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ASID, IES and IALD Announce Friendship Agreement to Strengthen Greater Design Community

June 17, 2014

WASHINGTON, June 17 -- The American Society of Interior Designers issued the following news release:

Today, at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C., the American Society of Interior Designers (ASID) formally signed a cooperative Friendship Agreement with the Illuminating Engineering Society (IES) and the International Association of Lighting Designers (IALD). Dozens of industry professionals were in attendance to listen to the respective leaders of the three associations.

ASID Executive Vice President and CEO Randy Fiser opened the event with a warm introduction acknowledging the efforts the new partners put forth to make this day possible: "This partnership between our respective professional practices directly affects the processes of interior construction, retrofitting and renovation. Moving forward, this agreement will be highlighted in our industry relations, public policy and legislative efforts, and educational outreach programs."

IES President Daniel Salinas, IALD CEO Marsha Turner and IALD President Barbara Horton each discussed how the mutual participation and new level of industry collaboration will lead to a better professional environment for all three organizations. The Friendship Agreement also will ensure that the technical disciplines of lighting design, lighting application and interior design will be valued, supported and utilized at the local, state and federal levels.

Please contact Don Davis for more information about ASID's collaborative efforts.

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