ASID National Awards

The ASID National Awards represent the Society’s highest level of professional recognition.

The awards primarily recognize a body of work created over the course of a career rather than a specific member achievement. However, institutions, corporations, and patrons may be recognized for specific exemplary projects or product innovation.

Steve Clem, ASID, FAIA

Designer of Distinction
Steve Clem, ASID, FAIA

Steven Clem's vision, creativity, and leadership have produced beautifully crafted environments that create exceptional experiences, including the Kimball HQ and two showrooms, the Georgia Aquarium, the Woodruff Arts Center, the College Football Hall of Fame, and the United Parcel Service (UPS) Headquarters. Clem's designs are modern, elegant, and comfortable, reflecting his innate ability to employ imaginative and innovative solutions in the simplest and most elegant forms.

Design Museum Foundation

Design Innovation
Design Museum Foundation

The Design Museum Foundation is on a mission to exhibit the transformative power of design and to inspire creative problem solving by producing inspiring exhibitions and events. The organization seeks to educate the world about design thinking and to transform communities through innovative public demonstration projects.

Susan Szenasy

Design for Humanity
Susan Szenasy

Susan Szenasy is the epitome of what this award embodies,” said ASID CEO Randy Fiser. “Through her work at METROPOLIS and her extended work in the design community as lecturer, author, and advocate on the power of design, she is indeed a humanitarian. She has dedicated her career to sharing the power of design with millions through METROPOLIS magazine’s rich editorial and superior coverage of the best in interior design.

Paula Wallace

Nancy Vincent McClelland Merit
Paula Wallace

"Paula Wallace is a trailblazer with a long list of accomplishments that inspire us to imagine the endless possibilities of her talents,” said ASID CEO Randy Fiser. Wallace founded SCAD in 1978 and serves as the college’s president. Under her leadership, SCAD is a community of 13,000 students from nearly all 50 states and 115 countries who study in 40 academic majors and 60 minors.