Tracy Backus, WELL AP, LEED AP ID+C
Leading research demonstrates that the way our buildings are designed, constructed and maintained has a profound impact on how we live. When we design our buildings, we define how we sleep, what we eat and how we feel throughout the day. ASID is dedicated to leading the conversation on integrating health and wellness in the built environment.
Administered by the International WELL Building Institute (IWBI)™, the WELL Building Standard® is the world’s first building standard focused exclusively on human health and wellness. Through a partnership with IWBI, ASID members receive an exclusive discount on registration for the WELL AP exam, exam prep workshops, and self-guided plans.
Learn to leverage your design talents to foster healthier lives by becoming a WELL AP today.
The WELL Accredited Professional (WELL AP) credential denotes expertise in the WELL Building Standard™ (WELL™) and a commitment to advancing human health and wellness in buildings and communities. Becoming a WELL AP gives you the opportunity to become an ambassador for public health and design spaces that empower people to eat, sleep, work out, perform and feel their best.
Become an expert in using design strategies to optimize people’s sleep cycles, nutrition choices, fitness routines and more.
Global adoption of WELL is accelerating: By becoming an expert in healthy building, you’ll have the opportunity to deliver new value to your clients and tap into a rapidly expanding market.
Get exclusive access to a powerful network of design leaders, corporate wellness advocates and health-focused clients rallying behind wellness.
Become an advocate for a cutting-edge approach to healthcare demonstrating that environmental determinants of health are essential drivers of well-being.
ASID and IWBI announced their partnership and the new WELL AP exam registration and preparation bundles at Greenbuild, the world’s largest sustainability conference. In recognition of that event, we’re offering our members exclusive pricing on WELL AP packages.
Start your exam prep with a in-person workshop and continue your journey with a robust and learner-centric eTextbook and streamlined test-day registration.
ASID WELL-Faculty Led Workshops ($499 Value)
A one day comprehensive exam prep workshop taught by our leading WELL-Faculty that will provide you exclusive resources to prepare for the exam.
WELL AP Exam Registration ($660 Value)
An exam designed to test general knowledge of the WELL Building Standard™ and strategies to advance human health and wellness in buildings across the globe.
ATP Exam Prep eTextbook ($95 Value)
A comprehensive electronic eTextbook including a suite of digital learner resources that provide a thorough review of the principles and content within the WELL Building Standard.
IWBI Study Plan ($100 Value)
A self-paced, interactive, end-to-end, digital exam preparation module including over 30 study sessions.
Fast-track your exam prep with planned study sessions, easy-to-use prep materials and streamlined test-day registration.
Includes WELL AP exam registration, ATP exam prep eTextbook, and IWBI study plan.
The WELL AP Exam Prep Courses will be led by leaders in human health and wellness in the built environment. This select group of ASID members bring a unique perspective and can clearly illustrate the role of the design community in implementing the WELL Building Standard®.
Joining Teknion in April 2000 with a degree and license in interior design has given Tracy Backus a diverse career in the built environment industry. As Teknion’s Director of Sustainable Programs, advancing sustainability is a cultural imperative that allows for a personal passion. Daily, she builds awareness on the importance of environmental values throughout the company, their supply chain and Teknion’s internal and external client base. With a focus on occupancy health and product ingredient since 2011, the role has been to drive change in the supply chain and in manufacturing to reduce environmental impacts for the built environment. Occupancy health and well-being demand a focus on the importance of transparency and the impact that chemicals of concern have in the built environment.
She has had the pleasure of contributing through knowledge leadership at Living Future, USGBC, Clean MED, Core NET, Material and Health Summit in 2013 and 2014 and Greenbuild’s Master Series in 2012. Her passion for community has taken her beyond the office to remote locations in Honduras. For the past seven years she has been volunteering with in-country communities, clinics, Living Waters for the World, and local churches to provide a basic need, clean water. Part of a small team of 5, she has improved the lives of over 10,000 people in Honduras to date with water purification and educational programs surrounding the importance of health and wellness by providing access to clean water.
