ASID – In Brief

January, 7th 2010

2010 ASID Membership Invoice-Legislation

ASID recognizes that 2009 has been the most challenging year in recent memory for the interior design profession. We look forward to 2010 with great optimism and trust that the recent challenges will ultimately yield stronger businesses and more opportunities for all in the built environment. As the year draws to a close, ASID is providing you with early information to renew your membership for 2010. Note that there are a number of important updates on the left side of your invoice with the total dues amount appearing on the right side. To pay your invoice online please login to Thank you for your continued membership and we look forward to serving you again in 2010.

With that said you have the option to send additional legislation money to your chapter, please consider this, as 100% of these additional funds will be received and utilized by your chapter to help in the fight for Legislation & Advocacy

If you do not wish to pay online, send a copy of your invoice along with your payment to the address below.
PO Box 1437
Merrifield, VA 22116-1437

Be a part of HGTV Design Star Season 5!

Do you think you have what it takes to host your own series on HGTV? Would you love the challenge of competing in a design-based reality show?  Here’s your chance to be on Design Star! The deadline is Jan 17!
Design Expertise: We’re looking for great designers. Are you pushing the design envelope? Are you going all “green”? Are you taking the old and making it new and fresh? Whatever your design angle, we want to hear from you!

Personality That Pops: We want to see someone who shines. Design ability and expertise are most important, but you could wind up hosting your own show…do you have the personality millions want to watch?

Passion for Your Work: We’re searching for designers who will bring the world of design and decorating to life in their very own passionate and unique way. The world of design is ever-expanding, so the more invested you are, the better.

HGTV Design Star is an on-air competition to name the network’s next star. Finalists will compete in design-based challenges with one to two designers being eliminated each week. The contestants will be narrowed until the winner is announced in the final episode of the series. Upon which, the winner will become the host of their own design show!

If you are interested in applying, please email Jonathan Tanzman at with the following information:
Brief description of your design background

NCIDQ has launched its newly redesigned Web site!

NCIDQ’s new Web site provides faster gateway to essential information. The new Web site has greater functionality and appeal and is focused around a more audience-specific experience, allowing users to search for information they want based on their specific needs.

In addition to the enhanced examination information, NCIDQ has also added many new features to the Web site. Inside the Q is a new blog that focuses on all facets of NCIDQ, from insider tips on application process to special messages from NCIDQ’s Executive Director. NCIDQ’s new online shopping cart, Q Shop provides instant access to NCIDQ’s continuing education monographs and examination study materials. Shoppers can create accounts, purchase materials through secure credit card transactions, track shipments and manage their orders with ease.

ASID Illinois Student Members

Competition Deadline – January 11th, 2010

$1000 PRIZE

The project deadline for submissions is January 11th, 2010 in the ASID Office at the Merchandise Mart in Chicago.

Project Outline

Competition Requirements

PDF Floor plan file (please note the PDF file indicates the plan is in ¼” but it’s actually in 1/8” scale)

CAD file of the Floor plan

Furniture information for the pieces that must be re-used

We are allowing individuals or teams (of up to 3 people) to participate.  The awards consist of one $1000 prize and two Honorable Mentions of $100 each.

The deadline for this competition is January 11th and winners will be announced during the Keynote address at the ASID 2010 Design Summit on February 25, 2010.

The ASID 2010 Design Summit, held at the Merchandise Mart in Chicago, will feature exciting programs and speakers for both design professionals and students.   More information about the program will be coming shortly.

IIDC Monthly Meeting

A reminder that our monthly meetings resume next week per our typical schedule on the second Wednesday of the month. These meetings are open to everyone, so bring a friend to learn about us and what we have to offer everyone.

Please join us for our next IIDC monthly update meeting. Wednesday, January 13th 5:45 pm. This month’s meeting is hosted by

Perkins & Will 330 N. Wabash Suite 3600

Please RSVP no later than Monday, January 11 to so we have your name for building security.

Also, if you would like to participate by conference call, let us know.

Remembering Barbara:  Memorial for Barbara Marks

January 22, 5-6:60 at Harrington College of Design

200 W. Madison, Chicago, IL 60606 Room 106

In  lieu of flowers the family is establishing a Barbara Marks Scholarship and would like all remembrances/donations to go to:

Make checks payable to CESF or Career Education Scholarship Fund and in the memo section “Barbara Marks Memorial Scholarship”.

For a complete listing of news & upcoming events visit The ASID Newsbrief is sent on the 1st and 3rd Thursday of the Month. If you are not receiving these emails regularly or you would like to contribute an article please contact the ASID Office at or at 312.467.5080.

American Society of Interiors Designers
Elizabeth Boaden
1647 Merchandise Mart Plz
Chicago, IL 60654-1480
Phone: (312) 467-5080
Fax: (312) 467-0888