ASID Foundation
Carolyn Ames Noble, ASID, WELL AP, WELL Faculty
Carolyn Ames Noble, ASID, WELL AP, WELL Faculty

Chair

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John Cialone, FASID
John Cialone, FASID

Trustee

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Ken Wilson, ASID, FAIA, LEED Fellow
Ken Wilson, ASID, FAIA, LEED Fellow

Trustee

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Carolyn Ames Noble, ASID, WELL AP, WELL Faculty

Carolyn Ames Noble is the founder of Ames Design Collective, specializing in research, WELL consultancy, interior design and product development. Carolyn has a passion for the role of materials in design and consults for product lines in acoustics, architectural solutions, flooring, paint and solid surfaces. 

Carolyn is the incoming Chair-Elect for the American Society of Interior Designers National Board for 2021 - 2024. As a WELL AP and WELL Faculty member, she creates interiors and materials with intention that foster human health, beauty and delight in the built environment. 

Carolyn’s written content has been featured in numerous digital and print publications, such as Colour Hive International’s MIX Magazine, Interface Human Spaces and Interiors & Sources. She has also led the direction, development and presentation of multiple CEU courses in the interior design & architecture industry with a keen focus on HSW accreditation.

An interior design graduate from the University of Akron, Carolyn began her design journey at HWH Architects Engineers & Planners in Cleveland, Ohio, and subsequently joined the Sherwin-Williams Company, where she held several positions of increased responsibility, including hospitality & corporate interior designer, Southeast U.S. designer marketing manager, and North American color marketing & design manager for the Sherwin-Williams Consumer Brands Division.

John Cialone, FASID

John Cialone, a nationally recognized interior designer, leads a team of more than twenty professionals while managing operations at Chicago-based Tom Stringer Design Partners. As a partner and vice president of his firm, John’s enthusiasm for promoting the interior design industry is contagious. With over twenty-five years of experience, his work has been recognized with many awards and has been widely published. John credits his business sense and success to the training he received as a young professional through leadership roles in ASID, particularly in strategic planning, public speaking, and business development.

John is a member of the Guild Board for the Boys and Girls Clubs of Chicago and is a member of the Leaders of Design Council. He has served as a public speaker to many organizations and has mentored students across the country. John has participated in the 1+ Program, donating his firm’s services and aligning his belief that Design Impacts Life with the firm’s work.

John’s ASID involvement started as a student with positions on the ASID National Student Council. He was a member of the ASID Board of Directors concurrently with his position as National Student Council president. He has held committee and board positions in both the ASID Florida South and ASID Illinois Chapters, and has been active in government affairs starting in Florida as a design student and continuing today as a Registered Interior Designer in Illinois. John was recognized as an ASID Medalist in 2017 and is currently the 2018-2019 ASID Illinois Chapter president. John is the chairperson of the ASID Foundation Fundraising Committee overseeing the Society’s efforts to grow the Foundation’s endowment through individual and corporate gifts and legacy planning.

Ken Wilson, ASID, FAIA, LEED Fellow

Ken Wilson is a design principal and the design director for Interiors in the Washington, D.C. office of Perkins+Will. He is also one of two co-global design directors for interiors and serves on Perkins and Will’s Design Board and Sustainability Council.

Ken has been practicing for over 35 years and his portfolio includes architecture, interiors, graphics, and product design. He is the only architect in the world to hold fellowships in the AIA, IIDA, and the Green Building Certification Institute (LEED Fellow). His projects have been published in seven different countries and have received over 120 national and local design awards.

In 2005 Ken was named “Designer of the Year” by Contract magazine, and in 2018 he received the ASID Designer of Distinction Award which annually honors one professional who has established a body of superior work demonstrating creativity, excellence, and innovation. He serves on the Environmental Task Force for the city of Park City, Utah and is a member of the ASID Design Impacts Lives Steering Committee.

Research Committee

Lisa Henry, FASID, LEED AP
Lisa Henry, FASID, LEED AP

Co-Chair

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Kay Sargent, ASID, LEED AP
Kay Sargent, ASID, LEED AP

Co-Chair

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Lisa Henry, FASID, LEED AP

Lisa Henry, FASID, is CEO of Greenway Group, a leading business management consulting and research firm for the architecture and design professions. Lisa has served ASID as National President and as the Chair of the Foundation’s Board of Trustees. She writes extensively about the transformative power of design and the role of designers as leaders in business and world change. She studied at Arizona State University, Hampshire College, the Interior Design Institute, and has a BFA in Interior Design. Lisa continues her studies as an Executive Scholar at Kellogg School of Management and at the Center for Creative Leadership.

Kay Sargent, ASID, LEED AP

Kay Sargent joined Lend Lease in 2014 bringing over 30 years of experience in the interiors industry. Prior to joining Lend Lease Kay served as VP of A&D and Workplace Strategies for Teknion and was a Principal for Interior Architects in Washington, D.C. where she headed the office’s business operations, workplace strategies, and managed key clients. Sargent has a BFA in interiors from VCU and studied environmental design at the Parsons School of Design in NY.

Her work has taken her to multiple continents where she has worked with Fortune 500 companies on their global real estate strategies and designed workplaces of the future. Sargent serves on the Advisory Boards of WorkDesign magazine, PaletteApp, and IFI. She has also served on the International Boards of IIDA, ASID, NCQLP, and NCIDQ.  She is an active member of CREW, CoreNET, and IFMA.

Fundraising Committee

John Cialone, FASID
John Cialone, FASID

Chair

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John Cialone, FASID

John Cialone is the partner and vice president at Tom Stringer Design Partners, a multi-disciplinary design firm based in Chicago. His collaborative style enables him to manage client relationships and oversee the day-to-day priorities of the team. The firm’s work spans across the United States and includes projects of varying size and specialty. The portfolio includes a wide range of projects in residential, yacht, restaurant, and hospitality design. With health and wellness as the backbone of all projects, a client-centric approach, along with an emphasis on comfort, texture, color, and layering, are keys to the firm’s success.