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PRESIDENT’S LETTER | Patricia B. McDonald, ASID, CID 2018 ASID CALIFORNIA PENINSULA/SILICON VALLEY CHAPTER BOARD WHY SUSTAINABILITY IS CENTRAL TO MY PRACTICE ANNUAL EMERGING PROFESSIONALS EVENT BIOPHILLIC DESIGN 101 CHAPTER EVENTS LEED ACCREDITATION DEMYSTIFIED WELCOME NEW MEMBERS 2018 CHAPTER SPONSORS
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ilicon Valley has given us the technology we need to work on
our projects. This is perfect for us, because our Emerging
Professionals and Students are learning and using this at every aspect of their lives. These
individuals are our future. They already reflect Diversity, and are quickly moving forward with
high Impact!! I love to kick off our meetings and events facing the audiences and seeing all of
the different cultures, genders, and ages amongst our participants. I have so much fun mixing
amongst all of you.
We, as designers, have been studying Sustainability for quite awhile. Using sustainable products and materials helps with the health, safety and welfare of our clients and the earth. Sustainable products can also be found in art and antiques, which are reusable, and adds happiness to our
environments. Not only are they reusable, but they are also investments.
Bringing the outside into the inside on our projects can be very fulfilling for the positive living
and working surroundings. This is more restful and more productive. Biophilic Design is a
direction being applied, especially in urban areas. In this magazine, the article “14 Patterns of Biophilic Design”, articulates the definitions and the details of this direction.
Students, it has been so great to have you all as active members of our California Peninsula
Chapter of ASID. Going to all of your graduations at Cañada College, West Valley College and
the San Jose State showcase venue were very exciting, your work shows the wonderful and
productive growth in our industry. I strongly encourage you to remain members of ASID. Not
only do you have the ability to get so much information and resources but your membership
fees remain low with huge deductibles. Please do not let your memberships drop after graduation in order to take advantage of this.
Everyone, we have a great Design Awards Gala coming up in August. This is one that you
have not seen before, and you will never forget it. We’re having a real gala with a great live
I am half way through our fiscal year. More exciting events are being planned for your participation. The board members and their committees who work on these things are really wonderful. If you want to join in with them, do not hesitate to contact any one of them. Our Sponsors and Industry Partners are extremely helpful producing these events. Thank You!!
I also encourage you to join in on the ASID Learning Experience in Washington DC this year.
These conferences are really great environments where we learn so much about leadership,
resources and branding of ASID. We need this knowledge to be successful in the design world. Patricia B. McDonald, ASID, CID
ASID CA Peninsula/Silicon Valley Chapter President 2017-2018
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Why Sustainability Is Central to My Practice By Kirsten Flynn, Allied ASID, Green AP
n Apple Computer’s early days,
Guy Kawasaki served as the company’s chief evangelist—the person in charge of inspiring passion for Apple products and showing how they could change the world. To do this, Kawasaki told exciting, honest, transparent stories about the company’s products. Designers have deep, nuanced knowledge about how people live in spaces, how rooms can function and feel good, and the technical reasons for choosing one product over another. We need to be evangelists for design, explaining why it is important by passionately sharing our stories about the unique benefits of interior design to improve lives. In my practice, good design must include sustainability. After 14 years as
a textile designer, I entered the field of interior design for one reason: I wanted to work in green building. I want to save the world, through
As much as I want to save the planet, I care even more about the health
the choices we make in our homes which have a big impact on our
of the people who live here. As Thoreau asked, “What is the use of a
health and that of the planet. This impact is particularly significant
fine house if you haven’t got a tolerable planet to put it on?” Part of
in interior design because our industry is global and the products
what make this beautiful planet tolerable is that we are healthy enough
we specify are complex. Interior design has an effect on:
to find joy in living here.
• The global forest ecosystem, as we harvest rare or endangered tree
Fortunately, our clients care about health, too. “Ninety percent of home-
species for furniture. • Our clients’ carbon footprint, as we ship heavy products around the world. • The health of farmlands, as we use conventionally grown cotton heavily treated with chemicals. • The oil industry, as we use petroleum-based foams.
furnishings purchasers will choose eco-friendly home furnishings if they like the style of the products and the price is within their budget,” the Sustainable Furnishings Council’s Green Home Furnishings Consumer Study reported, while “eighty-one percent of respondents expressed concern about hazardous indoor air quality.” As designers, we are uniquely positioned to help solve this problem. Our design thinking gives us the tools to be effective agents for making healthier choices.
