Every year, ASID honors those who advance the interior design profession and, in the process, demonstrate and celebrate the power of design to positively change people’s lives. The National Awards represent the highest level of professional recognition bestowed by the Society on individuals and organizations.
“Each year as part of the Society’s mission, we support and recognize leading visionaries who continually push boundaries to demonstrate the impact of design,” said ASID CEO Randy Fiser. “The 2016 ASID National Award winners are no exception: true visionaries whose accomplishments inspire and teach us about what can be done to make a difference. We are proud to honor them.”
“This year’s recipients include Rachelle Schoessler Lynn, an interior designer who represents excellence in the profession at all levels, and Dr. Caren Martin, whose unwavering commitment to elevate the profession knows no limits,” said Sandy Gordon, ASID National Chair. ”I am so pleased we will come together as an industry to celebrate their accomplishments”
Both recipients will be honored at Celebration: The 2016 ASID Awards Gala, at the Minneapolis City Center Marriott on July 16, 2016.
Rachelle Schoessler Lynn, FASID, CID, LEED Fellow
Designer of Distinction
Rachelle Schoessler Lynn was named an ASID Designer of Distinction in honor of her great passion for the practice and profession of interior design. She has held various positions, from Director – Workplace Studio at LHB to her current position as Senior Associate at MSR. She is a national leader in sustainable design innovation. Leading interdisciplinary project teams through an integrative process, she encourages sustainable design thinking from project conception through building occupancy. Examples of her work in this area include the Phillips Green Institute (a LEED pilot project), Norman Pointe II (the first LEED-certified project in Minnesota), the Red Stag Supperclub (the state’s first LEED-certified restaurant), and The Weidt Group’s office (certified LEED EBOM Platinum).
Caren S. Martin, PH.D., FASID
Nancy Vincent McClelland Merit
As the leading interior design organization, the American Society of Interior Designers is dedicated to advancing the profession of interior design. The ASID Foundation advances the profession and communicates the ability of interior design to enhance the human experience through research, scholarships, and education. ASID Foundation initiatives include a comprehensive annual scholarship program, the Transform Grant, an applied research grant program, and partnerships with Public Architecture’s 1+ and the National Building Museum.
Purchase your tickets for Celebration at asid.org/celebration.