Medalist Award

The ASID Medalist award recognizes members and partners who have demonstrated outstanding service to ASID, have provided significant contributions to the interior design profession, and have made significant contributions that have enriched the human experience. This award is bestowed as Medalist, Honorary Medalist, and Educator Medalist.

The Medalist award is granted to candidates who fulfill two of the following three criteria. Each of the two criteria will count equally in the scoring:

1. Outstanding service to the chapter and to the profession of interior design in one or more the following:

  • Serving as a chapter officer
  • Serving on a chapter board
  • High level of participation in committee work
  • Genuine commitment to advancing the goals and/or strategic plan of the chapter or Society
  • Significant contribution to chapter service, projects or programs

2. Significant local, regional, or national contributions to the interior design profession in one of more the following:

  • Advancement of favorable legislation
  • Contribution to the fields of education or research that serve to further design excellence
  • Service in leadership roles in related organizations such as NCIDQ, CIDA, etc.
  • Participation in government task forces, review committees, and/or licensing boards
  • Service on national councils, committees, task forces, and/or boards of directors

3. Significant and continued contributions that have enriched the human experience in one or more of the following design-related fields:

  • Impact of design
  • Community involvement and leadership
  • Research of lasting significance
  • Design innovation


Medalist or Educator Medalist
Nominee must be a current ASID Professional, Allied, or Associate member in good standing.

Honorary Medalist
Nominee must be an individual who is not an interior designer by profession but has demonstrated outstanding service and significant contributions to a chapter(s), and/or to the body of knowledge that supports the profession of interior design

  • All nominees must have demonstrated significant chapter or Society involvement for ten or more years
  • Fellows, current chapter presidents, and members of the ASID National Examiners Committee are ineligible

Submission Guidelines
The following must be submitted for each nominee:

  1. A complete online nomination form, including endorsements by at least three chapter board members OR ASID members in good standing.
  2. A detailed summary describing how the candidate meets the eligibility criteria (e.g., list the candidate's honors, awards, citations, offices, and chair positions held, including year awarded or held)
  3. The nominee’s curriculum vitae, in chronological format, including employment history
  4. A bulleted list, arranged chronologically, substantiating the nominee’s ASID involvement for a minimum of 10 years (e.g., list the candidate's honors, awards, citations, offices, and chair positions held, and the year in which they were held)
  5. Three letters of recommendation substantiating the nominee’s eligibility and outstanding efforts

Each ASID chapter is allowed one nomination for each Medalist category for every 300 professional members. This translates into one nominee for the first 300 professional members, two nominees for chapter membership between 301 and 600, and so on. ASID members can also nominate independently from an ASID chapter. A nomination by an ASID member does not override a chapter nomination or reduce the allowable number of nominations.