ASID: American Society of Interior Designers

Founded in 1975, the American Society of Interior Designers (ASID) is the oldest, largest and only multidisciplinary professional organization for interior designers, interior design students and the manufacturers and suppliers who support the profession. ASID has over 25,000 members through a network of chapters across the U.S. and in Canada, which includes membership opportunities for both students and professionals who practice in all areas of interior design. The organization also provides volunteer leadership opportunities with its committees, councils and task forces.

The Society aims to advance the interior design profession through education, knowledge sharing, advocacy, community building and outreach, while also demonstrating how the power of design can positively impact people’s lives. ASID’s CEO, Randy Fisher, Hon. FASID is responsible for the day to day management of the organization located in Washington, D.C. To learn more, visit www.asid.org.

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