Open to both members and non-members since 1975, the American Society of Interior Designers (ASID) Foundation scholarship and awards program honors students and designers who have gone above and beyond to better the field through research and projects.
The 2013 winners are as follows:
Carol Way Cisco, Allied ASID, was awarded the Irene Winifred Eno Grant, which provides financial assistance to individuals or groups engaged in the creation of an educational program or an interior design research project dedicated to health, safety and welfare.
Cisco’s project conducted research on the impact of interior design on disabled veterans: Case Study Marine Sgt. Daniel. This study, by the not-for-profit interior design firm Designing for Veterans, documents the impact of evidenced-based design and universal design on the recovery rates of disabled veterans returning from Iraq and Afghanistan.
Anthony (Tony) Purvis, Allied ASID, Florida State University was awarded the Joel Polsky Academic Achievement Award, which honors an outstanding undergraduate or graduate student’s interior design research or thesis project.
Purvis’ project was entitled Conflict Resolution and the Interior Built Environment: Design Considerations for Consensus Building.
And the second place award was given to Hollie Sutherland, Endicott College, for her project: The Lived-in Interior, Discovering the Authentic Self.
The ASID Foundation also awards several Legacy Scholarship awards each year to undergraduate and graduate students of interior design. This year’s scholarship winners include: John Botello, Student ASID, Texas Tech University and Christina Donaldson, University of North Texas, MFA Interior Design Candidate.
For more information about ASID Foundation scholarships and awards, and how you can become involved, contact the ASID Foundation at (202) 546-3480 or via email.