ASID Announces New Trustees

Washington, DC, May 24, 2006--The ASID Foundation, Inc., is pleased to announce new members of its board of trustees for fiscal 2007: Penny Bonda, FASID, LEED AP; Nila Leiserowitz, FASID, Associate AIA; and Judy Pickett, FASID. All will serve two-year terms beginning Oct. 1, 2006. H. Don Bowden, FASID, AIA, and BJ Peterson, FASID, will be chair and chair-elect, respectively. Both have served on the board for two years. H. Don Bowden, FASID, AIA, chair Bowden is principal with Bowden Architecture in Mobile, Ala. A dedicated ASID leader, he has served as Society president and member of the ASID Board of Directors. Bowden was a member of the ASID Development Committee, the ASID Educational Polsky Foundation (now the ASID Foundation, Inc.) and the ASID Marketing and Communications Council. He also was president and public relations chair for the ASID Alabama Chapter, An award-winning interior designer and architect, Bowden received bachelor degrees in architecture and environmental science from Auburn University. B.J. Peterson, FASID, chair elect Peterson is a partner in Peterson Arce Design Group with offices in Los Angeles. In 1989, she developed the Peterson Design Plaza in Los Angeles, which incorporated her company, BJ Peterson Interior Design, and another business, The Wallace Collection Showroom, featuring classic Italian import furniture. During the early 1980s, Peterson was a principal of Bedell, Laughlin & Peterson, a Los Angeles design firm, and from 1966 to 1985, was a senior design staff member at Cannell & Chaffin, a leading Los Angeles-based fine furnishings/design company. Peterson is a leader in and fellow of ASID, and has held offices at both the Society and chapter levels. She was Society president in 1993-94 and Los Angeles chapter president in 1989. A strong believer in volunteerism, Peterson was responsible for designing a major space at the Los Angeles Free Clinic, a local ASID community service project that received a 100 Points of Light award from former President Bush. She also was chairman of the Ronald McDonald House Project, a support facility to house relatives of children with life threatening illnesses. She now serves as president of its board of trustees. Penny Bonda, FASID, LEED AP. Bonda works in the field of environmental communications and is a prominent writer and lecturer. As the eco editor of Interior Design magazine, she is a monthly contributor to their online resource, “The Green Zone.” Bonda is the founding chair of the U.S. Green Building Council committee for LEED Commercial Interiors. She is chair of the ASID Sustainable Design Council, a former Society president and an ASID fellow. Bonda also serves on the Council for Interior Design Accreditation Standards Council, Antron Sustainability Advisory Council, Greenguard Advisory Council and USGBC’s LEED training faculty. She authored Creating Sustainable Interiors, a monograph for NCIDQ, and has written a book on sustainable design to be published by John Wiley & Sons. Bonda attended The American University in Washington, D.C., where she received degrees in education and interior design. A practicing interior designer for 27 years, she has headed her own firm and served as the interior design director for leading design and architectural firms. Nila R. Leiserowitz, FASID, Associate AIA Leiserowitz is managing director for Gensler in Santa Monica, Calif. She joined Gensler in 1996 and was charged with leading the workplace practice in Santa Monica and rebuilding the practice in one of the company’s oldest offices. She expanded Gensler’s corporate client base to include a variety of business ranging from the entertainment industry to the financial sector. Gensler’s clients include Disney, Yahoo!, DreamWorks SKG, Herbalife, WPP, Universal Consumer Products Group, EnCana, Deloitte & Touche, Western Asset Management and Foothill Capital.

Related Topics:American Society of Interior Designers (ASID), The American Institute of Architects