ASID Announces 2012 Design Award Honorees
Society's highest awards recognize professional contributions to enhancing quality of life through design
WASHINGTON, D.C. (June 18, 2012) | The American Society of Interior Designers (ASID) presented the winners of the 2012 ASID Design Awards at its annual Celebration ceremony during NeoCon, the interior design industry’s largest event, on June 11, 2012.
The annual ASID Design Awards represent the highest level of excellence in the interior design community honoring those who have made significant contributions toward the advancement of the profession, while exemplifying a commitment to enhancing quality of life. The 2012 winners are:
ASID Designer of Distinction: Rosalyn Cama, FASID
Rosalyn Cama, FASID, is a recognized expert and pioneer in the field of evidence-based design. She is president and principal of CAMA Inc. in New Haven, Conn., an interior planning and design firm with a mission to create interior environments that improve outcomes for clients in healthcare and academia. She serves as Chair of the Board for the Center for Health Design and is a past national President of ASID and is an author and frequent speaker on interior design’s role in creating places of well-being.
ASID Nancy Vincent McClelland Award: Kerrie Kelly, ASID
Kerrie Kelly, ASID, is an accomplished interior designer, author, instructor and multimedia consultant actively involved in design education, mentoring and research. In addition to running her own firm in Sacramento, Calif. travels through classrooms across the country speaking on the value of design.
In 2009 she authored Home Décor: A Sunset Design Guide to educate homeowners about the principles of design and the value of working with an interior designer. She also recently completed a multimedia project for Pearson Education titled “My Interior Design Kit,” which combines interviews with design leaders and online, interactive design simulations.
ASID Design for Humanity Award:
The 1% program of Public Architecture
The 1% program of Public Architecture asks every design professional to commit a minimum of 1% of their time to pro bono service. The 1% program connects design firms with nonprofit organizations in need of design assistance and is represented by over 1,000 participating firms, contributing 300,000 hours valued at nearly $40 million in services annually.
Innovation Award: Material ConneXion
Material ConneXion is the industry’s largest resource for advanced, innovative and sustainable materials and processes, bridging the gap between science and design to create practical manufacturing solutions. Material ConneXion plays a unique role as a catalyst for research, new material innovations and products that create opportunities to advance the design industry.
The 2012 award winners were selected by a judging panel of design industry experts including Nila Leiserowitz, FASID, of Gensler; Deborah Lloyd Forrest, FASID, of ForrestPerkins; Michael McCoy McCoy + McCoy; and Amanda Dameron, editor in chief of Dwell magazine.
Winners of the ASID Foundation Joel Polsky Academic Achievement Award and the Joel Polsky Prize, both recognizing outstanding academic contributions to the profession, will also be honored at the event. This year’s recipients are:
Joel Polsky Academic Achievement Award:
Emily Dyer, Student ASID, Endicott College
Thesis: Dwelling in the Home: Designing for Mindfulness, Connection and Well-being
Joel Polsky Prize: Buie Harwood, FASID, CID, FIDEC; Bridget A. May Ph.D., Allied ASID, IDEC; and Curt Sherman, ASID, FIDEC
Book: Architecture and Interior Design: An Integrated History to Present
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 30,000 members engage in a variety of professional programs and activities through a network of 48 chapters throughout the United States and Canada.