ASID 2010 Class of Fellows Announced

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Eight interior designers recognized for their contributions and successes

WASHINGTON, D.C. (July 8, 2010) | Eight American Society of Interior Designers (ASID) members have been officially inducted into the ASID College of Fellows. The title of Fellow, the highest honor a member can receive from ASID, is given in recognition of outstanding service and contributions to the Society, the profession and the interior design industry.

The following eight members compose the 2010 Class of Fellows.

Bruce Goff, FASID: A well-known advocate for legislation that protects interior designers’ right to practice, Goff frequently travels the country to testify at hearings and advise state coalitions. He directs a highly successful residential, commercial and hospitality design practice that has offices in Reno, Nev., and San Francisco.

Sari Graven, FASID: Recognized for balanced, “big-picture” thinking, Graven has a diverse career both in practice and in leadership roles within the industry, including her current role as ASID president. Her body of work includes design work in the fields of healthcare, hospitality and office design, and she currently serves as the director of special projects for facilities at Seattle University.

Calvin Hefner, FASID: Hefner and his firm Accessible Environments Inc. are recognized across the nation for their work on creating accessible spaces for people with physical challenges. Hefner is also the founder of the Brothers Foundation, a nonprofit agency that provides low-cost hosing for people living with AIDS and HIV.

Lisa Henry, FASID: A design strategist, advocate and educator, Henry has long been a proponent of the business value of good interior design in corporate working environments. She is a leader in strategic workplace design and frequently consults for Fortune 100 companies and other organizations.

Charles Larry Horne, FASID: Acclaimed for his accomplishments in historic preservation, Horne is known for his impeccable attention to detail and historic authenticity. His research continues to contribute to the body of knowledge for historic preservation and interior design.

D. Samantha McAskill, FASID: Devoted to improving safety and accessibility in built environments, McAskill’s career has included designing healing environments and volunteering on code councils and committees. She has acted as the ASID representative to the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) review committee for more than 20 years.

Rachelle Schoessler Lynn, FASID:  A belief that design and the built environment can effect positive change has driven Schoessler Lynn’s commitment to sustainable and socially responsible design. She cofounded Studio 2030, an award-winning design firm, on the conviction that environmental and economic objectives are not mutually exclusive.

Janice Young, FASID: Young has been instrumental in creating and maintaining the standards in the interior design profession and is a source of knowledge on the National Council for Interior Design Qualification (NCIDQ) and professional practice. She championed Florida’s right to practice legislation and continues to work to push the profession forward.

About ASID: The American Society of Interior Designers (ASID) is a community of people—designers, industry representatives, educators and students—committed to interior design. Through education, knowledge sharing, advocacy, community building and outreach, the Society strives to advance the interior design profession and, in the process, to demonstrate and celebrate the power of design to positively change people’s lives. Its more than 36,000 members engage in a variety of professional programs and activities through a network of 48 chapters throughout the United States and Canada. ASID is the Founding Sponsor of InformeDesign (, a searchable database that enables designers to engage in evidence-based design by using Research Summaries focused on design and human behavior, created and operated by the University of Minnesota.


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