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December 2015
The winter season and the holidays are already upon us. Time really does fly. I am so excited that the Washington Metro Chapter and its members are all joining in the design community as a whole and making a difference with our presence and with our passion for interior design.
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Written by Joann S. Manzek, ASID, LEED AP

After so many years in Baltimore’s Inner Harbor, NeoCon East debuted in the heart of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on October 28-29, 2015. Attendees were treated to two days jammed packed with insightful CEUs, cutting edge keynote speakers and an exhibit floor bursting with the latest interior design industry products.
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Written by Irina Ivanova, Allied ASID, LEED Green Associate

During the week of November 16-20, Washington, DC was honored to host the Greenbuild International Conference and Expo of 2015 at The Walter E. Washington Convention Center. All week, the DC design trade and attendees from all over had access to hundreds of manufacturers and providers of sustainable products and services, inspiring speeches of the leaders of green industry, LEED building tours, and educational sessions to name a few.
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Amicus Green Building Center
Written by Lori Steinman, Allied ASID

Coverings: Wood, Leather and Cork, presented by Fred Jackson, CTC, CSI for Design Arts Seminars, was sponsored and hosted by the Donghia showroom in Cady’s Alley in Washington, DC.
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Written by Lori Steinman, Allied ASID

Just when we think we’ve got LED lighting down, the industry morphs into the next "New and Improved" incarnation. And who better to guide us through the looking glass than wonderful speaker, Lynne Wilkinson of Design Arts Seminars and host, Jeff Cianni from Lutron.
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The CEU committee has always been a vital part of the chapter, but in 1992, the committee took on the task of providing CEUs for all interior design license holders in the District of Columbia, ASID members and nonmembers alike, who were required to take and report CEUs in order to renew their licenses.
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Colonial Electric Supply
Written by Lisa Adams, ASID

Interior Designers practicing in the District of Columbia must be licensed.
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Written by Lisa H. Fitzpatrick, ASID

The ASID One Voice campaign launched nationwide on November 9, 2015 as a Society initiative promoting Interior Designers' right to practice.
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Article and Travel Photos by Lisa H. Fitzpatrick, ASID
Thumbnail Image: In the Frankfurt Airport

Ralph Waldo Emerson said it best: "Life is a journey, not a destination." I truly take that to heart in all that I do personally as well as all that I do in my design career. Design is never stagnant, is always changing and, best of all, it is global, so we must experience all that we can when we can.
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Written by Joann S. Manzek, ASID, LEED AP

The Alexandria Peer Group is taking this on in a big way by partnering with Designing for Veterans on a project in the Alexandria community.
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Cornerstone Montgomery empowers men, women and young adults living with mental health and co-occurring mental health and substance use disorders to live, work and integrate successfully in the community.
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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.
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