Steelcase Competition Award winners announced

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Interior Design students recently presented their Steelcase Competition projects.

This year’s project was to design a 16,000 square foot corporate headquarters and training facility for the fictional company FutureSoft.  Each student was allowed to choose what kind of software their company produced to help them develop an appropriate design concept.

The goal of the project, sponsored by Barefield Workplace Solutions in Jackson, is to increase proficiency in planning and designing large-scale commercial interiors. This project focused on the specific issues of general office and training space types and on understanding systems furniture selection and specification. Students were guided through the project in Associate Professor Amy Crumpton’s third-year studio course.

Student winners were selected by Emily Kimbrell, interior designer at Barefield Workplace Solutions in Jackson, and Ginger Huffman, RID, IIDA, interior designer for Office Interiors in Huntsville, Ala. Both are alumnae of the Mississippi State Interior Design Program. Additional reviewers included College of Architecture, Art and Design Dean Jim West and Associate Dean Greg Hall, Ph.D., and Director of the Interior Design Program Beth Miller.

2016 award winners:

SteelcaseComp04272016_28Best Overall Project: Katie Hughes ($500)

SteelcaseComp04272016_27Best Use of Furniture: Caitlyn Fleming ($350)

SteelcaseComp04272016_26Most Creative: Caroline Smith ($150)

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Honorable Mention: Concept Annah Pennebaker ($50)

SteelcaseComp04272016_25Honorable Mention: Martina Walker ($50)

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Honorable Mention (Professor’s Choice) Amber Henry ($50)

Steelcase Competition 2016 First Place boards (Katie Hughes) by CAADatMSU