2021 Pisoni Award Winner

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.

Honors, Awards and Service:

President, Missouri Coalition for Interior Design, 2002-2003; Treasurer, 2004 2008; Vice President Legislative Affairs, 1997-1999 Board Member, National ASID Student Advisory Council, 2002 2003 President, ASID MO East Chapter, 2014-2015 & 2001-2002: Board Member, ASID MO East, 1996-2003; 2013 Committee Member, ASID MO East Strategic Planning, 1999-2003 Design Co Chair, 2002 ASID Cardinal Glennon Hospital Designer Showhouse Presidential Citation for Outstanding Service, ASID MO East, 1993, 1997 & 2004 Board Member*St. Louis Design Center Advisory Group ASID Legislative Grant Author/Recipient 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999 Grant Recipient, St. Louis Community College Global Studies Team 1999 Outstanding Teacher Award, Phi Theta Kappa, 1994 Judge, ASID 2004 Minnesota Interior Design Excellence Awards , Augusta Missouri Plein Aire Art 2004 Competition, St. Louis County 2003 Spring Art Fair, ASID Virginia Chapter 2002 Annual Interior Design Awards, St. Louis Symphony 1998 & 1999 Designer Showhouses Chair, City of Kirkwood, Citizen's Finance Committee, 2000; Committee Member 1996 2000 Co Chair, City of Kirkwood Sales Tax Campaign Citizens for Building a Better Kirkwood Committee, 1997 Team Member St. Louis Archdiocesan Self Study Team Publications St. Louis Home and Lifestyles, Jan/Feb 2009 St. Louis Homes and Lifestyles, Oct 2008 CJ Commercial Journal St. Louis Sept. 2007 St. Louis SEASONS Magazine, Holiday 2002 Traditional Home Magazine