Interior design students recently presented their Steelcase Competition projects.
This year’s project was a corporate office for a packaging design company. Students were asked to develop a company and product, taking into account the goals of the organization and the company culture and brand. The project was a three-floor office building that included a training center, a corporate library and organizational departments that were made up of offices and workstations for 60 employees.
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.
Two winners were chosen, and each received a $500 scholarship:
- Cody Moore – Project Name: Diffusion Teas
- Regan Sanders – Project Name: Espress-Go