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Get to know your fellow Emerging Professionals and tour a Wisconsin Chapter of ASID 2013 Design Excellence Gold Award-winning project!

The Wisconsin Chapter of ASID is hosting an Emerging Professional Networking Event on May 29th, at BSI’s new corporate headquarters.  BSI (Building Service Inc.), founded in 1947, designs, builds and furnishes commercial interiors.  Join us for a tour of their dynamic space – learn about their design challenges, inspiration, and what makes their space ASID Gold.

This event is open to all interior designers that self-identify as Emerging Professionals – those within the first five years of their career after graduation.  Recent graduates and senior level interior design students – this includes you!

Get social - get inspired!  

Snacks and refreshments will be provided.    

When:  May 29th, 2014
5:30-6:00: Refreshments and Networking
6:00-7:00: BSI Design Center Tour

Where: BSI Corporate
W222 N630 Cheaney Road
Waukesha, WI 53186

RSVP here!  Can’t wait to see you there! 
ASID-WI Member Pat Kluetz Named Fellow

The American Society of Interior Designers has announced its 2014 ASID Class of Fellows: Patricia Kluetz, Jane Garland Lucas and Shashi Caan. Pat is a professor at UW-Steven's Point and practicing designer. We congratulate her on this honor!

The title of Fellow is awarded annually to individuals who demonstrate outstanding service and contributions to the Society, the profession and the interior design industry. The highest distinction a member can receive from ASID, these Fellows will be inducted on June 21, 2014, at Celebration: The ASID Awards Gala at Paramount Picture Studios in Los Angeles. Click here to read more.
Attention all Graduates!

The Wisconsin Chapter of ASID would like to congratulate all of the interior design graduates statewide…  


We commend your efforts and recognize your achievements and wish to welcome you into your career as a professional interior designer.  

Gateway Technical College
Madison College
Milwaukee Area Technical College (MATC)
Mount Mary University
University of Wisconsin – Madison
University of Wisconsin – Steven’s Point
University of Wisconsin – Stout
Waukesha County Technical College (WCTC)

“SUCCESS is not the key to happiness.  HAPPINESS is the key to success.  If you love what you are doing, you will be successful.” – Albert Schweitzer

Best wishes as you begin your career!  
The ASID Illinois Chapter Invites You to the Annual ASID Lunch at NeoCon


Monday, June 9, 2014  |  11:30 am to 1:30 pm
GE Monogram Design Center, Merchandise Mart, Suite 124

Find your 'food pairing', while you relax and enjoy the new and spacious GE Monogram Design Center.

A wide variety of healthy menu selections will be provided by GE Monogram Executive Chef, Jon Liddell and his staff.

Recharge, refresh, and reconnect with old and new ASID friends from around the country.

This is a ASID Members exclusive event.

RSVP to Heather at

Inspired by the seamless migration of pattern from geometric origins to organic textures with raw edges, Shaw Contract Group designers looked to fashion, architecture, sculpted art and textiles for inspiration for the Phases collection.

STRUT 2014 Call to Entry
Deadline May 30th, 2014

Team registration is now open for the fourth annual STRUT runway event taking place FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 19, 2014 at historic Turner Hall in Milwaukee, WI. Proceeds raised through this event will be donated to the Ronald McDonald House Charities of Wisconsin.

This year, teams will create their own pairings and sign up as a complete group (team members + industry collaborator). Teams may consist of members within or outside of the design community (that’s right, your grandma or hairdresser could join the group!), professionals or students, but shall be no more than 5 people total including the model and industry collaborator (manufacturer’s rep).

The theme is Decades – Black & White. Teams will choose a first and second choice of Decade by which to be inspired, but there is a max of 2 teams per decade and they will be allowed on a first-come-first-serve basis.

Click here to register your team via, or to get full details.

