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We’ve been holding our tongue since sitting on the 2015 ASID National Awards judges panel, but it’s finally time to announce
the recipients! Congratulations to this year’s winners, recognized
for their distinct work in healthcare, workplace, education, and
environmental design. They will be formally honored at Celebration,
the Society’s Annual Gala, on July 18 in Boston.
“This year’s recipients
◗ Sonya Dufner – Designer of Distinction
play a critical role in the
advancement of the interior
design profession and the
impact design has in our
everyday lives, our culture,
and society as a whole,”
said Stephanie Clemons, ASID national chair. “The remarkable work
represented by these individuals speaks powerfully to the depth and
excellence of important design work happening across the country.”
The Designer of Distinction is recognized for commitment to the
profession through a significant, high-quality body of work, and also
for addressing social concerns. The Design for Humanity award
celebrates improving the environment through design-related activities
or projects. The Design Innovation honor lauds significant and
innovative products, projects, or bodies of work. The Nancy Vincent
supported the profession in an outstanding way. The winners are:
As the director of workplace strategy for Gensler New York,
Dufner has helped build communities that promote productivity
and keep employees happier and healthier.
◗ William D. Browning – Design for Humanity
Co-founder of Terrapin Bright Green, a design firm focused
on high-performance environmental strategies, Browning has
dedicated his career to improving the well-being of individuals by
connecting the natural and built environments.
◗ Wayne Ruga – Design Innovation
Throughout his career in healthcare design, Ruga has
fundamentally reshaped the way knowledge is generated and
shared in the field. He recently founded the CARITAS project,
a program that guides care delivery through strategies that
produce generative environments.
◗ Lisa Marie Tucker – Nancy Vincent McClelland Merit
Tucker has nurtured thousands of design students at Virginia
Tech. As the school’s interior design program chair, she has
developed a robust curriculum around sustainability and socially
ASID Announces 2015 National Award Winners
Trove recently announced a nationwide call for entries for its #ScoutingFor Trove competition. Submissions are due on June 30.
Trove Co-Founders Jee Levin and Randall Buck create wallcovering
designs that break conventional scale and pattern, looking at the wall as
an oversized canvas. #ScoutingFor Trove celebrates this approach through
real-world projects. Architects and interior designers are encouraged to
enter residential and commercial projects that thoughtfully incorporate
Trove products in innovative or inspiring environments.
Entries will be evaluated by a jury of design professionals on creativity,
functionality, aesthetic appeal, and quality of the installation. Winners will
be announced on or around July 17 and will receive a prize of $500 Trove
credit. Entry is free and can be completed online at contest.troveline.com.
#ScoutingForTrove Call for Projects