Welcome to the Impact of Design Series. This section of the website is dedicated to highlighting projects that use evidence-based design to improve the quality of the human experience. The American Society of Interior Designers (ASID) believes that design impacts lives, and collaborates with others to promote the value of interior design. These select projects support this mission and have gone through pre- and post-occupancy research to educate designers and clients on the power of design. The first project in the series features the ASID HQ office in Washington, D.C.
In May 2016, ASID moved in to their new association headquarters in downtown Washington, D.C. The primary goal was to create a space that supported health, wellness, and the well-being of employees, which would improve the organization’s productivity, engagement, and retention. ASID represents the design industry through cross-functional and interdisciplinary relationships among designers of all specialties, and among design practitioners, students, manufacturers, and suppliers.
Create a living laboratory for the “Workplace of the Future,” which becomes a model for innovative workplace design where collaboration, flexibility, sustainability, and occupant well-being are the primary design drivers. Additionally, to achieve LEED Platinum and WELL Platinum certification to receive third-party validation on the main goals of occupant well-being and sustainability.