inspire and motivate us, they have continuously developed solutions that improve
the human experience. From healthcare design to tireless legislative advocacy,
educational mentorship to high-profile media visibility, their work has touched us in
every dimension of practice.
The accomplishments of professionals such as these are truly awe-inspiring.
But as we consider the people and places that matter in our world, we must also
recognize the thousands of interior designers who surround them in the field.
According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics Occupational Outlook
handbook, interior designers sold $8.6 billion worth of design services last year,
and specify $68 billion in products.
Every day, we as individuals and firms are positively impacting the human
experience among businesses, nonprofits, and families—something that goes
far beyond “decorating,” Merriam-Webster. During a time of unprecedented
change and opportunity, the need for such vision, expertise, and commitment is
greater than ever.
Sandy Gordon, FASID, LEED AP, is the Chair of the Board of Directors for the
American Society of Interior Designers and Principal of SGI Interiors in Madison,
Wisconsin. Learn more about ASID at ASID.org.
According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor
Statistics Occupational Outlook handbook,
interior designers sold $8.6 billion
worth of design services last year, and
specify $68 billion in products.
Caren S. Martin, 2016
Nancy Vincent McClelland
Merit award winner