Deetjen (left) receives Excellence in Design Award from ASIDNE President Jeanne Finnerty.

Deetjen Receives ASID Award

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Thursday April 10, 2014

TruexCullins’ Principal Kim Deetjen, ASID, received the prestigious Excellence in Design Award from the American Society of Interior Designers, New England (ASIDNE), in the Professionals category. The award was bestowed on Deetjen in Boston March 20 at the ASIDNE Award Gala.  The event was attended by the hospitality design who’s who of design industry leaders throughout New England.

“The New England Chapter of ASID is honored to have Kim Deetjen, ASID, in their community. She is a true design professional, thoughtful, creative, and passionate about the field of interior Design,” stated Jeanne Finnerty, ASID President, ASID New England Chapter. “Her superb work speaks for itself, and we look forward to seeing more of it for years to come.”

Deetjen was one of four honorees in the “professional” category, who were chosen based on ASIDNE selection committee’s criteria, which included: recognition in the field of interior design, significant contribution to the design community, outstanding interior projects and generous volunteer activities. This was a first award for Deetjen, a South Burlington resident.

Deetjen has over 25 years of experience in commercial and residential interior design and has been a part of TruexCullins since she interned there as a young college student. She has extensive knowledge and creative vision, which she has successfully applied to a variety of projects. In 2007, she became one of only six principals at the firm. Deetjen created, and now leads, the Interior Design Studio within the firm. 

Deetjen now specializes in hospitality design and she is at the forefront of the design community creating award-winning projects throughout the United States.. Recently completed interior design projects include:  the Hotel Vermont in Burlington; the Trapp Family Lodge Villas and Health and Fitness Center; Topnotch Resort & Spa, Stowe; Casa Madrona Hotel & Spa, Sausalito, California; Wentworth by the Sea, SALT Restaurant, New Castle, New Hampshire and Teton Mountain Lodge, Spur Restaurant and Bar, Jackson Hole, Wyoming.