ASID Names 2014 Design Awards Winners
On June 21, 2014 at Paramount Pictures Studios in Los Angeles, the
American Society of Interior Designers
will present four awards to recipients who have demonstrated excellence and achievement in interior design. Presented annually, the ASID Design Awards celebrate individuals and organizations who are dedicated to improving the human experience through design. This year’s panel of judges included Elizabeth Oshana, healthcare designer; Tim Duggan, community planner and landscape architect; Jennifer Busch, VP of A&D market development at Interface; Gary Wheeler, co-founder of WHEELERKANIK; and Susan Szenasy, editor in chief and publisher of
The Nancy Vincent McClelland Merit Award will go to Amy Campos, who has continuously sought to improve quality of life as well as efficiency and work practices through design at
Amy Campos Architect
. “As a teacher and practitioner, I strive to broaden the audience for interior design—to engage unfamiliar territory in order to refine our role politically, economically, ecologically, culturally,” says Campos, who teaches interior design at the California College of the Arts.
will receive the 2014 Design Innovation award for their success in bringing scientists and designers together to develop meaningful improvements in the way people work and utilize their workspace. The manufacturer has recently developed a new form of cloud-based technology called Bluescape, which has the potential to transform workplace communication, connecting international teams through a digital interface which enables media sharing and real-time problem solving for unlimited users in any location.
Psychologist Judith Heerwagen will receive the Design for Humanity award for her reports on biophilia and the psychosocial value of space. Her work for the US General Service Administration’s Office of Federal High-Performance Green Buildings is expected to have a widespread impact in the practice of workplace design. “My work has focused on understanding the links between the physical environment and human behavior, which includes physical, psychological and social outcomes,” says Heerwagen. “I have worked with design teams on courthouses, schools, hospitals and work environments—always with an emphasis on exploring what people need to feel safe, comfortable, healthy, and productive.”
The Designer of Distinction award will go to Tama Duffy Day, FASID, FIIDA, LEED AP BD+C, leads the Health & Wellness Practice at
and is a committed mentor for young designers. Throughout her 30-year practice, Duffy has continually sought to utilize design to promote health and healing and to provide cultural benefits.