ASID to Host Celebration Awards Gala July 18 in Boston

6.26.15 | Washington, DC | On Saturday, July 18, 2015, the American Society of Interior Designers (ASID) will host Celebration – The ASID Awards Gala, at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. ASID will honor the individuals and organizations who are transforming lives through design and will mark the Society’s 40th anniversary.

“Celebration is an evening dedicated to recognizing our industry’s best,” said Randy Fiser, ASID CEO. “Each of our honorees has made a significant contribution toward improving lives through design, and their remarkable work continues to advance our profession and impact communities across the country.”

The 2015 ASID National Award winners:

Designer of Distinction: Sonya Dufner, FASID, LEED AP
Design for Humanity: William D. Browning, LEED AP, Hon. AIA
Design Innovation: Wayne Ruga, FAIA, FIIDA, Hon. FASID
Nancy Vincent McClelland Merit: Lisa Marie Tucker, Ph.D, ASID, IDEC

Learn more about the 2015 National Award winners:

Each year, ASID bestows the title of Fellow to individuals who demonstrate outstanding service and contributions to the Society, the profession, and the interior design industry.

The 2015 ASID Fellows:

Edward Bottomley, ASID
Trudy Dujardin, ASID, LEED AP ID+C
Joan Kaufman, ASID
Jean Pinto, ASID, CID
Patrick Schmidt, ASID, RID

Learn more about the 2015 Fellows:

For the 2015 student design “Touchdown” competition, ASID challenged design students to create a space within an airport that offers business travelers a private, comfortable, and secure place to work, connect, and recharge while en route to their destinations. Eighty-six students from 24 schools answered the challenge, with Heemyung Yang, Student ASID, selected as the winner.

Learn more about Yang’s winning design:

Celebration will begin with a red carpet reception, followed by an elegant dinner, awards show, and after-party, including dessert, dancing, and tours of the art galleries. ASID members and non-members may purchase tickets or table packages, which include 10 tickets to the gala and a reserved VIP table at the dinner and awards show, through Friday, July 3. To purchase tickets, or for more information on the 2015 award winners and event details, visit

In addition, the ASID Foundation’s annual online auction will open on July 13 and close at the end of Celebration on July 18 at 10:30 p.m. (EST). The online auction is one of the Foundations’ largest fundraising initiatives, and all funds received support the important work of the Foundation. The auction will be 100 percent mobile and accessible to all event attendees, as well as anyone with an Internet connection.

About ASID

The American Society of Interior Designers believes that design transforms lives. ASID serves the full range of the interior design profession and practice through the Society’s programs, networks, and advocacy. We thrive on the strength of cross-functional and interdisciplinary relationships among designers of all specialties, including workplace, healthcare, retail and hospitality, education, institutional, and residential. We lead interior designers in shared conversations around topics that matter: from evidence-based and human-centric design to social responsibility, well-being, and sustainability. We showcase the impact of design on the human experience and the value interior designers provide.

ASID was founded 40 years ago when two organizations became one, but its legacy dates back to the early 1930s. As we celebrate nearly 85 years of industry leadership, we are leading the future of interior design, continuing to integrate the advantages of local connections with national reach, of small firms with big, and of the places we live with the places we work, play, and heal. Learn more at