Local design studio owner attends leadership conference in California

From local reports

Pamela Holschuh, owner of Copper Leaf Interior Design Studio, recently attended the national leadership conference for the American Society of Interior Design (ASID) in San Diego, California. This new event brought together designers from all market sectors, firm sizes, and experience levels and offered them custom-tailored programming. Through various keynote speakers, peer-to-peer meetings and learning opportunities, the attendees were encouraged to share their design and leadership knowledge. The ASID was founded in 1975, and is the largest association for interior design professionals. Currently the group operates in 48 chapters across the United States and Canada with more than 33,500 members. The ASID provides a myriad of continuing education classes, knowledge sharing opportunities and networking events that help the members become stronger and more educated design professionals. Pamela Holschuh, is currently serving on the board of the Ohio South/Kentucky chapter of the American Society of Interior Designers, as at large director. In this position, she works to coordinate issues such as legislation and geographic outreach, as well as tracking the state building code developments and regulations, and disseminating this information to members across the two states.

Additionally, Holschuh recently attended a seminar which provided updates on current developments regarding the significant benefits of LED and solid-state lighting in healthcare, institutional and commercial projects. It is predicted that LED lighting will make up more than 50 percent of the commercial and institutional lighting market this year, and the course provided useful information for making informed decisions when selecting the latest and most innovative LED products in the marketplace. The class was taught by Joseph A. Rey-Barreau, an architect and lighting designer with more than 25 years of experience as a design professional. He is an Associate Professor with tenure in the College of Design at the University of Kentucky, where he has won numerous teaching awards. Since 1995, he has served as the Director of Education for the American Lighting Association, and is a recent inductee into the American Lighting Association’s Hall of Fame. He is one of the most recognized lighting experts in the United States, and has been quoted and referenced widely in many publications.

Pamela Holschuh, ASID, has a four-year degree in interior design from Ohio University, where she has also taught as an adjunct professor. She is registered with the National Council for Interior Design Qualification (NCIDQ). Holschuh completes her requirements for continuing education units throughout the year and attends various conferences and tradeshows ranging from Kitchen, Bath and Lighting to International Furnishing shows for commercial and residential design. Her company, Copper Leaf Interior Design Studio, is located at 415 Gilman Ave. in downtown Marietta and can be found on the web at www.copperleafinteriors.com