RealWorld DesignWeek, the annual nationwide mentoring program created by the American Society of Interior Designers (ASID) and sponsored by Metropolis, is the first national program aimed at educating future interior designers through in-person experience.
From November 6-12, ASID student members will be paired with interior design professionals and ASID Industry Partners to get hands-on experience.
“I loved the idea of giving back to the design community by hosting a student for a day, but I never imagined how much I would learn in the process,” said Michelle Beamer, Allied Member ASID, principal of MB Interiors. “Seeing design through someone else’s eyes energized me and gave me new ideas.”
RealWorld DesignWeek activities include: attending client meetings, team meetings and vendor meetings; visiting the design center; touring past projects and construction sites; exploring library materials; reviewing bookkeeping basics; reviewing client binders and/or contracts; reviewing student’s resume and/or portfolio; and demos of CAD, Revit, SketchUp or other software programs.
More than 1,000 ASID members participated in the nationwide interior design mentoring program in 2010.
News categoriesAll News >
Fyre Festival truth-teller Oren Aks on his new rug collection, and how to spot a scammer
Everything you need to know about High Point Market this spring
Bobby Berk on his ‘Queer Eye’ fame and the opportunities it created
New Heritage Collection pays tribute to Bertazzoni’s 130-year historyTrade Shows | 02:26New Heritage Collection pays...
How Formica is reimagining laminate applicationsTrade Shows | 02:21How Formica is reimagining...
David Sutherland on where opportunity exists today
How Allied Maker went from woodworking garage to a $10 million business
How Catherine Connolly saved American textile maker Merida
The Inside's Britt Bunn on meeting modern consumer expectations
- In Print