LAST WEEK TO REGISTER for What’s Next? - Women's Leadership & Your Strengths, plus Mount Mary University Advocates Appreciation CEU Event
Date: Friday, April 11, 2014
Location: Mount Mary University

Deadline to register is FRIDAYApril 4th.

Right-click here to download pictures. To help protect your privacy, Outlook prevented automatic download of this picture from the Internet.The ASID Wisconsin Annual What’s Next? Mini Conference is teaming up with Mount Mary University Interior Design Department’s Advocate Appreciation CEU event. Take advantage of the full day for self enrichment and CEUs, or attend just the morning or afternoon session.

Schedule of Events:
8 am – 11:30 am: What’s Next? Mini Conference - includes featured speakers Marjorie R. Barlow and Amy Lukken, discussing the hot topic of women in leadership, as well as a workshop to provide insight into you and your strengths. Registration includes the Gallup Strengths Finder test!

11:30 am – 1 pm: Lunch, networking and the Mount Mary University Interior Design Student Show

1 pm – 4:30 pm:  Skill-based education and CEUs as part of the Mount Mary Advocates Appreciation Day.

Seeking Volunteers to Judge the Nebraska-Iowa Chapter Awards
The Nebraska-Iowa Chapter is looking for volunteers from our chapter to judge their project awards.  They are requesting four judges per project.
The process is electronic so all of the judging can be done on a computer, and the judges do not need to be together. The categories for the awards are as follows:
1. Residential
- Singular Space
- Under 2,500 Square Feet
- 2,500-4,000 Square Feet
- Over 4,000 Square Feet
2. Contract
- Corporate
- Healthcare
- Hospitality
- Retail
3. Product, Furniture or Design Detail
4. Student Project
Finally, the judges will be asked to agree on their favorite project overall for the "Best of Show" Award.
Here are a couple dates to keep in mind:
June 1st - Submissions are due
July 15th - Deadline for judging to be completed.
If you are interested in volunteering, please e-mail Heather at
The 38th Annual Design Excellence Awards Recap

The ASID Design Excellence Awards Gala took place last Thursday, March 20th at Historic Turner Hall Ballroom. The architectural detail and beautiful patina of the charred walls and ceilings in the ballroom was a perfect backdrop for the 38th Annual Gala, celebrating the most exceptional design in Wisconsin.

If you missed it, check out the recap to find out just how much you missed.

Twenty-four awards were presented, including one Platinum Award to Laura Vander Sanden, ASID, with Kahler Slater for the Global Water Center project in Milwaukee, WI.

We celebrated nine Silver and nine Bronze winners, in addition to five Gold Award-winners, including:
  • Roxann Bentfield, ASID of BSI for the BSI Design Center, Waukesha, WI
  • Patricia McGinnis, ASID of Potter Lawson for The Stream at Edgewood College, Madison, WI
  • Michelle Olsen, ASID, of Rinka Chung Architecture for the Associated Bank Headquarters in Green Bay, WI
  • Jackie Posselt, ASID of Eppstein Uhen for InPro Marketing, Muskego, WI
  • Lindsay Slack, student from Madison College for Mixed*Bag Coworking Space, Madison, WI
Congratulations to all award winners! Click here to view the full list of award winners.
Experience leadership training like never before. Attend the Design to Lead Summit, Presented by ASID
Early bird registration available until March 31, 2014 with up to $100 savings | Group discounts available.

When: May 2 – 3, 2014  
Where: W Atlanta – Midtown Hotel
Connect: Forge unexpected connections with diverse designers and thought leaders from all over the U.S.
Inspire: Learn from leadership experts who will share their journeys to inspire your next steps.
Challenge: Build leadership skills with hands-on sessions to prepare you for future success.
Engage: Immerse yourself in the leadership development journey that will plant the seeds for future success.
Delight: Enjoy surprises throughout the summit that will make your experience unforgettable.
Empower: Lead your career in the direction you choose.

Click here for more information and to register.

