ASID Foundation Joins the National Building Museum’s Board of Trustees; Partners on Programming and Special Exhibits

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 The American Society of Interior Designers (ASID) Foundation is proud to join the National Building Museum’s Board of Trustees. Represented by ASID executive vice president and CEO Randy Fiser, the ASID Foundation joined the board in April 2013 to provide input to the Museum’s strategic planning and programming for design professionals and the public.

“The National Building Museum represents the rich range of design across disciplines and truly demonstrates the value and impact of interior design through its innovative and engaging programming, said Fiser. “The ASID Foundation and the Museum share a common goal to advance and promote design to the public. By partnering with the Museum, we look forward to representing interior design professionals alongside leading corporations, professional associations and foundations in the design industry.”

The ASID Foundation’s mission is driven by collaboration and research, and funding for projects that broaden the value of interior design through education and outreach, making the connection with the NBM a natural alliance. As part of the partnership with the NBM, the ASID Foundation will participate in developing three public programs, including a collaboration with the special exhibit House & Home, a collection of images, objects, models and films that tours visitors through an array of houses.

This new partnership is just one of the exciting initiatives of the ASID Foundation. In 2012 alone, the Foundation awarded $205,000 in scholarships and grants.  Previously it granted $100,000 to the Materials Research Collaborative, a two-year project of the partnership between Healthy Building Network (HBN) and BuildingGreen. This year the ASID Foundation also partnered with The 1% program of Public Architecture to advance the profession and communicate the impact of interior design on the human experience, recognizing the Society's members who contribute over $9 million in design services annually through the program.

Looking toward the future, the ASID Foundation will continue to fund research on the behavioral impact of design in multiple settings, including workplace, hospitality, public spaces and residential design.

“We are honored to welcome the ASID Foundation to our Board of Trustees,” said Brett Rodgers, director of marketing and communications at the National Building Museum. “Our institutions share a strong interest in promoting interior design and educating the public about its importance.”

ASID is also participating in the Museum’s popular annual indoor Mini Golf exhibition through Sept. 2, 2013. This year’s theme is “Building the Future” and the ASID exhibit, designed by Kia Weatherspoon, Allied ASID, and sponsored by Industry Partner Teknion and Davis Construction, explores the evolution of the workplace in the 21st century.

About the ASID Foundation
As the leading interior design organization, ASID is dedicated to progressing the profession of interior design. The ASID Foundation supports endeavors that capture and disseminate knowledge, encourage innovation, and benefit the health safety, and welfare of the public through interior design research, scholarships and education. Other ASID Foundation initiatives include the 1% Project, CIDA’s Accreditation Process Review and REGREEN, a collaborative project with the U.S. Green Building Council. Learn more at. Connect with the Foundation on Twitter: @ASIDFoundation and Facebook.

About the National Building Museum
The National Building Museum is America’s leading cultural institution dedicated to advancing the quality of the built environment by educating people about its impact on their lives. Through its exhibitions, educational programs, online content, and publications, the Museum has become a vital forum for the exchange of ideas and information about the world we build for ourselves. Public inquiries: 202.272.2448 or visit Connect with us on Twitter: @BuildingMuseum and Facebook.