Grant to Support Update of Accreditation Standards

Jan. 8, 2007

Washington – The Foundation of the American Society of Interior Designers (ASID) is supporting a major standards revision project currently under development by the Council for Interior Design Accreditation (formerly FIDER) with a grant of $10,000. 

The grant demonstrates the Foundation’s commitment to help strengthen the design industry and those served. The project involves a comprehensive examination of the standards used to evaluate academic programs and includes a review of trends, changes in practice and higher education.

“The ASID Foundation promotes and supports the advancement of the interior design profession through quality education, research and scholarship,” says H. Don Bowden, AIA, FASID, chair of the ASID Foundation board. “Our goal is to inspire tomorrow’s leaders through thought-provoking learning experiences; and we believe those experiences will be enriched through strengthened academic programs.”

Implementation of the new standards is planned for 2009.

About ASID
ASID is a community of people—designers, industry representatives, educators and students—committed to interior design. Through education, knowledge sharing, advocacy, community building and outreach, the Society strives to advance the interior design profession and, in the process, to demonstrate and celebrate the power of design to positively change people’s lives. Its more than 38,000 members engage in a variety of professional programs and activities through a network of 48 Chapters throughout the United States and Canada. To learn more about ASID, visit

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