Outcome of Design Awards

Design is an agent of change for the greater good. 

Beauty and function, two great pillars of design, are important but not enough. Let’s elevate the practice of design by amplifying active measures for sustaining people, place, and planet. 

noun. the way a thing turns out; a consequence

noun. the arrangement of elements or details in a product or work of art
verb. to create, fashion, execute, or construct according to plan

ASID believes that we can collectively reimagine and reshape an evolving practice of interior design that is first and foremost in the service of people, communities, and our ever-changing world. Design is an agent of change for the greater good. Let’s work together towards a future where we celebrate designed spaces that are healthy, safe (both physically and emotionally), and inclusive. 

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ASID brings to you the resources to build your awareness, apply your knowledge, and recognize your achievement to support the Outcome of Design.  

Resources and Tools


Join us as we build momentum through a new community of practice focused on the outcome of design. Everyone involved in the design and construction of the built environment is invited to join the conversation and learn from projects and peers on how to implement research to action. 



Project Toolkit 

Access the ASID Outcome of Design Toolkit to apply outcome measures to your design process. The toolkit provides you a framework to follow throughout all project phases – from project startup to post-occupancy – engaging the design team and client. 



ASID Academy

Build your knowledge about designing for outcome measures with the curated education and resources available on ASID Academy. Learn from award winners, thought leaders, and innovators to bring these methods into your practice and gain a competitive edge.



Awards Program

The ASID Outcome of Design Awards celebrate the proof in the power of design. The awards shed light on innovative designers and businesses that focus on the quantifiable effect of projects on people in the built environment. Projects that measure the outcome of design on the human experience through sustainable, humancentric, and socially responsible design solutions are the future, and the Outcome of Design Awards recognize the innovators who are leading the charge.  

Awards submissions are accepted during two phases in the year. Project submissions that meet the criteria will be recognized as Outcome of Design Award Winners. Annually, ASID will honor the highest achieving projects with the additional honor of the ASID Outcome of Design Optimizers

The Outcome of Design Awards use metric-driven criterion including design solution and details, occupant experience, and research-based results (i.e. post-occupancy research) to determine the most successful projects. Project teams may submit during two application periods throughout the year.   

Design Solutions and Details. Basic information on project goals, size, certifications, important design features, and more to provide insight on how the design team addressed the client’s initial needs. The award submissions should be a joint effort between the design team and client.

Occupant Experience. Eligible projects must have been completed within the past five years, with at least six months of occupancy, and include the design’s measurable impact on occupants –  all is key to the Outcome of Design Awards. How the occupants’ lives, experiences, emotional and physical well-being, performance, and other specific goals have changed since occupying the transformed space are important in understanding the design’s success.

Research-Based Results. Good design is much more than aesthetics - it is a measurable, concrete benefit to the human experience. By providing research-based results as part of the application, the project’s accomplishments and innovations are solidified and show the tangible positive impact of design.

2022 Timeline

March 16, 2022 | Submissions Open   

June 22, 2022 | All Submissions Due   
Submissions will be accepted until 11:59 p.m. EST on June 22, 2022  

July 29, 2022 | Winners Notified 

September 21–24, 2022 | Winners recognized at GATHER 2022, the National Conference by ASID   

Join us as we build momentum through a new community of practice, focused on the outcome of design. This work of creating design with measurable impact benefits all of us and will shape generations to come. Using both human-centered and evidence-based design, we can create a foundation that provides positive impact and outcomes for all people and the design profession at large. 

Share your success and leadership through a new lens using humancentric innovation, creative approaches to health and well-being, and environmentally-conscious design decisions.

Project submissions that meet the criteria will be recognized as Outcome of Design Award Winners. Annually, ASID will honor the highest achieving projects with the additional honor of the ASID Outcome of Design Optimizers.  

The Details



Eligibility Requirements for Projects 

  • Projects must have an interior design focus with documented evidence that demonstrates the positive outcome of design. Projects must have been completed and ready for occupancy within the past five (5) years prior to submission date AND occupied for at least six (6) months prior to the submission date. NOTE: Projects that have implemented COVID-19 pandemic measures in place, policy, and technology do not need to comply with occupancy requirements. 

  • Projects are complex and require the contributions of many team members. All companies and/or individuals that have made a significant contribution to the project must be listed as part of the project team. This includes those individuals who are no longer employed with the design firm but hold the rights to the project. 

  • Clients of the project must agree to the submission as content and images may be published. 


Eligibility Requirements for Applicants 

  • Designated Applicant of a project must be the project lead and have had primary responsibility and influence on the creative design direction, project process, and final outcomes. Designated Applicant must accept responsibility for the accuracy of all information submitted. 
  • By participating in the recognition program, the Designated Applicant acknowledges that the work submitted is their own and/or was completed under their direct supervision by employees of the Designated Applicant. 
  • Applicants do not have to be an ASID member to apply and must be over the age of 18.  
  • There is no application fee. 


Submit via the ASID awards platform and complete the five (5) sections in the application.  

  • Submission Guidelines, Contact & Client Commitment 
  • Project Background 
  • Project Details 
  • Design Outcomes 
  • Acceptance of Terms & Conditions