Meredith Students Win Design Competition

Meredith students earned first and third place and two Honorable Mentions in the Otto Zenke Competition, sponsored by the Carolinas Chapter of the American Society of Interior Designers (CCASID).

Senior Mary Rose, of Raleigh, N.C., won first place. She received $1,000 and the Meredith College Interior Design program received a matching $1,000. Senior Emily Cobb, of Raleigh, N.C., won third place. Cobb received a $500 cash prize. Allison van den Berg of Raleigh, N.C., and Molly Timberlake of Lexington, N.C., received Honorable Mentions for their projects.

The annual Otto Zenke student competition is open to all college and university Interior Design programs with Student Chapters of the American Society of Interior Designers (ASID) in North and South Carolina. Rose and Cobb were top winners out of 24 entries.

Martha Burpitt, professor of human environmental sciences, assigned the Otto Zenke competition project to her senior level interior design class; four projects that met all aspects of the problem statement were then submitted to the competition.

Otto Zenke was esteemed as one of the top interior designers in the world; he had design studios in Greensboro, New York and London. A scholarship fund was established in his memory for interior design students in the Carolinas.

Date Submitted: 2010-04-19

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