Election to the ASID College of Fellows is the Society’s highest honor. Fellowship is bestowed on professional members who have made notable and outstanding contributions to the profession not only through their work but also through their demonstrated commitment to ASID and to the interior design industry.
Fellowship honors those who have advanced the profession through their chosen design career path while furthering the goals of ASID and other interior design organizations through effective voluntarism, shared expertise and demonstrated leadership.
CRITERIA FOR HONORARY FELLOWSHIP
- Nominees must demonstrate meaningful and notable contributions to ASID and/or to the interior design profession.
- Nominees must exhibit the highest level of ethical conduct and professionalism as confirmed by peer testimony (references).
- Nominees must exhibit the highest standards of individual leadership as confirmed by peer testimony (references).
- Honorary fellowship candidates must be approved by the ASID Board of Directors.
Section One: Introduction
Part A. Profile
Please fill out the nominee and sponsor contact information on the Fellows Web portal: http://chapterawards.asid.org
Part B. Nomination Process
The fellowship nomination may be made in one of two ways:
- By chapter. (The nomination form must bear the signature of the chapter president or president-elect.)
- By an individual ASID professional member or fellow. (The nomination form must bear the signatures of 10 professional ASID members in good standing or five fellows. It is the sponsor's responsibility to inform the chapter of such a nomination.)
Part C. Statement of Achievement and Educational Background
The statement of achievement should be limited to 250 words on one page. The list of nominee accomplishments must show achievement on national or international levels in areas related to design and should validate the contributions the nominee has made to the Society and the advancement of the interior design profession.
Please submit the nominee’s educational background information.
Section Two: Documentation of Design Work and Accomplishments
Part A: Interior Design Practice
This section should include a maximum of five photographs or drawings that exhibit the nominee’s design work, the work of the nominee’s firm or the work of others in which the nominee has played a leading role.
Part B: Knowledge
Please include a list of books, articles or research documents written by or about the nominee.
Part C: Leadership and Recognition
Please submit a bulleted list of significant awards, honors and recognition the nominee has received.
Part D: Service and Volunteerism
Please submit a bulleted list of the nominee’s volunteer contributions.
Section Three: Letters of Reference and Sponsor Letter
Please include the following:
- Ten reference signatures from professional members who signed off on the nomination if the candidate self-nominated (including name, address, ZIP code, telephone and fax numbers).
- Five reference signatures from fellows who signed off on the nomination if the candidate self-nominated (including name, address, ZIP code, telephone and fax numbers).
- Seven reference letters, including four from fellows.
- The original sponsor letter
Notes: The nomination sponsor (i.e., the individual responsible for assembling the nomination packet) must be a professional member in good standing of ASID. Current ASID national officers, members of the ASID Board of Directors and members of the Council of Fellows (at the time of nomination) may not serve as sponsors. However, current officers and members of the ASID Board of Directors may suggest nominees and ask another professional member in good standing to act as the sponsor. In the case of a chapter submission, the nominating chapter will select a professional ASID member in good standing to act as a single sponsor.