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The American Society of Interior Designers Announces Student Award Winners

(March 22, 2018 – Washington, D.C.) – The American Society of Interior Designers (ASID) is pleased to announce the internship winners of the 2018 ASID Student Portfolio Competition (SPC) and the winners of the 2018 ASID Student Chapter Awards (SCA). The winners were recognized at SCALE: The ASID National Student Summit in Los Angeles on February 25, 2018.

“ASID is dedicated to supporting and recognizing the outstanding achievements of interior design students,” said ASID CEO, Randy Fiser, Hon. FASID. “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. It was a challenge to select this years SPC and SCA winners, a compelling indicator of a bright future for the interior design industry.”

2018 ASID Student Portfolio Competition Winners
(L to R) Min Q Chung, Student ASID, New York School of Interior Design; Rachel Snow, Student ASID, Auburn University; Khadeine Ali, Student ASID, Savannah College of Art and Design; Randy Fiser, Hon. FASID, CEO, ASID; Luke McLindon, Student ASID, Savannah College of Art and Design; Kaylen Parker, Student ASID, The University of Texas at Austin; Briana Guin, Student ASID, Auburn University; Fei Liu, Student ASID, New York School of Interior Design; Xingying Du, Student ASID, Pratt Institute


















ASID Student Portfolio Competition

In its third year, The ASID Student Portfolio Competition generates the best collection of student design projects in the nation. Submissions are evaluated on conceptual thought, content of work submitted, and the student’s record of achievement. Judging includes two rounds of online reviews and one round of finalist interviews at SCALE. The 2018 experience culminated at SCALE, where finalists presented their portfolios to a panel of judges in the hope of securing a 2018 internship with Benjamin Moore, Gensler, HKS Architects, HOK, Humanscale, ICRAVE, Perkins+Will, or Studio O+A,

The 2018 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.

Each one of the SPC internship winners received a $2100 scholarship from the Benjamin Moore & Co. Foundation, in addition to their 2018 internship.

Internship Winner: Benjamin Moore

Xingying Du, Student ASID: Pratt Institute

Internship Winner: Gensler   

Fei Liu, Student ASID: New York School of Interior Design

Internship Winner: HKS   

Minkyoo Chung, Student ASID:  New York School of Interior Design                             Internship Winner: HOK

Luke McLindon, Student ASID:  Savannah College of Art and Design

Internship Winner: Humanscale

Khadeine Ali, Student ASID: Savannah College of Art and Design

Internship Winner: ICRAVE

Briana Guin, Student ASID:  Auburn University

Internship Winner: Perkins+Will

Rachael Snow, Student ASID: Auburn University

Internship Winner: Studio O+A

Kaylen Parker, Student ASID: University of Texas at Austin


ASID Student Chapter Awards                                           

The ASID Student Chapter Awards recognize achievement among ASID student chapters and the leaders who enrich the ASID student member experience.

The 2018 SCA panel of judges included Kelsey Kees, ASID, LEED AP, Interior Designer, SFCS Architects; and AJ Paron-Wildes, Allied ASID, National A&D manager, Allsteel.

The ASID Student Chapter of the Year award recognizes a single ASID student chapter that has provided exceptional service to its student members, professional associates, and community.

2018 Winner: Auburn University


The ASID Student Volunteer of the Year Award

The ASID Student Volunteer of the Year Award recognizes the dedication and leadership of an outstanding ASID student chapter leader.

2018 Winner: Nicole Perry, Student ASID, Past-President, UCLA Extension

Learn more at asid.org.


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