The New Jersey Chapter of the American Society of Interior Designers (ASID) recently held The Science of Design: A Design Collaborative Symposium at Jersey City's Liberty Science Center, featuring a keynote address by Randy Fiser, Hon. FASID, CEO of ASID National, who presented a CEU with Susan MacMurchy, a Delos consultant.
Called the WELL Roadshow, the initiative is based on research showing that humans spend 93 percent of their time indoors. The course detailed how to ensure that indoor spaces are contributing to a person's well-being rather than harming it, in addition to the specifics of the WELL Building Standard. Interior designers play a vital role in the health and wellness of an environment and help implement the seven concepts that comprise the standard: air, water, nourishment, light, fitness, comfort, and mind. The new ASID National Headquarters in Washington, D.C., the first LEED Platinum and WELL Platinum v1 space in the world, was used as an example.
“The Science of Design allowed attendees to gain new insights in the field of design, cultivate new relationships, and discover new products and resources in a stimulating, interactive environment,” said Anna Maria Mannarino, president of the New Jersey Chapter of ASID. “It was also a great opportunity for our industry partners and others to exhibit their latest innovations to a receptive audience, and to gain visibility and strengthen connections within the design community.”