Fellowship

Election to the ASID College of Fellows, the Society’s highest honor, is bestowed on less than 1% of the ASID membership.

Fellowship is bestowed on professional members who have made notable and outstanding contributions to the profession, not only through their work, but through their demonstrated commitment to ASID and to the interior design industry.

Honorary Fellowship is conferred upon professionals who are not interior designers but have made notable and outstanding contributions to the profession, not only through their jobs, but through their demonstrated commitment to ASID and support of the interior design industry.

 

2018 Timeline

December 14, 2017 –  Fellow and Honorary Fellow nominations Open

February 14, 2018 – Deadline for candidates to submit application packet. Submissions will be accepted until 11:59 p.m. EST on February 14, 2018.

March 2018 – Jury meets

March 2018 – Fellow and Honorary Fellow recipients informed

July 21, 2018 – Fellow and Honorary Fellow recipients recognized at Celebration: The ASID Awards Gala in Washington, D.C.

 

Criteria for Fellowship and Honorary Fellowship

Fellowship may be granted to professional members who have shown distinction in fulfilling the criteria established by the ASID Council of Fellows. The criteria and the means of fulfillment are detailed below. Please read the criteria carefully when considering a prospective nominee's qualifications for fellowship.

ELIGIBILITY

Fellowship may be granted to professional members who have shown distinction in fulfilling the criteria established by the ASID Council of Fellows. The criteria and the means of fulfillment are detailed below. Please read the criteria carefully when considering a prospective nominee's qualifications for Fellowship.

  • Nominees must be current ASID professional members and also must have been professional members for at least 10 years. (If uncertainties exist about a nominee’s length of membership, please contact ASID at 202-675-2345 or exec@asid.org to verify eligibility before preparing the online submission materials.)
  • Nominees must exhibit the highest levels of ethical conduct and professionalism as confirmed by peer testimony (See References).
  • Nominees must exhibit the highest standards of leadership as confirmed by peer testimony (See References).

Honorary Fellowship may be granted to individuals who are not interior designers by profession who have shown distinction in fulfilling the criteria established by the ASID Council of Fellows. The criteria and the means of fulfillment are detailed below. Please read the criteria carefully when considering a prospective nominee’s qualifications for Honorary Fellowship.

  • Nominees must demonstrate meaningful and notable contributions to ASID and/or to the interior design profession. ASID membership is not a requirement.
  • Nominees must exhibit the highest level of ethical conduct and professionalism as confirmed by peer testimony (See References).
  • Nominees must exhibit the highest standards of individual leadership as confirmed by peer testimony (See References).
  • If Council of Fellows selects Honorary Fellow candidate upon review of their nomination, ASID Board of Directors then must approve candidate.
REQUIREMENTS

I. Exemplary Contributions to ASID through Leadership in the Society and/or the Greater Interior Design Professional Community.

  • Fellowship Nominees should exhibit consistent, notable and demonstrative leadership within ASID (at the chapter and/or national levels), governmental interior design policy, and/or legislative advancement.
  • All Nominees may demonstrate leadership by holding positions within (but not limited to) the following organizations:
    • ASID at the Chapter level
    • ASID at the National level
    • Council for Interior Design Qualification
    • Council for Interior Design Accreditation
    • Interior Design Educators Council
    • Interior Design Continuing Education Council
    • International Federation of Interior Architects

II. Exemplary Performance of Interior Design Work.

  • All Nominees should demonstrate professional excellence consistently throughout their career.
  • All Nominees should have contributed notable and outstanding achievements in their particular design field in at least one of the following categories:
    • Category 1: Excellence and leadership through an exemplary body of interior design work. Nominee submissions should demonstrate a body of exemplary work in areas such as (but not limited to) historic preservation, sustainability, universal and/or accessible design, lighting design, product design, adaptive reuse, etc., in all categories of interior spaces. This may be accomplished through individual effort or by assuming a primary role in a team effort. The body of work submitted must describe and reflect notable design knowledge and expertise as well as impact on occupants.
    • Category 2: Advance the profession of interior design as an educator, trainer, and/or design business knowledge leader. Nominee submissions should demonstrate notable contributions through work in interior design education, research and/or publication, and the business practice of interior design. Such contributions could include firm leadership, administration, market expansion, project management, and corporate real estate/facilities management. Work in education may include teaching, research, administration or authorship, and such work should contribute to the interior design body of knowledge and be widely recognized by others in the interior design profession and related fields.
    • Category 3: Improve living, working, and environmental standards through advocacy of interior design or work in interior design. Nominee submissions should demonstrate notable contributions to the profession through a history of work that has resulted in improving the economic, social, and environmental well-being of people and the planet. These contributions may be demonstrated through alternative careers, influencing government policy and/or public service, or through work with nonprofit, nongovernmental organizations or government agencies.
    • Category 4. Uncategorized professional expertise. Nominee submissions should demonstrate exemplary contributions in interior design that do not fall under the previous categories but that are potentially worthy of this highest honor.
SUBMISSION GUIDELINES

Please submit your nomination via the Fellows submission portal online.

