The American Society of Interior Designers (ASID) is forming two new task forces: the ASID Adaptive Living Task Force and the ASID IMPACT Review Task Force.
 
Focused on studying design and construction issues related to the pandemic and how the future of design will change as a result, the task forces fall under the Society’s member-led Advocate by Design Council, which advises ASID’s Government & Public Affairs Department on matters of federal, state, local and regulatory public policies that protect and advance the practice and industry. By activating the creativity and innovation of the design profession, in combination with the subject matter expertise of practitioners in other fields, ASID will amplify the power of design and its importance in the response to COVID-19 and future pandemics, improving environments for all.  
 
Following a competitive application process, ASID’s two task forces are staffed by more than 60 international volunteer-experts from around the building industry and beyond. Doctors, attorneys, architects, educators, researchers, real estate professionals and interior designers from different backgrounds, associations and practice specialties will provide their expertise over the coming months.
 
ASID Interim CEO Gary Wheeler, FASID stated, “As the professionals most responsible for human experience in structures, interior designers take seriously their role in finding safe, functional and healthy solutions for building use during and after this pandemic. These task forces will provide valuable information, data, research, best practices and more for all stakeholders to improve our built environment in light of this international crisis, and ASID is here to support their critical work.”
 
The ASID Adaptive Living Task Force will be chaired by Keith Stanton, ASID, NCIDQ, CHID. Stanton is the Director of Design Development for Thoma-Holec Design, LLC, an international, award-winning firm and leader in interior design for senior living. And the ASID IMPACT Review Task Force will be chaired by Linda Sorrento, FASID, LEED Fellow, Principal, Sustainable Practice at Sorrento Consulting and vice-chaired by Barbara Marini PhD, FASID, IDEC, ICC, past ASID National Chair and Director of Interior Design at The University of Texas at Arlington. 
 
For more information, visit asid.org.
 

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