Volunteer to get your hands dirty!

Join the Sustainability Committee on a Habitat for Humanity Build (Rehab) on Saturday, October 17th from 9am -4pm in Waukesha.

A home was donated to Habitat ReStore Waukesha but it has to be completely gutted and rebuilt.
If you are interested in lending a hand, contact Kelsey at or 262-446-6702 for more information, space is limited.

Stay tuned for future dates with ASID.

ASID Madison Design Community Meeting – CEU Course

WHEN: October 23, 12:00 pm -1:30 pm
WHERE: Potter Lawson, Inc. 749 University Row #300, Madison, WI 53705
WHAT: Lunch & Learn CEU (One hour credit)

TITLE:  Ethics & Perception (Detailed description to come)

SPEAKER: Roxanne Carlson--Milliken

LUNCH: Will be provided by Interior Investments

RSVP Christy Gwidt,

SPONSORED BY:  Milliken and Interior Investments
“You’ve Got To Be Kidding Me!”

Join ASID, WGBA, and SEWCTC for an informative  evening to learn about how floor prep mistakes can affect any flooring installation and how you can prevent them. John Peters, INSTALL Market Organizer/Floor Covering for Chicago Regional Council of Carpenters and Sergio Martiniez, Quality Control Manager for Ozinga Ready Mix will present a course on floor covering awareness and the three main reasons we see flooring fail. Live demonstrations of failures in carpet, porcelain tile, LVT, linoleum, and cork installations will be on display so you can see firsthand the importance of floor prep to avoid these situations. Light food and beverages will be served.

When: Tuesday, November 10, 2015, 5:00PM-7:30PM

Where: SEWCTC Training Center
N25 W23055 Paul Road, Pewaukee, WI 53072

Cost: $25 ASID/WGBA Members
$40 Non-Members
Free Admission for all Students

Credits: 2.0 GBCI CE, 2.0 AIA LU, 2.0 IDCEC (pending)

Click here to register and for more information including speaker biographies.

Real World Design Week 2016 - Save the Date

ASID Wisconsin will be hosting Real World Design Week November 2–November 6. Real World Design Week is a mentoring program offering hands-on learning experiences to introduce students to the real world of interior design. The program is designed to educate the next generation of designers and provide them exposure to professional practices and access to career development training.  During the week, ASID student members will visit the work locations of ASID designers, Industry Partner representatives and educators to shadow for a half or full day. We already have companies from the Milwaukee, Madison and Stevens Point areas that have agreed to host students for the day.  However, we would like more. If you are interested, please contact Amy Wenger. Registration information and more details will be communicated to the student chapters later this week.
The 40th Annual Design Excellence Awards

You have planned the space, selected the materials and chosen the furniture.  Now it's time to display your work.
The 40th Annual Design Excellence Awards will be held on March 10, 2016.

Professional Submittals will be accepted from November 9th to November 20th.
Student Submittals will be accepted from January 4th to January 15th.

The submittal information and project templates will be on the ASID Website on October 16th.

More information to follow or contact Roxann Bentfield at
Do you have your photography ready? If not, take advantage of the ASID Design Excellence Awards Photo Packages

This year's awards submittal period starts November 7th. With that date approaching quickly, the Awards Committee has contacted two photographers about special packages for ASID members. Please use the contact information below.

Chris Duzynski Photography, LLC
Package #1 - $300
Includes one interior or exterior view, all inclusive. Photography may include lighting if deemed necessary. Client will receive one high-resolution and one screen-resolution file for their award submission.

Package #2 - $500
Includes three hours of continuous time on-site (time cannot be sub-divided into smaller blocks of time). Chris will shoot as many views as requested within the three hours. Photography could include lighting if deemed necessary, taking into consideration time restrictions.

For travel outside of Milwaukee, Waukesha, Racine & Ozaukee counties, you will incur a $75 travel fee. Beyond 80 miles from Milwaukee, you will incur a $150 travel fee.

View more people-centric imagery & video production work at

Ryan Hainey Photography
Package 1 - $400
10 - 15 staged, lit & composited Interior / Exterior Images

Package 2 - $600
15 - 20 staged, lit & composited Interior / Exterior Images
  • Travel beyond 30 miles outside of Milwaukee incurs a $50 fee
  • Travel beyond 60 miles outside of Milwaukee incurs a $100 fee
  • Travel beyond 100 miles outside of Milwaukee incurs a $150 fee
View images on Ryan's website -
Partner Events

Interior Design Coalition of Wisconsin (IDCW) Fall Continuing Education Program
Tuesday, October 20, 2015
8:00 A.M. to 4:00 P.M.

