The ASID Texas Chapter represents 1,700+ Practitioner, Educator, Student and Industry Representative members (800+ of which are Practitioners) throughout the state of Texas excluding the greater Houston area, which is covered by the ASID Texas Gulf Coast Chapter. Members work in both the residential and commercial fields, either as sole proprietors or as part of small or large firms. Within the state and around the world, they provide valuable services and useful products to their clients. Members strive to improve the quality of life for all of their clients through the creation of aesthetically pleasing, thoughtful design that takes into account the health, safety and welfare [HSW] of the public.
As a condition of membership, ASID requires all of its Practitioner members, whether or not they are registered in their state, to complete 10 hours of Continuing Education Units [CEUs] every two years. These courses are often approved by the International Design Continuing Education Council [IDCEC] and could consist of topics such as improving one’s business operations, learning a new accounting or drafting software program, improving communication with clients and contractors, etc., as well HSW topics, such as building codes and regulations, indoor air quality concerns, sustainable design practices, energy conservation considerations, and designing for those with a range of disabilities and/or multiple generations.
ASID has mounted a comprehensive initiative to raise the bar for individuals entering and working in the design profession, not only to protect the designers but also the clients who hire them.
**PLEASE NOTE: The ASID Texas Chapter is not an interior design firm and does not employ interior designers on staff. ASID staff are neither qualified nor at liberty to answer questions about specific design projects.**
About the American Society of Interior Designers
The American Society of Interior Designers (ASID) advances the interior design profession and communicates the impact of design on the human experience.
We collaborate with others to promote the value of interior design. We prepare our members to excel in a dynamic and evolving profession. We generate, collect and disseminate applied knowledge.
Membership – ASID has a number of categories for designers at every stage of their career, including students of interior design. We also have membership and sponsorship opportunities for manufacturers and suppliers who provide products and services to the industry. Join ASID’s vibrant community of 23,000+!
Professional Development – We offer career stage programming that focuses on the Impact of Design, the Business of Design, Leadership Development and Health & Wellness. We offer both online and in-person engagement opportunities.
Research & Knowledge Management – Our research team provides economic, sector, career stage and, of course, design data and research to the marketplace. Through the ASID Foundation, we provide over $100,000 in funding annually to various research and scholarship initiatives to help build the knowledge community for the interior design profession.
Our government and public relations team works at the state and federal levels to represent your interests as an interior design professional AND as a business owner. Our first priority is right to practice – whether that be through interior design legislation or seal/stamp privileges at the municipal level. In addition, we lobby on issues that affect the business of interior design.