Annual Meeting 2015 - Registration Now Open

Wednesday, September 23, 2015
5-8 pm
Rustic Manor 1848 in Delafield, WI

Don’t miss this year’s Annual Meeting – A Barnyard BBQ at Rustic Manor in Delafield. Find out what is in store for the Chapter as we head into 2016 and join in on the recognition of so many of our members. Oh, and there is still time to nominate fellow ASID members, or yourself, for Top 5 Under 5 or the Crystal Star Awards.

Click here for additional information and to register.

We look forward to seeing you!
“Top 5 Under 5” Award – Deadline Extended!

The response for ASID WI’s Top 5 Under 5 Award has been outstanding!  Thank you to all who have applied!  

In an effort to give everyone a chance to nominate their favorite Emerging Professional for this exciting award, the submission deadline has been extended to Wednesday, September 2nd!

To apply, click here.

Not sure who to nominate?  Read the bios of last year’s winners for an idea of the qualities this award seeks to honor.

Nominations must be complete by Wednesday, September 2, 2015 at 8:00 pm CST

Help us celebrate our Emerging Professional Members.  Five award recipients will be recognized at the ASID WI Annual Meeting on September 23, 2015!  

Can’t wait to see you there!

STRUT 2015

STRUT Tickets are available NOW! Join us on September 18th, 2015 for our Cirque Carnivale themed 5th year! Complete with food, drinks, design, a silent auction and live entertainment, you won't want to miss this memorable evening; all while raising money for the Ronald McDonald House Charities of Wisconsin! Hope to see you there!

WHERE: Turner Hall Ballroom, 1034 N 4th Street, Milwaukee
WHEN: Friday, September 18th, 2015
Doors open at 7PM, Show begins at 8:30PM
COST: $55 attendees ($65 at the door). $25 all students

Tickets can be purchased here.

Re_Purposeful Recap

Re_Purposeful was wildly successful. We started Friday morning with 28,606 pounds of materials and by 2pm on Saturday we only had 2,485 remaining pounds. That means 26,121 pounds were Re_Purposed. The remaining materials will be wrapped up and stored for next year.

305 Creative Minds came to look through the materials. As we learn their stories and see what they have created we will share them with you. Make sure to like our Facebook Page for all of the information and stay tuned for Re_Purposeful 2016!
First Annual Mini-Golf Outing was a Success!

Thanks to all those teams and volunteers who joined us last Thursday at Tee-Aire in Brookfield. We had 10 teams, great weather and a lot of laughs! Based on feedback, we'll be planning another next year. Mark your calendar for August 2016!

Beyond Picking Paint Colors...
Uniting to Break Interior Design Stereotypes

The complete lack of understanding as to the value and skill of an Interior Designer was once again demonstrated recently in an article in The Federalist. We suggest you take a look and also read the well-crafted response from Randy Fiser, CEO of ASID National.

ASID National advocates on behalf of all interior designers for licensure. Without these laws, interior designers are legally subservient to other members of the design team, such as architects and engineers. It is for this reason, that we encourage all members to become a Wisconsin Registered Interior Designer (WRID).

With you as a WRID, we will have a stronger presence and a bigger voice, to advocate for our profession and to accomplish even greater legislative goals that heavily impact our practice.

To clearly outline the importance and the path to professionalism in interior design, we have developed a step-by-step reference on our site. Be in the know. Visit the Path to Professional Status page.
Top 40 Over 40 of the Week

As the ASID National turns 40 this year, the Wisconsin Chapter is also celebrating our experienced and accomplished members age 40 and over. We'll feature one or more per week, culminating at our Annual Chapter Meeting. Meet...