Amanda received her Bachelor’s Degree in Interior Design from San Diego State University and is a Certified Interior Designer (CID) in the State of California, as well as a WELL AP, WELL Faculty, and a LEED Green Associate. With her diverse background in the architecture and design industry, she has serviced a broad range of clients including corporate, hospitality, retail, and high-end residential, and also has experience in graphic design and marketing.
As a Senior Designer at One Workplace, Amanda’s role involves design development and space planning, overseeing all aspects of the furniture application design process. This includes programming and performing work setting analysis, verifying field conditions, selecting and specifying furniture and accompanying finishes, installation documents, and project management.
Recent clients include Symantec, Veritas, Autodesk, Nerdwallet, OpenDNS/Cisco, The Sierra Club, California College of the Arts, Chariot, and One Workplace itself - as a designer on the recent San Francisco showroom remodel.
As the Senior Sustainability Specialist, Beth manages rand’s sustainability certification and education programs and facilitates the sustainability process throughout its entire lifecycle. Her early involvement ensures that sustainability goals and expectations are met, and she uses her experience on over 100 sustainable commercial interior and new construction projects to streamline and expedite the certification process. Her background in sustainable commercial interior design was instrumental in Beth’s segue into the management of environmentally responsible, high-performance commercial construction projects.
In addition to her project work, Beth directs rand*’s Corporate Sustainability Program and collaborates with industry partners to streamline processes, educate the community, and advocate for environmentally responsible design and construction. Under her leadership, rand* has become one of the industry’s premier general contractors practicing sustainable building and a paradigm for responsible, profitable, and sustainable business. Beth’s associations with the USGBC, ASID, DCBIA, and other industry organizations enrich her knowledge and expand her reach into the community, enabling her to further progress the mission of responsible, sustainable design and construction.
Beth holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Interior Design from Marymount University.
Known for her clear-cut, sophisticated style and bold new ideas, Sandy Gordon, FASID, LEEP AP brings to her clients nearly three decades of award-winning experience in retail, residential, and commercial design. Sandy's innate ability to interpret client's needs and a commitment to sustainable, progressive design unite to create accessible, innovative interiors with flawless function.
An advocate of progress in design and ongoing education, Sandy has recently earned a graduate degree in Sustainable Retail Environments from the University of Wisconsin Madison while teaching courses in design at the UW. She is recognized as a leader among her peers, regularly presenting to professional and consumer groups on topics such as Aging In Place and Sustainable Design. She is also a fellow of the American Society of Interior Designers and served as a member of the Society's Board of Directors in 2010-2012. Sandy is continually learning and growing to keep pace with the ever-changing landscape of design in order to bring clients the very best in design.
In the end, Sandy's mission is simple: to create exceptional spaces that are environmentally sensible and accessible to everyone.
Hugo Lafrance is a sustainable development project director with Lemay. He has a background in biological sciences, project management, and over ten years of experience in green buildings and green building products. Among other projects, he is currently managing the WELL Multifamily Residential Pilot and the LEED BD+C certifications for the Humaniti project in Montreal, Canada.
Hugo Lafrance attained the WELL AP designation in March 2017 and was confirmed as a WELL Faculty member in October 2017. He is also a LEED AP BD+C & O+M. He is interested in human ecology and developing the design practice for a healthier and a more sustainable built environment.
Jill Pable is a practicing interior designer who took on the challenge of academia in 2000 and has been a professor at Florida State University since 2005. She recently founded Design Resources for Homelessness, Inc., an online nonprofit that strives to address the homelessness issue by providing resources for designers to create quality facilities for persons in need. This project was funded in part by a grant from the ASID Foundation.
Pable has been an active member of IDEC, serving as Past National President, and her ASID involvement has been with students and focus groups at the national level. Her leadership perspective is research-based and inclusive. She is currently an at-large director on ASID’s national board of directors.
Led by the International WELL Building Institute, WELL is the first building standard to focus exclusively on the health and wellness of the people in buildings. It takes a holistic approach to health in buildings and communities - addressing behavior, operations, and design. The WELL Building Standard focuses on seven concepts: air, water, nourishment, light, fitness, comfort, and mind.