BUILD 2023


We wish to share a very exciting NEW annual event that ASID GA is putting on starting this year…BUILD. Our mission for BUILD is to see creatives put their hands to tangible designs while giving back to our community. Every year the product will change and so will the charity. The goal is to have 6-8 teams who, over the course of 12 weeks, create a product to be auctioned off at our event gala

This is where YOU come in. We are looking for reps and industry partners to sponsor a team of designers (maximum of 6), as they design and build a product. This year, we are asking teams to make a side table! This can be repurposed from a thrift store, a one-of-a-kind avant-garde piece made from scraps, the list goes on and on.

The most important thing is that it’s customized in a way that it’s unique to each team and that it’s functional in its purpose. Teams can also be sponsored by multiple manufacturers, helping you to organize and produce a successful end-result. Other than that, there are no rules! This can be as creative and fun as you want it to be.  Each team will showcase their table at our event gala where a Silent Auction will be held. A portion of the proceeds will go to that year’s chosen charity, and this year I’m really excited to introduce The Ellis Center as our non-profit for BUILD 2023. The Ellis Center is an amazing school local to ATL and started by two fellow Interior Designers, filling a void in the community that was otherwise absent.

You can read more about them here:

In addition to having representatives from the Ellis Center at our event gala, we also plan on having AJ Paron speak on the importance of Sensory and Universal Design, specifically how it relates to the health, safety, and welfare of those with special needs.

You can read more about her work here:

 Design Futurist AJ Paron Urges Designers to Explore the Senses at Virtual re:Source - Interior Design



When should I find a team?

You can find a team starting now! The more time given to your designers, the better. 


Where will the event gala be held?

Knoll showroom on the West side 


When is the event gala?

August 17th, in the evening 


What type of event is the gala?

This is a cocktail-attire night where small bites and drinks will be offered. Ultimately, we want this night to be a fun and special time to hang out, be inspired, and bid on some furniture! 


What all does my team need to submit to enter? 

1.Please let us know that you are interested at

2. If you have a team in mind, confirm their participation and we’ll sign you up.

3. 1 week out from the event, we ask that your team submit a concept narrative

along with inspiration for the piece to be circulated at the event 


We are really excited about this new annual event and hope it becomes something fun and buzz-worthy for our community. Please let me know if you have any questions by contacting me at  


Lydia Fanning, Allied ASID

ASID Georgia Chapter | Emerging Professional Affairs Chair (EPAC)

Dr. Bridgette Tei, Allied ASID

ASID Georgia Chapter | Emerging Professional Affairs Co-Chair (EPAC)

Date and Time

6:00 PM
5/24/2023 – 8/17/2023