Gwinnett Tech Interiors Students Win Excellence Awards
Recognition Marks Third Consecutive Year of Achievement
Students from Gwinnett Technical College's Interiors program were recently recognized with Awards of Excellence in the 2006 American Society of Interior Designers (ASID) student competition, marking the third year of consecutive achievement at this level.
Students from design schools throughout Georgia submitted projects for consideration, with Gwinnett Tech being the only technical college competing against four-year colleges and universities. There were 400 entries in this year's Southeastern ASID Student Awards division and industry judges awarded only seven student recognitions.
Gwinnett Tech's Greg Anderson won the Bronze Award in the individual category for his Yoshida Residence project.
Lisa Hawkins, Sabrina Tate and Mayra Landeverde Zavala from Gwinnett Tech were Silver Award winners in the group residential category for the team's Augustine Townhouse renovation.
The winners were announced and recognized at a banquet at Puritan Mill in Atlanta late last month, where the winning projects were on display.
"The value that these awards have for the student winners and their career is huge," said Susan Arnold, interiors program director, Gwinnett Tech. "The leaders in the design field attend the awards ceremony and become aware that Gwinnett Tech is producing talented and knowledgeable graduates, which leads to job opportunities for students."
Gwinnett Tech offers a diploma and an associate degree in Interiors, as well as certificates for interior design assistants and in painted and faux finishes.
For more information on Gwinnett Tech's ASID student winners or the Interiors program, contact 770-962-7580 or visit www.GwinnettTech.edu.