WASHINGTON, D.C. — The American Society of Interior Designers (ASID) recently named the winner of the 2010 ASID Student Competition. Both the winning design and a second project receiving honorable mention were of healthcare facilities. The award program is a juried national design competition that recognize the outstanding work and leadership amongst ASID student members.
The 2010 Student Design Competition challenged students to create a wellness concept to address a particular societal issue. 2010 Student Design Competition winners include:
Quoc Quach, Student Member ASID of Kendall School of Art and Design, was named winner for his design concept for the Willow Healthcare facility in Grand Rapids, Mich. His concept fosters patient well-being and comfort through the use of natural daylighting, soothing interior colors and sustainable materials that draw a connection with nature.
Kala Latts, a student at Virginia Tech, received honorable mention for her concept for the long-term care wing at the Inova Regional Department of Alzheimer’s and Dementia in Alexandria, Va. Grounded in sustainable design principles, her concept promotes a homelike atmosphere that relieves patient stress and slows the onset of symptoms.
Full descriptions of the awards programs and winning projects can be viewed online at www.asid.org/awards/competitions.
The American Society of Interior Designers (ASID) is a community of people—designers, industry representatives, educators and students—committed to interior design. Through education, knowledge sharing, advocacy, community building and outreach, the Society strives to advance the interior design profession and, in the process, to demonstrate and celebrate the power of design to positively change people’s lives. Its more than 36,000 members engage in a variety of professional programs and activities through a network of 48 chapters throughout the United States and Canada. www.asid.org.