Our Chapter was established in 1975 (the same year ASID was created by the merger of AID and NSID) and has been a leading force in design in San Diego ever since. Ethel Siegelman was our first Chapter President. We are proud to be one of the most active ASID Chapters in the country.
Chapter membership is composed of interior designers and industry partners. This symbiotic relationship has always served our members well. Monthly meetings offer the opportunity for networking and education to further nourish this relationship. The Chapter advances the interior design profession through advocacy of interior design legislation, professional and public education, expansion of interior design markets and encourages member involvement and chapter unity among our diverse membership.
ASID San Diego Chapter offers many opportunities for member to interact with the public. Creating public awareness of the importance of professional interior design and the effect of the built environment on our daily lives. Kitchen Tours, Remodeling Tours, Spring Spruce Up, Fall and Spring Home/Garden Shows, Day with Designers are just a few of the events put on by the Chapter showcasing designs by ASID Designers.
ASID San Diego recognizes that today’s interior design students are the profession’s leaders of tomorrow. With over 200 student members represented by 5 local student chapters, ASID San Diego is committed to encouraging student involvement and investing in our profession’s future. Student members actively participate in the Chapter’s public events and monthly membership meetings. ASID San Diego regularly sponsors educational events on the campuses and provides scholarship opportunities. Additionally, many instructors at the local schools are ASID members. The San Diego Chapter also has a mentorship program that teams up emerging professionals with more experienced designers to further enhance the future of design in San Diego.
The San Diego Chapter is honored to have 4 Fellows. This is the highest honor that ASID bestows upon its members. Elevation to Fellowship not only recognizes the achievements of an individual designer but one who has made a significant contribution to the Profession and the Society. Our Fellows are Gail Hayes Adams, FASID, Jan Bast, FASID, Charlotte Jensen, FASID, and Robert Wright, FASID. Robert Wright, FASID also served as National ASID President 2005 to 2006.
WHY USE A DESIGNER? Headquartered in Washington DC, ASID is the oldest and largest professional organization for interior designers, with almost 50,000 members worldwide represented through 48 regional Chapters. ASID San Diego members are leaders in the interior design Profession. Our members have won countless national awards and recognition for their work and occupy leadership positions throughout the country including past and current positions with ASID National and the National Council for Interior Design Qualification (NCIDQ). Here’s more…
— ASID Professional Members are accredited by the National Council for Interior Design Qualification (NCIDQ). This accreditation ensures that important health, safety and welfare issues such as building and fire codes, accessibility and functionality, and proper equipment or materials applications which impact your interior design project are well considered.
— ASID Professional and Allied Members adhere to a strict national Code of Ethics and Professional Conduct. You can have confidence that your project is managed according to standards of business practice that are uniform and widely accepted, as well as feel safe that your project resources are well managed and your privacy protected.
In short, ASID Professional and Allied members are committed, reputable business people with a no-nonsense approach. Rest assured that active members are informed, connected, and enthusiastic about interior design. ASID’s interior designers bring years of experience, knowledge of resources, and exceptional standards of performance to your project. With nearly 700 ASID San Diego Chapter Members, you are certain to find a compatible resource.
Remember that ASID means Professional Interior Design.