Interior design has significant effects on human health. The furniture
We are accustomed to using design to solve complex challenges, we
and finishes you specify might expose your clients to: Formaldehyde:
have the trust of our clients and our vendors, and we are able to talk
a suspected human carcinogen and known airway irritant. Found in
our clients through the process of making sound decisions. We are
wood products and finishes. Stain retardants: linked to cancer, elevated
experts at creating compelling, beautiful stories. But we have to be
cholesterol, decreased fertility, thyroid problems and changes in
brave enough to learn about these issues and discuss them with our
hormone functioning, and decreased immune response. Found on
fabrics, and sometimes on other products. Bisphenols and Phthalates: bisphenol A (BPA) is associated with obesity, diabetes, heart disease,
Running a green design business can be challenging, but I take pride in
decreased fertility, and prostate cancer. Phthalates are linked to asthma,
knowing that my projects take care of my clients and the planet. I am
allergies, and behavioral problems. Both are found in vinyl sheet flooring
part of the solution, not part of the problem. Perhaps my next business
and other products.
cards should read “Interior Designer and Green Evangelist”!
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Annual Emerging Professionals Event Focuses on Excellence By Constance Bowie, Allied ASID, LEED Green Associate, Emerging Professional Affairs Chair On Tuesday, January 30, 2018, sixty interior design students, emerging professionals, and professionals gathered at the beautiful Riggs Distributing showroom and educational center in Burlingame for the Annual Emerging Professionals event. The evening began with an opportunity for guests to browse the latest Wolfe and Subzero products. Knowledgeable staff were available to answer questions. Simultaneously, the talented Riggs culinary crew created a variety of delicious appetizers for guests to enjoy. Guests then retired to the presentation hall for the educational portion of the meeting. Beginning the evening was Alison Johnston, ASID, of Johnston Home, LLC in Menlo Park. An ambassador for NCIDQ, Alison provided a wonderfully helpful overview of the NCIDQ examination process explaining both the qualifications and logistics of gaining this prestigious accreditation, which is a gold standard in the design industry. Sarah Daniele, co-founder and CEO of Mydoma Studio, then presented an introduction to the software tool that she and her team in Toronto have developed to optimize the interior designer/client relationship. Always focused on providing an excellent client experience, the innovators at Mydoma have created a software interface that is quickly becoming an industry standard.
The final presentation of the evening was provided by Alina Halloran, Allied ASID of Alina Halloran Design. Known and respected by her colleagues for her exquisite eye, her thoughtful approach, and her kind interactions, Alina was asked to share insights that she has gained as she has developed her very successful design business. Alina gave an elegant overview of best practices with particular attention to the importance of care and consistency in all aspects of the design business. Attendees were thrilled with the meeting content. Door prizes were kindly provided by Decorative Plumbing Supplies and Mydoma Studios. Riggs Distributing legendary cookies were enjoyed at the conclusion of the evening.
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Biophillic Design 101 What it is, Why it is important, and How to incorporate it into your design By Lucile Glessner, Allied ASID, LEED AP
What is Biophilic Design?
Biophilia is â€œthe passionate love of life and all that is alive.â€? It was first coined by
the psychologist Erich Fromm in 1964. Biophilic design stems from the theory of biophilia. It is the integration of nature and natural elements, materials and forms
into architecture and interiors. It is not a new concept. In the early 20th century,
Antonio Gaudi masterfully incorporated biophilic design into his Art Nouveau
architecture. Later in the century, Frank Lloyd Wright became known for his blending of nature and architecture.
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Why is it important?
Today, biophilic design is becoming more appreciated as a
core element of the built environment. Because we spend
approximately 90% of our time indoors, it is paramount for
us to have some connection with nature. Being able to connect
Nature in the Space Patterns
1. Visual Connection with Nature
2. Non-Visual Connection with Nature
3. Non-Rhythmic Sensory Stimuli
4. Thermal & Airflow Variability
to natural elements provides healthful features for our physical
5. Presence of Water
to nature can improve productivity, lower stress levels, enhance
7. Connection with Natural Systems
Natural Analogus Patterns
and mental well-being. Scientific research shows that connection
learning comprehension, and increase recovery rates from
It is important for Interior Designers to consider integrating
6. Dynamic & Diffuse Light
8. Biomorphic Forms & Patterns
9. Material Connection with Nature
biophilia into their design. With minimalism coming back in
10. Complexity & Order
design, natural elements and light are needed to add warmth
Nature of the Space Patterns
style and the renewed attention to mid-century modern
and interest to the indoor built environment. Plants are not
only beautiful, they also clean the air and help to humidify
rhythms and prompts their sleep quality. Natural elements
that being in nature reduces stress levels. The indoor-outdoor
How to achieve Biophilic Design?
