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Who Were the Last Designers Standing

November 21, 2008

Graphic design

This past summer interior design students embarked on a journey to create the ideal home for senior citizens. Now, students Diana Dougherty and Michelle Prieston have been awarded a $1,000 cash prize and were named Last Designers Standing at the American Association of Homes and Services for the Aging (AAHSA) Annual Conference which was just held at Philadelphia Convention Center.

The competition assigned our student teams a project to create design solutions that address healthcare, safety and quality of life issues for senior citizens. Working on the floor of the Convention Center, our Interior Design students painted, hammered and sawed their ideas to life. They had 48-hours, a small budget and a union carpenter to transform a nursing-home room into a special home for an AAHSA member while conference attendees watched and then voted on their favorite design.

Congratulations to Amanda Pincin, Christopher Hansen, Megan McGregor, Katelyn Goodman, Ravneet Yerram and Veronica Lawson who also participated.