Educator Design Excellence Competition

Winners of the 2012 ASID Educator Design Excellence Competition


Winner, Residential Design Belying Age by Gayla Jett Shannon, ASID
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“Love that the designer incorporated all the accessibility needs of someone with mobility issues while maintaining a modern touch.  Color and contemporary furnishings do not have to be done just for a 20 year old; everyone can enjoy it when it is done right.” – Jon Blunt, ASID

“Aging in place considerations graciously support client’s health and safety. Confidently modern and colorful statements enhance the home’s serenity and security with a refreshing spirit of renewal and optimism.” – Mary Cain, ASID


Honorable Mention, Residential Design Sutton Place South Residence by Cam Lorendo, ASID
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“The revitalization of an older building has a sustainability factor of its own, but the additional use of sustainable materials truly makes this project special.  The creative space planning of the project shows a desire keep as much of the original as possible to ensure sustainability through reuse.” – Jon Blunt, ASID

“Elaborate space planning guided by aging in place programming results in grand accommodations. Sustainable decisions are illustrated in charmingly warm and refined traditional elegance.” – Mary Cain, ASID

Honorable Mention, Commercial Design | Dream Home Gift Shop by Ronni Whitman, ASID, IIDA, IDEC, NEWH
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“Reuse of discarded store fixtures for a temporary space shows a true belief in sustainability.   Creativity of material combinations makes for a truly engaging space and shows off the product for sale to its best.” – Jon Blunt, ASID

“Re-purposing expired fixtures and materials demonstrates imaginatively responsible interior design. The accessible plan is engulfed in curvilinear motion and an earthy palette for a rhythmically cohesive theme.” – Mary Cain, ASID



ASID is proud to announce an annual, peer reviewed and juried national design competition to recognize interior design excellence in both residential and commercial design projects completed by ASID Educator members. ASID recognizes the significant contribution of educators in interior design and this competition will recognize interior design work at a national level including those individuals in the tenure and promotion process who need venues to have their work reviewed. 

ELIGIBILITY:  Only ASID Allied Educator and ASID Professional Educator members may enter.

DESIGN CATEGORIES:  Commercial Design or Residential Design

ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS:  Must have at least a 50% teaching appointment in the U.S. when the work on projects for submitted competition entries is completed.

NUMBER OF SUBMISSIONS:  A maximum of three projects total, in one category or a combination of categories may be submitted.

SUBMISSION FEES:  $50 for first entry, $35 for each additional entry. Three is the maximum submissions allowed.

REVIEW PROCESS:  Submissions will be reviewed by a jury of distinguished ASID members invited by ASID headquarters.

All questions and entries can be sent to Lindsay at