.

ASID DC Chapter Office Closed for Vacation. Through August 3.

American Society of Interior Designers | WASHINGTON METRO
9 Midhurst Rd.
Silver Spring, MD 20910
T 202 488-4100


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