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October 2015
It is the new fiscal year for the Washington Metro Chapter of ASID and we are thrilled for the upcoming year ahead. We have a lot of exiting activities and events in store. Read on to see what our president, Lisa Fitzpatrick has planned.
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Your elected ASID Washington Metro Chapter Board leaders will be featured throughout the year, providing answers to ASID, industry, and personal questions. Take a minute and get to know your board!
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The design competition was established to honor outstanding design and recognize our chapter member’s transformative work and achievements in the design industry. The awards represent the impact of design through a diverse range of commercial and residential design projects.
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Andrea Houck, Associate ASID member recently shared her saltwater aquarium creation with a guest post on Jennifer Sergent's blog DC by Design.   Check out her blog #Creating Spaces here!

Marymount University
Are you preparing to take the practicum exam this Spring? Save the date and attend the Q Prep course hosted by the Washington Metro Chapter.
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Amicus Green Building Center
ASID mandates that all practitioner members earn a minimum of 1.0 (10 hours) approved continuing education units every two years. Help our Chapter in the National challenge of reporting your mandatory CEUs to maintain active membership status.
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Colonial Electric Supply
Protecting interior designers' right to practice is at the forefront of the ASID Government and Public Affairs agenda.  We encourage you all to read about the victory in Florida!

Who doesn't love to sketch? Reminisce about your days in design school and dust off those sketch books, grab those artsy pens and look around you! We have amazing buildings in DC to draw inspiration from.

This year we will open the holiday season with an event on Saturday, December 5, 2015 at JANUS et Cie in Georgetown from 4:00 pm--6:00 pm. The artist within us will be drawing the exterior of District buildings on a 4" x 4" paper in pen and ink with optional color. All submissions will be due mid-November. The framed sketches will be available for sale to benefit the chapter at the event.

A call for submissions with defined parameters and event invitation will be coming out shortly. Watch for details in your inbox and on the chapter’s social media outlets.
A beautiful night of celebration, recognition and networking. The evening included the
state of the chapter and presentation of the design competition awards, chapter awards
and presidential citations. We appreciate the commitment, tireless hours, and effort the
board of directors put forth this year! We also want to thank all of our industry partner
sponsors for their continued support in making this evening truly special!
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Are you a Washington Metro Chapter Industry Partner?  Similar to Peer Groups for Designers, we are forming an IP group to collaborate and support each other focusing on the following key points:
  • Support and discuss the design industry as a resource for the ASID design community
  • Discuss how IP membership will benefit your business and connect with designers
  • Reach out to grow your business
  • Many sponsorship opportunities for brand recognition
  • Become a resource for student member internships and placement
  • Meet once a quarter for breakfast or happy hour
If you are interested, please contact Debbie Pegher at 202 842-4312 or

Mark Your Calendar!

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.


FY 2016 begins.

ASID DC Board Meeting. 6:30 pm. ASID Headquarters (at WeWork), 718 7th St., NW, 4th Floor (Conference Room 4A), Washington, DC 20001.

Color Trends 2016: Cocktail Reception. Join Us for an Exclusive First Look: Color of the Year. 7:00 pm. Hamiltonian Gallery, 1353 U St., NW, Suite 101, Washington, DC 20009. Register at:

ASID Foundation Program: Eco-Friendly Homes: Limit Wheezing and Sneezing, a discussion of the newest focus on home design: wellness. 6:30 pm—8:00 pm. The National Building Museum, 401 F St., NW, Washington, DC 20001. 0.1 CEUs, IDCEC-approved. Presentation and book signing by Robin Wilson, author of Clean Home, a compendium of her firm’s design work over the past 15 years. Prepaid registration is required. Click Here to register.

CEU: Singing the Blues. 6:00 pm--8:00 pm. IDCEC Course Code: CEU-102279, 0.1 CEUs. Presented by Amanda Adams with Sherwin-Williams. Hosted by FLOR Georgetown, 1037 33rd St;, NW, Washington, DC 20007. RSVP: or 202 944-5057.

