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THE VISION CONTINUES . . .
While the industry has seen significant change over the years, perhaps at no time
since the middle of the last century has interior design undergone such transformation
as it is now. As Randy Fiser, CEO of ASID, observed in this year’s State of the
Society address, “Designers today are not only creating interiors that delight, inspire,
motivate, support, and awe us, they also are being called upon to provide solutions
that modify behaviors and change lives for the better.”
Yes, interior design is no longer a skill in search of a profession. We are here,
qualified—and valued—for the work we are doing in addressing the most fundamental
societal issues. We have the ability to help create and prioritize healthy, innovative,
and productive environments. Our history with evidence-based design has uniquely
positioned us to show how design is transforming lives today.
As ASID nears the end of its 40th anniversary year, we honor how far we’ve come,
as well as all those who influenced our journey. Their thinking and willingness to affect
change are woven across the very fabric that unites and inspires us all.
Sandy Gordon is the chair of the board of directors for ASID and principal of
Sandy Gordon Interiors in Madison, Wisc. Learn more about ASID at www.asid.org.
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LEFT TO RIGHT One year after the formation of the
society in 1976, the directors began gathering
every year, up until the 40th anniversary celebration
during the 2015 Chapter Leadership Conference,
held this past July in Boston. 2015