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ASID Joins Board of National Building Museum

Represented by ASID executive vice president and CEO Randy Fiser , the ASID Foundation joined the board in April 2013 to provide input to the Museum's strategic planning and programming for design professionals and the public.

"The National Building Museum represents the rich range of design across disciplines and truly demonstrates the value and impact of interior design through its innovative and engaging programming," Fiser said. "The ASID Foundation and the museum share a common goal to advance and promote design to the public. By partnering with the museum, we look forward to representing interior design professionals alongside leading corporations, professional associations and foundations in the design industry."

The ASID Foundation's mission is driven by collaboration and research, and funding for projects that broaden the value of interior design through education and outreach, making the connection with the NBM a natural alliance. As part of the partnership with the NBM, the ASID Foundation will participate in developing three public programs, including a collaboration with the special exhibit House & Home, a collection of images, objects, models and films that tours visitors through an array of houses.

The partnership is one of the exciting initiatives of the ASID Foundation. In 2012, the Foundation awarded $205,000 in scholarships and grants.  Previously it granted $100,000 to the Materials Research Collaborative, a two-year project of the partnership between Healthy Building Network (HBN) and BuildingGreen. This year the ASID Foundation also partnered with The 1% program of Public Architecture to advance the profession and communicate the impact of interior design on the human experience, recognizing the Society's members who contribute over $9 million in design services annually through the program.

The ASID Foundation will continue to fund research on the behavioral impact of design in multiple settings, including workplace, hospitality, public spaces and residential design.

"We are honored to welcome the ASID Foundation to our board of trustees," said Brett Rodgers, director of marketing and communications at the National Building Museum. "Our institutions share a strong interest in promoting interior design and educating the public about its importance."

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