A core program since its founding in 1975, the American Society of Interior Designers (ASID) has announced the recipients of the annual ASID Foundation Scholarships and Awards for 2012.
The Winifred Eno Grant, which provides assistance to groups in an educational program or interior design research project dedicated to health, safety, and welfare, was given to Caren S. Martin, Ph. D., ASID, IIDA, University of Minnesota, for the project "Examining Supportive Educational Environments for Young Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)." The study documents and analyzes the links between psychological, social, physiological, and educational needs of children with ASD from early childhood special education through grade six.
The Joel Polsky Academic Achievement Award for outstanding undergraduate or graduate student interior design research or thesis work was granted to Emily Dyer, Student ASID, Endicott College, for her thesis project "Dwelling in the Home: Designing for Mindfulness, Connection, and Well-being," which investigates mindful home design in a technology-centric world.
The Joel Polsky Prize recognizes academic contributions to interior design through literature or visual communication, and was awarded to Buie Harwood, FASID; Bridget A. May, Ph.D., Allied ASID; and Curt Sherman, ASID for their publication “Architecture and Interior Design: An Integrated History to the Present. The book provides an interdisciplinary survey of architecture, interiors, furniture, and decorative arts through the centuries.
The ASID Foundation Legacy Scholarship Undergraduate winner is Laura Colagrande, Student ASID, Virginia Commonwealth University.
The ASID Foundation Legacy Scholarship Graduate winner is Stephanie Rodriquez, Parsons, The New School.
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