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As designers, it is our calling to impact lives through design. Design is a superpower—we use it to empower, inspire, transform, and improve. The ASID Foundation advances the profession and
communicates the impact of interior design through research,
scholarships, and education.
Believing that interior design improves the human condition, the
ASID Foundation supports research and education that expands
the baseline of knowledge about how interior design affects
behavior. The Foundation achieves its objective by awarding
grants for the collection, expansion, and dissemination of an
evidence-based body of knowledge and by awarding scholarships
that recognize prospective and current contributions to the interior
design profession. These elements, most notably our extensive
research, work to advance the profession and support the
thousands of designers nationwide who aspire daily to innovate
and improve the world around them.
The Transform Grant has been presented annually for the
past six years. It funds evidence-based research projects that
investigate the impact of interior design on a particular topic; the
2017 Grant focused on designing spaces to support well-being
The seed grant of $30,000 was awarded to an interdisciplinary
The ASID Foundation helps to give back to the industry while
empowering the next wave of design professionals.
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By Susan Chung, Ph.D.