Interior Design News
Two Interior Design Students Win Major Awards.
Interior Design Student Awarded $4,000 for Winning Design
Matthew Lawrence, an Interior Design student at Alexandria Technical College, was awarded $4,000 for 2nd place in the 2009 National Kitchen and Bath Association and General Electric Charette challenge. Matt's design inspiration came by planning for the future by using the space so the client's could have easy access to their GE appliances. He planned the design so the clients can make their company feel comfortable and use the space 10 years down the road.
More than 450 students from 28 colleges participated in challenge, which tests students' ability to think and apply their knowledge of kitchen design. The students' challenge was to produce a floor plan with specifications, a design statement, and one additional drawing a perspective or elevation, and all within three hours.
Alexandria Technical College Interior Design Student Wins Grand Prize
In fall 2008, the National Kitchen and Bath Association (NKBA) announced its first Kitchen/Bath Industry show (K/BIS®) Student T-Shirt Design Competition. Students from NKBA accredited and supported schools were asked to design t-shirts for K/BIS that capture the theme of the kitchen or bath as the "Heart of the Home." Many great designs were received.
More than 2,325 members determined this year's winning entry by casting their vote online. Grand prize winner Briana Bjerke, an Interior Design student at Alexandria Technical College, received the most votes for her whimsical design. Briana portrayed a modern twist to a homespun theme, using sleek bath fixtures in the center of a heart to depict the theme of this year's show. In keeping with the bath motif, Briana incorporated soap bubbles floating for the date and location. Briana, of Fosston, MN has demonstrated that she has versatile design skills, also winning the Lamps Plus Lighting Challenge for students in 2008.
Author: ATC Staff
Source: Alexandria Technical College