American Society of Interior Designers Awards Student Internships

LOS ANGELES — There are those who design the interiors of schools, and there are those in school studying to become interior designers. The latter was celebrated last month by the American Society of Interior Designers (ASID), which announced the internship winners of its 2018 ASID Student Portfolio Competition (SPC). The achievements of the eight winners were acknowledged at SCALE: The ASID National Student Summit in Los Angeles on Feb. 25.

The judging criteria for the Student Portfolio Competition, now in its third year, was predicated on “conceptual thought, content of work submitted and the student’s record of achievement,” according to ASID’s website.

“ASID is dedicated to supporting and recognizing the outstanding achievements of interior design students,” said ASID CEO Randy Fiser, Hon. FASID, in a statement. “The top student portfolios exhibited a depth in concept that was carried throughout the design solutions from sketch to space to detail. Strong communicators both visually and verbally, the SPC finalists were required to interview with members of the judging panel as part of the internship award process, a strong differentiator between the SPC and other student design competitions.”

Twenty-two portfolio competition finalists interviewed with judges to score one of eight internships with Benjamin Moore, Gensler, HKS Architects, HOK, Humanscale, ICRAVE, Perkins+Will or Studio O+A as well as a $2,100 scholarship from the Benjamin Moore & Co. Foundation.

And the American Society of Interior Designers SPA Winners Are…

Xingying Du of the Pratt Institute won an internship with Benjamin Moore; Fei Liu of the New York School of Interior Design will intern with Gensler;  Minkyoo Chung from the New York School of Interior Design will intern with HKS; Luke McLindon, Savannah College of Art and Design will go to HOK; Humanscale claimed Khadeine Ali of Savannah College of Art and Design; Briana Guin of Auburn University will go to ICRAVE; Perkins+Will will take Rachael Snow also of Auburn University; and Kaylen Parker of the University of Texas at Austin will intern at Studio O+A.

This year’s SPC panel of judges included Priscilla Ghaznavi, director, Color and Design, Benjamin Moore; Peggy Lee, NCIDQ, CID, associate, Interior Design, Gensler; Jennifer Kostad, ASID, Assoc. AIA, LEED AP BD+C, vice president, director of Interior Architecture, HKS Architects; Clay Pendergrast, AIA, LEED AP BD+C, director of Interior Design, HOK; Jon Harrington, A&D manager California, Humanscale; Elizabeth Von Lehe, Allied ASID, director, ICRAVE; Kate Magee, ASID, LEED Green Associate, Interior Project designer, Perkins+Will; and Dan Kretchmer, director of Projects, Studio O+A.