April 5, 2017

ASID Holds Annual Design Student Summit

Over 200 students from design schools across the nation attended the American Society of Interior Designers (ASID) annual student summit this past weekend, hosted by the University of Oklahoma.

This year, students at SCALE (formerly know as LAUNCH) attended educational seminars, interactive break-out sessions and numerous networking sessions. Attendees also took a special tour of the Oklahoma City National Memorial and Skydance Bridge, designed in a partnership with SCALE’s Keynote Speaker Hans Butzer of Butzer Architects and interim dean of the University of Oklahoma’s College of Architecture.

Grand prize winner Yu-Hsiang Fu of the New York School of Interior Design.

However, the highlight of the 3-day conference, sponsored by Benjamin Moore and Hansgrohe, was the student portfolio awards held on Sunday to a packed auditorium. The competition judges awarded the $5,000 Grand Prize scholarship to Yu-Hsiang Fu, who is pursuing a Master’s of Interior Design at the New York School of Interior Design.

Meichun Cai of the School of Visual Arts.

Fu also won one of the four $2,500 scholarships awarded and a Studio O+A internship. Also winning $2,500 scholarships for portfolio projects were Meichun Cai from the School of Visual Arts with a Gensler internship; Cammy Aw from Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD) with an HKS internship; and Hinako Nakagawa from Parsons with an HOK internship.

Cammy Aw from Savannah College of Art and Design.

All scholarships are funded by GIVING MOORE, a foundation of Benjamin Moore.

Hinako Nakagawa from Parsons.

This year’s Portfolio competition judges included Ane Rocha, Design Director at Gensler; Jennifer Kolstad, VP, Director of Interior Architecture at HKS Architecture; Stephen Beacham, Principal and Director of Design, Interiors at HOK; and Neil Bartley, Studio Director at O+A New York.

> Click here to view each student’s portfolio

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