On September 6, 2012, the Pennsylvania East Chapter of the American Society of Interior Designers (ASID PA East) held their 2012 Annual Meeting and Awards Ceremony at the Henry Chapman Mercer Museum in Doylestown, PA.
ASID is the oldest, largest and leading professional organization for interior designers and I have been affiliated with them for a number of years now. This year I was nominated and won the 2012 Educator Award, "for dedication to providing knowledge and education to assist in the success of our profession" given to the design professional who assisted in the promotion and education of the chapter's membership, industry and society. I was so thrilled to be nominated and am so honored to have won.
If you have never been to the Mercer Museum, you have missed one of the Delaware Valley's jewels. After a tour of the museum, the guest speaker, Daniela Holt Voith, AIA, IIDA, LEED* gave a brief presentation on the 13,000 sq ft addition that her firm, Voith & Mactavish Architects, LLP designed and was completed in 2011. Although the addition is not LEED certified, there are many aspects of this new wing that are extremely eco-friendly including a roof planted with vegetation, radiant heat concrete flooring slabs, water-saving bathroom fixtures and energy-efficient windows.