San Diego’s local ASID (American Society of Interior Designers) Chapter recently held a gala celebrating its Design Impact Awards competition, which highlights the importance of interior design and acknowledges the professional accomplishments of its members. The bi-annual celebration took place on April 30th at the Museum of Photographic Arts in Balboa Park.DISD graduate Karl F. Utzman of Design Studio West
Earlier in the year, ASID Professional, Allied and Student members were encouraged to enter completed interior design projects in various categories, including Residential (over 3,500 sq. ft. and under 3,500 sq. ft.), Kitchen Design, Bathroom Design, Hospitality, Healthcare, and several others. Besides recognizing and rewarding their members, the Design Impact Awards serve to encourage new ideas and showcase advances in the design of interior spaces.Tatiana Machado-Rosas, Allied ASID, of Jackson Design and Remodeling
A Jury Committee made up of ASID Professional members from a neutral chapter reviewed the submissions, using a point system to evaluate each project. The winners of each category were announced at the gala and several Design Institute of San Diego designers were among those that were recognized during the awards ceremony.DISD Student Tamar F. Kestenbaum
DISD graduate Karl F. Utzman of Design Studio West won 1st Place for Bathroom Design. Graduate Tatiana Machado-Rosas, Allied ASID, of Jackson Design and Remodeling went home with two honors: 2nd Place for Kitchen Design and 3rd Place for Residential Space over 3,500 sq. ft. Recent graduate Corine Maggio, Allied ASID, of CM Natural Designs (not pictured) was awarded 1st Place for Residential Space under 3,500 sq. ft. And finally, Tamar F. Kestenbaum, who will graduate in September, took home the Merit Award for Student Residential.
Congratulations to all our successful designers for walking away with such great honors that evening and showing the interior design world where an education from DISD can take you.