ASID Invests in University Students Through Competition and Campus Events

07/30/2019 By American Society of Interior Designers (ASID)

As back-to-school season approaches, so do opportunities for design students to engage in individual career development; get hands-on experience; and learn from their peers, mentors and future employers.

SCALEX, a series of daylong events tailored to undergraduate design students, has gone live for 2019. Held in October at schools across the nation, SCALEX offers students and educators alike the chance to:

  • Hear from design experts on relevant topics (Photo Courtesy ASID)
  • Participate in innovative discussions with top panels
  • Explore real-life scenarios to better prepare undergrads for life as a professional designer

After attending, students are equipped with resources they can take with them throughout their professional career, and educators are able to augment and expand their curricula.

Developed as a local version of SCALE: The ASID National Student Summit, SCALEX is a full day event, designed to bring the same innovation and immersion directly to local communities.


(Photo Courtesy ASID​: At the ASID National Student Summit, held in New York from March 1-3, ASID named the winners of the 2019 ASID Student Portfolio Competition. Five winners and seven finalists were announced.​ Front row left to right: Jieru Lin, Jessica Ma, Seyedehnastaran Hashemi, Jumana Almukhtar, Ara Kim, Crystal Martin, Yi-En Lee. Back row left to right: Jianfeng Ni, Haopeng Lin, Sloan Aulgur, Kelsey Muir, Xuan Dang.) 

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Attend SCALEX near you:

  • Oct. 11: The New York School of Interior Design, New York
  • Oct. 18: Columbia College, Chicago
  • Oct. 30: Arizona State University, Tempe, Arizona

2019 ASID Student Portfolio Competition

At the ASID National Student Summit, held in New York from March 1-3, ASID named the winners of the 2019 ASID Student Portfolio Competition.


(Photo Courtesy ASID)

This is an annual competition that generates the best collection of student design projects in the nation. The competition selects winners and finalists based on:

  • Conceptual thought
  • Content and quality of submitted work
  • The student’s ability to articulate their process

Winners receive a scholarship from Benjamin Moore and national recognition. The jury of esteemed judges selected five winners and seven finalists.

2019 ASID Student Portfolio Competition Winners:


(Photo Courtesy ASID)

2019 ASID Student Portfolio Competition Finalists:

  • Jumana Almukhtar, Savannah College of Art & Design
  • Sloan Aulgur, University of Arkansas, Fayetteville
  • Seyedehnastaran Hashemi, Texas Tech University
  • Yi-En Lee, New York School of Interior Design
  • Haopeng-Lin, Pratt Institute
  • Crystal Martin, Savannah College of Art & Design
  • Kelsey Muir, Virginia Tech

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