Designer of Distinction

Designer of Distinction

This award recognizes an ASID professional member who exemplifies a commitment to the profession as demonstrated by a significant, high-quality body of work representing excellence in interior design.

Photo: 2017 Winner, Steven Clem

The ASID Designer of Distinction award also celebrates attention to social concerns within the interior design profession and the expression of creative, innovative concepts that have advanced the profession and helped transform lives.

This is the premier award for personal achievement and social consciousness in the interior design field. 


Nominees must be ASID professional members in good standing who have practiced interior design for at least 10 years.

Steve Clem

2017 Designer of Distinction Award Winner - 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. Watch Steven Clem's video for an inside look at her career and contributions to the design community.

Previous Award Winners

2017:   Steve Clem, ASID, FAIA
2016:   Rachelle Schoessler Lynn, FASID, CID, LEED Fellow
2015:   Sonya Dufner, FASID
2014:   Tama Duffy Day, FASID, FIIDA, LEED AP BD+C
2013:   Robert Wright, FASID
2012:   Rosalyn Cama, FASID
2011:   Mariette Himes Gomez, ASID
2010:   Kirsten Childs, ASID, LEED AP
2009:   Darrell Schmitt, FASID
2007:   Nila Lieserowitz, FASID
2006:   Penny Bonda, FASID
2005:   Barbara Barry, FASID
2004:   Deborah Lloyd Forrest, FASID
2003:   Eleanor Brydone, FASID
2002:   Hugh Latta, FASID and Margaret McCurry, ASID
2001:   William Hodgins, ASID
2000:   Paul Vincent Wiseman, ASID
1999:   Gary Wheeler, FASID
1998:   Janet Schirn, FASID
1997:   Phyllis Martin-Vegue, ASID
1996:   Joseph Minton, ASID
1995:   Andre Staffelbach, ASID
1994:   Charles D. Gandy, FASID
1993:   Trisha Wilson, ASID
1992:   Richard Himmel, FASID
1991:   John F. Saladino, ASID
1990:   Sarah Tomerlin Lee, ASID