Designers Recognized for Excellence

October 13, 2010

The American Society of Interior Designers Illinois Chapter (ASID-IL) and i4design magazine recently presented more than 30 Illinois-based interior designers/design teams with the Design Excellence Award.

“Designers from all over the state have submitted their best work in hopes of receiving one of these coveted awards,” said Joan M. Kaufman, ASID, LEED-AP, 2009-10 ASID-IL chapter president. “The Design Excellence Awards recognize superior design advances in the interior design profession by acknowledging the very essence of what we do: great interior design that changes people's lives. When you look at the winning projects this year, you see an outstanding combination of beautiful and functional design, sustainability, impeccable space-planning and selections made by designers on behalf of their clients’ needs and wants.”

The awards’ residential, contract and product design categories included kitchen, bath, green design, corporate, healthcare and historic restoration projects. A panel of interior design professionals from the New England chapter of ASID judged and selected category winners.

The first place residential winners are Margaret McCurry, ASID, IIDA, of Tigerman McCurry Architects for a residential space over 3,000-sq.-ft.; Gary Lee, IIDA, of Gary Lee Partners for a residential space under 3,000-sq.-ft.; Scott Arthur Yerkey, ASID, of Scott Arthur Yerkey Design for the kitchen over 200-sq.-ft.; Susan Fredman, ASID and Kathy Hoffman, ASID, of Susan Fredman Design Group for a kitchen under 200-sq.-ft.; Claudia Tresler Martin, ASID, of Studio M Interiors, LLC received the bath award; Adele Lampert, ASID, Beata Piszczek and Kathy Kroening of Page One Interiors, Inc. were given the historic restoration award; and Susan Fredman, ASID and Lonnie Unger, ASID, of Susan Fredman Design Group won for the Universal Design category.
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