ASID Names 2015 National Honors Recipients
The American Society of Interior Designers (ASID) recently announced its 2015 National Honors recipients, representing the industry’s leaders who have demonstrated significant engagement and commitment to their local Chapters and communities. The list of recipients includes industry partners, chapters, ASID members and design professionals at the local or regional level and recognizes contributions to the interior design profession in several key categories.
“The awards were established to recognize those who are going above and beyond at the chapter level,” says Randy Fiser, ASID CEO. “We consider them champions and contributors, and we have developed an award for each area of membership—Medalist, Educator Medalist, Lifetime, and Industry Partner. ASID is committed to community service and encourages all of our members to participate in pro bono projects. The Chapter Community Service award was developed from this commitment.”
This year’s panel of judges included Patrick Schmidt, FASID, RID, senior interior designer, J. Baker Interiors ; Duval Acker, ASID, CMKBD, Houzz ; and Kia Witherspoon, Allied ASID, president, Determined by Design .
The judges presented this year’s Community Service award to the New York Metro Chapter for its commitment to coordinating a pro-bono renovation of the Su Casa Residence, a facility providing treatment for individuals recovering from addiction. ASID Medalist award recipients, Sybil Jane Barrido of the California Los Angeles Chapter and Mary G. Knopf of the Alaska Chapter, were selected by the jury based on the criteria that included outstanding service to a Chapter or to ASID, significant contributions to the interior design profession and/or significant contributions that enrich the human experience.
Also of note, the Industry Partner Merit Awards went to Duralee’s Doug Hartsell from the Washington Metro Chapter and Cosentino’s Patty Dominguez from the California Central/Nevada Chapter. Lisa M. Tucker from the Virginia Chapter won for the Education Medalist Award and Linda Singer Heinz from the Arizona North Chapter for the ASID Lifetime Award.