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2014 ASID Industry Outlook
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Despite a prolonged economic recovery, the interior design industry enjoyed positive growth last year, with increased sales projected for 2014. As technology advances and new competition emerges, however, the community must stay on top of industry trends. What's keeping you up at night? A poll of more than 200 interior design practitioners reveals the top trends impacting the profession. Get this sneak peek and watch for the full report, available soon.
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Join Us for the Minneapolis REGREEN Workshop
ASID
The ASID Minnesota Chapter will host the first 2014 REGREEN Implementation Workshop. A one-day class by educator Annette Stelmack, Allied ASID, LEED AP BD+C, it is full of ideas to help you bring sustainable design to your client projects. Based on the REGREEN Guidelines, this course is the perfect opportunity to address your industry-specific green challenges, engage with other area designers and add to your required continuing education units. Purchase tickets online.
     Date: Thurs., March 20
     When: 8 a.m. – 6 p.m. (CST)
     Cost: $375 ASID members | $475 non-members | $250 Students (Breakfast, lunch and snacks included.)
For more information, visit REGREEN or contact Valerie O'Keefe.

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Explore Generative Design in Healthcare
ASID Foundation
The Healthy, Healing Spaces event is the first ASID Foundation program in a three-part series on generative design, held in collaboration with the National Building Museum in Washington, D.C. The design of generative space in healthcare facilities is a key factor in an emerging culture of healthcare focused on wellness. Panelists Tama Duffy Day FASID, FIIDA, LEED AP, a director at Gensler, BJ Miller, FASID, president of Vision Group Studios (moderator), and Nancy Pallesen, executive director of the Arlington Free Clinic, consider how to design "places that flourish," to improve the delivery of health services, increase client/physician engagement and focus on the physical and social space of wellness.
     Date: Wednesday, Feb. 26
     Time: 6:30 – 8 p.m.
     Education: 1.5 LU HSW (AIA) | 0.1 CEU (IDCEC)
     Cost: $12 Museum and ASID members | $12 student | $20 nonmember
     Purchase tickets online

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Healthcare Design Announces Second Annual Winners of The HCD 10
Healthcare Design
The HCD 10 is an elite group of design and architecture professionals who represent the most exciting, inspirational, and influential healthcare work of the previous year. Meet the newest class of A&D practitioners to join this group.
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Another Decline for Architecture Billings Index
The American Institute of Architects
Following consistently increasing demand for design services throughout most of 2013, the Architecture Billings Index has posted its first consecutive months of contraction since May and June of 2012: the December ABI score was 48.5, down from a mark of 49.8 in November.
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Remodeling Market Poised for 2014 Growth
Construction & Demolition Recycling
The National Association of the Remodeling Industry, based in Des Plaines, Ill., says its fourth-quarter 2013 Remodeling Business Pulse data points to an active remodeling market entering 2014.
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Builders Begin Work on More US Homes Than Forecast
Bloomberg
The pace of U.S. home construction dropped less than forecast in December, capping the best year for the industry since 2007. Housing starts fell 9.8 percent to a 999,000 annualized rate following November's revised 1.11 million pace, the Commerce Department has reported.
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Interior Design Industry Poised for Rebound During 2014
PR Newswire via eReleases
Design Success University's 2014 Interior Design Fee & Salary Survey has revealed that interior designers expect the industry to grow during the next twelve months. The free e-book is available for immediate download.
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Great Gifts for Clients When You Finish a Design Project
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Although as interior designers we're hired for our fine taste, our business expense accounts aren't always on the same level as those of our clients. Don't let that deter you from expressing your gratitude to a client and wrapping up with a thoughtful gift.
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Shielding Your Business from Lawsuits, Threats: Part Two
David B. Mandell, JD, MBA, and Jason M. O'Dell, MS, CWM
Given today’s litigious society, where successful organizations are lawsuit targets from competitors, the government, clients, patients and even employees, implementing a business protection plan is crucial. Unfortunately, most interior designers are not well protected and leave key assets, cash flows and even the owner's interest in the business exposed.
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Phone Etiquette: A Refresher Course in Courtesy
Small Business Trends
Good communication and phone etiquette is incredibly important (and sometimes hard to come by) in today's fast-paced world. Talking on the phone is one of the most common ways to do business, and good manners can go a long way in helping to establish trust with a potential client and even landing a sale.
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Walking the Client
Custom Builder
Successful sales and business people know that if you are ever going to achieve success, you have to control the process. Without control you generally have unpredictability, and you will not be able to properly serve the client and provide the best value. The challenge we face today is finding ways to control the controller.
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Smart Homes Getting Smarter: How Interior Designers Must Adapt
Michael J. Berens
If you are not familiar with the term "the Internet of things," it is time to add it to your vocabulary. As became apparent during this year's Consumer Electronics Show, it won't be long before coordinating "the Internet of things" will be another task for designers to add to their project management plan.
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Custom Homebuilder Says Homeowners Seek Functionality Over Frivolity
Pegasus News
Mark Danuser of Tatum Brown Custom Homes in Dallas says clients have made 2014 the year of functional spaces. "Clients are moving toward a fully functional home — one that works for the way they live every day and for how they entertain." Formal living rooms, for example, are being repurposed as multifunctional spaces with flexible design and decor.
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Kitchen Remodels Remain Hot in the New Year
Statesman Journal
The new year is here, and everyone is excited about which trends are up and coming for this year. Kitchens still remain the most popular room to remodel.
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Trend Watch: 2014 ASID Industry Outlook
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What's keeping you up at night? A poll of more than 200 interior design practitioners reveals the top trends that are expected to impact the profession in the year ahead.

