In Memoriam: Former ASID National President Bruce James Brigham

Brigham was president of the ASID Board of Directors from 2008 to 2009

Acclaimed interior designer and former American Society of Interior Designers (ASID) President Bruce James Brigham, FASID, ISP, IES, died July 8, 2014. He was 63.

An award-winning interior designer and industry leader, Brigham was regarded as a pioneer in retail branding and design. His more than 400 design projects spanned the globe and ranged from the redesign of 180 Cartier boutiques worldwide and the retail designs for TSL Jewellery in Hong Kong to the remodeling of the Seattle SuperSonics Courtside Club.

Brigham was an ASID Fellow and served as president of the ASID Board of Directors from 2008 to 2009. He also was a member of the Institute of Store Planners (ISP) and the Illuminating Engineering Society (IES). A 1973 graduate of Williams College, Brigham served as the managing principal of Planet Retail Studios in Seattle before opening his own consulting firm, Retail Clarity Consulting. An accomplished writer and speaker, he was a frequent contributor to various design and industry publications and often was called upon to share his design expertise at conferences and trade shows including NeoCon, Surfaces, and the ASID National Conference.

“Bruce was an inspiration to many at ASID,” said Randy Fiser, ASID executive vice president and CEO. “One of his favorite expressions—‘Who remembers anything ordinary’—is one we use often. It exemplifies the passion for living he shared with everyone around him. During his tenure as ASID president, he pushed the Society to be extraordinary and for that we are indebted to him.”

In lieu of flowers, his family requests donations be made in Brigham’s name to the ASID Foundation.