In May 2014 the ASID Board of Directors informed our chapter that we were the winning entry for the National ASID Community Service Project competition! Only one entry is selected annually from chapter submissions across the nation. This award is bestowed upon a chapter whose community service best exemplifies the spirit of bringing design to life in the service of others.
Due to the overall scale and timeline of the project ASID Michigan teamed with IDCFC, Interior Designers Coalition For Change, to design the Turning Point Shelter of Macomb County which is located in the Metro Detroit area. The project includes a complete renovation of an existing building and the addition of a third level. Debra Christy, Allied ASID was the ASID project coordinator. The IDCFC project coordinator was Carolyn Dwyer, ASID; together with their teams, including design students, they volunteered tirelessly for two years on the project.
The ASID team members included Linda Shears, ASID, Dwane Adle, ASID, Tina Rossi, Allied ASID Kimberly Blum-Parrish, Student ASID, and Eileen Minna, ASID. The IDCFC team members included Cheryle Segal, Sandra Stacey, and Sara Olson.