TABLE OF CONTENTS 2- TABLE OF CONTENTS 3- MEET OUR PRESIDENT 4-CALENDAR OF EVENTS & NEW MEMBERS 5- OUR CHAPTER SPONSORS 6- 2015 STATE CONFERENCE 7- ASID ALABAMA STUDENT CHAPTERS 8- STUDENT INTERNSHIP Q&A 10- WHERE ARE THEY NOW? 12- DESIGN EXCELLENCE AWARDS 26- INNOVATIONS IN DESIGN
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MEET OUR PRESIDENT PRESIDENT: JILLIAN MARKS, ASID PRESIDENT@AL.ASID.ORG PRESIDENT-ELECT: MARY ROONEY, ASID PRESIDENTELECT@AL.ASID.ORG FINANCE DIRECTOR: BEVERLY KISSINGER, ALLIED EDUCATOR, ASID FINANCE@AL.ASID.ORG MEMBERSHIP DIRECTOR; JANIE NABORS, ASID, RID MEMBERSHIP@AL.ASID.ORG COMMUNICATIONS DIRECTOR;
As of October 2015, Jillian Marks took on the JESSICA COBB, ALLIED ASID role of President for the Alabama Chapter of the COMMUNICATIONS@AL.ASID.ORG American Society of Interior Designers (ASID). PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT: Jillian graduated from the University of Alabama in CONNIE HOLCOMBE, ASID, RID 2008 with a degree in interior design. It was there PROFESSIONALDEVELOPMENT@AL.ASID.ORG that she became a student member and soon began serving the UA ASID student chapter in leadership DIRECTOR AT LARGE: positions, including Secretary and President, and upon TIM MORALES, IP REPRESENTATIVE ASID graduation moved into service roles with the state chapter, AT-LARGE@AL.ASID.ORG including Emerging Professionals Chair, Membership Director, and President Elect. STUDENT REPRESENTATIVE: ALEX MOSES, STUDENT ASID
STUDENTREP@AL.ASID.ORG Jillian’s goals for ASID Alabama in 2016 include a range of events for members and the public focused on the impact of design to CHAPTER ADMINISTRATOR: enhance the human experience. Student Day, a yearly partnership with BRYANT WILLIAMS IIDA, was held in Birmingham on February 26th. The second annual member ADMINISTRATOR@AL.ASID.ORG meeting will be held in Montgomery at the end of April in conjunction with Southern Makers, a two-day event that celebrates and cultivates Southern creativity and innovation. The following week, ASID Alabama is participating in the first annual Advocacy Week in partnership with the International Interior Design Association (IIDA) and the Alabama Interior Design Coalition (AIDC), an advocacy group that serves to protect the future of the interior design profession in the state. The ASID Alabama State Conference and Awards Gala, a two-day event, is planned for fall 2016. Along with these annual statewide events, the organization plans monthly gatherings and continuing education classes in each of its four design communities.
Jillian has eight years of experience as an interior designer with Matheny Goldmon Architecture + Interiors in Huntsville, Alabama. The firm’s project types are varied and may range from corporate to educational to high-end residential. Apart from her professional endeavors, Jillian enjoys exploring, experiencing, and growing with her engineer husband, Justin, and her two dogs, Ben and Romey.
