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Honorary Chapter Medalist


The ASID Honorary Chapter Medalist Award is the highest chapter-level award bestowed by Society to a non-design profession. It is granted to individuals who have demonstrated outstanding service and significant contributions to chapters and/or to the body of knowledge that supports the profession of interior design. Medalist awards may be granted to any professional who fulfills the criteria that  established by the ASID Examiners Committee. Receipt of a Medalist award does not preclude future honorary fellowship. The deadline to submit entries for the Honorary Chapter Medalist Award is April 15, 2014.


The medal is granted on the basis of a candidate fulfilling all three of the following criteria:

1. Outstanding and significant service to interior design education and/or an ASID chapter. These contributions may be a combination of, but not limited to:

  • a genuine commitment to advancing the goals and/or strategic plan of the chapter
  • significantly contributing to chapter service and/or projects

2. Significant local, regional or national contributions to interior design education. These contributions may be a combination of, but not limited to:

  • leadership within the profession including educational and research contributions
  • leadership roles in related organizations such as NCIDQ, CIDA, etc.
  • contributions to educational efforts that serve to further design excellence

3. Outstanding, significant and continued contributions that have enriched the human experience in one or more of the following design-related fields:

  • community involvement and leadership
  • historic preservation
  • research of lasting significance
  • design innovation
  • environmental and/or sustainable design
  • universal design
  • authoring books and/or articles that advance the interior design field
  • providing education in an innovative manner


Chapters must submit the following for each nominee:

  1. A completed nomination form, containing endorsements by at least three chapter board members.
  2. A copy of the page from the chapter's board meeting minutes highlighting the approval of the candidate as a Honorary Chapter Medalist nominee.
  3. A bulleted summary clearly stating how the candidate meets the eligibility criteria
  4. The nominee’s curriculum vitae, in chronological format and including employment history.

  5. bulleted summary, arranged chronologically, substantiating the nominee’s chapter involvement for a minimum of 10 years (e.g., list the candidate's honors, awards, citations, offices and chair positions held and the year in which they were held)
  6. Three letters of reference substantiating that the nominee meets the eligibility criteria outlined in the previous pages (Please note, if the candidate's 10 years of service is split among multiple chapters, one of the reference letters must be from the previous chapter.)

*Please send only the written documentation listed above; do not include copies of newspaper clippings or photos.