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Vote for Harrington Interior Design Grad Student in IIDA Student Competition

November 20, 2012 General, Awards & Competitions, Interior Design 0 Comments

Taylor Lopez, a student in Harrington College of Design’s Interior Design master’s program, is among the leading vote-getters among 80-plus entries so far in the Sustainable Student Design Competition from the International Interior Design Association (IIDA). Voting closes Nov. 30, and winners will be announced Dec. 6.

Taylor’s project, Fraîche: A Farm to Table Restaurant, would repurpose an historic Louisiana dairy barn into a combination  restaurant, educational center, and community gathering place.  In her project description, she says, “This project is dedicated to the most basic and traditional forms of sustainability, embodying the ideas of ‘reduce, reuse, recycle.’ Fraîche portrays repurposing as an all encompassing concept. This approach to sustainability is presented as an alternative to the often expensive, complicated, and costly technology used to recycle resources.”

The contest is designed to celebrate original sustainable design and recognize emerging professionals for their fresh ideas. Judging is based on originality and creativity; how well the entry evokes interior design aesthetic and sustainable design; and the ranking of the entry in public voting. The first-place winner will receive $1,500. Vote now to help support Taylor - you can vote once every 24 hours through the end of this month.

Good luck, Taylor, we’re pulling for you!

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