The American Society of Interior Designers (ASID) has announced the internship winners of the 2018 ASID Student Portfolio Competition (SPC) and the winners of the 2018 ASID Student Chapter Awards (SCA). The winners were recognized in February 2018.
“ASID is dedicated to supporting and recognizing the outstanding achievements of interior design students,” said CEO, Randy Fiser, Hon. FASID. “The top student portfolios exhibited a depth in concept that was carried throughout the design solutions from sketch to space to detail. Strong communicators both visually and verbally, the SPC finalists were required to interview with members of the judging panel as part of the internship award process, a strong differentiator between the SPC and other student design competitions. It was a challenge to select this years SPC and SCA winners, a compelling indicator of a bright future for the interior design industry.”
ASID Student Portfolio Competition
In its third year, the Student Portfolio Competition generates the best collection of student design projects in the nation. Submissions are evaluated on conceptual thought, content of work submitted, and the student’s record of achievement. Judging includes two rounds of online reviews and one round of finalist interviews at SCALE, an event held in February 2018. The 2018 experience culminated at SCALE, where finalists presented their portfolios to a panel of judges in the hope of securing a 2018 internship with Benjamin Moore, Gensler, HKS Architects, HOK, Humanscale, ICRAVE, Perkins+Will, or Studio O+A. The 2018 SPC panel of judges included a representative from each of these companies.
Each one of the SPC internship winners received a $2,100 scholarship from the Benjamin Moore & Co. Foundation, in addition to their 2018 internship.
Internship Winner: Benjamin Moore, Xingying Du, Pratt Institute
Internship Winner: Gensler, Fei Liu, New York School of Interior Design
Internship Winner: HKS, Minkyoo Chung, New York School of Interior Design
Internship Winner: HOK, Luke McLindon, Savannah College of Art and Design
Internship Winner: Humanscale, Khadeine Ali, Savannah College of Art and Design
Internship Winner: ICRAVE, Briana Guin, Auburn University (see photos below for Guin’s entry.)
Internship Winner: Perkins+Will, Rachael Snow, Auburn University
Internship Winner: Studio O+A, Kaylen Parker, University of Texas at Austin
ASID Student Chapter Awards
The ASID Student Chapter Awards (SCA) recognize achievement among student chapters and the leaders who enrich the student member experience. The 2018 SCA panel of judges included Kelsey Kees, ASID, LEED AP, Interior Designer, SFCS Architects; and AJ Paron-Wildes, Allied ASID, National A&D manager, Allsteel.
The Student Chapter of the Year award recognizes a single student chapter that has provided exceptional service to its student members, professional associates, and community. The 2018 winner is Auburn University.
The Student Volunteer of the Year award recognizes the dedication and leadership of an outstanding student chapter leader. The 2018 Winner is Nicole Perry, Past-President, UCLA Extension