2013 Class of Fellows
LuAnn Thoma-Holec (center) is awarded the honor of Fellow at the 2013 ASID Design Awards held in Los Angeles, CA.
LuAnn Thoma-Holec has been awarded the honor of Fellow in the 2013 ASID Design Awards. The title of Fellow is the highest honor bestowed on a member of ASID or the design community by the Society, and is given in recognition of outstanding service and contributions to the Society, the profession, and the interior design industry.
Since designing her first independent assisted living community in 1994, LuAnn Thoma-Holec has become a leader in this increasingly relevant specialty, designing more than 60 communities throughout the U.S. and Canada. Driven by her abiding passion to make the lives of the aging easier, more enjoyable and more active, Thoma-Holec has received numerous awards for her work, including more than a dozen ASID Design Awards of Excellence from the Arizona North Chapter for hospitality and senior living designs, and multiple awards from the NAHB 50+ Housing Awards, the National Council on Senior Housing, and Design Environments on Aging.

"LuAnn has shown a dedication to our seniors, providing for their health, safety and welfare with her designs. Through her forward-thinking, she has shown the true reason that ASID exists." - Linda Singer Heinz, FASID


A consummate professional in her interior design work, her professional affiliations and her relationships with colleagues, Thoma-Holec is known as a mentor and a great supporter of ASID and the design profession. An ASID member for more than 30 years, she represents the Society and the profession of interior design in a positive light before many of the nation's aging and gerontology organizations, including as a former board member of the Assisted Living Federation of America.

Throughout her career, Thoma-Holec has been an exceptional presence within the ASID Arizona North Chapter, serving as chapter president, board member and committee chair on several occasions. She has also served on several national committees, including the National Ethics Committee, the ASID Aging in Place Council and the ASID Board of Directors.

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