Introduction: Sponsor/Nominator Information

Fellowship and Honorary Fellowship nominations can be made by a chapter or by an individual professional member or fellow. The nomination sponsor (i.e. the individual responsible for coordinating and submitting the online nomination materials) must be a professional member or fellow of ASID in good standing. In the case of a chapter submission, the nominating chapter will select a professional member or fellow in good standing to act as a single sponsor.

Current ASID national Officers, members of the ASID Board of Directors, and members of the Council of Fellows (at the time of nomination) may not serve as sponsors. However, current officers and members of the ASID Board of Directors may suggest nominees and ask another professional member in good standing to act as the sponsor.

Section One: Nominee Profile

Please include nominee’s contact information, a hi-res photo, and current chapter and year nominee became a member (if applicable).

Educational Background
Please submit the nominee’s complete educational background information, including state or territory(ies) where nominee is registered or licensed to practice interior design (if applicable).

Statement of Achievement
The statement of achievement should be limited to 500 words on one page. The list of nominee accomplishments must show achievement on national or international levels in areas related to design and should validate the contributions the nominee has made to the Society and the advancement of the interior design profession.

Section Two: Documentation of Design Work and Accomplishments

Interior Design Practice
(This requirement is not applicable to Honorary Fellowship nominations.)
Please include a maximum of five (5) photographs or drawings that exhibit the nominee’s design work, the work of the nominee’s firm, or the work of others in which the nominee has played a leading role.

Industry Contributions
If applicable, please submit a list of books, articles, or research documents written by or about the nominee.

Leadership and Recognition
Please submit a list of significant awards, honors, and recognition the nominee has received.

Service and Volunteerism
Please submit a list of the nominee’s volunteer contributions.

Section Three: References

  • Reference Signatures:
    • Nominations sponsored by a chapter are only required to include one (1) signature from the current chapter president or president-elect. 
    • Self-nominations or those sponsored by individual professional members or fellows should include ten (10) reference signatures endorsing the nomination from professional ASID members, or five (5) signatures from fellows. All reference signatures must include name, address, ZIP code, and telephone numbers for verification. (Please note, signatures do not have to submitted on one form, and can be compiled by the sponsor after all have been received.)
  • Seven (7) reference letters; four (4) of the seven (7) letters required to be from fellows.
  • Sponsor reference letter (in addition to the seven (7) reference letters)
  • Signed sponsor agreement

2017 Fellows

Read the press release for biographies and full details about the 2017 ASID Fellows. The inductees were honored at Celebration on July 15, 2017, in San Diego, CA. 

Duval Acker, ASID

Duval Acker, FASID
President
Kitchens by Design, Inc., Charleston, South Carolina

Sybil Barrido

Sybil Barrido, FASID
Founder and Principal Designer
SJVD Design, Los Angeles

John Campbell

John Campbell, FASID
Instructor
Louisiana State University College of Art + Design, Baton Rouge, Louisiana

Grant Gribble

Grant Gribble, FASID
President
Gribble Interior Group, Orlando, Florida

Kerrie Kelly, ASID, NKBA, CAPS

Kerrie Kelly, FASID, NKBA, CAPS
Creative Director
Kerrie Kelly Design Lab, Sacramento, California

Alexandria Lanuk

Alexandria Lanuk, FASID
Principal
ATL Environments, LLC, Stamford, Connecticut

Tim Schelfe, ASID, CAPS

Tim Schelfe, FASID, CAPS
Partner, Principal, and Co-owner
JDavis, Raleigh, North Carolina

Honorary Fellows

Read the press release for details about the 2017 Honorary Fellows. The inductees were honored at Celebration on July 15, 2017 in San Diego, CA. 

Angelo Donghia, Hon. FASID (awarded posthumously)
Founder
Donghia Companies
Randy FiserRandy Fiser, Hon. FASID
CEO
American Society of Interior Designers, Washington, D.C.
Holly MattsonHolly Mattson, Hon. FASID
Executive Director
Council for Interior Design Accreditation, Grand Rapids, Michigan
Steven G. Sonet, J.D., Hon. FASID
Partner
Levy Sonet & Siegel, LLP, New York

Susan S

Susan S. Szenasy, Hon. FASID
Publisher and Editor-in-Chief
METROPOLIS, New York