Winners of the 2019 Texas Chapter Member Awards Announced

On the evening of Friday, August 9, 2019, at the ASID Texas Chapter Legacy of Design Awards the following members were recognized for their service to the chapter by winning 2019 Texas Chapter Member Awards:

The Kathy Hammond Industry Partner Award
  • Simi & Sonny Kapoor w/ Burlington Design Gallery | Their support of the Texas Chapter and the Dallas Design Community has been instrumental in providing members with knowledge about the broad range of surfacing materials featured at their showroom. Their generosity in providing the site for the 2019 Legacy of Design Awards has enabled us to utilize their IT and AV infrastructure to showcase the best of the Texas Chapter design expertise.

The Robert Preston Henry Practitioner Awards
  • On the Rise Legacy: Lauren Aleman, Allied ASID (San Marcos) | Lauren served as the Texas Chapter Student Liaison to the Board. She also served as the ASID/IIDA Student Chapter President at Texas State. While finishing her degree, she submitted an entry into the Student Symposium 2018 Design Competition which garnered a $1500 ASID Scholarship. She developed a Shadow Day program for Students and Mentoring Active designers.
  • Emerging Legacy: Cody Rackley, Allied ASID (Austin) | Cody demonstrated his continuing commitment to the Texas Chapter by leading the Austin Design Community in its implementation of furnishing the Salvation Army's Rathgeber Center for homeless women and children. His leadership of the Austin team members and the generosity of the ASID Industry Partners who gave over $7,000,000 in labor and product donations to furnish the Center enabled the project to be completed and created this safe place for families to create new life paths.
  • Longevity Legacy: Cindi Cagle, ASID, NCIDQ (Dallas) | Cindi has steadfastly worked on almost every Texas Chapter Committee and Dallas Design Community volunteer position for many years. She is the volunteer who works well on the main tasks as well as possessing the historical knowledge of programs that were successful and those that were replaced by better ideas. She knows how ASID serves its members and implements the very detailed policies which keep the programs to which she commits operating efficiently. It is time to acknowledge her gifts of countless hours to the Texas Chapter.

Each of the Texas Chapter Member Awards is named after an individual who has exuded the characteristics all of us should admire and strive to emulate. They both left a legacy behind, setting the bar for us all to reach for in our own dedication to the interior design industry through the Texas Chapter of ASID:


Kathy Hammond was praised for her commitment to professionalism, keen sense of style, and eagerness to support the community. She consistently stepped up to the plate, always willing and eager to contribute where the need arose. This award is for an Industry Partner Representative who has continually and enthusiastically supported the Texas Chapter through their contribution of time, energy, materials, and resources.


Serving as ASID Texas Chapter president from 1993-1994, Robert Preston Henry actively promoted the profession he loved so much through a vibrant career spanning 60 years of dedication. He cultivated a love for interior design and was devoted to ASID. Practitioners nominated for one of these three awards radiate the same vibrant eagerness to support the chapter through volunteerism and commitment to peers, events and the chapter as a whole.