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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.

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.

  • Be a recognized leader in the interior design community and demonstrate leadership, commitment, and involvement with ASID and the industry.
  • Make a commitment to be engaged and supportive of ASID and the Fellows community.
  • 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 202-675-4443 or exec@asid.org to verify eligibility before preparing the online submission materials).
  • Nominees must exhibit the highest levels of leadership, ethical conduct, and professionalism 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.
  • Make a commitment to be engaged and supportive of ASID and the Fellows community.
  • Nominees must exhibit the highest level of leadership, ethical conduct, and professionalism as confirmed by peer testimony (See References).
  • If the ASID Council of Fellows selects an Honorary Fellow candidate upon review of their nomination, the ASID National Board of Directors then must approve candidate.
GOALS
  • To represent a diverse community of thought leaders that creates insight into the strategic issues of ASID and the design industry.
  • To identify and develop future Fellows.
  • To take an active role in ASID in identifying future trends as well as mentoring our Ones to Watch recipients.
The ASID DIVERSITY & INCLUSION STATEMENT

In principle and in practice, ASID values and seeks diversity and inclusive practices within the interior design profession.

ASID believes diversity makes organizations more successful and communities more fulfilling. By actively cultivating a diverse community of professionals, we benefit from a vastly richer mix of ideas, perspectives, and life experiences that expand our thinking and our possibilities. We are committed to building diversity of all kinds - on our staff, in our membership, and within the profession at large.

ASID promotes involvement, innovation, and expanded access to leadership opportunities that maximize engagement across identity groups and professional levels. Identity groups include and are not limited to age, appearance, disability, ethnicity, gender, geographic location, nationality, professional level, race, religion, and sexual orientation.

ASID will provide leadership and commit time and resources to accomplish this objective while serving as a model to other organizations engaged in D+I endeavors.

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 Industry Accomplishments

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

2020 Fellows

Read the press release for biographies and full details about the 2020 ASID Fellows.

Benjamin Huntington, ASID, NCIDQ, NYS CID
owner, Veritate Design LLC

Rose Mary Botti-Salitsky, Ph.D., ASID, NCIDQ
program coordinator and faculty, University of Massachusetts Dartmouth

2020 Honorary Fellows

Read the press release for biographies and full details about the 2020 ASID Honorary Fellows.

AJ Paron-Wildes, Allied ASID, LEED AP ID+C, WELL AP
national director, Design Public Group