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CALENDAR OF EVENTS
WELCOME NEW MEMBERS
For more information about any of these events go to www.asidalabama.org
New Allied Members Mary Whitney Evins, Birmingham, AL Megan Houston, Tuscaloosa, AL
JUNE 9th- ASID | AllSouth Appliance Fiesta! 13th-15th- NeoCon 16th- Light, Lighting and Health| CEU | Birmingham
Jessica Kent, Guntersville, AL Kathleen Lalor, Spanish Fort, AL Dana Littleton, Hoover, AL Alicia Mitchell, Athens, AL Marla Outlaw, Birmingham, AL
Jill Rawls, Mobile, AL
11th-12th- Metrocon Expo & Conference 16th- Celebration: The ASID Awards Gala
New Associate Members Thomas Blais, Mobile, AL Laura Merrill, Vestavia, AL
AUGUST 6th- Fall 2016 IDFX, IDPX and PRAC scheduling begins 15th- NCIDQ Fall Exam Application Approval Deadline
New Professional Members Sarah Jelks, Birmingham, AL Annie Johnson, Fairhope, AL Shari Park-Gates, Opelika, AL
New Industry Partner Members
SEPTEMBER 9th & 10th- Annual State Conference, Birmingham 24th- Fall 2016 PRAC exam administered
Airloc, LLC, Anna Scroggins, Bessemer, AL ATG Stores, Thao Pham, Kirkland, WA Butler Specialty Company, Tolamy Gray, Chicago, IL Pike Road Millwork, Alison Thomas, Birmingham, AL Pride Family Brands, Phil Spring, Rockwall, GA
Art Institute of Pittsburgh
Mary Eugenia Hunt
University of Alabama
University of North
Mary Marguerite Nickel
CHAPTER SPONSORS PLATINUM SPONSOR
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2015 ASID ALABAMA
STATE CONFERENCE SEPTEMBER 11-12, 2015
Awards Banquet Cocktail Party
Sherwin Williams Friday Breakfast
Pittsburgh Paints Friday Luncheon
Koroseal Past Presidentâ€™s Lunch
G2 Lighting Awards Banquet
The annual ASID Alabama State Conference was held in Birmingham, Alabama this Fall at Rosewood Hall along with VW Gallerie. Designer and student members attended various CEU courses focusing on innovation and technology and enjoyed welcoming USGBC speakers. The ASID Annual Design Excellence Awards Banquet was also held during the coference, which highlighted the excellence of ASID Alabama Chapter Board of Directors, chapter committees, and the winning participants of the Daisy Bond Student Design Competition and Design Excellence Awards (featured on pages 14-25). 6
1st Place Hand Rendering Alex Moses
1st Place Computer Rendering Anna Claire Vawter
1st Place Residential Concept Kelsie Perry
1st Place Commercial Concept Anna Claire Vawter
1st Place Residential Group Angie Finley
WINNING ENTRIES DAISY BOND STUDENT DESIGN AWARDS 1st Place Product Design
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ASID AUBURN UNIVERSITY STUDENT CHAPTER
ASID Student Chapters are finding new ways to encourage student participation in meetings and events by collaborating with design professionals around the area. The Auburn University chapter invites design professionals from various categories of design to speak and answer questions at meetings. This has greatly improved the student attendance and participation in the chapter, as well as provided great networking opportunities. Left: Auburn Chapter Christmas Social Event at John Emerald Distillery in Auburn, AL.
Below: The ASID Auburn Student Chapter began the year with a party at a local restaurant, Live Oaks, in Auburn.
The ASID Auburn Student Chapter started off the year with a Kick-Off party at a local restaurant. Student member, Lindsay Rohrer, states, “The kick-off party was a great way to get everyone out of the classroom and into a more casual environment!”
ASID Auburn Student recognized as ASID National Student of the Day
School: Auburn University Expected Graduation Date: August 2017
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“Initially, ASID helped me network with my student peers. As my involvement with the organization progressed, speakers who were prominent in the field engaged with our chapter to share knowledge, advice, and even funny mishaps from their time spent as a practicing interior designer. Without the ASID network, these connections would have gone without being nurtured and my view of the workforce would be limited.”
ASID AUBURN UNIVERSITY | STUDENT CHAPTER
December 3, 2015 Last December, the ASID Student Chapter at Auburn University in conjunction with the IIDA Student Chapter, held its first annual holiday soirée titled “Oh What Fun”.
All photography is from ASID Auburn University Chapter Members.
The event was held in John Emerald Distillery, where the area’s oldest and most exquisite architecture could serve as the backdrop. Over eighty students along with faculty members attended to celebrate the holiday season, enjoy live music, and sample seasonal fare, such as autumnal butternut squash soup and Fuji apple chicken salad. The Winter event proved such a success that planning is now underway for a gathering in the Spring.
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Student Internship Q&A
Many young designers are constantly wondering where and how their classmates are getting inernships. We asked a few questions that we thought would give you an insight on what to expect.
