BCIT Interior Design students receive Honorable Mention for Indigenous-inspired project

BCIT Interior Design student Kelly Wu

BCIT Interior Design students Kelly Wu and Lauren Binstead received an Honorable Mention at the 2019-2020 IDEC (Interior Design Educators Council) Student Design Competition sponsored by Council for Interior Design Qualification.

The student project submission was titled “Self Circle“. This project was inspired by the tenets of Salish First Nations groups with the design of this center striving to nurture a person’s sense of self. In line with First Nations beliefs, a connection to materials from the land supports this journey to deepening the bond to your truest self. The pure qualities of a circle, a repeated motif in First Nations culture, inspires equity and respect between all individuals regardless of their status or progress to achieving equilibrium. Movement throughout the space echoes this levelness and clarity. At its core, an emphasis on balance within the design is what fosters this wholeness and harmony within a person.”

Thank you for the support of the amazing faculty and staff from the BCIT Interior Design Department: Tiia Manson, Sharon Hollingsworth, June Fong, Manon Pace, Kathyrn Lange, Robin McIntosh and Wayne DeAngelis.

BCIT Interior Design student Lauren Binstead

This competition saw a 96 submissions from 38 schools. Of the submissions, 91 were undergraduate and five were graduate entries. The top three undergraduate entries and top graduate entries from each region were displayed during the 2020 IDEC Annual Conference in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

Congratulations everyone!

BCIT continues to offer applied education in a format appropriate to the unfolding global situation. The School of Construction and the Environment is accepting applicants for its upcoming intake of the program. Learn more about the BCIT Interior Design program.

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