NAME: Cynthia Glaeden-Knott, ASID
DO YOU HAVE A NICKNAME? My parents loved the name Cynthia and had hopes I would love it as much. At a young age I started going by Cindy and even into my professional life, I have kept it. You may also hear some long-time friends and colleagues refer to me as “CB”; my initials from the past.  
YEARS IN THE INDUSTRY: 31 years! I was a child prodigy and started my career in interior design at age 10.
PLACE OF EMPLOYMENT: Design and Construction Manager at American Family Insurance. I have been at Amfam for 28 years.
FAVORITE PROJECT: I’ve had a lot of favorite projects throughout my career, but the one that was the most fun and unique was designing the interior of the company jet. It was a collaborative effort with the designers at Gulf Stream in Dallas; selecting everything top to bottom including the place settings.
WORDS OF WISDOM FOR YOUR YOUNGER DESIGNER SELF: Preparation + Confidence = Success. AND don’t forget to build in time for YOU; do whatever makes you feel GREAT! These are words of wisdom for my older self, too.
WHAT ELSE WOULD YOU DO IF YOU WERE NOT AN INTERIOR DESIGNER? A therapy dog handler and an Aurora chaser. An Aurora chaser is someone who studies the night skies for the northern lights and photographs these beautiful events. I aspire to do both of these activities when I retire someday.

Furniture Project Manager – Creative Business Interiors – Milwaukee, WI

Full-Time Entry Level Interior Designer - 4 design - Menomonee Falls, WI

Fall Internship in Interior Design or Interior Architecture - 4 design - Menomonee Falls, WI

Interior Designer - BSI (Building Service Inc.) - Waukesha, WI

Interior Designer - AB&K, Inc. - Southeastern Wisconsin

Adjunct Instructor Positions – Interior Design - Mount Mary University

Architectural Sales Representative - Daltile Commercial Sales

Account Executive – Design Within Reach – Milwaukee, WI

Part Time Interior Design Instructor – Milwaukee Area Technical College – Milwaukee, WI

Interior Designer Position – Peabody’s Interiors – Milwaukee, WI

Commercial Sales Associate – Lexco Tile and Stone – Milwaukee, WI


Thank you to this week's Gold Sponsor:



Earn CEU credits online, anywhere with ASID Academy

ASID Academy premiered in July 2015 as the comprehensive resource for continuing education and CEU credit fulfillment. ASID Academy supports the Society’s commitment to online learning and professional development  through CEU course offerings, papers, and videos made available to members and designers online, anytime.

ASID Academy features a curated, peer-reviewed course catalog with CEU courses focusing on our four key themes that cross-cut all practice areas of interior design: Impact of Design, Leadership Development, Practice of Design, and Business of Design. The catalog further reinforces the Society’s commitment to continuing education, and supports the new December 31, 2015 CEU requirement.

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September 18th - STRUT 2015

September 23rd - Annual Meeting


Congratulations to Kelsey Holtz, Allied ASID, for her “Volunteer Rockstar Award” by Volunteer Wisconsin! Kelsey is the current Co-Chair of the Sustainability Advocacy Committee and has been spearheading the successful Re_Purposeful materials recycling event. She also received an ASID WI Top 5 Under 5 Award last year for her contributions to her employer, The Green Design Center, who hosts Re_Purposeful. Kelsey is also on the Board of Directors for WGBA, a partner organization, for which she received the award. Kudos, Kelsey!


Surface & Panel Symposium
Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Harley-Davidson Museum®

This Symposium seeks to connect architects, interior designs, fabricators, and other design specialists with material specifiers and producers for a better understanding of the industry and the innovative technologies driving it. It will be followed the next day by the grand opening of the mHouse, a showcase house with materials from the previously mentioned industries. The mHouse is in Watertown, Wis., a short drive from Milwaukee, and only symposium attendees can attend the grand opening.

Click here for more information.

Frank Lloyd Wright Building Conservancy 2015 Conference
Wisconsin: Frank Lloyd Wright’s Laboratory, Sept 30th — Oct 4th, headquartered at the Pfizer Hotel in Milwaukee. The conference features private tours of 15 Wright works, special events and the presentation of five Wright Spirit Awards. More info & registration at: 


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ASID | Education Online
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