Two Interior Design Students each received honorable mention awards in the National Daltile Student Competition. Ali Guyman and Ben Roghaar each received $2500 awards. To add to this great news our program received a $10,000 grant from the ASID Foundation to support educational programming. We were the school with the highest number of individual entries to the competition.
For its 5th anniversary, the Daltile Interior Design Scholarship, presented by the ASID Foundation focuses on the unique relationship between nature and design. Biophilia is the concept that people have an inherent desire to connect with nature and natural systems, highlighting the relationship between nature, human biology and the design of the built environment. The principles of biophilic design gives designers the guidance to design spaces that positively impact occupants’ health, productivity, creativity, and wellbeing.
Recognizing the impact biophilic design can have on occupants within a space, Daltile and the ASID Foundation challenge you to design a hotel lobby using key biophilic design principles to address and enhance the guest experience. Your design must be for an existing hotel and must remain within the current structural parameters. Design solutions will be judged on their vision, functionality, human impact, innovation and presentation.
To see more about the program and our student involvement click here