Interior Design Students Receive Awards at KlingStubbins Competition

Interior design students Courtney Heffintrayer ’12 and Jenny Bauder ’11 received awards at the KlingStubbins Interiors Ninth Annual Student Competition Awards Ceremony on November 4. The ceremony was held at the Trumbauer Grand Ballroom at the Meridian in Philadelphia. Heffintrayer won third place and Bauder won an honorable mention. A total of six awards were given. Award winners received a monetary prize.

The students competed in a one-day charrette on October 23 at KlingStubbins Interiors, along with 58 students from six interior design programs in the Philadelphia region. On the day of the competition, the students were presented with the design problem, which was a visitor’s center for a city of their choice, and asked to develop a full design solution with materials selection and have a finished presentation in seven hours time.

“It was the ultimate experience in competitive pressure and took talent, skill and focus to problem-solve and be creative while working against the clock and their competitors,” said Lauren Baumbach, director of the interior design program.

Heffintrayer chose to design a visitor’s center for Cincinnati, Ohio, and Bauder chose Milan, Italy, where she had studied abroad the year before. The competition was sponsored by industry leaders including Knoll, HermanMiller, Steelcase, McGrory Glass, Corporate Facilities Inc., Bovis Lend Lease, Advanced Office Environments, Metropolitan Contract Carpets, Milliken/Constantine and others.

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