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ASID Announces 2014 Design Award Winners

Recipients represent healthcare, education and research, technology, innovation, and more


Recipients represent healthcare, education and research, technology, innovation, and more

The American Society of Interior Designers has announced the winners of the 2014 ASID Design Awards. Recipients are members of the design community who demonstrate an unyielding commitment to advancing the profession and harnessing the power of design to improve the human experience. The winners have contributed important work in healthcare design, education and research, technology innovation, and workplace design.

"These four awards pay tribute to the remarkable contributions and accomplishments of our peers, but more importantly they serve as a barometer for the interior design profession," said Rachelle Schoessler Lynn, ASID president. "These innovators are making bold strides in technology, evidence-based, and human-centric design and are training the next generation of designers. They exemplify the field's strength, promise, and value."

Each year, ASID appoints a panel of professional members, fellows, and representatives of the design community to serve on the awards committee. This year’s award were judged by:

  • Elizabeth Oshana, Allied ASID, healthcare designer at CAMA Inc.
  • Gary Wheeler, FASID, FIIDA, co-founder of WHEELERKÄNIK
  • Jennifer Busch, Hon. IIDA, vice president of A&D Market Development at Interface
  • Susan S. Szenasy, Hon. ASLA, Hon. AIA NYC, publisher of Metropolis
  • Tim Duggan, ASLA, community planner and landscape architect at the Make it Right Foundation

The four recipients will be honored at Celebration, the Society's annual awards gala, which will be held at Paramount Pictures Studios in Los Angeles on June 21, 2014. The 2014 ASID Design Award winners are:

Tama Duffy Day, FASID, FIIDA, LEED AP BD+C—Designer of Distinction

Over the past 30 years, Washington, D.C.-based Tama Duffy Day has produced an impressive body of work demonstrating the measurable effects of design on productivity, efficiency, and health outcomes. As the firm-wide leader of the Health & Wellness Practice Area at Gensler, a research-driven global design and architecture firm, her practice probes the healing capabilities of interior design and its capacity to influence cultures. Duffy Day's commitment to research-driven design is matched by her dedication to mentoring and inspiring the next generation of designers.

Judith Heerwagen—Design for Humanity

Working at the intersection of design and psychology, Seattle-based Judith Heerwagen seeks solutions to improve environmental and human health. A behavioral ecology and environmental psychology expert in the U.S. General Services Administration's Office of Federal High-Performance Green Buildings, Heerwagen's pioneering research in biophilia examines how design influences organizational effectiveness as well as occupant behavior, health, and work performance. Her influence in the GSA, the world's largest real estate owner, will benefit the organization's more than 12,000 employees and have a ripple effect throughout the design industry.

Haworth—Design Innovation

A global leader in workspace solutions, Holland, Mich.-based Haworth is transforming collaboration and communication in the workplace. Bluescape, a new cloud-based technology "accelerates decision-making by enabling anyone to create, communicate, visualize, organize, and strategize virtually anything, anywhere, anytime," according to the company. Developed in partnership with Obscura Digital, the visual collaborative interface connects teams across time zones in an infinite workspace, where an unlimited number of users can write, draw, share media, and work with online applications to solve problems in real-time.

Amy Campos—Nancy Vincent McClelland Merit Award

Amy Campos is the founder of San Francisco-based Amy Campos Architect (ACA), an interdisciplinary architecture and design firm that views every project as an opportunity to improve the way we work, live, and play. Her innovative approach to interior design has proven successful in her practice and in the classroom. Campos has taught architecture, urban design. and interior design at several prestigious design institutions and is currently an assistant professor at the California College of the Arts.