Hong Jin Wins Design Excellence Award

At a dinner gala held on June 14, several entrants from the New Jersey Chapter of the American Society of Interior Designers (ASID) were honored for their work. Eighteen chapter interior designers won a total of 30 prizes among them. Mountainside resident Hong Jin was the winner of a 2017 Silver Design Excellence Award.
For the Chapter’s Design Excellence Awards, designers could submit projects in residential and commercial/non-residential sectors. The residential sector had 11 categories in which designs could be entered, from a single space to a historic preservation project. On the commercial/non-residential side, the seven categories included everything from a retail/showroom/exhibit space to government/institutional space(s).
“Successful entries demonstrated exceptional design and positive impact on life and the human experience in keeping with ASID’s mission,” said Anna Maria Mannarino, Allied ASID, President of the New Jersey Chapter. “The Design Excellence awards reinforce the ASID commitment to important design principles.”
Judges were comprised of a diverse group of award-winning ASID members from around the country and judging was based on the following criteria with a points system: Effectiveness of the design solution, functional use of space, scale and proportion, color and composition, innovative use of materials, creativity of the design solution, effective use of lighting, use of sustainable design principles, and use of Universal Design principles. Gold, Silver and Bronze awards were conferred in the categories.To learn more, visit: http://nj.asid.org/2017-design-excellence

(above) Hong Jin, ASID, and a resident of Mountainside, and winner of a 2017 Silver Design Excellence Award.
Photo courtesy of ASID.