Designer of Distinction Award

Designer of Distinction


The Designer of Distinction Award recognizes an ASID professional member who exemplifies a commitment to the profession as demonstrated by a significant, high-quality body of work representing excellence in interior design. The award also celebrates the ASID member’s attention to social concerns within the interior design profession and to the member’s expression of creative, innovative concepts that have advanced the profession and helped transform lives.


This is the premier award for personal achievement and social consciousness in the interior design field.


Nominees must be ASID professional members in good standing who have practiced interior design for at least 10 years. National officers, board members, jurors, and award committee members are ineligible during their terms of office.


Each year, the Society president appoints an Awards Committee of ASID professional members, fellows, and members of the design community.


2015:   Sonya Dufner, FASID
2014:   Tama Duffy Day, FASID, FIIDA, LEED AP BD+C
2013:   Robert Wright, FASID
2012:   Rosalyn Cama, FASID
2011:   Mariette Himes Gomez, ASID
2010:   Kirsten Childs, ASID, LEED AP
2009:   Darrell Schmitt, FASID
2007:   Nila Lieserowitz, FASID
2006:   Penny Bonda, FASID
2005:   Barbara Barry, FASID
2004:   Deborah Lloyd Forrest, FASID
2003:   Eleanor Brydone, FASID 


2002:   Hugh Latta, FASID and Margaret McCurry, ASID
2001:   William Hodgins, ASID
2000:   Paul Vincent Wiseman, ASID
1999:   Gary Wheeler, FASID
1998:   Janet Schirn, FASID
1997:   Phyllis Martin-Vegue, ASID
1996:   Joseph Minton, ASID
1995:   Andre Staffelbach, ASID
1994:   Charles D. Gandy, FASID
1993:   Trisha Wilson, ASID
1992:   Richard Himmel, FASID
1991:   John F. Saladino, ASID
1990:   Sarah Tomerlin Lee, ASID