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Four designers named ASID National Award Winners
Apr 17, 2015

Sonya Dufner, William D. Browning, Wayne Ruga and Lisa Marie Tucker have been honored with the American Society of Interior Designer (ASID) National Awards, and recognized for excellence in the interior design community through their work in healthcare, the workplace, education facilities and the environmental sphere.
“The remarkable work represented by these individuals speaks powerfully to the depth and excellence of important design work happening across the country,” said Stephanie Clemons, ASID National Chair.
Four designers named ASID National Award Winners  Four designers named ASID National Award Winners
William D. Browning, left. Sonya Dufner, right.
Sonya Dufner, the director of workplace strategy for Gensler New York, received the Designer of Distinction award, given to an ASID professional member who’s demonstrated a significant high-quality body of work. It also celebrates dedication to social issues within the interior design profession.
William D. Browning, the co-founder of Terrapin Bright Green, received the Design for Humanity award for his work in environmental design. Past clients include Starwood Hotels and Resorts, Interface and Lucasfilm. He is also a founding member of the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) Board of Directors.
Four designers named ASID National Award Winners  Four designers named ASID National Award Winners
Lisa Marie Tucker, left. Wayne Ruga, right.
Wayne Ruga received the Design Innovation award, which recognizes an individual, organization, manufacture or research project for producing a significant and innovative product, project or body of work. Ruga has focused his career on innovation in healthcare design and is the founder of the Healthcare Facilities Symposium & Expo, The Center for Health Design and the CARITAS Project.
Lisa Marie Tucker received the Nancy Vincent McClelland Merit award for her support of the profession through education.  As Virginia Tech interior design program chair, Tucker developed a curriculum around sustainable and socially responsible design.
Award winners were selected by a panel of judges comprised of professional members, fellows and representatives of the design community.
Images courtesy of ASID.

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