The Design School

In Memoriam: Sivon Reznikoff

The Design School learned recently of the death of Professor Sivon Reznikoff, who taught at ASU (in the Art and Design units) from 1973 to 2002. She was appointed a Professor Emerita in 2005.

Before coming to ASU, Professor Reznikoff owned and operated the Louisiana Interior Design Institute in Baton Rouge LA. She was a notable expert in flammable materials and fire/ life safety issues. Highly regarded by the interior design profession, she received the Joel Polsky Prize in the late 1980s from ASID, the American Society of Interior Designers, the IBD (now IIDA) Star Award, and the ASID's Human Environment Award in the early 1990s. She authored three books: Sensuous Spaces (1983), Interior Graphic and Design Standards (1986), and Specifications for Commercial Interiors (1989), a text that is now a standard reference for interior designers. Professor Reznikoff is survived by her daughter, Tamara Adena Reznikoff. A memorial service took place on April 10 at Beth Shalom Synagogue in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.