Baylor Interior Design Students Win Prestigious Awards at Statewide Competition

Oct. 30, 2015
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WACO, Texas (Oct. 30, 2015) –Four Baylor interior design students won awards at the American Society of Interior Designers (ASID) Texas Chapter Student Design Competition. Awards were announced at an award ceremony held during the ASID Student Symposium on Friday, Oct. 16.

The interior design students submitted their best work through an online submission in September. The competition was open to all undergraduate interior design students in Texas.

“The contest provides an opportunity for our students to test their knowledge and technical skills against other Texas interior design programs,” said Elise King, MID, assistant professor of interior design. “It provides a venue for students to showcase some of their best projects in front of industry leaders, and we are very proud of how well they performed.”

The following Baylor students received awards

• Chelsea Millan, Kristina Scott and Mary Catherine McKnight – First place in the Collaborative Design category

• Natalia Vazquez – First place in the Hand Rendering category and third place in the Hand Drawn Perspective category

• Kristina Scott – Second place in the Multi-Family/Group Living category

Winners were selected based on originality, function, presentation, universal design, clarity of project, space planning, selection of furniture and creative and appropriate use of materials and color.

Millan, Scott and McKnight won for their Downtown Waco Urban Parklet under the instruction of Elise King. Scott’s Multi-Family/Group Living category award was for her Micro-apartment Project, also under King.

The “Parklet” was a project that Millan and her class designed and built last fall in downtown Waco. The class as a whole devoted many hours to the project.

“Winning first place was incredibly rewarding because of all the effort and creativity put into it from initial concept design to final construction,” Millan said. “We were proud of what we accomplished and that all of our hard work was recognized.”

Vazquez’ awards were for her Bedroom Perspective project under instructor Teri McKinley and her Law Office Rendering under instructor Michelle Brown.

Of the eight project categories, Baylor students placed in four. Scott and Millan attended the symposium to accept the awards.

Students who placed were awarded a cash prize, recognition in the ASID Texas Chapter quarterly magazine “Design Texas,” recognition on the ASID Texas Chapter and Student Symposium’s websites and recognition in an official ASID Texas chapter.

For more information, contact Elise King.

by Bethany Harper , student newswriter, (254) 710-6805

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