Join us at gather 2022 asid national conference ​ • ​ september 21-24
Interiors. Outcomes.
Our research and interior design teams explore how we can make a difference through design. By engaging with people who will use the spaces we create — collecting information and gaining insight — we make outcome-driven design decisions. We believe that informed intent and meaningful, measurable impact are core tenets of responsible and innovative design.

Engage with​ Us


Adelia Schleusz, RID

A lifelong artist, she is a global practice director of education interiors who crafts learning spaces that enhance well-being.

Renae Mantooth, PhD

A nature-loving bookworm, she is a senior design researcher who challenges assumptions to find innovative solutions.

2022 ASID Outcome of Design Award Winner & Optimizer:North Torrey Pines Living and Learning Neighborhood

Thursday, September 22

9:00 – 10:00 AM

Chopin Ballroom

Every space at UC San Diego’s North Torrey Pines Living and Learning Neighborhood is designed with an understanding that college years are formative for building healthy habits. The 12-acre, seven-building campus incorporates holistic, evidence-based architecture and interior design strategies to enhance social, mental and physical well-being. Pending approval for 1 IDCEC CEU and 1 AIA LU.

“Even seeing other people [outside chatting and] being social makes me feel like I’m a part of a college campus.”

Sixth College Freshman

communal kitchen &
great room
27.96%​ Increased Satisfaction with Overall Residential Spaces

“Even seeing other people being social makes me feel like I’m a part of a college campus (seeing people outside socializing).”

Sixth College sophomore

operable Windows &
Line of Sight to Social Spaces
8%​ Reduction in Depression

“The dining hall has improved my social experience. It’s nice to study with people rather than being locked up in my room.”

Sixth College freshman

Central Marketplace & Dining Hall
11%​ Increased Satisfaction with Healthy Food Amenities

Experience North Torrey Pines Living and Learning Neighborhood


Enriched Environments to Support Social and Emotional Learning

Join HKS for a conversation about our exciting in-progress research supported by the ASID Foundation. We’ll discuss how this research will provide a tool for designers to create Enriched Environments to support a Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) approach, leading to brain health benefits for teachers and students. Plus, we’ll share how to implement a research-informed framework within the design process. See you there!

Friday, September 23

1:10 – 1:30 PM

Pop-up Session


Designing for Measurable Impact: ASID Outcome of Design

Thursday, September 22

4:00 – 5:00 PM

Escorial & Alhambra Rooms

This education session focuses on teaching ways to demonstrate interior design’s value and will feature previous winners of the ASID Outcome of Design awards, including the HKS-designed Sensory Well-being Hub at Lane Tech College Prep High School in Chicago. Approved for 1 IDCEC CEU | HSW and 1 AIA LU | HSW.

Step Into the Sensory Well-Being Hub

Want to leverage research with your interior projects?

We’ll talk you through the powerful possibilities of outcome-driven design.

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