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May Newsletter



President's Message

Winning Design Awards

Design extends beyond a space that is beautiful and comfortable; when thoughtfully achieved, design has the power to change the lives of those who live, work and play in those spaces. At the end of March, the we gathered for the “Business Well Designed” Spring Conference in Raleigh to recognize our members that produced high quality, life enhancing designs over the past year.  >> MORE

Spring Meeting & Excellence in Design 2019

Congratulations to all Award Winners!

The Carolinas Chapter ASID congratulates all the Excellence in Design Award Winners! We are honored to have such amazing talent in our chapter. Click more to see the announcement of award winners that will also be featured in Home Design & Decor Magazine. >> MORE

Otto Zenke Award Winners

Congratulations to our Students!

The Carolinas Chapter ASID congratulates all the Student Otto Zenke Award winners! We are honored to have such amazing student talent in our chapter. >> MORE

2018 Excellence in Design Awards Winners

ASID Save the Date - Fall Conference 2019

Next Level Annual Conference - 09.13.19

Save the Date for CCASID's Next Level Fall Conference! Being held on September 13th, 2019 at the Revolution Mill in Greensboro, NC. You do not want to miss this - be on the lookout for more information coming soon. >>MORE

Chapter Trip - San Miguel de Allende

Introducing Trip March 2020

"This San Miguel de Allende trip was my second and was just as wonderful as the first. Melinda and Anna are superb tour directors, foreseeing every issue and solving it before it happens. Francisco is a fabulous and funny tour guide, and a superb problem-solver (and being handsome and knowing the entire population of the town doesn't hurt either). The town is charming, the weather is heavenly, the food is fabulous - what's to hate?! And the price is amazingly reasonable. I'd go again in a heartbeat!" - Marian Chatfield >> MORE


Members on the Move

ASID Member Spotlight

Joni Vanderslice, Christi Barbour & Christi Spangle

In this issue, we are spotlighting Joni Vanderslice, Christi Barbour and Christi Spangle on their recent winning(s) of CCASID Design Excellence Awards! >> MORE


Welcome New Student Members

  • Brandi Mccoy, Student ASID
  • Gabrielle Barrett, Student ASID
  • Sydney Christine Wydra, Student ASID
  • Audrey Alexander Hood, Student ASID

Congratulations to Our Design Student Members who are Graduating!


Welcome New Members

We are excited to have you in our Chapter!

  • Rebecca Y. Pierce, Allied ASID
  • Nicole Culler, Allied ASID
  • Christopher Todd Todd Page, Associate ASID, BA
  • Josie Woods, Associate ASID
  • Stephanie A. Leap, ASID
  • Chloe Wray Ervin, Allied ASID
  • Anne S. Buresh, Associate ASID
  • Tarsha Britton, Allied ASID
  • Jessica K Kern, Allied ASID
  • Veronica Lawson, Allied ASID
  • Noelle Trotter Graves, Allied ASID
  • Betsy L. Edwards, Associate ASID


Upcoming Events & CEU's

2018 Excellence in Design Awards Winners

Up Country, SC - Colormix 2019 CEU Color Journals

Friday, May 14th - 11:30 am - 1:30 pm

WELCOME TO THE COLOR JOURNALS! Colors will travel into one master palette with their unique color personalities each leading its own voyage! CEU .1 credits >>MORE

2018 Excellence in Design Awards Winners

Up Country, NC - CEU Emerging Trends in Kitchen Design (NKBA, AIA, & IDCEC)

Thursday, May 16th - 11:00 am - 1:00 pm

This course educates architects and designers about what award-winning kitchen design professionals in the field say are the most popular form, function, and features in today’s luxury kitchens. It is based on the insights and observations of these professionals, both those who submitted kitchens and the judges who chose the winners. It also includes trends data from the National Kitchen & Bath Association, as well as the American Institution of Architects. >>MORE

