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ASID-IL celebrates 10 years of design excellence
Oct 4, 2013

Fourteen Design Excellence Awards were presented to honorees that excelled in the areas of contract, residential and product design at the American Society of Interior Designers Illinois Chapter (ASID-IL) 10th annual Design Excellence Awards program.
Held in the historic Chicago Stock Exchange Trading Room at the Art Institute of Chicago, the evening’s program included a cocktail and networking reception, followed by a formal seated dinner. ASID national president Barbara Marini was the evening’s guest of honor.

The Design Excellence Award submissions were anonymously reviewed by a distinguished panel of industry judges comprised of Ginny Blasco, ASID, principal, Ginny Blasco Design Studio; Mike Harrigan, senior sales manager, Toto USA, Inc.; and Joan Kaufman, ASID, design director, Interior Planning & Design, Inc.
The winners are as follows:
Best of Show:

Contract designers: Margaret McCurry, AIA, ASID, IIDA, and Stanley Tigerman, AIA, Tigerman McCurry Architects, Ltd.; Project: University of Chicago Seminary Co-op Bookstore.

Residential designer: Mitchell Channon, Mitchell Channon Design; Project: North Shore Harmony.
Best of Residential Design:

Category: Kitchen; Designer: Emily Mackie, ASID, Inspired Interiors; Project: Canal St. Residence.

Category: Bath; Designer: Katherine Wozniak, Allied ASID, Katherine Elizabeth Designs; Project: Chic, Zen Contemporary Bath.

Category: Under 3,000-square-feet; Designer: Aimee Nemeckay, Allied ASID, and Susan Fredman, ASID, Susan Fredman Design Group; Project: Corona Heights.

Category: Project by Small Firm; Designer: Norma S. Zeiger, ASID, Entwine Interiors; Project: Home Bar and Entertaining Room.

Category: Showcase or Special Function Room; Designer: Barbara Ince, ASID, Susan Fredman Design Group; Project: La Jolla Remodel.
Best of Contract Design:

Category: Corporate Office over 10,000-square-feet; Designer: Gina Berndt, ASID, IIDA, LEED AP, Perkins + Will; Project: Hillshire Brands

Category: Education; Designer: Jaime Velez, ASID, IIDA, Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP; Project: University of North Carolina Genome Sciences Building.

Category: Hospitality; Designers: Gint Aukstuolis, Donna Corbat, Joseph Sperti, AIA, Margaret Undine and Gary Lee, Gary Lee Partners; Project: Lounge 1447 at the Merchandise Mart.
Best of Product Design:

Category: Lighting; Designer: Frank Ponterio, ASID, Frank Ponterio Interior Design; Product: Francesco Lighting Fixture.

Category: Surfaces; Designer: Kory Blosky-Amezcua, ASID, KBID - Kory Blosky Interior Design; Product: Custom Built-in.

Category: Furnishings; Designer: Jaime Velez, ASID, IIDA, Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP; Product: Scribble Bench.

Category: Fixtures; Designers: Susan Fredman, ASID, and Terri Crittenden, IIDA, Susan Fredman Design Group; Product: Watermark Faucet Line.

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