ASID GO PRO Coming to Brooklyn

The American Society of Interior Designers (ASID) will host 100 of the nation’s top emerging design professionals at GO PRO in Brooklyn, N.Y., October 15 – 16, 2015. During the two-day annual event, attendees will learn from industry thought leaders and connect with peer design professionals in order to inspire their work and launch their careers.

“Since its inception, the purpose of GO PRO has been to mentor emerging interior designers and ensure they have the resources and training opportunities they need to succeed,” said Randy Fiser, ASID CEO. “The energy and passion we feel from those who attend GO PRO is palpable – and contagious. This year, we’re changing the way we approach the program’s agenda and we look forward to a dynamic two days.”

GO PRO will focus on a central project – the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, and each program area will feature a different aspect of the design, development, and construction of the arena. The teams involved with the project, including SHoP Architects and its principal, Gregg Pasquarelli, AIA, will play an integral role in discussions. Pasquarelli is a leading voice in the architecture community and has taught at Yale, Columbia, Syracuse, and the University of Virginia. His commitment as an educator demonstrates his dedication to impacting his field and challenging a new generation to understand that technological proficiency and the pursuit of beauty are not mutually exclusive.

ASID requires an application – – to attend GO PRO, and submissions will be reviewed on a rolling basis. Those accepted to the program will be notified by Thursday, September 17, 2015 so that they may purchase tickets and arrange travel plans. Tickets will include meals and up to 0.6 IDCEC-approved continuing education units (pending approval). Tickets for ASID and Interior Designers of Canada (IDC) members are $195; tickets for non-members, $295.

Established by the ASID Emerging Professionals Advisory Council in 2011, GO PRO seeks to educate, inspire, and groom interior designers in their first five years of practice and students in their final two years of education. The annual program focuses on the fundamentals of building a successful interior design career and provides invaluable opportunities to meet respected design leaders, learn about the newest products and trends, and get a behind the scenes look at some of the most innovative design businesses in the industry.

About ASID
The American Society of Interior Designers (ASID) believes that design transforms lives. ASID serves the full range of the interior design profession and practice through the Society’s programs, networks, and advocacy. We thrive on the strength of cross-functional and interdisciplinary relationships among designers of all specialties, including workplace, healthcare, retail and hospitality, education, institutional, and residential. We lead interior designers in shared conversations around topics that matter: from evidence-based and human-centric design to social responsibility, well-being, and sustainability. We showcase the impact of design on the human experience and the value interior designers provide.

ASID was founded 40 years ago when two organizations became one, but its legacy dates back to the early 1930s. As we celebrate nearly 85 years of industry leadership, we are leading the future of interior design, continuing to integrate the advantages of local connections with national reach, of small firms with big, and of the places we live with the places we work, play, and heal. Learn more at

About SHoP Architects
SHoP is an award-winning architecture firm with a staff of over 180 talented architects, designers, and engineers. Since 1996, SHoP has set the standard for creative innovation in the field, modeling a new way forward with its unconventional approach to creating built solutions at every scale. At the heart of the firm’s method is a willingness to question accepted patterns of practice, coupled with the courage to expand, where necessary, beyond the architect’s traditional roles. Recent and current work includes the Barclays Center arena in Brooklyn, Manhattan’s East River Esplanade, the Domino Sugar and Essex Crossing redevelopments in New York City, and the Botswana Innovation Hub in Gaborone. Learn more: