Elevate Awards

Elevate Awards

Congratulations to the 2014 ASID Elevate Awards Winners! These awards honor those who have made significant contributions toward the advancement of the profession through projects that demonstrate the power of design to positively change people’s lives. ASID developed the Elevate Awards to raise to a national level the work of interior designers whose local chapters already have honored their excellence.

The 2014 ASID Elevate Award winners will be honored on Saturday, June 21, at Paramount Pictures Studios in Los Angeles at Celebration: The ASID Awards Gala.

The 2014 ASID Elevate Award winners are:

Healthcare

Jessica L. Dellenbach, ASID

Jessica L. Dellenbach, ASID

With her team at Kahler Slater in Milwaukee, Dellenbach planned and designed an outpatient clinic to support a new model of care for the University of Wisconsin Medical Foundation (UWMF). UWMF stipulated that the clinic support the new concept of patient self-rooming, an innovation in clinics designed to alleviate wait times and maximize efficiency. The clinic also required imaging, lab and physical therapy services as well as health education spaces. Plus, the design had to achieve LEED certification. This design has reduced staff footsteps by 83 percent, improved patient satisfaction by 25 percent and won this year’s Elevate Award for Healthcare.

Residential

Jodi Gillespie, ASID

Jodi Gillespie, ASID

Residential Elevate Award winner Jodi Gillespie earned her honor for updating a mid-century modern home to 2014, while preserving its historic aesthetic. Gone are the maid and chauffeur's rooms, replaced by a kitchen — enlarged for multiple cooks — and a guest suite. A new oversized pocket door opens in an original oak-clad wall, connecting the sitting, living and dining rooms, for which existing furniture was restored. Gillespie and the team from her self-named Greater Minneapolis firm added a Japanese soaking tub and separate shower with transom window. They incorporated careful details throughout, including period light fixtures, ripple-fold window treatments, and terrazzo kitchen floor tiles to match the original entry hall floor.

Institutional

>Kimberly S. Jansen, Allied ASID

Kimberly S. Jansen, Allied ASID

Strollo Architects’ Kimberly S. Jansen, recipient of the Institutional Elevate Award, faced the challenge of integrating a new addition with the well-worn, 1950s-style Joshua Dixon Elementary School in Columbiana, Ohio, while respecting the original architecture and interior design. Jansen and her team matched the addition’s exterior to existing brick work and modeled its architecture on the ‘50s style. They installed a standing seam metal roof on the original building and continued it on the new structure. The team based the interior color scheme on the school colors of red and white, but added blue, green, yellow and orange highlights to create a bright K-4 look. On the floors, they used a ‘50s-style pattern.

Office/Corporate

Andre Staffelbach, ASID

Andre Staffelbach, ASID

Andre Staffelbach, a principal at the Dallas-based Staffelbach firm, and his team took a client’s workplace from almost entirely private, enclosed offices to an open layout with great opportunity for collaboration and interaction. How? By allotting ample space to traffic and gathering areas, constructing meeting rooms of clear glass walls, designing workspaces without panel systems and using low desks separated by tall bookcases or storage units to delineate team spaces. A new café, with a full-service kitchen, functions as an informal meeting room and venue for staff interaction. Contemporary amenities and technologies combine with classic elements to create this Office/Corporate Elevate Award winner.

Hospitality

Cameron L. Wilson, ASID

Cameron L. Wilson, ASID

Winner of the Elevate Award for Hospitality, Wilson is a principal with LS3P Associates Ltd. in Charleston, South Carolina. Wilson and his team renovated a Shrine Temple from the early 1960s into a high-end private yacht club. Traditional detailing reflects Charleston’s rich architectural history in this building transformation. New expansive windows replaced solid walls to highlight extraordinary water views. Nautical details woven into custom-designed carpets and decorative lighting carry a maritime theme throughout. Although the building’s foundation made a new masonry fireplace impossible, Wilson and team installed a metal fireplace, applied firebrick to the interior and clad the exterior with marble, providing both a technically and aesthetically viable solution.