As one of 47 chapters within the national association, The American Society of Interior Designers (ASID) Alaska is made up of local professional, allied design practitioners and industry partners. The association offers local and national designers opportunities to enhance their knowledge through continuing education, information sharing and networking with other professionals within the field.
The local ASID, Alaska Chapter provides continuing education opportunities throughout the year, including events co-sponsored with other local organizations. Members participate through volunteerism and involvement in community service and industry enhancement projects, committee and board leadership positions, and mentorship opportunities.
ASID members meet strict standards for education and experience including national testing standards that measure knowledge and ability. The local practitioner membership is made up of 70% professional members who have met all education, experience and national testing requirements; 30% allied members who are working towards the fulfillment of professional requirements. In addition, the chapter offers membership categories for students currently enrolled in design programs and industry partners who support the design community through services, products and education.
About the American Society of Interior Designers
The American Society of Interior Designers (ASID) advances the interior design profession and communicates the impact of design on the human experience.
We collaborate with others to promote the value of interior design. We prepare our members to excel in a dynamic and evolving profession. We generate, collect and disseminate applied knowledge.
Membership – ASID has a number of categories for designers at every stage of their career, including students of interior design. We also have membership and sponsorship opportunities for manufacturers and suppliers who provide products and services to the industry. Join ASID’s vibrant community of 23,000+!
Professional Development – We offer career stage programming that focuses on the Impact of Design, the Business of Design, Leadership Development and Health & Wellness. We offer both online and in-person engagement opportunities.
Research & Knowledge Management – Our research team provides economic, sector, career stage and, of course, design data and research to the marketplace. Through the ASID Foundation, we provide over $100,000 in funding annually to various research and scholarship initiatives to help build the knowledge community for the interior design profession.
Our government and public relations team works at the state and federal levels to represent your interests as an interior design professional AND as a business owner. Our first priority is right to practice – whether that be through interior design legislation or seal/stamp privileges at the municipal level. In addition, we lobby on issues that affect the business of interior design.