SCALE: The ASID National Student Summit


SCALE: The ASID National Student Summit is THE must attend event of the year for interior design students. Catapult your career into high gear and get a leg up on the competition through networking and interactive experiences with design industry leaders and luminaries.

Held at the Grand Hyatt New York, SCALE will prepare students to take on their first professional roles, while educators will explore relevant topics and resources to augment their curricula. Students studying built environment professions such as architecture, landscape architecture, and urban planning will also benefit from the SCALE experience.

Date and Time

9:00 AM – 6:30 PM
3/1/2019 – 3/3/2019


Grand Hyatt New York
109 East 42nd Street at Grand Central Terminal
New York, NY
United States




New York is the epicenter of design, entertainment, cuisine, the arts, and so much more. Experience what life is like as a professional designer through the robust and eclectic SCALE program.


A designer, urbanist, and spatial justice advocate, Liz is an expert on social and spatial innovation in challenged urban environments globally. From designing shelters for immigrant day laborers in the U.S. to a water and health social enterprise for low-income Kenyans, Liz has a long history of working with communities in need to leverage the power of design to catalyze sustained social impact. Her work blends human-centered design research methodologies, architecture, equitable development principles, cross-disciplinary design thinking frameworks, and social justice agendas.


SCALE is about networking with peers and professional designers, learning from experts in the field, and experiencing what your life as a professional designer will be like. In addition to ground-breaking workshops, SCALE is full of unique experiential learning opportunities, too.

Get an insider’s view of some of New York’s most interesting spaces through our exclusive tours including the Delos HQ and Sandow/Interior Design magazine offices. More to come!

ASID National Student Career Fair
Come dressed to impress and bring resumes, portfolios, and business cards to the ASID National Student Career Fair. Meet with potential employers and interview for several positions during the course of the afternoon.

Learning Lounge
The Learning Lounge is the place to connect with sponsors and professionals, peers, and speakers. Learn about new products and services from leading companies in the industry.

Finalists from the ASID Student Portfolio Competition and ASID Student Chapter Awards will be invited to attend SCALE to participate in exclusive opportunities. (Awards open November 7, 2018 and close January 9, 2019.)