Austin Design Community

Upcoming Austin ASID Events

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

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

March 11 | Design Connection Texas (a chapter-wide virtual event) - VIEW THE RECORDING ON YOUTUBE

February 18 | The Color of Design (a chapter-wide virtual event) – VIEW THE RECORDING ON YOUTUBE

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

September 18 | CANCELLED: 2020 Design Excellence Awards Event at The Belmont

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

Thank You to the Austin Design Community 2021 Platinum Sponsors!

Fiber-Seal of Austin & Hill Country | luxe Interiors + Design

Austin Design Excellence Awards

2021 Competition Entries

  • Submission Dates: March 1 @ 8:00 AM - April 30 @ 11:59 PM | UPDATE AS OF 04/25/21: The deadline has been extended to 11:59PM Central Time on Friday, May 7.
  • Find out details and enter a project for the 2021 Design Excellence Awards on the competition website
  • Unfortunately, the 2021 competition did not receive enough submissions to be able to have the entries judged, so all entries were automatically entered into 2021 ASID Texas chapter-wide competition called the Celebrating Design Texas Awards.

2020 Competition Winners


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!

2021-2022 Committee 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 – Whitney Smelser, Allied ASID
Financial Chair – Paige Fouke, Allied ASID
Communications Chair – Karla Urbina, ASID IP Rep
Student Representative – Celeste Thomas, Student ASID