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08/17/2009

Architecture for Humanity Announces Finalists for Design Challenge

 
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By Bruce Brigham

The theme this year of the education conference held in conjunction with the International Contemporary Furniture Fair (ICFF) was “INNOVATE.” Innovation is always an appropriate topic for the creative types in our profession, but it is especially apropos during this time of upheaval and repositioning in interior design.

 

At ASID, we have been talking a lot about innovation lately as we plan for the future. The concept of sustainability looms large in our lens of innovation. From an interiors perspective, the profession has only scratched the surface of what sustainable design can contribute toward conserving and preserving resources, as well as toward promoting care of the ecosystem. This is an area ripe for innovation. We certainly are not yet looking at sustainability as a ubiquitous quality of every design project, nor are we looking at how to incorporate it into every one of our projects in a holistic, cross-disciplinary manner which, I believe, will be the case in the future.

 

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Architecture for Humanity Announces Finalists for Design Challenge
Eight teams were recently recognized as finalists of the 2009 Open Architecture Challenge: Classroom. Finalists submitted designs ranging from an outdoor classroom for children in inner-city Chicago to learning spaces for the children of salt pan workers in India.
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Design Professionals Honored as Emerging Sustainability Leaders
The Design Futures Council—an an interdisciplinary network of design, product, and construction leaders exploring global trends, challenges, and opportunities—has selected a half-dozen professionals for its 2009 class of Emerging Leaders.
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ASID Chapter to Host Design Gala
The American Society of Interior Designers – Illinois Chapter will host the sixth annual "Celebration of Design" Gala at Chicago's Merchandise Mart in mid September.
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Carrier Facility Receives LEED-EB Certification
Carrier’s Chiller Operation plant in Charlotte is one of only 11 manufacturing facilities in the world to achieve the LEED status for existing buildings.
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