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More than 300 students experienced SCALEX, a full-day, local version of SCALE: The ASID National Student Summit, at the University of North Carolina Greensboro and Arizona State University in March. Designed to bring innovative topics and real-world perspectives to the issues students are covering in the classroom, experts delivered invaluable industry insight and professional development to the students who attended these events.
SCALEX was an amazing experience for ASU and the local community- the students, faculty and our local industry constituents all benefitted enormously from this unique partnership.
– Jason Schupbach, Director, The Design School at Arizona State University
Both SCALEX events began with an inspirational keynote from Todd Bracher, strategic product design + advisory, Todd Bracher Studio, who discussed the evolving role of designers in today’s world. Followed by more than 10 different breakout sessions in the areas of impact of design, leadership development, and practice of design, students were treated to a wide variety of topics, experiences, and real world project solutions presented by experts in the field, including David Stover, co-founder, Bureo; Royce Epstein, A&D director, Mohawk Group; James Connelly, LEED AP, vice president, products and strategic growth, and Kathleen Smith, vice president, Living Building Challenge, both of the International Living Future Institute; and John Strassner, LEED AP, director of Workplace Strategy, Humanscale; among many others.
What an incredible event! Attendees had the opportunity to learn from leaders in the design profession and experience the Scale phenomenon on an intimate level. ScaleX participants walked away with a better understanding of some of the most pressing issues in the design industry and are planning for next year's Scale!
–Khoi Vo, Allied ASID, LEED AP, IDEC, Head of the department of Interior Architecture at the University of North Carolina Greensboro