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The New Jersey Chapter of the American Society of Interior Designers (ASID) recently held The Science of Design:
A Design Collaborative Symposium at Jersey City's Liberty
Science Center, featuring a keynote address by Randy Fiser, Hon.
FASID, CEO of ASID National, who presented a CEU with Susan
MacMurchy, a Delos consultant.
Called the WELL Roadshow, the initiative is based on research
showing that humans spend 93 percent of their time indoors. The
course detailed how to
ensure that indoor spaces
are contributing to a person's
well-being rather than
harming it, in addition to
the specifics of the WELL
Building Standard. Interior
designers play a vital role
in the health and wellness
of an environment and
help implement the seven
concepts that comprise the standard: air, water, nourishment, light,
fitness, comfort, and mind. The new ASID National Headquarters
in Washington, D.C., the first LEED Platinum and WELL Platinum v1
space in the world, was used as an example.
“The Science of Design allowed attendees to gain new insights
in the field of design, cultivate new relationships, and discover new
products and resources in a stimulating, interactive environment,”
said Anna Maria Mannarino, president of the New Jersey Chapter
of ASID. “It was also a great opportunity for our industry partners
and others to exhibit their latest innovations to a receptive
audience, and to gain visibility and strengthen connections within
the design community.”
Fiser helped present the WELL Roadshow, a CEU focusing
on how indoor spaces affect overall well-being.
Anna Maria Mannarino, ASID N.J. president,
and Randy Fiser, CEO of ASID National.
New Jersey ASID
Hosts ‘The Science