Practice leaders selected to envision collaborative strategies

Chosen for their well-informed, broad perspective, 15 interdisciplinary thought leaders have been selected to participate in the Council for Interior Design Accreditation (CIDA) Collaborative Strategies session on November 12. The following disciplines will be represented: interior design, architecture, engineering, graphic design, construction management, environmental psychology, anthropology, technology, landscape architecture, lighting design, industrial design, and facilities management.

Practice leaders participating in the Collaborative Strategies session are:

Dan Adler, D*MN Good, Washington, DC
David Callan, Environmental Systems Design, Chicago, IL
Nancy Clanton, Clanton and Associates, Boulder, CO
Rob DePinto, Cisco, Charlotte, NC
Bob Fox, FOX Architects, Washington, DC
Gretchen Gscheidle, Herman Miller, Chicago, IL
Lewis Goetz, Group Goetz Architects, Washington, DC
Jan Johnson, Allsteel, New York, NY
Tim Kelley, Blue Sky Exhibits, Marietta, GA
Diane MacKnight, MacKnight Associates, Washington, DC
Heidi Painchaud, B+H Architects, Toronto, ON
Vaughn Rinner, VHB, Virginia Beach, VA
Linda Sorrento, USGBC, Washington, DC
Randy Wilda, Steelcase, Grand Rapids, MI
Andrea Wright, Barton Malow Company, Southfield, MI

“CIDA’s outreach to practice indicates that collaboration is a major force driving change in the interior design profession. The Collaborative Strategies session seeks to envision how collaboration will impact society at large and the disciplines of the built environment specifically. This information, in turn, leads to a deeper understanding about the educational content necessary to prepare graduates for interior design practice,” states Robert Wright, FASID, CIDA Board Chair.

The ASID Foundation is a proud sponsor of the CIDA Collaborative Strategies session. Herman Miller is hosting the event in their Washington, DC showroom. The Greenway Group is facilitating the session.

The Council for Interior Design Accreditation is an independent, non-profit, accrediting organization responsible for setting standards and evaluating degree granting interior design programs. There are 171 CIDA-accredited programs in the U.S., Canada, and Qatar. Learn more at

For More Information:
Holly Mattson, Executive Director ()
Telephone: 616.458.0400