ASID's 2005 Class of Fellows

Washington, DC, March 20, 2006--The American Society of Interior Designers (ASID) yesterday announced its 2005 Class of Fellows at their Conference on Design in Memphis, Tennessee. Five exemplary professional members were honored with fellowships and one influential Industry Partner representative was honored with an honorary fellowship: Lisa C. Bonneville, FASID; Daniel Burton, FASID; Elaine Koufman, FASID; Kenneth LeDoux, FASID; Sue Markham, FASID; and Chip DeGrace, Hon. FASID. Fellowship represents the highest honor the Society bestows on an exceptional volunteer or design visionary for his or her contributions to the advancement of ASID or the interior design profession. Here are some of the winners: Lisa C. Bonneville, FASID Bonneville is an advocate for designing for all people--no matter their age or physical abilities. She is a prolific writer and has lectured extensively on universal design, and has incorporated this design strategy in the work of her firm, Bonneville Design in Boston. Bonneville also is a well-regarded speaker in the design community on building codes and fire safety. A long-term, devoted ASID leader, she currently represents the Society on the Interior Design Alliance for NFPA and the Massachusetts Licensing Coalition. Bonneville also served as a member of the ASID board of directors, chair of both the ASID National Examiners Committee and ASID National Designer Referral Council and was president of the ASID New England Chapter. A talented designer, Bonneville has received dozens of awards, including top honors in the kitchen category of the 2000 Southern Accents/ASID National Residential Design Contest. Daniel Burton, FASID Burton is considered an interior design legend in his hometown of Nashville, Tenn. He also is a believer in legal recognition for the interior design profession and a passionate supporter of the Tennessee Title Act. His leadership and enthusiasm helped aid the passage of the act in 1991. In addition to his work in the legislative arena, Burton has been a long-time leader in ASID and in one of its predecessor organizations. In the early 1970s, he helped convene the first meeting between delegates of the American Institute of Interior Designers and the National Society of Interior Designers, which eventually led to the formation of ASID. Burton is an emeritus board member of O'More College of Design in Franklin, Tenn., where he also was an adjunct faculty member. He is an award-winning designer, honored with the ASID Tennessee Chapter's Kenneth Kimbrough Award for Excellence (the chapter's top annual award) and the ASID Tennessee Chapter's Designer of the Year. Named one of Town & Country magazine's "Top 55 Designers in the United States," Burton's work has been widely published in national and regional shelter magazines. Elaine Koufman, FASID In addition to being an extremely well-regarded interior designer in Branford, Conn., Koufman is long-term ASID volunteer, serving in a variety of leadership roles at both the Society and chapter levels. She was a member of the ASID Board of Directors, as well as a member of the ASID National Examiners Committee, council of presidents and the design specialties (residential) committee. Koufman is a former ASID Connecticut Chapter president and Northeast regional director, where she helped to guide the strategic direction of the ASID chapters under her tutelage. Koufman also is an outspoken believer in the legal recognition of the interior design profession. She is a member of the Connecticut Coalition of Interior Designers and has testified on the issue before legislators in the state capitol. Kenneth LeDoux, FASID LeDoux's achievements in commercial interior design and architecture span a quarter of a century. His U.S. and international projects have been widely published and have earned more than 50 design awards.

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