Background Image Alternative Text: This rooftop bar rendering project by Mississippi State University interior design major Mary Campbell Gray won Gold at the 2019 ASID South Central Student Design Competition.
Background Image Alternative Text: This rooftop bar rendering project by Mississippi State University interior design major Mary Campbell Gray won Gold at the 2019 ASID South Central Student Design Competition.

MSU interior design students take home over half of annual competition awards

Mississippi State interior design students received 58 of approximately 85 possible awards at the 2019 American Society of Interior Designers South Central Design Summit this spring. 

By Christie McNeal | Mississippi State University

Mississippi State interior design students received 58 of approximately 85 possible awards at the 2019 American Society of Interior Designers South Central Design Summit this spring. 

MSU Professor Beth Miller, interior design program director, credits the group’s success to its involvement in a wide range of project types and faculty guidance on studio projects. MSU’s interior design program also offers a number of courses, including furniture design, computer skills, hand rendering, and lighting that other similar programs do not include.

“For the past few years, the MSU interior design program has dominated the competition, and we hope to continue the tradition,” Miller said. “I think it is evident that student work from MSU is high quality and competitive.”

The ASID student competition drew representatives from higher education institutions throughout Mississippi, Louisiana and Arkansas.

This year’s MSU winners and their categories include (by hometown):

ALABASTER, Alabama—Senior Kyra A. Flowers – gold in hand rendering; gold (with Allie Ketchings and Kennedy Martin) in healthcare; silver in original product design; silver (with Cassidy Jones) in hospitality

ARLINGTON, Tennessee—Senior Kennedy P. Martin – gold (with Allie Ketchings and Kyra Flowers) in healthcare; silver (with Melissa Sones) in hospitality; bronze in retail

BIG SANDY, Texas—Senior Natalie R. Allen – silver in hand rendering; bronze in hand rendering

BIRMINGHAM, Alabama—Senior Margaret L. “Maggie” Morse – gold in hospitality; sold in hand rendering; silver in retail; silver in new student spotlight - commercial

BRANDON

  • Senior Haley A. Lawrence – silver (with Cassidy Jones) in original product design
  • Senior Sydney A. White – gold in hospitality; gold in workplace; gold in portfolio; silver in healthcare

FLORA—Senior Cassidy H. Jones – gold in hand rendering; silver (with Kyra Flowers) in hospitality; silver (with Haley Lawrence) in original product design

FLORENCE—Senior Katelyn M. Jenkins – silver in residential (large); bronze in new student spotlight – commercial, bronze in new student spotlight - residential

FLOWOOD—Senior Allie O. Ketchings – gold (with Kennedy Martin and Kyra Flowers) in healthcare

GERMANTOWN, Tennessee—Senior Nancy E. Strube – gold (with Olivia Duhe and Mary Campbell Gray) in hospitality; silver in portfolio; bronze in original product design

GRENADA—Senior Melissa L. Sones – silver in retail; silver in new student spotlight – commercial, silver (with Kennedy Martin) in hospitality; bronze in original product design

HOUSTON—Senior McCarley K. “Carley” Hood – gold (with Kaitlin Huguley) in hospitality;  silver (with Kaitlin Huguley) in healthcare

MACON, Georgia—Senior Hayden S. Hunt – gold in hospitality; silver in retail; silver in original product design

MADISON, Alabama—Senior Kaitlynn B. Harness – gold in hospitality; silver in workplace; silver in portfolio

PONCHATOULA, Louisiana—Senior Olivia B. Duhe - gold (with Nancy Strube and Mary Campbell Gray) in hospitality; silver in healthcare; silver in original product design; silver in portfolio; bronze in workplace

SOUTHAVEN—Senior Onjelica L. Harris – silver in hand rendering; bronze in hand rendering; silver in computer rendering; bronze in computer rendering

STARKVILLE

  • Senior Savannah L. Crew – silver (with Ginny Dance) in hospitality
  • Senior Kaitlin W. Huguley – gold (with Carley Hood) in hospitality; silver in computer rendering; silver in hand rendering; silver (with Carley Hood) in healthcare; silver in institutional; silver in workplace; silver in portfolio

STEENS—Senior Ryann N. Cook – gold in retail; silver in rendering; silver in computer rendering; bronze in hand rendering; bronze in computer rendering; bronze in original product design

WEST POINT—Senior Mary Campbell Gray – gold (with Olivia Duhe and Nancy Strube) in hospitality; silver in portfolio; silver in workplace

WINONA—Senior Virginia L. “Ginny” Dance – silver (with Savannah Crew) in hospitality; gold in color and lighting

Accredited by the Council for Interior Design Accreditation and National Association of Schools of Art and Design, MSU’s interior design program is part of the College of Architecture, Art and Design. Its curriculum provides a broad background in interior elements, materials, sources and practical experiences. For more, visit  www.caad.msstate.edu/id and on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram @CAADatMSU.

MSU is Mississippi’s leading university, available online at www.msstate.edu.

See more of the winning projects.