Background Image Alternative Text: ASID South Central Gold winning student project by Hannah Hancock, Katelyn Jenkins, Ashlyn Cummins, and Samantha WIlson: shows hotel lobby computer rendering and finishes
Background Image Alternative Text: ASID South Central Gold winning student project by Hannah Hancock, Katelyn Jenkins, Ashlyn Cummins, and Samantha WIlson: shows hotel lobby computer rendering and finishes

Mississippi State interior design students take 46 of 64 awards at regional competition

Nine gold awards were handed down in the 2021 American Society of Interior Designers South Central Chapter Student Work Competition, all going to MSU student projects.

hand rendering of fining area with green walls
Hand rendering by Anna Madison of Bessemer, Alabama. The project won a gold award.

Mississippi State interior design students recently received 46 of 64 possible awards in the 2021 American Society of Interior Designers South Central Chapter Student Work Competition, which drew representatives from higher education institutions throughout Mississippi, Louisiana and Arkansas.

Nine gold awards were handed down in the competition, all going to MSU students.

MSU Interior Design Program Director and Professor Beth Miller credits her students’ success to the exposure of a wide range of project types and to the faculty’s guidance and design experience in their respective fields. MSU’s interior design program also offers furniture design, numerous computer technology courses, hand rendering and lighting courses that many other universities do not include in their curricula. 

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.

Watch the video announcing the winners.

View the winners’ gallery of images.

2021 MSU winners include:

Senior Olivia Grace Ausbon of Amory:

  • bronze in Hand Rendering

Senior Dia S. Baldwin of Odenville, Alabama:

  • bronze in Hospitality
  • bronze in Hand Rendering

Senior Channing A. Blair of Kosciusko:

  • silver in Original Product Design

Senior Mary Elle Burson of Madison:

  • two silver awards in Hospitality
  • silver in Healthcare

Senior Evelyn “Grace” Carroll of Jackson:

  • silver in Hand Rendering

Aug. 2021 graduate Ashlyn Cummins:

  • gold in Hospitality (with teammates Hannah Hancock, Katelyn Jenkins, Samantha Wilson)

Senior Sonsireth B. Di Geronimo of Starkville:

  • silver in Hand Rendering

Senior Hollyann M. Friloux of Tupelo:

  • silver in Hospitality
  • silver in Hand Rendering

Junior Savanna K. Graffam of Franklin, Tennessee:

  • gold in Hand Rendering

Junior Alaina “Laney” M. Hammond of Lakeland, Tennessee:

  • bronze in Hand Rendering

Aug. 2021 graduate Hannah Hancock:

  • gold in Hospitality (with teammates Katelyn Jenkins, Samantha Wilson, Ashlyn Cummins)

Aug. 2021 graduate Katelyn Jenkins:

  • gold in portfolio
  • gold in Original Product Design
  • gold in Hospitality (with teammates Hannah Hancock, Samantha Wilson, Ashlyn Cummins)
  • silver in Healthcare
  • bronze in Institutional
  • bronze in Workplace

Senior Marygrace K. Lee of Forest:

  • silver in Original Product Design
  • silver in Hand Rendering

Junior Anna N. Madison of Bessemer, Alabama:

  • gold in Commercial
  • gold in Hand Rendering
  • silver in Residential | Small
  • silver in Institutional
  • silver in Residential
  • silver in Computer-Generated Rendering

Aug. 2021 graduate Sheridan Morris:

  • silver in Hospitality
  • silver in Hand Rendering
  • bronze in Workplace
  • bronze in Computer-Generated Rendering

Junior Sarah C. Napoli of Jackson:

  • bronze in Original Product Design

Senior Stewart E. Shive of Jackson:

  • gold in Hospitality (with teammate Molly Taylor)
  • silver in Residential | Large
  • silver in Healthcare
  • silver in Original Product Design
  • silver in Hand Rendering
  • silver Computer-Generate Rendering
  • bronze in Computer-Generate Rendering
  • bronze in Hospitality

Senior Molly P. Taylor of Eads, Tennessee:

  • gold in Hospitality (with teammate Stewart Shive)
  • gold in Original Product Design
  • gold in Portfolio
  • silver in Hospitality
  • bronze in Hand Rendering

Junior Gabrielle “Gabi” J. Theriot of Covington, Louisiana:

  • bronze in Hand Rendering

Aug. 2021 graduate Samantha Wilson:

  • gold in Hospitality (with teammates Hannah Hancock, Katelyn Jenkins, Ashlyn Cummins)

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