2018 Excellence in Design Awards Winners

Western, NC - Lunch & Learn CEU + Tour

Tuesday, May 21st - 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Join us for a CEU "Minimalist Luxury Kitchens" presented by Carol Thomas of Sub-Zero/Wolf. Tour of Ferguson's Lighting Lab. This great resource room displays recessed lightfixtures from different companies in various sizes so you can see them before you specify them. >>MORE

2018 Excellence in Design Awards Winners

Lowcountry, SC - Design for Canines Happy Hour

Wednesday, May 29th - 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Join us for a fun ASID happy hour fundraiser with all proceeds to benefit the Charleston Animal Society! Head down to Tradesman Brewing Company—they’ve designed and brewed a special beer just for this occasion! $1 per pint of this beer sold ALL DAY will be donated. Not a beer lover? They offer wine as well. Purchase raffle tickets for a chance to win a fabulous prize. >>MORE

2018 Excellence in Design Awards Winners

Western, NC - Double CEU, Cooking Demo & Lunch Showroom Tour

Tuesday, June 18th - 11:00 am - 2:00 pm

Induction and Steam cooking in today's American kitchen with chef seasons from Thermador. Join us for a live cooking demonstration, luncheon, 2 CEU class offerings, a showroom tour, an introduction to Sunrisepro partnership programs, discover shared work spaces, and meet some of the industry's best brand representatives. All interior desigenrs are welcome! >>MORE


Save The Date - Revit Boot Camp

REVIT Seminar (or is it a Bootcamp like the SketchUp?)

June 29, 2019

ASID Carolinas Offices - Charlotte, NC

More information coming soon!


ASID Carolinas Designing Destinations Trip Recap

ASID Carolinas

San Miguel de Allende

We explored, discovered, and made some great friends along the way!

When: March 2020

Working with ASID Carolinas Chapter the past two years has truly been a pleasure for our agency! We had high expectations for our 2019 San Miguel de Allende trip after such a positive experience on our 2018 trip, and once again our expectations were more than exceeded. San Miguel de Allende as a destination is one of our most favorite locales in the world. Experiencing this Conde Nast and Travel + Leisure top city through the eyes of de signers though has been such an incredible experience. Carolinas Chapter ASID is such a fantastic client to work with and we are excited to be part of the CCASID 2020 Designing Destination Trips.

Warm regards,

Melinda Webb Huggan - CTA

President, Dreams and Destinations, Inc


ASID Carolinas Announces New Partnership

ASID Carolinas

Announces New Partnership with

Ronald McDonald House of Charlotte

Ronald McDonald House of Charlotte provides a safe, affordable and caring "home-away-from-home" for the families of children receiving treatment in Charlotte-area medical facilities. Families are stronger when they are together, and this is never more important than when a child is sick or injured. By offering families a haven less than one mile from our partner hospitals, we increase their ability to spend more time with their child, interact with their clinical care team and participate in critical medical decisions.

 We are looking for volunteers all over the Carolinas to assist with this partnership. If you connect with any of the following needs and can possibly assist, please email us at to be placed on a volunteer list.

  • Access to new furniture that could be donated to the house (as requested, needed)
  • Time to assist with house-related projects
  • A designer-sense of style when a challenge arises with current House furniture or staging needs
  • Looking to assist families in need through the donation of time or industry connections, as needed.

A special announcement will be made during the luncheon of our upcoming Spring Meeting. Register today by clicking here.

We hope to see everyone there to learn more about this partnership and how we are looking to bring design to life to families in need all over the Carolinas!


Carolinas Chapter ASID - Job Board

Your Job Search Resource Center

Everything you need to make your resume stand out, ace the interview, advance your career, and navigate the digital world through social media and digital communications. >>MORE

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Be a part of the movement. ASID is a community - designers, industry representatives, educators, students - who believe deign impacts lives. >>MORE

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View complete resumes for free! If you find any candidates you are interested in, submit your interest to them. >>MORE


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