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At NeoCon, ASID is offering a great opportunity available to all students and recent graduates to network with leading design and architecture firms, and manufacturers. Speak with ASID members and representatives from different companies as they offer information about their workplace and answer questions about careers in the industry. They’ll also be there to provide advice on your resume and portfolio! Don’t miss this valuable chance to connect one-on-one with top professionals in the industry!

If you have questions about the event or are a designer who would like to participate as a volunteer, please email Lindsay Marshall, Associate Director of Student and Emerging Professional Programs at lmarshall@asid.org. Space is limited!

ASID Career Exchange
Date: Wednesday, June 15
Time: 9:30 — 11:00 a.m.
Location: Merchandise Mart, 7th Floor Café

Also, be sure to stop by the Harrington College of Design’s booth and say hi!  Thanks for the tip on ASID Margaret!

Graphic courtesy ASID

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At the ASID Design Summit on February 24th, Shelby Girard, a current student enrolled in Harrington’s Masters of Arts in Interior Design (MAID) program was announced one of two winners of the 2011 ASID IL Richard A Smith Memorial scholarship!

Shelby’s mixed-use high rise concept won her the contest. Her concept centered around the idea of balance: rhythm and symmetry as expressed through lighting strategies, patterns, layout and well-rounded programming. See the concept below!

Shelby shared, “It was nice to have the opportunity to show my work outside of Harrington, especially when so much time and energy goes into a project. This competition was unique in that it called for an already completed school project so I was able to submit the work I did for Studio B in the MAID program.”

The other winner of the scholarship was Carol Way Cisco from the Illinois Institute of Art. Congrats to both Shelby and Carol for the honor of winning such a competitive scholarship!

About ASID:
The American Society of Interior Designers (ASID) is the leading organization for interior design professionals. From corporate boardrooms to home offices, hotel suites to health care facilities, ASID designers create the places where we live, work, play, heal and worship

Every year, ASID conducts (solely or in conjunction with media partners) several design competitions of national scope. These competitions acknowledge innovation within project and product design, sustainable and hospitality design as well as providing a platform for identifying outstanding student design. Find out more by visiting their site at http://www.asidillinois.com/.

Design concepts by Shelby Girard

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Lucy Trimarco has been painting walls, re-finishing and re-arranging furniture since she was 10 years old. She received her Bachelor of Fine Arts, majoring in Interior Design, from The International Academy of Design & Technology, Chicago, then continued studies at The Art Institute of Chicago and The University of Chicago in business, graphic and web development. 

Lucy started her interiors career at VOA Associates, and then moved onto OWP&P, Partners by Design and The Environments Group. Lucy has also consulted at Perkins & Will, Lieber Group, TKA Partners and McCann Associates among others.  She has developed interiors for commercial offices, showrooms, schools and retail spaces.  Her most recent projects are Herman Miller Showrooms in New York and Atlanta, which have LEED Gold Certification.

In 2001, Lucy became a Registered Interior Designer and started her small business, luc.ID, Inc., which led her down a road of interiors, web design and product development consulting for furniture manufacturers, corporate clients and retail stores.

Lucy started her teaching career at The International Academy of Design & Technology and then joined Harrington College of Design in 1998 when she was asked to teach a 3D_AutoCAD Class.  Recently, she became a full-time instructor and will be teaching technology classes within the graduate and undergraduate departments.  Her focus is inspiring students to use software as a visual tool (starting from paper) to sell future designs to their clients.

Her spare time is spent volunteering for the United Cerebral Palsy – Toyland which raises money to purchase toys for disadvantaged children in the Chicago-land area.  She has also helped transform the interior of the Jane Adams Home on Taylor for their first open house for the National Public Housing Museum. Lucy’s affiliations include NCIDQ, LEED AP ID+C, and IDEC.
Welcome aboard Lucy!

Photo of Herman Miller Atlanta Showroom, courtesy Dwell 

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The American Society of Interior Designers (ASID) is a leading organization for interior design professionals. Come celebrate the 7th Annual ASID Celebration of Design Awards here in Chicago this month!
7th Annual ASID Awards Gala – Celebration of Design
Vintage Vegas – Viva Chicago!
Thursday, September 23
5:45 pm – 11 pm
Chase Auditorium, 10 S Dearborn St, Lower Level Auditorium
Attire: ‘Sartorial Swag’, black-tie-optional

The black-tie-optional Gala starts with a lavish dinner buffet at 5:45 p.m., followed by the awards ceremony at 7:00 p.m. and a champagne reception at 8:00 p.m. The Gala’s theme this year is “Vintage Vegas via Chicago”, and will feature live entertainment from the Myles Hayes Jazz Quartet.

Top interior designers from Illinois will enter a supper-club reminiscent of the excitement, glitz and glamour of yesteryear, sip a cocktail and order up a Steak Diane while swinging to the sounds of Frank Sinatra.

First Place and Honorable Mention winners as well as a Best of Show winner will be presented with awards in all 14 categories of entries that include both residential, contract and product design categories.

Tickets for the “Celebration of Design” Gala on Sept. 23, 2010, are $125 each or $1,000 for a discounted block of 10 tickets. For tickets, call 312.467.5080 ext 12, or visit http://shop.asidillinois.com/



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This year at the 2010 ASID Design Summit at the Merchandise Mart, Harrington College of Design student, Sarah Washburn took home First Place (and a $1,000 scholarship) in the Richard A. Smith Memorial Scholarship competition!

The competition included a Project Overview and Client Profile with strict program, code and sustainability requirements.

The Project Overview was:
In a downtown office space, resides an administrative office for the ASID Illinois Chapter Office. The space functions to provide meeting space for its members and to provide working and meeting space for the Administrator.

Sarah’s approach to the project was to take the steps she typically takes with any design: she spent time in the space and took a lot of measurements of the existing furniture.  Her goal was to use all existing filing systems and furniture to highlight the credits that could be achieved in a hypothetical LEED certification process through reuse. 

As Sarah said, “I decided to work on this competition while taking the Sustainable Design course and my inspiration came from Mies Van der Rohe’s furniture design.  I am very excited about winning this competition and I would like to extend my thanks to Harrington instructors Constantine Vasilios and Devan Castellano for their assistance and support through my process.”

Sarah’s presentation was outstanding in addressing all requirements… see some glimpses of the project below:


Congratulations on the Scholarship Sarah!

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