Steve Clem named ASID 2017 Designer of Distinction

The American Society of Interior Designers (ASID) and tvsdesign are pleased to announce Steven Clem, ASID, FAIA, tvsdesign principal, as the 2017 ASID Designer of Distinction. Presented annually, this award honors an ASID professional member who has established a body of superior work demonstrating creativity, excellence, and innovation. This is the premier award for personal achievement and social consciousness in the interior design profession.

“ASID is proud to support and recognize leading professionals who continually push boundaries to demonstrate the impact of design,” said ASID CEO Randy Fiser. “Steven Clem is a true visionary who designs without ego and whose accomplishments inspire and teach us how design can make a significant, positive difference in the world.”

Fast Facts:

steve clem asid designer of distinction

  • His studio has received over 100 regional and national awards for design excellence.
  • Fifteen of Steve’s recent projects have received LEED® certification from the USGBC.
  • In 2014, Steve was named a Fellow by AIA.
  • He loves to spend time with his pups, Finley and Chloe.
  • Scotch on the rocks is his drink of choice.
  • He spends two weeks each summer fishing and painting in Alaska.
  • He and his wife Susan have lived in the same house since they were married, where they raised their two children, Blake and Jamie.


Steven Clem has the remarkable ability to help people imagine more, deliver bold ideas and masterfully design them to the smallest detail. His vision, creativity, and leadership have produced beautifully crafted environments that create exceptional experiences, including the Kimball HQ and two showrooms, the Georgia Aquarium, the Woodruff Arts Center, the College Football Hall of Fame, and the United Parcel Service (UPS) Headquarters. Clem’s designs are modern, elegant, and comfortable, reflecting his innate ability to employ imaginative and innovative solutions in the simplest and most elegant forms. He has mentored many young interior designers and architects to achieve their own success, and is recognized as a thought leader in the design industry. Clem’s 39-year career has been with only one firm- tvsdesign – where his work has garnered over 100 design awards.

The ASID National Award winners were selected by a panel of judges comprised of professional members, ASID Fellows, and representatives from the design community. This year’s prestigious panel of judges included Bill Browning, LEED AP, Hon. AIA, founding partner, Terrapin Bright Green; Khoi Vo, Allied ASID, chair, Interior Design, Savannah College of Art and Design; Philip Kennicott, art and architecture critic, The Washington Post; Rachelle Schoessler Lynn, FASID, LEED Fellow, senior associate, MSR; and Suzanne Tick, founder, Suzanne Tick, Inc. Steven Clem will receive his award at Celebration – The ASID Awards Gala, on July 15, 2017, in San Diego, California along with the Design for Humanity, Design Innovation, and Nancy Vincent McClelland Merit Award winners and the new inductees to the ASID College of Fellows.