ASID GO PRO: PROcess, PROfessional Development, PROduct, PRO Bono, PROject—all featuring different aspects of the design, development and construction of the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, NY presented by the design and construction teams. Emerging professionals will tour the Barclays Center to experience the impact of the design process and will leave with a holistic understanding of the complexity of completing a project. Registration is closed.

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

Cultural Patina Gallery Opening. 12:00 pm—5:00 pm. 5933 Fairview Woods Dr., Fairfax Station, VA. Special Guests: Artists Ron Stewart and Bill Lundquist; "Antiques and Arts Weekly" Assistant Editor Carol Sims. RSVP by October 11 to

Open Houzz at Dulles Electric Supply, Home Remodeling Networking Event. 6:00 pm—8:00 pm. 22570 Shaw Rd., Sterling, VA 20166. Preceded by "Lighting Controls as a Component of Interior Design." IDCEC Course Code: CEU-101317. 0.1 CEUs. 4:00 p.m. Sponsored by Legrand. "LED Innovations in Decorative Lighting," IDCEC Course Code: CEU-103913. 0.1 CEUs. 5:00 p.m. Sponsored by Hubbardton Forge. Register online at

ASID DC CEUs: LED: Lighting the Way Sustainably. 9:30 am—12:00 pm. 1:30 pm—3:30 pm. IDCEC Course Code: CEU-103039, 0.4 CEUs. DC/MD Approved. Presented by Lynne Wilkinson for Design Arts Seminars. The Lighting Renaissance I. 12:30 pm—1:30 pm. IDCEC Course Code: CEU-104281, 0.1 CEUs. DC/MD Approval Pending. Presented by Jeffrey Cianni with Lutron. Hosted and sponsored by the Lutron Washington, DC Commercial Experience Center, 455 Massachusetts Ave., NW, Suite 770, Washington, DC 20001. Register online at

Washington DC Metro NEWH Scholarship Awards Event. 6:00 pm—9:00 pm. AMP by Strathmore, 11810 Grand Park Ave., N. Bethesda, MD 20852. Featuring "Social Media—Bridging the Gap Between Baby Boomers and Millennials" presented by Kia Weatherspoon, Allied ASID. RSVP:  
NeoCon East, Pennsylvania Convention Center, Halls D and E, 1101 Arch St., Philadelphia, PA 19107. Register online at


CEU: Colormix 2016. 11:00 am—1:00 pm. IDCEC Course Code: CEU-104473, 0.1 CEUs. Presented by Jackie Jordan with Sherwin Williams. Washington Design Center, 1099 14th St., NW, Washington, DC 20005. Showroom breakouts exploring color stories follow the presentation from 1:00 pm—3:00 pm.

Operation: Renovate and Recover, Industry Introduction Event. 6:00 pm—8:00 pm. Sevea Contract Furniture Source, 201 N. Union St., Suite 150, Alexandria, VA 22314. Presented by the Alexandria Peer Group of the Washington Metro Chapter of ASID. RSVP:

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


Healthcare Design Expo & Conference. Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center, Washington, DC. Discover What’s Next HERE

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

Greenbuild 2015 International Conference & Expo. Washington Convention Center, 801 Mt. Vernon Pl., Washington, DC 20001. For details, visit

ASID DC: Greenbuild Gathering. 6:00—7:30 pm. Sponsored by Cosentino. Details TBA.


The DESIGNLINE eNewsletter is scheduled for distribution to the membership.

ASID DC: Sketching in DC fundraising event.  4:00 pm--6:00 pm. JANUS et Cie. Details TBA.

There will be no ASID DC Board Meeting in December.

January 2016

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 after November 1.
ASID DC Board Meeting. 6:00 pm. Location TBA.

DESIGNLINE submission deadline for the February issue. Submissions should be e-mailed to
American Society of Interior Designers | WASHINGTON METRO
9 Midhurst Rd.
Silver Spring, MD 20910
T 202 488-4100


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