The ASID Texas Chapter Member Awards recognize those who have provided exemplary volunteer service to the chapter. Each of the 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.
On the evening of Friday, August 13, 2021, during the ASID Texas Chapter Celebrating Design Texas Awards Party, the following members were recognized for their service to the chapter by winning 2021 Texas Chapter Member Awards:
THE KATHY HAMMOND INDUSTRY PARTNER AWARD
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.
- Melinda Crouch, ASID Industry Partner Representative with ProSource Wholesale (Dallas): Upon her departure from the Austin Design Community, Melinda has been a tireless supporter of the Dallas Design Community for several years. She served on the DDC board as Membership Chair from 2015-2018 and volunteered with set-up of the Design Ovation Awards ceremony several years in a row. Melinda was an extremely dedicated supporter of METROCON Expo & Conference the last five years of its existence. Not only did she facilitate ProSource Wholesale’s four years of monetary sponsorship from 2016-2019, but she served on the planning committee for five consecutive years from 2015-2019 as Volunteer Coordinator. This challenging position was responsible for securing and assigning the crucial volunteers need to monitor 40+ CEUs, introduce speakers, as well as greet participants and man the Help Desk. In short, it was like herding cats, and she, along with her assistant and work colleague, Theresa Harrison, were masterful shepherds.
THE ROBERT PRESTON HENRY PRACTITIONER AWARDS
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.
On the Rise Legacy Award
This individual is still immersed in their interior design studies while being plugged in and eager to volunteer time and energy at the student level, encouraging peers and fellow members alike to further advance the interior design profession, the chapter, and ASID.
- Lindsay Lightner, Student ASID (Waco): As this year’s ASID Texas Chapter Student Representative to the Board, Lindsay, an interior design student at Baylor University, was instrumental in communicating event details to the various schools and their faculty/student leaders and also helped to build marketing materials for social media posts which she also dispersed to leaders. She has been an invaluable member to the Chapter board as well as her counterparts who lead the Texas Chapter Student and Emerging Professionals committees.
Emerging Legacy Award
This practitioner has been supporting the chapter with time and energy with fresh consistency between two-five years of membership.
- Lexi Banda, Allied ASID (San Antonio): In her time short tenure in the interior design industry, Lexi Banda, Allied ASID, has been a contributor to the Texas Chapter and a champion of ASID. While she was still a student at the University of the Incarnate Word, not only did she serve as a student officer in their combined interior design student association and interned for ASID Industry Partner Stone Solutions, but she also helped the Texas Chapter with social media. In her final academic year, she interned under ASID members at K. Rue Designs, LLC, and was promoted to Junior Interior Designer upon graduation. After taking about a year to get her footing as a practicing designer, in October 2019 she again stepped up to serve the Texas Chapter, but this time in two ways. On the local level, she volunteered as the San Antonio Design Community’s Communications Chair and continues to serve in that capacity. At the same time, she officially became the Texas Chapter’s Social Media Chair, a position she still holds to this day. Since Lexi took over the Texas Chapter’s Instagram account in October 2019, she has grown its followers 76% to approximately 1,200. Highly curated, aesthetically pleasing, and very professional, it highlights ASID Texas Chapter’s competition winners, events, and programs. Now a Design Consultant at ASID Industry Partner Triton Stone Group, Lexi shows no signs of slowing down. We greatly admire her dedication and are very grateful she chooses to share her talents with us!
Longevity Legacy Award
This individual has graced the ASID Texas Chapter with support, time and energy for six or more years of consecutive membership.
- Adrian Galvan, Allied ASID (San Antonio): Adrian embodies love and support of the interior design industry as a whole. But he has selflessly served the San Antonio Design Community and the Chapter board for many years. He goes above and beyond to assist in the San Antonio Design Community and has been a great mentor to those on the board. As a member of both ASID and NKBA, he is an active volunteer, and role model, as well as an accomplished designer. He was the SADC Chair twice and during his tenure, the chapter started the Pinnacle awards, the San Antonio local design competition. He was also Membership Chair. Adrian, a passionate interior designer, received his education from St. Mary’s University in 2005 and has worked in both residential and commercial design. With a strong background in construction and building materials, started his own design firm, Designology, A Lifestyle Design Company, in February 2010.