air-conditioned spaces. Natural light dictates people’s circadian
also help them feel healthier and happier, as it is well known
connection is easily achieved now thanks to larger windows. But, do not forget to take a walk in the park, as nothing replaces
Here are the biophilic design strategies, divided into 5 major
categories, which can provide you with design solutions
being directly connected to the natural environment.
that connect nature to people in the built environment.
What are the tools that help us articulate and apply Biophilic
Connection to nature:
Design principles to the built environment?
• Indoor plants
There are 14 patterns of biophilic design that collectively can
• Direct or indirect sunlight
enhance the health and well-being of the built environment,
according to Terrapin Bright Green’s article. Terrapin is a
• Views of nature
Water, culture, history, geography:
sustainability consulting firm committed to creating a healthier
• Water features
are tools, which allow us to identify and articulate the individual
• Connection to culture and history
world. Based on science and psychology, these 14 patterns elements of what constitutes biophilic design.
• Sense of place
• Geographic context
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• Circadian rhythm Materials:
• Natural materials: stone, wood, clay…
Thermal and Air flow variability:
• Air temperature
• Soft changes
• Sensory experience
• Mimic of natural environments
• Operable windows Bibliography:
• Local: reflect local ecology
• 14 patterns of biophilic design improving health & well-being
• Eliminate VOC (Volatile Organic Compounds) and off gassing
• Biophilic Design: The Architecture of Life – Home
• Consider animal welfare and fair trade practices
• What is Biophilia? And why you need biophilic design in your
• Provide a sense of place materials
• Prefer renewable, sustainable materials
• Consider the environment and the materials’ end of life
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LEED Accreditation Demystified By Constance Bowie, Allied ASID, LEED Green Associate, Emerging Professional Affairs Chair
hortly after receiving my degree in interior design,
This requires passage of the LEED Green Associates Examination, which
I decided to review which interior design examinations
covers the general process of a building or development becoming LEED-
and accreditations might be worth pursuing. I saw so
certified. I have completed the LEED Green Associates exam and will
many designers with “NCIDQ”, “CID”, and “LEED AP” after
explain my experience below.
their names and was looking to make sense of it all. The second level of accreditation is to become a LEED AP (Accredited What I learned was that in addition to holding a degree in interior design,
Professional). This requires passage of any one of five specialty examinations.
both NCIDQ and CID require an exam as well as several years of interior
The specialties include Building Design and Construction, Building Operations
design practice experience to be eligible for accreditation. While these
and Maintenance, Interior Design and Construction, Neighborhood
certifications seemed important, neither was immediately available to me
Development, and Homes. The questions on this examination are more
because of the requirement for experience. In contrast, LEED accreditation
specific to projects in these areas. I have not taken this exam yet because
only required passing a test (or two), I have always sought to be a responsible
I am not entirely clear whether my future is in commercial (ID +C) or
steward of our earth’s resources so the idea of gaining more expertise in
residential work (Homes).
Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design was compelling. The path to LEED Green Associates examination was straightforward and After further investigation, I found that basically there are two levels of LEED accreditation. The first level is to become a LEED Green Associate.
I would encourage students and recent graduates to consider this. To register for the Green Associates exam, I went to the USGBC website and looked under credentials. The cost to take the test was $250 ($100 for students). I had the option of either specifying a date to take the test when I registered or schedule a date later. I chose to give myself a deadline of 6 weeks to prepare. The two hour, 100 question test was given at Prometric Testing Sites which are numerous in this area. I chose to take it in San Jose on a Monday afternoon. Test times are available all day every day. At any one time, there will be people taking tests in everything from food preparation and storage to radiology to well, LEED accreditation. Rather than purchasing the quite expensive USGBC sponsored preparation packages, I purchased the two books referenced below for a total of $66. I read both, did all of the practice questions in the book, and passed with flying colors. Now I have a much better understanding of what LEED does and what the certification process is. Do I recommend this accreditation to others? Absolutely. Will I take the AP exam? Yes, I think so. If anyone
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