Austin Design Community

Upcoming Austin Design Community Events

September 8 | September Happy Hour & CEU at The Frog Pad Kitchen & Bath Designer Showroom

September 20 | Austin September Meeting – Lunch & CEU: Market Trends and Materials

November 9 | Design Excellence Awards Celebration

2016 Austin Design Excellence Awards

Calling all ASID members with the Austin Design Community! It’s time for the 2016 Design Excellence Awards competition! Last year’s competition was a resounding success and we expect this year’s event to be bigger and better than ever. Again this year the Design Excellence Awards competition will take place exclusively online via

• Early Bird Entry (Shining & Rising Stars): $45/entry | August 15 – August 25, 2016
• Standard Entry (Shining & Rising Stars): $55/entry | August 26 – September 7, 2016
• Student Entry: $20/entry

• August 15 @ 8:00am | Online Early Bird Entry Submission Opens HERE
• August 26 @ 12:00am | Online Standard Entry Submission Opens HERE
• September 7 @ 7:00pm | Deadline for Online Entry Submissions & Payment HERE
• September 21 @ 8:00am | Design Excellence Awards Celebration Ticket Purchase/RSVP opens HERE
• November 8 @ 5:00pm | Design Excellence Awards Celebration Ticket Purchase/RSVP closes HERE
• November 9 @ 6:00pm | Design Excellence Awards Celebration

Before you get started at, know these things:

• First time users will need to set up a user login. (Note that this login is NOT your regular or login.)
• If you entered the 2015 Design Excellence Awards or the 2016 ASID Texas Chapter Legacy of Design Awards, then you should use the same login for the 2016 Design Excellence Awards.
• If you are one of many people in your company that will be entering categories, consider having one login for the entire company. Otherwise, only one person will be able to work on specific categories and will have to jump between logins to work on different categories.
• If you ever lose your password, simply use the “LOST PASSWORD” link located at the top of the page.
• Uploaded images cannot be larger than 3MB each and uploaded PDFs cannot be larger than 10MB each.

EXTRA TIPS for those who already created an account because they entered 2016 ASID Texas Chapter Legacy of Design Awards and are experiencing some difficulties:
1. Clean out your browser’s cache on the computer you are using to access the competition website. GO HERE to find out how to do this on any browser version.
2. Make sure that you are in the “ASID” group. When you log in, click on the “My Profile” link up in the top right-hand corner and then make sure that the “ASID” box is checked under “Associations I’m A Member Of” section.

The Austin Design Community of the ASID Texas Chapter invites you to attend the 2016 Design Excellence Awards Celebration taking place on Wednesday, November 9, 2016, from 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm at a location to be announced. Practitioners, Industry Partners, Students and Guests are invited to attend the festivities, which will include heavy hors d’oevres, a cash bar, and a stunning on-going visual presentation showcasing the work of all of the year’s entrants. On September 21, 2016, ticket purchase/RSVP will open HERE.

For questions concerning entries, deadlines, and the awards event please contact ASID Austin Chapter-Emerging Professional Chair LaRissa Bobo, Allied ASID: | 512.426.6453

2015-2016 Board of Volunteers for Austin

Programming is only possible with the help of volunteers. Thank you to the following members for taking the time to bring value to the members of this Design Community.

Chair – Jessica Wilhelm, Allied ASID
Financial Chair – Jane Garland Lucas, FASID
Membership – Todd Carlstrand
IP Membership Liaison – Linda Funay , ASID IP Rep
Communications – Karla Urbina, ASID IP Rep
Secretary – Jessica Nelson, Allied ASID
Programs – Cristi Peterson, Allied ASID
Emerging Professionals – LaRissa Bobo, Allied ASID
PR – Stephanie Sullivan, Associate ASID
Special Events – Nicolette Davis

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