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Interior Design Students Sweep HOK Competition

Winners of the HOK Challenge and Interior Design faculty

March 1, 2019

Westphal Interior Design student teams swept the awards in the third annual HOK Philadelphia Futures Design Competition in Interior Design. Two-person student teams from area Architecture and Interior Design programs competed for internships and cash prizes. First Place, including a $6,000 prize and 3-month internships went to Leah Stoner and Taylor Regester (3rd year grads); Second Place, with a $4,000 prize went to Justin Lee and Eunbi Kim (junior and 3rd year grad); Third Place, with a $2,000 prize went to Kristianne Simeon and Aishwarya Gunta (2nd year grads). This is the third year of the event, and Westphal students have taken first place all three years.

Jurors for the awards were: Mark Strauss, Strategic Advisor for the International Well Building Institute and past President of Interior Design Magazine; Paul Makovsky, Editor in Chief for Contract Magazine; Richard Mark, Richard Mark Design; Nanoko Umemoto, RUR Architecture; Brad Fiske, Artist and Anna Merriman, Curbed Philly.

HOK is a global design, architecture, engineering and planning firm with offices on three continents. HOK designs buildings and spaces that respond to the needs of people and the environment.