The evening in the Hollywood Forever Cemetery was more than an extraordinary occasion. The evening was perfect for a celebration of our membership, recognition, awards and the installation of our new president, Kristin King. Present among the audience were a majority of former presidents from recent memory, board members, past and present and many, many of the chapter who create and support our year-round fund-raisers, seminars and events.
BJ Peterson, FASID served as the evening’s emcee, with help from jean Pinto, ASID, president-elect, Maria Dallman, ASID, former president and Walt Brown, Honorary FASID representing California Homes magazine, sponsor of this year’s Excellence in Design competition. Maria presented a hugely deserved chapter award to our friend and counsel Eddy Feldman, whose service to our chapter has been exemplary for more than fifty years.
Other awards presented were:
Certificate of Appreciation, Lorraine Romero
Certificate of Merit, Katherine Fern, ASID, IIDA, IDEC
Presidential Citations, Joyce Tanner, Jean M. Pinto, ASID, and Kristin King, ASID
Raymond Craig Award, Brad Haan, Industry Partner, IS Marketing
Former Presidents Darrell Schmitt, ASID and Jean M. Pinto, ASID were each awarded the Chapter Medalist Award, the Society’s highest award bestowed upon a professional member at chapter level in recognition of outstanding service and significant contributions to their chapter, the Society and the profession as a whole.
Eddy Feldman, Esquire was awarded the Honorary Chapter Medalist Award, bestowed by the Society upon a non-practitioner in recognition of their outstanding service and significant contributions to an ASID Chapter, to the Society and to the overall profession of interior design. Mr. Feldman is the first recipient of the Honorary Medalist Award in the history of the Los Angeles Chapter. He is a member of the California State Bar and he continues to serve the chapter as legal council, advisor, author and friend.
Our heartfelt thanks go out to the many sponsors of the event, significantly Lorna Auerbach Designs, Closet Factory and Millworks By Design for their generous donations.
EXCELLENCE IN DESIGN AWARDS
Second Place Residential under 2,500 square feet BJ Peterson, FASID & Hugo Arce, Allied Member ASID
First Place Residential under 2,500 square feet David M. Plante, Allied Member ASID
Second Place Residential 2,500 – 5,000 sq. ft. Tracy Murdock, Allied Member ASID First Place Residential 2,500 – 5,000 sq. ft. Krista J. Everage, ASID Second Place Residential over 5,000 sq. ft. Suzanne Furst, ASID
First Place Residential over 5,000 sq. ft. Lori Gilder, Allied Member ASID
Second Place Residential Green Alison Pollack, Allied Member ASID
First Place Residential Green Lori Dennis, ASID Second Place Showcase House Bill McWhorter, ASID
First Place Showcase Home David M. Plante, Allied Member ASID First Place Contract, Other Sybil JB van Dijs, ASID Second Place Contract Office Deborah J. Davis, ASID
First Place Contract Office Deborah J. Davis, ASID