NKBA Announces Student Design Competition Winners
Mar 30, 2010
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The National Kitchen & Bath Association announced the eight winners of the 2009/2010 NKBA Student Design Competition. Winners will be awarded at the NKBA Design Competition Awards Luncheon on Friday, Apr. 16, 2010 at the Kitchen & Bath Industry Show (KBIS) at McCormick Place in Chicago.

Sponsored by Sub-Zero/Wolf and Waypoint Living Spaces, the Student Design Competition is staged as a way to identify rising stars in the kitchen and bath industry. This year the competition challenged young designers to create safe, functional spaces while adding modern conveniences and maintaining the historic ambiance of a homeowners’ 1910 Arts & Crafts “Shingle House” located in the Pacific Northwest. Hundreds of entries were received.

In the Kitchens category the First Place winner was Hillaree Harris of Brigham Young University – Idaho, Rexburg, ID. Second went to Clarisse McCann of Brigham Young University – Idaho, Rexburg ID. Third went to Piper Walters, Dakota County Technical College, Rosemount, MN. An Honorable Mention was awarded to Lisa Lally, East Carolina University, Greenville, NC.

In the Bathrooms category, the First Place award went to Clarisse McCann of Brigham Young (who took second in the Kitchens category, above). Second went to Lisa Womach, West Valley College, Saratoga, CA. Third went to Teresa Simon, Lakeland College, Vermilion, AB, Canada. An Honorable Mention was awarded to Sophia Hebener, Arapahoe Community College, Littleton, CO.

The NKBA is accepting entries for the 2010/2011 Student Design Competition, which will challenge students at NKBA-accredited colleges to remodel a luxury high-rise apartment in downtown Chicago. Once again sponsored by both Waypoint Living Spaces and Sub-Zero/Wolf, the competition requires students to remodel an outdated 1960s condominium with a contemporary motif featuring high-end materials and appliances. Winning entries will be recognized during KBIS 2011 in Las Vegas.

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