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ASID Announces 2019 National Honors Recipients

Thirteen Individuals Receive Recognition for Outstanding Service

The American Society of Interior Designers (ASID) is pleased to announce its 2019 National Honors recipients. The awards recognize outstanding service to the Society, its chapters, and the design community.

“Each year, countless volunteers contribute to the success of the Society’s chapters and mission,” said Randy Fiser, Hon. FASID, CEO, ASID. “This year we recognize thirteen individuals who have made an exemplary impact on their chapters and communities.”

ASID Medalist Award 

Recognizes members who have exhibited outstanding service to an individual chapter or to ASID; significant contributions to the interior design profession; and/or significant contributions that enrich the human experience.

Educator Medalist

Farida Gabdrakhmanova, ASID, CID, LEED AP (ASID California Orange County Chapter)

Tamie Glass, ASID (ASID Texas Chapter)

Shundra Harris, ASID, RID (ASID Texas Gulf Coast Chapter)


A Maris Bernard, ASID, LEED ID+C (ASID Ohio South/Kentucky Chapter)

Cynthia Burnett, ASID (ASID California Los Angeles Chapter)

Adriel Cogdal, ASID, CID, NCIDQ, CAPS (ASID California Orange County Chapter)

Susan Morgan, ASID, NCIDQ, CAPS, LEED AP (ASID Florida South Chapter)

Melissa Moseley, ASID, NCIDQ, CID, LEED AP (ASID Virginia Chapter)

Industry Partner Merit Award

Recognizes industry partners who have exhibited outstanding service to a chapter and the profession of interior design; significant local, regional, or national contributions to the interior design profession; and/or sustained, notable contributions that have enriched the human experience.

Baki Ildiz, Industry Partner Representative, The Creative Touch, Inc. (ASID New Jersey Chapter)

Virginia Guillian, Industry Partner Representative, Lefroy Brooks (ASID New York Metro Chapter)

Jesse Stolow, Industry Partner Representative, Total Window, Inc. (ASID Florida South Chapter)

Lifetime Award

Recognizes individual members for their special contributions to ASID. This award is limited to past ASID Society-level chairs and other professional members who meet the eligibility criteria.

Deborah Griffin, FASID, BS, MS (ASID Tennessee Chapter)

Claudia Shannon, ASID, NCIDQ (ASID South Central Chapter)

The National Awards jury included esteemed members of the interior design community Susan Carson, Allied ASID, Barbara Cash, FASID, Grant Gribble, FASID, and Lynn Vogeltanz, ASID. Recipients will be honored during the ASID State of the Society address on July 19 at the Loews Atlanta, held in conjunction with The Leadership Experience: Presented by ASID.

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About ASID

The American Society of Interior Designers (ASID) believes that design transforms lives. ASID serves the full range of the interior design profession and practice through the Society’s programs, networks, and advocacy. We thrive on the strength of cross-functional and interdisciplinary relationships among designers of all specialties, including workplace, healthcare, retail and hospitality, education, institutional, and residential. We lead interior designers in shared conversations around topics that matter: from evidence-based and humancentric design to social responsibility, well-being, and sustainability. We showcase the impact of design on the human experience and the value interior designers provide.

ASID was founded over 40 years ago when two organizations became one, but its legacy dates back to the early 1930s. As we celebrate nearly 85 years of industry leadership, we are leading the future of interior design, continuing to integrate the advantages of local connections with national reach, of small firms with big, and of the places we live with the places we work, play, and heal.