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Solar house project earns top award for ATID trio

Thursday, May 19, 2011

A passive solar house project designed by a team of Kansas State University interior design students won the Outstanding Student Achievement Award of the student division competition in the fourth annual Mid-America Design Awards, sponsored by the International Interior Design Association's Mid-America chapter.

The team was Amy Boesen, Rachel Ellerbe and Stacy Davis, all seniors. Their project was completed for Interior Design Studio 7  taught by Hyung Chan Kim, assistant professor in ATID, in fall 2010.

In announcing the honor at the competition May 6, juror Beth Harmon-Vaughn, managing director at Gensler Phoenix in Arizona, said the winners had shown well-thought out design process, great use of material, color and overall solution.

Thirteen student teams competed at the event at Nerman Museum of Contemporary Art, Johnson County Community College, Overland Park.

The International Interior Design Association is an international professional networking and educational association with more than 13,000 members from more than 30 chapters around the world.

It is committed to enhancing the quality of life through excellence in interior design and the advancement of interior design through knowledge, value and community. The association's Mid-America chapter covers Kansas and Missouri and has three City Centers in Kansas City, St. Louis and Wichita.

This article was posted on Thursday, May 19, 2011, and is filed under Apparel, Textiles, & Interior Design.