The Department of Interior Architecture + Design is proud to announce the top student projects for the Kravet Design of Distinction Awards 2016. Kravet Inc. is a leading company in the to-the-trade home furnishings industry with full lines in fabrics, furniture, wall coverings, trimmings, carpets and accessories. Kravet partnered with Florida State University’s Studio 4 senior and graduate students in their residential project for the 2016 Design of Distinction Awards. The undergraduate award winners were selected based on reviews by FSU faculty led by the course’s instructor, Dr. Jill Pable, and the students’ interior design practitioner advisors Judson Willoughby of Judson Willoughby, LLC, Laura Bryant of Laura Bryant Design, Karen Rowan of Karen Rowan Design, and Kelley Robinson of Workshop131. Graduate student award winners were selected from provided reviews by FSU faculty and interior designers Cynthia Pararo, Zach Azpeitia, and junior designers of Pineapple House, a prominent Atlanta residential interior design firm that provided the students’ project site and client information, offered project advice, and hosted the graduate students’ final presentations in Atlanta. Graduate teaching assistant Brittany Flock assisted the students with their projects.
The winner of the graduate student Design of Distinction Award is Kelli Mihalcin. Kelli’s watercolor interior renderings expressed the warmth of her solution well for the assigned Suwannee, Georgia residence and her juxtaposition of modern forms within the transitional rustic environment proved a winning combination for reviewers. The graduate runner-up was Erin Weinberg.
The winner of the undergraduate student Design of Distinction Award is Mackenzie Lyon. Mackenzie’s consistently high-quality graphic plans and renderings richly described her unique pairing of Mediterranean revival interior details with mid-century modern-leaning furnishings and fabrics from the Kravet line. Runners-up for the undergraduate award were Carly Chervanik, Jordan Dobrow, Savannah Faust, Madison Hogue, Karyn Israel, and Kristina Lara.
The winners and runners-up will receive trophies and certificates from Kravet, and the winner’s projects will be additionally displayed in the Kravet showroom located in the Atlanta Decorative Arts Center.