Q: What is your name, school you attend and
grade level? A: Harrison Newman, University of Alabama and I am a Senior in the program.
Q: Where was your internship and what type of design did you do? A: Furnishings and Design (Tuscaloosa, AL) Educational/Commercial
Q: How did you get your internship? A: I applied through the school jobs website. Q: What did you like about your internship and is
there any advice? A: I liked learning a lot about products, how quality of finishes is so important when specifying for high traffic applications, and how a large scale operation works. It was interesting to get exposure to this side of the industry (secondary education) but I found that I like smaller sized work environments. My advice is to try everything no matter what part of the industry! It helped me a lot into focusing in on a certain type of design that I want to see myself grow in. Any experience is good experience!
Q: What is your name, school you attend and
grade level? A: Maggie Nickel, University of Alabama and I am a Senior.
Q: Where was your internship and what type of design did you do? A: New York- Residential Design
Q: How did you get your internship? A: Sent in my credentials months before then was asked to fly to the city for an interview
Q: What did you like about your internship and is there any advice? A: The experience, exposure, office scene, the designers, the responsibility I was given, and the connections I made. No matter the task given, do it to the best of your ability and with a smile on your face. Always ask questions, they would rather answer them than end up with the wrong thing, the connections you make can help you in the future.
Q: What is your name, school you attend and
grade level? A: Amber McKinley, University of Alabama and I am a Senior in the program.
Q: Where was your internship and what type of design did you do? A: Goodwyn, Mills & Cadwood- Birmingham, AL- Healthcare Design
Q: How did you get your internship? A: The head designer at GMC contacted me
after someone (that knew I was interested in Healthcare design) gave her my name. I interviewed for the position and she offered me the internship. I was at another design job at the time, But had heard a lot of good things about the firm and the designer prior to the interview, and also really wanted to see how Healthcare Design was, so I decided to take the internship. I am still there working part time and it has been such a great experience!
Q: What did you like about your internship and
is there any advice? A: I liked doing floor pattern plans and millwork designs and actually getting to see them installed. I also really like the people I work with. My boss lets me do a lot more than I ever expected to get to do on my own at an internship. She has challenged so much since I started and I have learned so much from working her. Set goals and go for them. Thereâ€™s so much you can do with design if you set your mind to it. And count everything as a learning experience. It may be what helps you get to the next goal.
Q: What is your name, school you attend and grade level? A: Lindsay Rohrer, Auburn University
Q: Where was your internship and what type of
design did you do? A: My internship was at Martin Nash, a high end furniture showroom located in ADAC (Atlanta Decorative Arts Center) and his business partner Dee Simmons of Dee Simmons Interiors, based out of St. Simmons Island, Georgia.
Q: How did you get your internship? A: During an Auburn Univeristy fair, I met two
Auburn students who had interned for Martin Nash and they recommended my friend Anna Claire and I for the job. We then were able to contact Martin and meet with him at ADAC for a very casual interview.
Q: What did you like about your internship and is
there any advice? A: I really enjoyed getting to understand how a furniture showroom works. We were able to assist in designing furniture arrangemenets and even did some graphics to promote various events in the showroom. We also were constantly running fabric, wall treatment or carpet errands for Dee Simmons, seeing that she based out of St. Simmons Island. Not only did I learn how ADAC works, but I was also able to network with many of the reps from various showrooms. I would highly recommend interning in ADAC or spending time learning how ADAC works. Seeing that this is the design resource center of the Southeast, this really helped me to get a foot in the door and make contacts that will help me in my design career.
