Whether you are a Practitioner, Educator, Industry Partner or Student, when you join ASID, you become part of a community that is committed to helping your individual interior design career grow and the overall industry flourish. You will enjoy access to an unmatched resource of information, knowledge, services, peers and events, both on a local and national level.
ASID keeps up an extensive Design Knowledge section on the Society’s national website. GO HERE to find quick information on Aging & Accessibility, Building Codes & Standards, Research and Sustainable Design, as well as ASID publications (magazines and books) and Design-Related Organizations & Research Organizations / Centers.
Awards & Competitions
Between Society Awards & Honors, national Design Competitions, Chapter Awards and Scholarships Winning, ASID has a variety of ways members can gain recognition for their accomplishments. GO HERE to find out more. (Students, please access the Student Scholarships & Competitions page for information on both Texas Chapter and National ASID student design competitions.)
Local Competitions for Practitioners
Texas Chapter’s Legacy of Design Awards
This competition is open to ASID members in good standing who belong to the ASID Texas Chapter. The competition is typically announced late-March to early April, entries are due late-May to early June, and winners are announced at the Legacy of Design Awards Celebration, which is held in conjunction with METROCON Expo & Conference in Dallas in mid-August.
Austin Design Community: Design Excellence
This competition is open to ASID members in good standing who belong to the ASID Austin Design Community. The competition is typically announced in May, entries are usually due late August, and winners are announced at the Design Excellence Awards Celebration, which is typically held in Austin on a Friday in mid-October. Students: A Student scholarship is offered based on Student work submissions. Contact the Austin Design Community Chair for more information.
Dallas Design Community: DesignOvation
This competition is open to ASID members in good standing who belong to the ASID Dallas Design Community. The competition is typically announced late-January to early-February, entries are usually due late-March, and winners are announced at the DesignOvation Awards Celebration, which is typically held in Dallas on a Tuesday night in mid-May. Students: There has traditionally been at least one Student category. Contact the Dallas Design Community Chair for more information.
Be sure to become a part of the ASID Texas Chapter Facebook page, the ASID Texas Chapter Twitter account, and the following ASID social networking pages: Facebook (entire Society), Facebook (Students & Emerging Professionals), LinkedIn, Twitter, YouTube, and Vimeo. These are an easy way to stay connected to the industry, learn more about marketing you and your business, network with potential employers and collaborators…the list goes on and on.
Conferences & Continuing Education
InformeDesign®, the extensive Web site devoted to design and human behavior research that is sponsored by ASID and created by the University of Minnesota, offers courses via InStore, an online store featuring courses developed from InformeDesign’s extensive library of Research Summaries and publications. There are dozens of courses available, which have been developed around health, safety, and welfare topics for architects, interior designers, landscape architects, facility managers, urban planners, and other design professionals.