2021 Annual Student Competition
The Annual Student Competition is offered to all eight schools in the state that offer interior design programs. The focus and the partners for the project change yearly. Instructors work with the students for the bulk of the semester, and the results are very well done. Schools are allowed to submit their 5 best projects.
We are so grateful to ALL of the students that worked on this project! We are even more grateful for the instructors Barb Young, and Emily McLaughlin, and Suining Ding that lead the students through the project -- the instructors are such an important part of the process.
We have great support from our partners: Daltile, Dan Binford & Associates, Masland Carpet, and PPG paints. Their generosity to work with each school, judge the competition entries, and provide the prize money for our winners shows the dedication they have to this profession and our Indiana designers. We are very grateful to have been able to partner with such an extraordinary group of professionals.
We have even more support from our judges, professional interiors designers. The final solutions are very good, and the scoring was tight. Kari Funston, Lois Green, and Rosemary Kilmer diligently evaluated the entries in a double-blind setting.
Check out all of the components that go into the annual compeition, and look for these new designers in our profession.
- Tommi Bonner/ Blackbird Fine Arts Community Center / Purdue Fort Wayne – outstanding upholstery
- Danielle Henke / Rise Above Formerly Incarcerated / Purdue
- Delaney Johnson / Deaf Community Connection / Purdue
- Karseten Lingenfelter / Japanese Community Cultural Center / IUPUI – 3rd Place Winner, outstanding flooring
- Clayton Mast / Japanese and Asian Anime / IUPUI – 2nd Place Winner
- Maddie Molin / Triple Threat Performing Arts Center / IUPUI – 1st Place Winner, outstanding furiture, outstanding tile
- Chesni Muncie / Drage Queen Community Cultural Center / Purdue FW – outstanding paint
- Heather Nullum / The Moroccan Experience / Purdue FW
- Jaden Popp / Baile Community Center for the aging / Purdue
- Elise Ritchotte / Creole Cultural Center / IUPUI
- Paige Rondeau / Armenian Center / Purdue FW
- Savanah Singer / Irish Culture / Purdue FW
- Auja Smith / Japanese Cultural Center / IUPUI
- Mia Wallace / The Crossing Women's Shelter / Purdue
- Olivia Yarbrough / The Buddist Society of Seattle / Purdue