Austin Design Community

Upcoming Austin ASID Events

March 11, 2021 | Design Connection Texas (a chapter-wide virtual event)

TBA (Summer) | Celebrity Showcase featuring Barclay Butera & other Designers (a chapter-wide virtual event)

August 12 & 13, 2021 | Celebrating Design Texas: Education, Expo & Awards at Dallas Market Center (ASID Texas Chapter event)

Visit our EVENTS section to perform a search by zip code to find other design events happening in the Austin area planned by Industry Partners, the Texas chapter and/or ASID Headquarters.

Recent Past Events

November 2-6 | Student Symposium (ASID Texas Chapter event)

September 18 | POSTPONED until spring 2021: 2020 Design Excellence Awards Event at The Belmont

August 13 | Celebrating Design Texas Virtual Awards Event (ASID Texas Chapter event)

February 25 | Fun at Punch Bowl Social in the Domain

January 15 | Lunch & Beauty in Sustainability CEU at Lighting Inc

January 13 | ASID Texas Emerging Professionals Market Meetup at Dallas Market Center (ASID Texas Chapter Event)

December 5 | Holiday Party Sip & Stroll in the 5th and Lamar Design District

November 14 | Designer Appreciation Event at The Salvation Army Rathgeber Center

Thank You to the Austin Design Community 2020 Platinum Sponsors!

Anchor-Ventana | Cosentino | Legend Lighting
Lighting Inc. | LUXE Interiors + Design | Sherwin-Williams | Tri-Supply Home Products

Austin Design Excellence Awards

2020 Competition Winners


Winners, please know that...

  • You will be featured in the July/August issue of Luxe Interiors + Design and will be offered a discounted advertising rate in a special section of the issue.
  • You will be featured on the ASID Texas Chapter’s Instagram account: @ASID_TX.
  • You will be listed in the ASID Texas Chapter magazine, Design Texas.
  • The physical awards will be ready in July. You have the option to schedule a pick up of those now or hold off until the 2021 event. More information to come.

2020 Awards Event

Due to COVID-19, the Awards Event will not take place until spring 2021, at which time both the 2020 and 2021 winners will be honored.

2020 Event Sponsorships

To inquire about Event Sponsorship, please contact Sandy Weatherford at

2020 Competition Entries

  • Early Bird Entry Submission Dates: January 27 @ 9:00 AM - February 14 @ 11:59 PM
  • Regular Entry Submission Dates: February 15 @ 12:00 AM - February 21 @ 11:59 PM
  • Find out details and enter a project for the 2020 Design Excellence Awards on the competition website

2018 Austin Designer's Choice Awards

ASID Industry Partners were recognized by ASID Texas Austin Design Community practitioners members in the 2018 Designer’s Choice Awards, which were announced in conjunction with the 2018 Design Excellence Awards.


Austin Gives Back

The Salvation Army

The Austin Design Community has partnered with The Salvation Army of Austin. Their Rathgeber Center is a 230 bed shelter and will be a safe-haven for families in Travis and Williamson counties experiencing homelessness. On average, The Salvation Army has nearly 300 women and children on their wait list for shelter at the Austin Shelter for Women and Children. The Austin DC is helping to fund toys for the families who will be residing at the center.

PHASE II is well underway! To adopt a suite, or donate furniture or goods, contact Austin Design Community Chair Stephanie Swedlund, Allied ASID at

Please consider donating any amount you can. You can buy off of the Rathberger’s ASID Target Gift Registry or Walmart Gift Registry, or if you would like to contribute a monetary donation, go to OR mail a check to:

The Salvation Army Austin Area Command
4700 Manor Rd
Austin, TX  78723
Memo: ASID

The Andy Roddick Foundation

The Austin Design Community partnered with The Andy Roddick Foundation in their efforts to fill backpacks with all of the necessary school supplies for back-to-school. We are happy to report that the drive was a huge success. CLICK HERE to find out how much we raised!

2019-2020 Board of Volunteers for Austin

Programming is only possible with the help of volunteers. Thank you to the following members for taking the time to bring value to the members of this Design Community.

Chair – Stephanie Swedlund, Allied ASID
Financial/Vice-Chair – TBA
Outgoing Chair: Cody Rackley, Allied ASID
Secretary Chair: Natalia Kondratenko, IP Rep
Public Relations Chair – Karla Urbina, ASID IP Rep
Public Relations Co-Chair – Jo Cox
Sponsorship Chair – Sandy Weatherford, ASID IP Rep
Membership Chair – Nevena Djujic Nance, ASID IP Rep
Student Liaison / EP Chair – Bryann Agajanian, Student ASID
Programs Chair – Jennifer Nutt, ASID IP Rep
Secretary – Natalia Kondratenko, Student ASID
Special Events Chair – Theresa Chovan, ASID IP Rep
Special Events Co-Chair – Carly Young, ASID IP Rep
Special Events Co-Chair – Michell Baeza, ASID IP Rep