2021 Pinnacle Awards Event Recap


Congratulations to all winners and finalists of the 2021 Pinnacle Awards at the Barnett on Washington!

See this years winners and finalists HERE.

A special thank you to Nicole Kennelly of Wilson Lighting for capturing the event. View the photos HERE.

Catered by: Russo’s Catering   

DJ & Photobooth by: Brock Elmore with Let’s Celebrate

Design Creates connections in so many ways. When our profession is at its best, interior designers are generously connecting people and ideas in order to further solutions. Our By-Annual Pinnacle Awards celebrates these connections and solutions created from our ASID designers. A few years ago, ASID National launched a new mantra, Design Impacts Lives. This past year, more than ever, we have seen the very important role interior designers have with their client’s health, wellbeing, and happiness.

This year’s Pinnacle Poster is inspired by unity and creativity in a geometric configuration of symbols. In the background, A Triangle pointing upwards represents action/energy, a triangle pointing downwards represents creativity & pursuit of knowledge. In the middle is the Mandala, the word itself means circle and represents wholeness, a cosmic diagram reminding us of our relation to infinity. It appears to us in all aspects of life, and more obviously the circles of life encompassing friends, family, and communities. The Mandala colors represent the ASID brand.

The Barnett

The Barnett was originally built in 1921 to be the home of the Central States Life Insurance Company. Designed in the Mission Revival Style by Architect Tom P. Barnett. At the turn of the century, Barnett was becoming well known for being the youngest architect on the 1904 World’s Fair Commission, he designed the Palace of Liberal Arts and was credited with the idea for the Grand Basin’s Cascades. Other Notable structures of Barnett’s include the Cathedral Basilica, The Adolphus Bush Tomb in Bellefontaine Cemetery, The Govern’ s Mansion, Eden Seminary in Webster Groves and various structures in the Missouri Botanical Garden.

When this building was complete 100 hundred years ago, it stood as a rare example of the Mission Revival Style in St. Louis, one emblematic of its owners’ ambitions for expansion into the insurance markets of the American Southwest.
Over the years the buildings tenants have ranged from a Publishing house, A community Music School and a nightclub.
In 2012 the current owners bought the property and invested 4 million dollars to Renovate it to its original Luster & Elegance. September of 2013 marked the grand opening of the venue with its current name.

In 2012 the current owners bought the property and invested 4 million dollars to Renovate it to its original Luster & Elegance. September of 2013 marked the grand opening of the venue with its current name. Amy Herman was the lead designer for the renovation and entrust her talented friend, Susan Greene with Paint Imagery, to make the vision come to light. Her paint techniques are spattered thru out the space. From the stone like columns with marble bases, to the ceiling details in the arches and bar.

Now listed on the National Register of Historic Places, The Barnett on Washington has become a special venue to me over the years. Seeing all the photos of weddings and receptions and so-on, it truly represents to me how Design Impacts Lives.

See a quick recap of the category winners HERE

The Pisoni Award

Back in 2017 we inducted the Pisoni Award in honor of Don Pisoni. The award honors recipients who have impacted generations of designers with guidance, generosity & style. Don has been practicing Interior Design since 1960 and has inspired many to follow their passion in design.

In 2019, The Pisoni Award recipient was Melinda Klinghammer with Design & Detail. Her leadership with our ASID Chapter as well as her business has made her an invaluable contributor to our design community.

This year's Pisoni recipient is someone who embodies St. Louis ASID to the core. Throughout her career as an educator, she has promoted ASID to her students and their involvement as student members. She has continually practiced what she has preached. Her tireless involvement and participation in every aspect of design in St. Louis and beyond, has been an inspiration to so many. For decades she has been the driving factor to the growth of our chapter, paving the way for so many designers to get involved with ASID as students, as committee members and as board members. She has served on our board several times and as our Chapter President twice! She is NCIDQ certified and a LEED AP. A s a professor, she has conducted educational training courses and has developed advanced degree certificates in sustainable design.

Congratulations to this year’s Pisoni Award recipient, Kay Hagan!