Green Design Competition Results Announced

Highwoods Properties, the largest owner and operator of suburban office properties in the Southeast, announced on December 2, 2010, that Meredith College interior design student Danielle Stott has won the Highwoods’ sponsored green design competition. Highwoods presented Stott with a check for $500 during a special ceremony.

Highwoods announced this competition in October 2010. Eleven interior design students prepared environmentally responsible interior designs for a 5,200-square-foot office space at Highwood’s ENERGY STAR and Green Globes certified 3600 Glenwood building.

"This has been a terrific project for both Highwoods and Meredith College's interior design program," says Skip Hill, vice president of Highwoods Properties' Raleigh division. "The quality and creativity produced by this team of students left the judging committee with a very difficult task of selecting only one winner. Danielle was selected because her attention to detail and clean design could easily come to life in our building. I applaud all of the students for their hard work over the last few months."

"Any time we can provide our students with a real-life situation, it is a win-win for all parties involved," says Jane Crowley, associate professor of human environmental sciences in Meredith's interior design program. "We try to give students the tools to be as competitive as possible when both looking for a career position and what to expect in an office setting. This way they will be prepared for life after academics."

The winner was chosen based on several criteria including space plan, creativity and realism of concept, finish selections, presentation (boards and video), furniture selection and coordination and environmental responsibility.

Meredith College has the only Council for Interior Design Accreditation accredited interior design program in the Triangle area. For more information on interior design at Meredith, visit http://www.meredith.edu/hes/interior-design.

Date Submitted: 2010-12-06

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