The American Society of Interior Designers
(ASID) has named the recipients of the 2013 ASID Design Awards. The awards honor those who have made significant contributions toward the advancement of the profession while exemplifying a commitment to enhancing quality of life.
This year’s honorees are:
Robert Wright, FASID: Designer of Distinction
Robert Wright is recognized for his advocacy of the design profession and interior design education, recognizing the ways that interior design contributes to the quality and well-being of our lives. The former national president of ASID also has served on the ASID and CIDA (Council for Interior Design Accreditation) boards. Wright is an active volunteer with local community non-profit organizations, including the San Diego Human Dignity Foundation.
Linda Sorrento, FASID, IIDA, LEED-AP BD+C: Nancy Vincent McClelland Merit Award
Linda Sorrento’s career as an interior designer, educator, and sustainable design advocate has focused on interior environments’ role on human health and performance. She currently serves as executive director of the National Academy of Environmental Design (NAED) and was previously the senior director of education for the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC), where she helped develop the REGREEN residential remodeling guidelines in partnership with ASID.
MASS Design Group: Design for Humanity Award
Non-profit architectural firm MASS Design Group designs, builds, and advocates for buildings that improve lives. Their work, ranging from Rwanda and Uganda to Haiti and the U.S., leverages architecture
and design as the driver for better health, economic growth, and long-term sustainability. MASS believes that design is never neutral. It can either help or it can hurt, and the firm ensures that every design decision achieves the former.
Health Product Declaration Collaborative: Innovation Award
The Health Product Declaration Collaborative is a customer-led organization for those wanting to improve the built industry’s environmental and health performance through transparency and innovation in the product supply chain. The group aims to increase the availability and accuracy of reported product content and associated health information, as well as help manufacturers communicate important data so customers can make informed decisions on specifying, purchasing, installing, and using products.
The 2013 ASID Design Award jury comprised Kirsten Childs, FASID; Penny Bonda, FASID; Kia Weatherspoon, Allied ASID; Mei Mah, deputy director of education for the Cooper-Hewitt Museum; and John Czarnecki, editor in chief of Contract magazine.
A celebration ceremony on June 21 at the Millennium Biltmore Hotel in Los Angeles will honor the recipients, as well as ASID’s 2013 Class of Fellows: Barbara Barry, FASID; Julie Schulte, FASID; LuAnn Thoma-Holec, FASID; and Rick Peluso, Hon. FASID.