Woodbury Adjunct Faculty member Nina Briggs was recently awarded the 2017 ASID Ones to Watch Scholars Award for Education Leadership. The award recognizes rising leaders in the interior design industry, demonstrating “exceptional leadership potential and a willingness to push the boundaries of the profession.” As a scholar, Nina will participate in a two-year leadership development program, presenting at conferences and mentoring the next scholars.
The American Society of Interior Designers launched its Ones to Watch program focusing on improving diversity in the design industry. ASID honors up to 20 applicants with awards within four categories: Design Excellence, Education Leadership, Manufacturing Leadership and Volunteer Leadership. Emphasis is placed on applicants whose backgrounds are currently under-represented in management roles in the design industry, including women, members of racial and ethnic minority groups, LGBTQ and those with disabilities.
Nina Briggs is the founding principal of THE FABRIC in Pasadena, California, cultivating new and renovation residential projects since 1987. Ms. Briggs received a Bachelor of Architecture from the University of Southern California, and has taught architecture, interior architecture and design at California State University Northridge, The University of California Los Angeles Extension ARCID, The Art Institute of Los Angeles, Woodbury University, and College of the Canyons. Focusing on interior architecture in her research and teaching, Nina seeks to elevate and redefine design to positively affect inhabitants psychologically while solving spatial problems.