Meet the ASID Alabama Student Benefactor
A native of Texas, Daisy Houston Bond pursued her design education at several institutions. She received a Bachelor of Applied Arts from the Feather & Feather School of Design in Houston, Texas, and later studied at the University of Arkansas, University of Denver, and in Paris through an overseas program sponsored by the Parsons School of Design.
Ms. Bond, an active member in ASID’s predecessor organization AID, moved to Huntsville, Alabama in 1960, where she renewed her close association with design education. Later, moving to Tuscaloosa, she began working closely with design students at the University of Alabama, to increase their exposure to professional practice.
Daisy Houston Bond called interior design student members of ASID “my children”, and was a charter member in the Benefactor’s Council of the ASID Educational Foundation. She offered encouragement and financial assistance to enable ASID Alabama to attain the highest level of scholarships and student awards.
In 1999 Daisy Bond was nominated for, and received, the national ASID award of Honorary Fellowship. She was presented the award at a special luncheon in Tuscaloosa in 2000 by Juli Caitlin, ASID National President-elect.
Upon her passing, she gifted our chapter with stock and investments, requesting ASID continue her efforts to support the interior design students and profession in our state. Daisy’s wit, wisdom, and inspiration is greatly missed, but her legacy lives on.