Students Design Project for Habitat for Humanity

A group of Meredith College interior design students recently worked with local designer Edward Walker, known for his appearances of TLC’s “Trading Spaces,” to promote Habitat for Humanity’s Wake County ReStore.
The students and Walker repurposed bi-fold doors from the Habitat Wake ReStore into headboards, room dividers and decorative screens. Their work was displayed at the Southern Ideal Home Show in April. The goal was to inspire others to check out the Habitat Wake ReStore for items that could be used in similar ways.

Meredith participants were Breanne Lutz, Kelsey Davis, Victoria Benbassat, Nancy Roscigno, Karen Caira, Caroline Ashworth, Kaitlin Williams, Susan McLain, Kathryn Trogdon Samantha Perry and Kristen Dee. The students are members of Meredith’s student chapter of the American Society of Interior Designers (ASID).

Associate Professor Jane Crowley is Meredith’s ASID chapter advisor.

“The students learned how interesting and diverse the solutions were to re-purposing an interior building component,” Crowley said. “The process was a beneficial hands on, three dimensional project, perfect for inclusion in their portfolios.”

Date Submitted: 2010-05-03

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