Job Opportunities

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,

Interior Designer/Retail Sales - Madison, WI Location

We are looking for Interior Designers who have a passion to use their skills in design and sales to create beautiful spaces for our customers.  The FLOOR360 difference is our love for design.  Everything we do is about finding inspiring solutions for our customers.  Use your proven sales experience to surpass your earning potential.   If you have a talent for building great relationships with customers, finding the best product mix for their budget and lifestyle, working with a quality team of fellow designers, then FLOOR360 is the place for you!


  • Interior Design degree.
  • Previous selling experience strongly preferred.
  • Proficient in the use of Microsoft Office, including Word & Excel.
  • CAD training a plus.
  • Excellent communication, customer service, and organizational skills.

Compensation:  Salary/Commission & Benefits

Contact:  Julie Schultz, Retail Manager,, P: 608.204.7544


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.


Chimenti Studios of Milwaukee, WI Receives Best Of Houzz 2014 Award
Annual Survey and Analysis of 16 Million Monthly Users
Reveals Top-Rated Building, Remodeling and Design Professionals

Milwaukee, WI February 4, 2014 – Chimenti Studios of Fox Point, WI [Milwaukee]has been awarded “Best Of Houzz” by Houzz, the leading platform for home remodeling and design. Chimenti Studios, a decorative wall company and much more, was chosen by the more than 16 million monthly users that comprise the Houzz community.  Click here to read more.


Juried Student Design Concepts from Across Campus

April 18 - May 11, 2014
Opening Reception: Thursday, April 17th, 5 - 7 PM  
This juried exhibition of student work has been a Design Gallery tradition since 1992.  Now open to students throughout the University of WI-Madison campus, submissions will be from design based disciplines including Graphic, Interior, Textile, Apparel, Furniture, Theater Design and Landscape Architecture.

Throughout the year students in textile, apparel and interior design reserve their best projects to submit for review. At the Design Gallery we recognize the time and effort that students invest in their various projects and artistic endeavors. We welcome all work that is conceptual or functional, finished pieces, maquettes or representations.

For more information, please read the press release here.

Interiors & Sources Chicago Luxury Hotel Tour

Plan to join us on Thursday, April 24, 2014 on an educational tour of luxury hotels in the great city of Chicago. This tour will provide you the opportunity to take in some of the city's newest and most decadent hotels alongside other accomplished designers on a luxury bus tour through the city.
Designer-led tours of selected hotel properties offer a fun way to earn .2 IDCEC-approved credits! Presentation materials will be available for download to your mobile device following registration. Guests will also enjoy lunch at the Radisson Blu in Chicago's iconic Aqua Tower, and close the day with a cocktail celebration for all participants.
Secure your seat today by completing our short application. After review, we will contact you with further confirmation of your participation and all the details for the tour.

International Living Future Institute Events in Milwaukee:

Tuesday, April 29th: 5-8PM. Cocktail hour and presentation by Richard Graves.
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

Why should we care about human toxicity and eco toxicity?

The Green Design Center in Waukesha is happy to invite you to a FREE learning event at the Waukesha showroom.  Presented by Architectural Record and Forbo, the program will explore the history and future of the sustainability movement and will focus on transparency and full disclosure of product ingredients. Topics will include Life Cycle Assessments (LCA), Environmental Product Declarations (EPD), and Health Product Declarations (HPD).  Attendance will earn you (1) AIA/CES HSW Learning Unit and (1) GBCI CE Hour for LEED Credential Maintenence.  Space is limited, so please RSVP!

Event: Content Transparency
Date: Wednesday, April 30th
Time: 8:30am for Coffee & Pastries. Program: 9-10:30am
Location: 2201 Badger Ct, Waukesha, WI 53188
RSVP by Monday, April 28th at noon
Contact Kelsey at / 262-446-6702

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

Free 0.2 CEU Webinar
Crystal Fundamentals CC-101843-1006
April 24th, 2014 @ 7PM Central
Click here to register or call 1-877-688-7039
Sponsored by BellacorPro.

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


ASID | Education Online
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ASID UNi offers easy, anytime access to a growing number of high quality on-line education and training courses aimed at some of interior design's most pressing issues.  They are found at under the ASID Store.


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