First Place for Hospitality Design
The University of Southern Mississippi hosted the American Society of Interior Designers (ASID) South Central Student Chapter 2009 Career Day. The event consisted of multiple speakers, a luncheon, a vendor show, and a student competition. Different categories for the student competition included but were not limited to: residential, commercial, hospitality, institutional, artistic, graphic, and 3D modeling. Schools that attended the event and entered the competition included: Mississippi State, Mississippi College, Harding University, and The University of Southern Mississippi.
I was awarded first place in hospitality design for the recent hotel project I completed in my Contract II Interior Design course. The first place award received $100.00 from the ASID organization and a certificate. The hotel design that I received first place for was a semester long project that consisted of the design of a 14,000 square foot hotel located in the Historical District of New Orleans. The project included the design of a shop, a restaurant, a cocktail lounge, a guest bedroom, an accessible guest bedroom, a coffee shop, and multiple lobbies and bathrooms.