The American Society of Interior Designers (ASID) has selected its 2014 Class of Fellows. The organization’s highest honor is awarded annually to individuals who demonstrate outstanding service, leadership, and contributions to the interior design industry and profession.
Patricia Kluetz, FASID
As a professor of interior architecture at the University of Wisconsin – Stevens Point, Kluetz brings design to life for her students. Kluetz, who also is a practicing designer, has served as the faculty advisor of the university’s ASID student chapter for nearly 20 years. Under her guidance, the group has won numerous awards, including Outstanding Student Chapter of the Year in 2006. Kluetz has received four Wisconsin Chapter Presidential Citations and a Chapter Educator Medalist Award.
Jane Garland Lucas, FASID
Throughout her 30-year interior design career, Lucas has served as an author, volunteer, mentor, educator, and legislative advocate. Her dedication to ASID includes holding various leadership positions in the New England and Texas ASID chapters. Lucas spent 12 years spearheading a Massachusetts coalition for interior design legislation. In addition to her role as principal of JGL Interiors in Austin, Texas, Lucas is on the faculty or board of colleges and universities in three states.
Shashi Caan, Honorary FASID
Caan, founder and principal of the Shashi Caan Collective, is recognized for her collaborative ideology and design projects that improve quality of life. She also has garnered praise for her progressive thinking on the impact of design in society, as well as her work on unifying the global design community. In 2004, she was named Contract magazine’s 25th Anniversary Designer of the Year. She is currently president of the International Federation of Interior Architects/Designers (IFI).
The three Fellows will be inducted on June 21 at the ASID Awards Gala in Los Angeles.