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WHERE ARE THEY NOW? As we all know, a career in interior design can take on many different faces. With so many options and routes to take after graduation, each former student finds themselves on a path that is uniquely their own. Check out these recent grad profiles to see what a couple of Alabama’s newest professionals are doing with their degrees… VICTORIA GARGIULO Education: University of Alabama Graduation: Spring 2014 Current Location: Gracefully Done - Northport, AL Areas of Specialty: Residential & Retail Explain your career and what makes it unique… Two weeks after graduation, I started at a home furnishings and décor shop in Northport. This position is unique because not only do I get to work with clients, but I also get to work on the showroom floor. Obviously what people see when they walk into our business is the showroom, so many may think we are just a furniture and accessory store. However, the majority of our business comes from client jobs. We specialize in residential and do everything from help with new construction, to reconfigure and spruce up what a client may already have. We also have a custom workroom, which lets our jobs be very creative. Through that we are able to do reupholsery, custom bedding, draperies, you name it. All of these elements together are part of what make my position so fun and fulfilling. My job started with helping customers in the shop, giving advice, doing displays, etc. Then I began to shadow the designers more and go out on appointments and jobs with them. This process helped to open my eyes to how we build relationships with clients and what the initial process looks like. This past summer I began to get clients of my own and that has been such a fun learning experience. I know that with more time will come more opportunities... Opportunities I never really saw coming. While in school I did not consider working at a home interior store, but many have on staff designers and it has been the perfect fit for me. What is your favorite part about what you get to do? My favorite part about my job is the people I work with. While it is obviously important to love the job you do, I think it is equally as important to love the environment in which you do it. Having people you work well with and a get along with, as co-works and employers, really is the icing on the cake. I get to help clients create a space they love, a space they feel safe, refreshed, and at home in and I get to do all of that alongside people who encourage me and teach me. Work is not a place I have to be, but a place I get to be. And that is something special. What do you wish you had known before graduation? I wish I had realized just how important communication and relationships are, especially in residential design. Someone once told me they don’t care what you know until they know that you care. I have found that I have to get to know clients, make them feel loved and cared about and understood. I have to be able to establish a relationship or that customer in our showroom may never turn into a client. With us having a store, many people don’t come in looking for a designer to help them, but through communication and conversation they being to open up and ask for help. So students, learn to make friends with strangers, learn to talk to a brink wall, because most clients will not be people you knew previously.
What is your current favorite trend? I would have to say I am loving this new gold trend, especially on hardware. I was personally over the oil rubbed bronze look. Gold is back, and back with vengeance. It’s not a brassy gold like we saw 20 years ago, but instead more of an antiqued gold. And I couldn’t be happier. Bring on the gold.
JESSICA KENT Education: Mississippi State University Graduation: August 2015 Current Location: Fuqua and Partners Architects - Huntsville, Alabama Area of Specialty: Commercial Architecture and Design
Explain your career and what makes it unique… Interior design is a unique career because it is a necessity in life that also allows you to be creative. Not everyone can go to work every day and help make ideas become reality! What is your favorite part about what you get to do? My favorite part about my job is that I get to help make peoples visions of a space come to life. I have the opportunity to take peoples thoughts and ideas and watch them as they become actual physical places. What do you wish you had known before graduation? I learned so much during my time at school but I wish I had paid more attention during my detail construction class! It is something I use every day, but never realized how important it was until I began working.
