Congratulations to BCIT fourth year Bachelor of Interior Design student Kelly Wu Wu for being named to The Future100 by Metropolis Magazine. The Future100 recognizes the most talented young designers graduating from North America’s architecture and design schools each year. Recipients not only proposed beautiful, well-designed spaces or buildings of all types but also pushed the discourse forward with an emphasis on community, inclusivity, and sustainability.
As a recipient of The Future100, Kelly is applauded for her careful detailed schemes for interiors. She is constantly on the hunt for new amenities and experiences that can help connect people with one another in order to build community.
Special thanks to Tiia Manson, Program Head, Bachelor of Interior Design, and Interior Design Instructors Sharon Hollingworth, Kathryn Lange, Robin McIntosh, and Manon Pace for nominating Kelly for this award.
“We are proud of Kelly’s accomplishments,” shares Tiia. “Kelly is a self-directed student open to feedback. She communicates professionally with both instructors and fellow students. Her creativity, resourcefulness, empathy and ability to see a project through made her work distinctive.”
Creating designs that build community
Kelly is no stranger to receiving recognition for her exceptional work in interior design. In 2020, Kelly and her classmate Lauren Binstead’s project, Self Circle, received an Honorable Mention in the Interior Design Educators Council (IDEC) Student Design Competition.
Self Circle was inspired by the tenets of Salish First Nations groups with the design of the 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 one’s 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.
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Imagine a career in interior design
Interior design is an exciting and rewarding career that draws upon creative, technical and problem-solving expertise to improve the function and quality of interior spaces. The BCIT Interior Design program prepares students with the tools they need to become catalysts for the enrichment of human experience and stewards of the natural environment. Graduates of the program are forward-thinkers and innovators who advocate for thoughtful, meaningful, and ethical designs.
“We are proud of our alumni who have completed the Council for Interior Design Accreditation accredited Bachelor of Interior Design program at BCIT. The program provides graduates with the critical thinking skills they need to become a Registered Interior Designer with the Interior Designers Institute of BC, along with all other self-regulatory provincial design associations across Canada,” adds Tiia.
Interested in a career in interior design? Learn more about programs available at BCIT.