ASID Icon - Fall 2012 - (Page 42)
ASID Welcomes 2013 Board of Directors
LEADERS GUIDE ASID ON PATH TO THE FUTURE/
Rachelle Schoessler Lynn Laura McDonald Stewart Matthew DeGeeter Barbara Huelat Joan Kaufman
Meet a Member
ASSOCIATE MEMBERS BRING DIVERSE PERSPECTIVES/ TONYA COMER, ASSOCIATE ASID
Principal, Tonya Comer Interiors, Philadelphia What is your educational background and how have you used that background in your design work? I have a BA and an MBA, which guided my career in communications, brand m a r ke t i n g a n d advertising. As a marketing consultant for Steelcase, I discovered a latent talent for design via the company’s A&D department. Its 2,000 square feet of tackable walls featuring color stories, mood boards, and historic and future design concepts made me feel like a kid in a candy store! My educational and professional background provided the legs that I needed to start a business and have also been key to developing a focused brand campaign for my business. The road that led me to my career in design is unconventional, but I wouldn’t trade it for anything! What do you hope to get out of ASID membership? First and foremost, I am interested in being part of a community. Being principal of a design ﬁrm can be isolating, so I look forward to connecting with others who have a related experience. Second, I see membership as a great tool for continuing education and resource building. Third, many people recognize ASID as the “club to join” if you are a designer. For years, I’ve run into folks who asked me if I was an ASID member. Now I can proudly say, “Yes.” What is the most exciting project you’ve worked on this year? I have designed a multi-unit apartment complex for a client who desires to bring quality student housing to the community around Temple University in Philadelphia. This project delights me because I too have a passion for revitalizing inner city communities that have been neglected. Although I had little more than a shoestring budget, I’ve created a concept that looks like ten million bucks. That’s the beauty of value-engineering in design and working with a client who trusts me.
AS ASID BEGINS a new ﬁscal year on October 1, we
welcome a new group of volunteers to the Society’s board of directors. Barbara Marini, FASID, IDEC, is beginning her term as ASID President. (See her President’s Letter on page 6.) Rachelle Schoessler Lynn, FASID, CID, LEED AP BD+C, was named ASID President-elect for ﬁscal year 2013, and will succeed Marini as president in FY 2014. In addition to Schoessler Lynn, Matthew DeGeeter, ASID; Barbara Huelat, FASID; and Laura McDonald Stewart, ASID, join the ASID Board of Directors as incoming directors-at-large. Joan Kaufman, ASID, LEED AP, also begins a board term as Chapter Support Team Representative to the Board. They join current board members Vincent Carter, FASID; Steffany Hollingsworth, ASID; Sonya Odell, FASID; Industry Partner representative Jen Bruno; and past president Lisa Henry, FASID, LEED AP. Completing their terms on the board of directors are Sybil Jane Barrido, ASID, CID; Sonya Dufner, FASID; Sandy Gordon, FASID, LEED AP; Emily Walser, ASID; and past president Michael Thomas, FASID, CAPS. “ASID is the interior design association: supporting the next generation of interior designers, tackling difficult issues facing the profession and funding groundbreaking research,” shares Society presidentelect Schoessler Lynn. “Our Society represents the best practices of interior design and its impact on our quality of life. Working together, we will continue to educate our members, our clients and the general public about the value of interior design.” A national leader in sustainable design solutions, Rachelle Schoessler Lynn, FASID, CID, LEED AP BD+C, has focused her 20 years of professional service on designing workplace solutions for a range of companies. Now a senior associate with Meyer, Scherer & Rockcastle in Minneapolis, Schoessler Lynn has served in local and national leadership positions with ASID, including as member of the national board and chair of the ASID Sustainable Design Council, as well as on the Minnesota Environmental Fund and Minnesota State Licensing Boards. An adjunct faculty member at the University of Minnesota, Schoessler Lynn is a frequent lecturer on sustainable design and workplace issues and has received numerous
professional accolades, including ASID Minnesota Designer of Distinction and one of “Forty under 40” from the Minneapolis-St. Paul Business Journal. Matthew DeGeeter, ASID, is a design thinker who incorporates his graphic design, branding and marketing skills into his work and his writing. Specializing in the healthcare market through his work in the Washington, D.C., office of Perkins+Will, DeGeeter is a former co-chair of the ASID Student Advisory Council and a member of the ASID Emerging Professionals Advisory Council. He is a contributor to Healthcare Design and Contract magazine websites, as well as his own blog, and was featured as part of the ASID Thought Leader project. An award-winning designer, author, educator and industry leader, Barbara Huelat, FASID, has been a major influence on healthcare design for more than 30 years. Her book, Healing Environments: Design for the Body, Mind & Spirit, is considered a standard in the ﬁeld and she is a founding board member of the Symposium on Healthcare Interior Design, as well as helping to found the American Academy of Healthcare Interior Designers. She has been active within ASID at both the chapter and national levels and was honored with the ASID Design for Humanity Award in 2000. Laura McDonald Stewart, ASID, is the founder of PLiNTH & CHiNTZ, the online magazine that prepares a new generation of designers to enter the workforce and educates the public about the interior design industry. Originally a commercial design practitioner for nearly a decade, Stewart also manages METROCON Expo & Conference for the Texas chapter and has served as the chapter’s president as well as on several national councils, including the ASID Chapter Support Team. With more than 25 years of commercial and residential interior design experience, Joan Kaufman, ASID, LEED AP, has long been a leader in ASID and the profession. She is a past chair of the ASID Chapter Support Team and is a past president of the ASID Illinois Chapter. Kaufman has received many awards for both design and service to the profession, including several ASID Presidential Citations and national awards for lighting design. Her work has been widely published in both trade and consumer publications.
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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of ASID Icon - Fall 2012
Taking Business Abroad
Finding the Right Formula
The State of Our Society
Design for Life
Resource Guide & Advertisers
ASID Icon - Fall 2012
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