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DESIGN EXCELLENCE AWARDS
3 1ST AND 2ND PLACES: BEVERLY FARRINGTON, ASID, RID ACCENTS OF THE SOUTH, HUNTSVILLE 3RD PLACE TIE: MELISSA SIMS, ASID, RID MELISSA SIMS INTERIORS, GUNTERSVILLE PERRY UMPHREY, ASID, RID UMPHREY INTERIORS, BIRMINGHAM HONORABLE MENTION: MARY ROONEY, ASID, RID MARY ROONEY INTERIOR DIMENSIONS, BIRMINGHAM
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1ST AND 2ND PLACE: DON BOWDEN, FASID, RID H DON BOWDEN ARCHITECTS, MOBILE 3RD PLACE: AUDRA KENNEDY, ASID, RID AUDRA KENNEDY DESIGNS, HUNTSVILLE
1ST PLACE: JOANNA GOODMAN, ASID, RID AND EMORY RATLIFF, ASID CHRISTOPHER ARCHITECTURE AND INTERIOR DESIGN, BIRMINGHAM
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1ST PLACE: BEVERLY FARRINGTON, ASID, RID ACCENTS OF THE SOUTH, HUNTSVILLE
LARGE SPACE RESIDENTIAL 18
SMALL SPACE RESIDENTIAL 1ST PLACE: LILA PRYOR FRANK, ALLIED ASID LILA PRYOR FRANK INTERIORS, HUNTSVILLE 2ND PLACE: MELISSA SIMS, ASID, RID MELISSA SIMS INTERIORS, GUNTERSVILLE 3RD PLACE TIE: LILA PRYOR FRANK, ALLIED ASID LILA PRYOR FRANK INTERIORS, HUNTSVILLE MARISA SMITH, ASID, RID MARISA INTERIOR DESIGN STUDIO, MOBILE
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1ST PLACE: DON BOWDEN, FASID, RID H DON BOWDEN ARCHITECTS, MOBILE
2ND PLACE: MARISA SMITH, ASID, RID MARISA INTERIOR DESIGN STUDIO, MOBILE 3RD PLACE: BEVERLY FARRINGTON, ASID, RID ACCENTS OF THE SOUTH, HUNTSVILLE
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1ST PLACE: DON BOWDEN, FASID, RID H DON BOWDEN ARCHITECTS, MOBILE
SINGLE SPACE COMMERCIAL
1ST PLACE: PERRY UMPHREY, ASID, RID UMPHREY INTERIORS, BIRMINGHAM 2ND PLACE: LILA PRYOR FRANK, ALLIED ASID LILA PRYOR FRANK INTERIORS 3RD PLACE: ALICE ALLEN, ALLIED ASID HARRIS DOYLE HOMES BIRMINGHAM
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RETAIL 1ST PLACE: BEVERLY FARRINGTON, ASID, RID ACCENTS OF THE SOUTH, HUNTSVILLE
3RD PLACE: SALLYE COGGIN, ASID, RID SHIRLEY HAMMOND, FASID, RID PHYLLIS MOORE, FASID, RID
SUSTAINABLE 1ST PLACE: LAURL SELF ALLIED ASID, M. A., LEED-AP id+c LAURL DESIGNS, BIRMINGHAM
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INNOVATIONS IN DESIGN
THE KITCHEN OF THE FUTURE SAMSUNG RF28HMELBSR/AR REFRIGERATOR
Samsung has released its newest line of high-tech refrigerator. The new 4-door refrigerator with an 8” Wi-Fi enabled touchscreen allows you to connect to the Internet directly from the front of your fridge. The LCD screen enables you to download apps that connect to other Samsung kitchen devices. This refrigerator is able to tell you what groceries you currently have as well as what additional items are needed for your recipe. It is available anywhere Samsung refrigerators are sold. ($3,599.00, samsung.com) Image courtesy of Samsung
WHIRLPOOL INTERACTIVE COOKTOP
This new and innovative cooktop combines a traditional induction range with digital media. Whirlpool describes the range as “a multi-purpose digital cooking surface”. This cooktop allows you to cook on any portion of the cooktop by simply drawing a circle around the pot. You can tweet, answer calls, check a recipe, and even surf the Internet from your range top. No release date has been officially announced though Whirlpool debuted it mid-2014. (whirlpool.com)
Image courtesy of Whirlpool
PANASONIC NP-B6M1F1GB DISHWASHER
2016 brings an updated release from Panasonic. The NP-B6M1FIGB dishwasher takes on all of the complaints associated with standard dishwashers and improves upon them. A self-operating door, blue LED controls, and a noise level of only 44 decibels are sure to make clean-up a breeze. ($1750, panasonic.com) Image courtesy of Panasonic
THE NEW KITCHEN COMBINES TECHNOLOGY, PROFESSIONAL QUALITY AND STYLE. THESE TOPOF-THE-LINE APPLIANCES CAN HELP MAKE ANY HOME COOK INTO A PROFESSIONAL CHEF.
DACOR DISCOVERY IQ WALL OVENS
In the world of wall ovens, Dacor has set many industry standards. Their newest innovation is the 30â€? Discovery oven with IQ Controls. The LED screen with Wi-Fi connectivity allows easy use for all. You can preheat from your phone by simply selecting a recipe. This high-tech, user-friendly system make professional baking accessible. ($7,499.99, sears.com, dacor.com)
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