RUTH LYNFORD

 FASID,  IIDA, NYS. Certified, Assoc. AIA


§  Graduated with Bachelor of Architecture Degree from Washington University, St. Louis, Missouri

§  Received a Honorary Doctorate Degree from the New York School of Interior Design

§  Received Distinguished Alumni Award from Washington University

§  Received Leadership Award of Excellence, International Interior Design Association (IIDA), NY Chapter

§  Licensed as an Interior Designer in New York State

§  President of Lynford Ltd., a firm specializing in institutional, commercial and residential interior design.

§  Fellow of American Society of Interior Designers

§  Founding President of Interior Designers for Legislation in New York (IDLNY)

§  Responsible for the creation of Interior Design as the thirty-third profession in New York State

§  Founder of New York Eleven

§  Inducted into the Interior Design Hall of Fame

§  Designated “Most Excellent” by Officeinsight in recognition of her ardent and continuous efforts to create public and legislative awareness of the contributions of interior designers to the health, safety and well-being of citizens in the State if New York

§  Serves on the National Advisory Council of Washington University School of Architecture

§  Serves on the Washington University New York Regional Cabinet

§  Serves on the Board of Advisors of Fashion Institute of Technology

§  Serves on the Board of Advisors of Pratt Institute

§  Serves on the Board of Advisors of New York Institute of Technology

§  Serves on the Board of Directors on International Center for Integrative Studies (ICIS), a non-governmental organization of the United Nations

§  Serves on the Board of International Council of Caring Communities (ICCA), a non-governmental organization of the United Nations

§  Served on the Advisory Council of Cornell University

§  Served as National Chairperson of Education for American Society of Interior Designers (ASID)

§  Served on the Consortium of Environmental Behavior with the Federal Government

§  Designed Furnishings for Pierre Cardin’s “Environments for the Home”

§  Published in Interiors, Interior Design, House & Garden and New York Interior Design Masters of Modernism

§  Cited for contributions to the Interior Design profession in Women of Design, by Beverly Russell

§  Member of the Board of Directors of the Association for the Study of Man/ Environmental Relations

§  Member of the American Institute of Architects

§  Lectured on the psychological and physical effects of the built environment

§  Selected as a “ Design Icon” by Interior Design Magazine

§  Leader in the effort to promote Sustainable Architecture and Interior Design


updated July 2009