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The Evolving Models of Practice
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As A&D firms face stiffening global competition and commoditization of their services, they continue to explore new ways to create and deliver value.

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The Role of Color Psychology in Marketing
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For those marketers who really invest a lot of brainwork in their business image, website colors are something that helps define a brand's reputation.

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Q1 2014 LEED Rating System Addenda Now Available
U.S. Green Building Council
Quarterly addenda to the LEED rating systems and reference guides are now available for the first quarter of 2014. Use the credit library to access the new LEED Interpretations.
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Unveiling of LEED v4
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When the U.S. Green Building Council created the LEED green building program in 2000, no one could have known this idea would turn into a global movement with more than 1.5 million square feet certifying LEED every day. LEED v4 is a technical update that offers a new global perspective, an improved user experience and a better focus on building performance.
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Green Building Materials Market Expected to Reach $200 Billion by 2019
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Transparency Market Research has released a new market report, "Green Building Materials Market: Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends and Forecast, 2013 — 2019," that defines and segments the global green building materials market with analysis and forecast of the global volume and revenues.
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Make It Meaningful
HD Talks
It's no surprise that today's boutique hotel brand must go beyond design as a differentiator to engage the new global consumer. Meaningful experience is the new design, and it's here to stay.
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Energy-Efficient Hotel Lighting Strategies
REMI Network
There is significant opportunity and powerful financial incentive to reduce environmental impact related to energy consumption within the hospitality industry. Owners strive for efficient hotel lighting strategies, while guests desire comfortable spaces that are environmentally responsible.
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Why Art Deserves Pride of Place in Business Centers
Officing Today
Art is a key element in workplace design, John Spencer pointed out at the BCA's 2013 Conference. After all, businesspeople "spend more time in your centers than at home" and the work space therefore needs to be fresh, appealing and inviting.
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'Hacked' Offices: The Future of Workplace Design?
Arch Daily
What does the workplace of the future look like? Shawn Gehle, of Gensler, explains in this TEDx Talk that with more than 10 billion square feet of existing office space in North America, we may not even need to envision new buildings.
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2014 Workplace Design Trends and Resolutions
Sourceable
From 3-D printing to BIM, there are a number of design trends that have emerged or grown in popularity during the past year — and they will influence the spaces of 2014.
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