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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