Interested in sponsoring? Click here to see the sponsorship levels.
Seeking Volunteers to Judge Awards for the Virginia ASID Chapter

One of our esteemed judges from this year's Design Excellence Awards, Cameron Stiles, has asked the WI Chapter to judge the Virginia award submissions. We are looking for 5-6 volunteers. Projects would be sent for review mid-June and judging would need to be performed and results returned by mid-July. Roxann Bentfield will coordinate judging. Interested? Please contact Roxann at
The Sustainability Advocacy Committee & The Green Design Center present the first annual Recycling Event!

It's time for Spring cleaning!

The ASID WI Sustainability Advocacy Committee & the Green Design Center are collecting outdated and discontinued samples and materials to be given a new life and kept out of the landfill.

Industry Partners - As you visit design firms to update libraries, please spread the word and collect the discontinued materials.
Designers - What a great opportunity to clear out your libraries! Once you have a load, contact the Green Design Center to set up a time to drop-off.

Drop off anytime between NOW and August 14th.

Join us August 22-23 for an open-to-the-public event to rummage through these treasures to be used in crafts, home projects, or whatever you come up with! Spread the word to your family and friends!

Thank you in advance for your commitment to sustainability! Please click here for more information.
Job Opportunities

Direct Supply Aptura is the premier senior living design firm in senior living design. We are currently looking for talented individuals that have the brains, character and drive that we find are critical to be a great partner in our firm. Positions currently posted are Interior Design Intern, Intermediate Interior Designer and Senior Design Lead. Each of these roles have various responsibilities so review the job description to get an understanding of the details of each position. If you are looking to join a growing commercial firm, apply at

Part-time Freelance
Retailworks, Inc.

Wanted: Part-time Freelance [that could turn into part time or full time employment] AutoCAD draftsperson, SketchUp artist, and production support person for retail-based interior design firm. Must be quick, accurate, and efficient in producing sheet sets of construction documents using AutoCAD 2013 on a Mac operating system. Be able to understand and draw building floor plans, elevations, and details. Strong SketchUp skills are also a necessity. Must be able to draw three-dimensional models with creativity, finesse, and speed. Applicant may also be called upon to assist interior designers with other aspects of design production, including making phone calls, site visits, and general clerical tasks. Hours will vary considerably as projects come and go, from 8 hours a week all the way to 40 hours. Send resume and information to Lyn Falk at Retailworks, Inc. in Mequon, Wisconsin.

Commercial Sales Associate
Lexco Tile and Stone

Job Function: Sales ceramic tile
Entry level: No
Job Type: Full time
Location: Milwaukee Wi
Min Experience: 3-5 years  
Lexco has excellent opportunity for a motivated, organized individual seeking a challenging and rewarding opportunity. This position is responsible for establishing strong relationships with design professionals to market  Lexco products, to obtain Lexco specifications through targeted architectural / design firms.

If you are interested in this position, please contact Sam Lemieux,


Thank you to this week's Gold Sponsor:


Pay your ASID dues monthly!

All practitioner members, upon joining ASID or when renewing, have the option of signing up for a monthly debit on their credit card. This will reduce the initial outlay of money and allows you to divide the overall dues amount across 12 months. You may sign up for this program either online or via the mailed invoice. There is an annual $25 service fee to use the monthly option and that fee is paid in the first month’s installment along with the legislative assessment as applicable. The debit will continue until you notify ASID in writing that you would like it to stop.


Check out ASID Icon for a profile on Kromrey Middle School in Middleton-Cross Plains School District, designed by Erica Plouff of Bray Architects.


International Living Future Institute Events in Milwaukee:

Tuesday, June 17th: Workshop.  (More information on workshop to follow at a later date)
Location: The Global Water Center, Milwaukee, WI
Please join us to learn more about Mohawk Group’s collaboration with the International Living Future Institute and the Living Building Challenge.

Click here for more information.

Please send RSVPs to

The Wright Design Series 2014
Click here to view the schedule.


The Energy Center University
Outdoor and facility lighting with LEDs: Technical review and cost considerations
Presenter: Howard Wolfman
On-demand 24/7
ON-DEMAND COMMERCIAL WEBINAR—Free to view, pay for credit

For a full listing of webinars provided by ASID, go to

ASID | Education Online
Click here for more information. 


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