American Society of Interior Designers

The ASID Signs Friendship Agreements with the IES and IALD
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The ASID Signs Friendship Agreements with the IES and IALD

Highlighting the common issues that the organizations face, the American Society... Read more

Should Lighting Designers Be Licensed?
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Should Lighting Designers Be Licensed?

From the Archive presents articles from the past 25 years, with new commentary... Read more

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ASID Launches Redesigned Website

The American Society of Interior Designers (ASID) recently launched a redesigned website, Read more

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ASID Elects 2008 Board

The American Society of Interior Designers has elected six new members to its board of directors. The 11-member board serves a two-year term. New board members and their appointments are: Rita Carson Guest, president; Bruce Brigham, president-elect; Bruce Goff, director at large; Lisa Henry, director at large; Mary Knopf, director at large; Patrick Schmidt, chapter support team representative; and Doug Hartsell, industry partner representative. Read more

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ASID Announces Board

ASID has announced its 2005 board of directors to take effect October 1, 2004. The new board officially takes office on Oct. 1, 2004, serving two-year terms. Read more

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ASID Publication Addresses Lighting in the Workplace

the pursuit of energy efficiency and lower costs too often overshadow the need for quality lighting in workplace environments, according to a paper recently issued by the American Society of Interior Designers (ASID) in conjunction with Orfield Laboratories, Haworth, Lutron Electronics, and Vista Window Film. Better Lighting and Daylighting Solutions: Improving Visual Quality in Office Environments-written primarily for interior designers-looks at the effects of both the physical attributes of light and also the perception of lighting quality on work performance. It argues that occupant productivity and satisfaction should supersede sustainability and budgetary concerns when designing a lighting or daylighting scheme for an office environment. The authors point out that over the lifetime of a building, total facilities costs only account for between 5 and 8 percent of a company's budget. Read more

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