Third year student, Hope Tucker is the 2017 IIDA Shining Star Scholastic Award Winner in the Carolinas chapter of the International Interior Design Association. In addition to the strength of her portfolio, Hope was acknowledged by the reviewers for her passion for interior design and her enthusiasm for her future in design practice. In addition to a $2,000 cash award, IIDA will pay Hope’s expenses to attend the Annual Meeting and provide 1 year of membership in IIDA. Yatzel Hernandez, a 4th year student, was 2nd runner-up and received a $750 cash award.
Interior Architecture undergraduate student Logan Pate has received the Student Excellence Award from the Honors Council of Lloyd International Honors College. This is described as “UNCG’s highest academic honor for undergraduates.” This award recognizes excellence as a student both in and out the classroom in such qualities as creativity, initiative, perseverance, service, and leadership.
Two IARc graduate students; Emily-Kate Hannapel and Christopher Scott Vann, won the Heritage After Trump Award (HAT). The HAT competition awarded a prize of $1,000 to the best proposal for a cultural heritage program given the new Trump administration.
Heritage After Trump Award (HAT) Winners
Graduate Students: Emily-Kate Hannapel & Christopher Scott Vann
In 2017, 8 out of 8 IARc students who took the LEED Green Associate Exam passed it. According to the U.S. Green Building Council, “the LEED Green Associates have a documented, up-to-date understanding of the most current green building principles and practices, and are committed to their professional future.” Well done, students!