ASID and Hospitality Design Magazine Announce Earth-Minded Awards Program

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Korenna Cline (202) 675-4441 or

Lizzie Hanner: (202) 675-4450 or

Entry deadline March 7, 2008

WASHINGTON, D.C. (February 20, 2008) – The American Society of Interior Designers (ASID) and Hospitality Design magazine invite interior designers, architects and manufacturers to enter the first ever Earth-Minded Awards. Together, ASID and Hospitality Design developed an awards program to recognize exceptional sustainable design and will choose one deserving winner in a hospitality product and hospitality project category.

“Hospitality Design is very excited to partner with ASID on this project to honor environmentally conscious designers, architects and manufacturers,” says Michael Adams, Editor in Chief of Hospitality Design. “Through this award we hope to highlight some of the fine work that has been accomplished, not only to honor those who have put their creative sensibilities to work for the ‘earth-minded’ cause, but also to act as inspiration to others similarly devoted to saving the planet through design.”

Projects and products should be environmentally innovative, aesthetically pleasing, promote sustainability, gone through a careful materials selection process, integrate efficiency and incorporate recycling and waste management. Only completed projects and manufactured products will be considered.

For complete eligibility guidelines, visit and download the entry form. Mail completed form, project or product description (not to exceed 500 words), entry fee of $150 made payable to ASID, with project photos and floor plan or product samples (print and electronic materials will be accepted) by March 7, 2008 to:

The American Society of Interior Designers
608 Massachusetts Avenue, NE
Washington, DC 20002-6006
Attn: Korenna Cline

Winners will be honored at Hospitality Design’s Green Luncheon, part of Green Day (held in conjunction with HD Expo and Conference) in Las Vegas, May 14, 2008.

“There is a growing awareness to integrate sustainable practices into all areas of the interior design industry and hospitality is certainly no exception,” says Michael Alin, Hon. FASID, ASID Executive Director. “Designers, architects and manufacturers are designing remarkable and striking spaces and products that save resources, increase efficiency and protect the public. We look forward to praising this work and recognizing their ‘earth-minded’ efforts.”

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 40,000 members engage in a variety of professional programs and activities through a network of 48 chapters throughout the United States and Canada.

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