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ASID Education at Dwell

Join ASID at Dwell on Design! June 20 - 22, Los Angeles

 

FRIDAY, JUNE 20

 

MODERN DESIGN ON THE COAST
11 a.m. | Stage A, Kohler Stage

Douglas W. Burdge and his team of professionals understand the essence of coastal living. As a signature architect of Malibu, his firm has designed and built more than 100 high-end estates. During this session they will share some coastal design trends essential for the California resident.

Speakers:

  • Douglas W. Burdge, AIA
  • Mike Grosswendt
  • Peggy Platner
  • Vanessa Kosgevinas, moderator

 

 

MICRO LIVING, BIG DESIGN
11 a.m. | Stage B, GE Monogram Stage

Urban living is about to shrink in size, but it’s becoming smarter than ever. Hear from four architects who are changing the landscape for urban micro-units and discover where this trend can grow (or shrink). Hear how universities in California are at the forefront of this movement and whether it’s sustainable enough to make housing affordable again.

Speakers:

  • Taeko-Karyn Takagi, AIA
  • David Meckel, FAIA
  • Eric Naslund, FAIA
  • Patrick Kennedy, moderator

 

 

KNOWING YOUR VALUE, SETTING YOUR FEES
11 a.m. | Stage C, Demo Stage

Hear from the current president of the ASID Los Angeles Chapter discuss what every designer needs to know about setting fees and standing by the value provided. Empowering professionals to stand by their business standards is a great course for a rising designer or established business owner.

Speaker:

  • Cynthia Burnett, ASID

 

 

REMODELING REALITY
11 a.m. | Stage C, Demo Stage

Style wears a hard hat when it comes to home improvement and remodeling with expert Laurie March. As an on-camera talent on HGTVRemodels.com, she illuminates the often daunting details of home ownership, maintenance, and construction. Hear stories and ask questions about your own projects during this special conversation.

Speaker:

  • Laurie March, Associate ASID

 

 

ASID INDUSTRY OUTLOOK
1 p.m. | Stage A, Kohler Stage

Interior designers face 2014 with a mixture of hope and concern. The hope rests on economic news: Unemployment is down, housing is up, and more money is being spent on renovations and commercial development. Maybe, just maybe, this good news will boost the number of design clients and increase the size of the jobs they commission. Despite all the positive information, however, interior designers are still concerned with providing value and finding new clients. Learn the results of the research compiled by ASID and see how the outlook will affect you this year.

Speaker:

  • Randy Fiser, Executive Vice President and CEO

 

 

DESIGNING FOR THE NEW AFFLUENTS
2:30 p.m. | Stage A, Kohler Stage

Join us for a look at emerging trends, shifting attitudes, and changing purchase behaviors of the “new affluents.” We’ll explore the reach and influence of the affluent design-centric consumer and the impact their purchasing power has on making or breaking brands across all industries.

Speaker:

  • Michela O'Connor Abrams and team

 

 

 

SATURDAY, JUNE 21

 

DESIGN FOR HUMANKIND: LIVABLE DESIGN
11:30 a.m. | Stage B, GE Monogram Stage

Universal design has long been associated with aging, but its true essence is about creating livable interiors where people of all populations and abilities can thrive. Kerrie Kelly and Michael A. Thomas, designers and certified aging-in-place specialists, will examine and discuss inspiring spaces that are functional, attractive, and allow users to live independently for as long as possible. Hear their unique design strategies in creating spaces for optimal impact.

Speakers:

  • Kerrie Kelly, ASID, CAPS
  • Michael A. Thomas, FASID, CAPS, CASE
  • Kelly Vencill Sanchez, Dwell contributing editor, moderator

 

 

DESIGN FOR HUMANKIND: A PRESCRIPTION FOR LIGHT
11:30 a.m. | Room 304 C

Environmental light and color have a direct connection with human health and well-being. Unfortunately, few design professionals understand the connection or how to utilize these advanced principles in design practice. With clear anatomical references and easy-to-understand graphics, learn how environmental light and specific surface colorations directly affect the body as well as behavior, illness, and sleep.

Speaker:

  • Deborah Burnett, ASID, CMG, LGC, AASM

 

 

YOUNG GUNS: PROFESSIONAL PRESENCE - BUSINESS ESSENTIALS FOR SUCCESS AT WORK
12:30 p.m. | Room 304 A

How you present yourself to others in the business world speaks volumes and can be one of the critical elements of your professional success. Making sure you create a positive first impression is crucial. This presentation will help ensure you are properly prepared to present yourself as a professional and will provide insights into the ever-evolving world of business etiquette.

Speaker:

  • Lisa Henry, FASID, LEED AP

 

 

YOUNG GUNS: DO I HAVE WHAT IT TAKES TO FOLLOW MY PASSION?
1 p.m. | Room 304 C

Hear from top interior designers, all with unique backgrounds, on how they found professional success. The panel will discuss their experiences and share how they rose to the top of the profession. They will provide tips for finding the proper experiences, mentors, motivation, and leadership opportunities to help you meet your professional goals.

Speakers:

  • Allan Dalatorre
  • Charrisse Johnston, ASID, LEED AP
  • Kia Weatherspoon, Allied ASID
  • Suzan Globus, FASID, LEED AP ID+C
  • Stephanie Clemons, Ph.D., FASID, FIDEC, moderator

 

 

SHARING THE SECRETS OF GETTING YOUR WORK PUBLISHED
3:30 p.m. | Room 304 C

This session will provide tips for design professionals interested in pitching to Dwell and other media outlets.

Speakers:

  • Kelsey Keith
  • Christine Anderson
  • Vanessa Kogevinas, moderator

 

 

SUNDAY, JUNE 22

 

THE VALUE OF CUSTOM FURNITURE AND ACCESSORIES
Noon | Room 304 B

How can creating a line of custom furnishings translate to more profit while building an affluent and loyal client base? Hear success stories from interior designers who are expanding their services to offer custom furniture and accessories, and discover why this may be an exciting new opportunity for your business.

Speakers:

  • Sharon Lee
  • Erinn Valencich
  • Deric Schmidt
  • Christopher Kennedy, moderator

 

 

DESIGN EXCELLENCE: ASID NATIONAL AWARD WINNERS PANEL
Noon | Stage A, Kohler Stage

With the highest level of professional recognition for a body of work, the ASID national award winners represent the best of the best. Hear the perspectives of the 2014 award winners and learn about their impact. Panelists will include the winners of the Designer of Distinction, Design for Humanity, Design Innovation, and Nancy Vincent McClelland Merit awards.

 

 

DESIGN FOR HUMANKIND: DESIGNING FOR DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES
1 p.m. | Stage A, Kohler Stage

People with developmental disabilities like autism spectrum disorder often experience the world differently from their neuro-typical counterparts. A.J. Paron-Wildes, the mother of a son with autism, and Angela Bourne, whose late brother had Down syndrome, will share their stories and look at how elements from lighting and acoustics to color palette and spatial configuration can serve as either a detriment or a support. They’ll also explore how strategies that work for individuals with sensory challenges can help those with dementia, traumatic brain injuries, and other cognitive and neurological challenges.

Speakers:

  • A.J. Paron-Wildes, Allied ASID
  • Angela Bourne, Ph.D., Student ASID, IDC, IDEC
  • Kelly Vencill Sanchez, Dwell, Design for Humankind editor