Summit Place Office Complex
6737 West Washington Street
West Allis, WI 53214

"Implementing Evidence-Based Design (EBD)
as a Design Approach"

by Caren S. Martin, PhD, CID, FASID, IDEC, IFMA
Approved for .6 HSW credits by IDCEC

Click here to register online.
Click here to view the invitation/hard copy registration form with course description and schedule.

Chemical Sensitivity and the New Home Building Process – Free CE Webinar
December 9 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Presenters:  Andrew Pace and Kelsey Holtz – LEED GA

Continuing Education (PENDING) - 1 hour

Click here for more information and to register.
ASID Student Gatherings
  • October 13 – Gateway Technical College – 12:00 – 1:00

Portfolio Shows

Madison College Interior Design Club’s Annual Fundraiser - “A Haunted Homecoming”
October 22, 2015, 5:30 PM
More information to come.
Path to Professionalism

This article tells the story of an interior designer in Michigan that took the initiative to take and pass the NCIDQ in order to distinguish herself from other interior designers or decorators. Michigan does not have interior design legislation at this time, but when it does, Autumn Fuchs will have the credential necessary to apply for registration.  This also makes her  eligible to apply to be a Registered Interior Designer in any other state that has registration, like Wisconsin.

If you have taken and passed the NCIDQ, you are eligible become a Wisconsin Registered Interior Designer and set yourself apart.  We need your voice for our profession.   Click here to read more.

Click here for the Application Form.

A WRID is the only interior designer that can brand themselves as a Wisconsin Registered Interior Designer or Firm.  Your achievement does not keep other interior designers from practicing.
Are You CEU Compliant?

ASID mandates that all practitioner members—Professional, Allied, and Associate—earn a minimum of 1.0 (10 hours) approved continuing education units (CEUs) every two years. The current reporting period will end on December 31, 2015, and ASID strongly encourages members to meet the year-end CEU requirements to maintain active membership status.

Practitioner members can satisfy CEU requirements with ASID Academy, the convenient online learning management system for continuing education and professional development. ASID Academy features over 30 accredited courses within such topics as: sustainability, health and wellness, leadership, impact of design, practice of design, and business of design.

Curated courses within ASID Academy offer credits to fulfill CEU requirements. Available from anywhere with an Internet connection, the course catalog allows users to earn CEUs on their own time, and gain insightful knowledge to implement immediately. Discounted pricing is available for ASID members, and all courses taken and passed by members will be automatically reported to IDCEC.

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

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 Sponsors:



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.

Sign up for a course today! Click here to learn more.


October 17th - ASID Sustainability Committee - Habitat for Humanity Build (Rehab)

October 20th - ASID-WI Board Meeting

October 23rd - ASID Madison Design Community Meeting - CEU Course

November 10th - Joint Event with WGBA & SEWCTC - “You’ve Got to Be Kidding Me!” 

December 9th - ASID-WI Holiday Party


Congratulations to ASID-WI member, Sheila Semrou, AAHID, ASID. Sheila authored an article titled "Natural Elements for Health Care Interiors," which was published in the August 2015 Issue of Health Facilities Management Magazine.  Click here to read the article.


"Harmonious Spaces: Wei Dong and Feng Shui Culture"
September 18 - November 15, 2015

Ruth Davis Design Gallery, Nancy Nicholas Hall, School of Human Ecology, 1300 Linden, Drive, Madison Wisconsin

Gallery Hours: Tuesday to Friday 10-4, Sunday Noon-4 or by appointment, contact 608.262.8815

Saturday, October 17th Biomimicry Workshop

Join Chicago Biomimicry to learn how Nature integrates resilience. We'll go back to the prairie to explore its resilience strategies while using Life's Principles to evaluate the success of a number of high profile design projects. Click here for more info, and be sure to take advantage of the promo code PraLab10 for 10% off your registration!

Designer Night at ProSource Wholesale of Franklin
Wednesday, October 28, 2015
4PM to 8PM
Hors d’eourves and Cocktails will be Served

Meet Celebrity Interior Designer Alison Victoria and earn CEU credits.

Click here for more information.

Please RSVP to or call in to 414.421.9220.

Historic Milwaukee, Inc. Tours

Gargoyles, Grotesques, Dragons and Shamrocks!?
October 24 & 25 @ 2 pm

Forest Home Cemetery Halloween Tour
October 30 @ 5 pm

Click here for more information.


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ASID | Education Online
Click here for more information. 


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