Isaac Boroughs wins national interior design award

Isaac Boroughs won second place in the national 2016 Interior Design Education Video Competition for his video “Solutions for People: Interior Design.”

Isaac Boroughs won second place in the national 2016 Interior Design Education Video Competition for his video “Solutions for People: Interior Design.”

By Lauren Randall

Design is a part of everyday life, from the comfort of one’s living room sofa to the structure of a downtown building. While the goal of interior design is to create an object, space or environment that is aesthetically pleasing, it also seeks to improve the health, safety and welfare of a client or an individual inhabiting a space. Design is first about the person, not the product.

Isaac Boroughs explored these ideas in his video, “Solutions for People: Interior Design,” which won second place in the national 2016 Interior Design Education Video Competition. This competition was sponsored by the American Society of Interior Designers (ASID), Council for Interior Design Accreditation (CIDA), Council for Interior Design Qualification (CIDQ) and International Interior Design Association (IIDA). Continue reading

Professors win 2016 Emerging Voices Award from Architectural League of New York

Mood Ring House, in south Fayetteville, which uses LED lighting to exhibit different personalities from daytime to nighttime. (Photo by Tim Hursley)

Mood Ring House, in south Fayetteville, which uses LED lighting to exhibit different personalities from daytime to nighttime. (Photo by Tim Hursley)

By Lauren Randall

As winners of the 2016 Emerging Voices Award, Frank Jacobus and Marc Manack spoke in the Architectural League of New York’s lecture series in April. The portfolio they had submitted for the award highlighted work they’d collaborated on over the past few years.

“It’s just really a great honor for us,” Manack said in the spring. “We began our collaboration just three and a half years ago, so to get this recognition is huge for our practice.”

The Architectural League’s Emerging Voices program recognizes firms based in the United States, Canada and Mexico with “distinct design voices” that influence their disciplines and the built environment. “They seek architects who are leaders in their field – not only by the projects they build, but how they philosophically position and represent their work,” Manack said. Continue reading

Wass wins Donghia Foundation competition with Phoenix hotel design

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By Alex Gladden

Christine Wass sat on a bench in between two buildings, rocks crunching beneath her feet. She pushed a dark strand of hair behind her ear and was transported back to Phoenix.

Wass, a fourth-year interior design student in the Fay Jones School, submitted her hotel design, based in Phoenix, Arizona, to a competition held by the prestigious Angelo Donghia Foundation. She and another interior design student, Jessica Baker, were among 15 students to recently receive the Foundation 2016 Senior Student Scholarship Award. Each was awarded $30,000 by the Donghia Foundation. Continue reading

Baker wins Donghia Foundation competition with Cleveland hotel design

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By Alex Gladden

This past summer was a whirlwind for Jessica Baker, a Fay Jones School student who won the Angelo Donghia Foundation 2016 Senior Student Scholarship Award.

Baker, now a fourth-year interior design student, and a fellow interior design student, Christine Wass, were among 15 students to recently receive this scholarship award.

Baker completed a design internship this summer with Edge of Architecture, Inc. in Coral Gables, Florida, with a concentration in hospitality, interior, and architectural design. She’d just begun that internship when she learned that she’d won the award, and she continued to work on her competition project there in a space the firm provided her. Baker said they were all excited for her when she received the award. Continue reading

Donghia Scholarship translates into more study abroad for Walsh

Students pose for a group shot with "Il Porcellino", the bronze statue of a boar. Walsh says that everyone loved Florence and thought it was "modern" in comparison to Rome.

Students pose for a group shot with “Il Porcellino”, the bronze statue of a boar. Kelly Walsh says that everyone loved Florence and thought it was “modern” in comparison to Rome.

By Leigha Van Sickle

Everything in Kelly Walsh’s life has led her to where she is right now – studying in Rome, thanks to a prestigious $30,000 scholarship. With the help of great professors and an inspirational European trip, Walsh, a University of Arkansas interior design student, was able to use her talents to win the Senior Student Scholarship from the Angelo Donghia Foundation.

Walsh was first introduced to the idea of design when she was 14, when her sister was studying art and design and showed her Photoshop, along with blogs and magazines. Continue reading

Winning student work in seventh Hnedak Bobo International Design Competition

 

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Kyle Marsh, from left, Colby Ritter and James Vo won awards for their study abroad design work in the seventh annual Hnedak Bobo International Design Competition, held in fall 2014. Vo and Marsh won Awards of Merit, receiving $1,000 each, and Ritter won the top award, the Award of Excellence, receiving $3,000. All three are fifth-year students in the professional architecture program. (Photo by Michelle Parks)

By Bailey Kestner

Three students in the Fay Jones School of Architecture created winning designs in the seventh annual Hnedak Bobo International Design Competition, held in fall 2014. The competition recognizes work designed by students while in studios abroad.

James Vo and Kyle Marsh won Awards of Merit, receiving $1,000 each, and Colby Ritter won the top award, the Award of Excellence, receiving $3,000. All three are fifth-year students in the professional architecture program.

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Future designers vie for recognition in interior design competition

This computer rendering shows the entry space for a university educational center designed by interior design students Emily Owen and Paige Mason.

This computer rendering shows the entry space for a university educational center designed by interior design students Emily Owen and Paige Mason.

By Liana Bugslag

A project developed by Emily Owen and Paige Mason, fourth-year interior design students in the Fay Jones School of Architecture, was selected as a finalist in the Southwest region for the Interior Design Educators Council’s student design competition.

The Southwest region of the IDEC competition had a total of 18 submissions, and the top three were sent on to the national IDEC Annual Conference, held in February in Indianapolis, to compete with projects from other regions. The 15 finalists from five regions were displayed during the conference. Their faculty sponsor was Marie Gentry, associate professor of interior design.

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