Baylor Interior Design Students Honored at State Competition

Nov. 12, 2007

by Katie Brooks, student newswriter, (254) 710-6805

Baylor University interior design students earned first and second place awards at the Texas Chapter of the American Society of Interior Designers (ASID) Student Design Competition on Saturday, Oct. 27, in Dallas.

"The awards show that Baylor interior design students are producing quality design that is recognized by practicing professionals. The recognition shows that we are competitive with other interior design programs across the county," said Michelle Brown, professor of interior design at Baylor.

The competition was open to students at interior design programs in Texas. Students could submit up to two entries in the categories of residential design, commercial design and hospitality design, and entries had to be made this year or in the previous year.

Practicing professionals in the interior design field judged 20 entries for the competition, Brown said. Entries were evaluated by the design originality, function, creative and appropriate use of materials and color, presentation, universal design, clarity of project, space planning, selection of furniture and presentation.

Kristin Rose, a senior interior design major from Marlin, won first place in the residential design category for her rock mountain retreat design. She submitted this design as part of coursework for the residential design studio course at Baylor. She designed a single family residence which had to be compliant with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Rose also received a $250 cash prize for her first place win in her category.

Rebecca Taddia, Jaime Mulder and Rose Lugo won second place awards in the residential design category for their luxury loft design. Their team project stemmed from work in their residential design studio course. Taddia is senior interior design major from Austin. Mulder is a senior interior design major from Katy. Lugo is senior interior design major from Waco.

Lugo, Rose and Sara Roskam won second place in the commercial design category for their pop culture project. Their team's design came from coursework in the contact design studio class. Roskam is a senior interior design major form Wichita, Kan.

In addition to a certificate of achievement, all winners will have their names listed in the ASID Texas chapter quarterly newsletter and the chapter's web site.

Taddia said her team worked on their project for about 4 weeks.

"We worked well as a team. It meant a lot to win because it was a team project and we were awarded for our team effort," Taddia said.

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