New York—On June 24, Nancy Jackson, president of Architectural Systems, Inc., was inducted into her sixth term as an IIDA (International Interior Design Association) NY Board member. The chapter also recently received three awards at the Chapter Leadership Conference in Chicago including excellence in programs and forum educational activities.
Ms. Jackson’s most significant role is as co-chair of the IIDA NY Hospitality Forums. The last forum, held in January, discussed the timely topic, ‘Can We Have It All?’ where a panel of renowned leaders in hospitality design gave their point of view on balancing work and family in a demanding industry.
Editor Ashleigh VanHouten of Hospitality Design magazine covered the forum event and wrote a poignant article, stating: “The panel was hosted and moderated by Architectural Systems president Nancy Jackson, and took place in their Manhattan showroom, a cozy foil to the biting chill outside. The turnout was great despite the weather, which I think says a lot about our industry’s interest in this topic.
“The panelists… offered up their personal stories, go-to stress relievers, organizational plans, and even regrets in a warm and funny conversation that had many in the audience simultaneously laughing, clapping, and shaking their heads knowingly.” The event was held in the ASI showroom and brought in an unprecedented number of guests and members of the press.
About Nancy Jackson
Jackson, president and Co-founder of Architectural Systems, Inc., has built the company into a leading international distributor of architectural and sustainable materials based on over 20 years of product expertise, as an innovator in material trends, and design advocate. ASI collaborates with architects and designers by providing distinctive interior finishes in 5 branded categories: ASI Wood Panels, ASI Flooring, ASI Decorative Surfaces, ASI Specialty Products, and ASI Display & Furniture, delivering budget-sensitive, award-winning, and unique product solutions for contract projects worldwide.
Ms. Jackson is involved in a broad range of design education initiatives for professionals and students, as a member of the Association for Retail Environments (A.R.E.), board member of BOFFO, public arts non-profit, and vp emeritus of the PAVE (Planning and Visual Education Partnership) Gala. As an affiliate member of AIA New York Chapter and a registered AIA continuing education passport provider, Jackson provides on-site and on-line continuing education programs and has lectured nationwide on the innovation and trends of architectural and sustainable materials.