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December 2014
Hunter Douglas
We are almost two months into my presidency and so much has happened in such a short time! The enthusiasm of the new board is evidenced by the many exciting events planned already in our leadership calendar for the next three months.
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November 12 was an exciting day, celebrating the opening of the eagerly anticipated Washington Design Center. The celebration included the official ribbon-cutting, showroom open houses and new collection previews.
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Learn a little more about emerging professional Kayla Weiner and participate in the valuable EP programs ASID offers.
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From High Point Market to NeoCon East to BDNY, design shows reach out to various branches of design.
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Marymount University
Congratulations to Danielle Nuss, Allied ASID, of GrizForm Design Architects, who was nominated as Save A Sample! Washington DC’s "top boxer".
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NVS Kitchen & Bath, Inc.
Last chance to sign up for the NCIDQ Practicum Prep workshop hosted by ASID Washington Metro Chapter. There are only a couple of spots left; for additional information visit ASID.
The new Washington Design Center is not only up and running, but it has already hosted some wonderful events, not the least of which was the October 10 CEU on Textile Technology featuring textile superstar, Deb Barrett. Deb is a Window Fashions Certified Professional who wowed us with her vast knowledge of textiles and their applications and inspired us with cutting edge trends in the industry.
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Spring 2015 CEU Preview
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ASID students gain exposure to professional practices and career development training from ASID professionals in this national program, Real World Design Week. Check out a local hospitality design firm's experience.
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Get connected! ASID provides connections to build relationships together and provide networking events to share contacts, ideas and find opportunities.
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Check out photographs from the "Illuminate and Glow" emerging professional event hosted by Illuminations, Inc.
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An article featuring our President-Elect, Lisa Fitzpatrick, ASID. Lisa sets an example for all of us with her commitment to giving back to the community.
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ASID Washington Metro Chapter encourages you to donate to their seasonal Spread the Warmth drive.
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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.


Holiday Design Workshop/Seminar. 1:00 p.m. Ethan Allen Arlington, 2900 Wilson Blvd., Suite 102, Arlington, VA 22201. Limited seating; reservation required: For further information, visit

Cosentino Holiday Party. 4:00 p.m. -  7:00 p.m. 22725 Dulles Summit Court, Suite 180, Sterling, VA 20166. RSVP by December 3rd to Krystal Russo at or call (703) 437-6761.

Washington Design Center (WDC) Holiday Party. 4:00 p.m. -  6:00 p.m. 1099 14th St., NW (Floors 2, 3 and 4), Washington, DC 20005. 

ASID DC Board Meeting. 6:00 p.m. Robert Allen/Beacon Hill Showroom, Washington Design Center at Franklin Ct., 1099 14th St., NW, Suites 405-410, Washington, DC 20005.

Chapter office closed through January 1.

January 2015

FY 2015 chapter election online voting opens. Paper ballots mailed to eligible voters without e-mail addresses.

ASID CEU: Lighting for Tomorrow, Available Today. 7:00 p.m - 8:00 p.m. IDCEC Course Code: CEU-103769. 0.1 CEU. DC/MD Approval Pending. Presented by Frank A. Florentine, LC, FIES with JESCO Lighting Group. Hosted and sponsored by the Lutron Washington, DC Commercial Experience Center, 455 Massachusetts Ave., NW, Suite 770, Washington, DC 20001. Registration information to come via eblast the first week of December. Preceded by a Social Hour from 6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

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

ASID DC: QPrep Workshop, preparation for the practicum portion of the NCIDQ examination. Marymount University (Gailhac Hall), 2807 N. Glebe Rd., Arlington, VA. Register online at

American Made Show, Washington Convention Center, Washington, DC. For further information, visit

The DESIGNLINE eNewsletter is scheduled for distribution to the membership.

Chapter election results will be posted on

ASID DC Board Meeting. 6:00 pm. Location TBA.

American Craft Council Baltimore Wholesale Show, 10: 00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.  Baltimore Convention Center, One West Pratt St., Baltimore, MD. For further information, visit

American Craft Council Baltimore Retail Show, Friday: 10:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m. Saturday: 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. Sunday: 11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Baltimore Convention Center, One West Pratt St., Baltimore, MD. For further information, visit

Deadline for ASID Student Design Competition. Please visit to learn more.


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

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

Architectural Digest Home Design Show, Piers 92 & 94, 55th St. at 12th Ave., New York, NY. For show details, visit

Spring Spruce Up 2015 launches on the first day of spring.

ASID DC CEU: Outdoors In, Indoors Out: Blurring the Lines. 9:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.  Global Washington DC Showroom, 1130 Connecticut Ave., NW, 10th Floor—Suite 1000, Washington, DC 20036. IDCEC Course Code: CEU-101847, 0.4 CEUs. DC Approved/MD Approval Pending. Presented by Lynne Wilkinson for Design Arts Seminars. Register online at after January 15.

ASID Accelerate Studio: Business Strategies. Los Angeles, CA. Learn more about The Design Entrepreneurship series of IDCEC-approved presentations by Steve Nobel at

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