Lifetime Award

Lifetime Membership  

Lifetime Membership recognizes an individual member for their special and sustained contributions to ASID and the interior design profession. This honor is for past ASID National Board Chairs and other outstanding professional members who meet the eligibility criteria. 

Eligibility

One of two ways to be eligible for the Lifetime Membership:

1. A recommendation by the ASID National Board of Directors for past National Board Chairs. The Lifetime Award may be conferred upon a past Board Chair who: 

  • is in good standing (dues fully paid through the current year); 

  • has made continual and important contributions to their chapter and Society; 

  • has been an ASID professional member for a minimum of 25 years. 

  • has reached the age of 60. 

2. A nomination of a professional member by their ASID Chapter Board of Directors. The Lifetime Award may be conferred upon a professional member who: 

  • is in good standing (dues fully paid through the current year); 

  • has made continual and important contributions to their chapter and Society; 

  • has been a professional member for a minimum of 25 years; 

  • has reached the age of 68. 

Submission Guidelines  

All Lifetime Award nominations require the following:  

  • A detailed listing of membership and volunteer involvement with ASID of at least 25 years at both the chapter and national level. (Word or PDF files are accepted.)  

  • Two (2) Letters of recommendation from current ASID members 

  • A copy of the nominee's driver's license, or passport, to verify age 

  • High-resolution headshot (300 dpi) 

  • Nominee’s biographical statement (max. 250 words) 

 

Jury  

A jury of ASID members selected by the National Board of Directors will review all nominations based on the eligibility requirements. Outstanding and exemplary service will be the benchmark and the jury will make every effort to maintain high standards and to objectivity in judging. After review, selected recipients will be submitted to the ASID National Board of Directors for approval. The ASID National Board of Directors is the only body that may bestow Lifetime Membership.  

The number of Lifetime Awards bestowed in any given year shall not exceed one-tenth of one percent of the total number of professional members of the Society at the beginning of the effective calendar year. 

Once the ASID Board of Directors has granted a Lifetime Membership the candidates will be notified directly. In the event that a Lifetime Membership is not granted, the president of the nominee’s chapter will be notified.  

When a member is granted Lifetime Membership, they will no longer pay dues beginning the first renewal year after the honor has been bestowed. 


Timeline  

July 24, 2024 | Nominations Open  
September 18, 2024 | Nominations Close (All nominations must be submitted by 11:59 p.m. ET)  
October 2024 | Jury Review  
October 2024 | Recipients Informed  

 

If you have questions about the award or the nomination process, please contact the ASID Education and Engagement team at membership@asid.org for assistance.