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STLCC-Meramec Students Win at Boardwalk Competition

February 28, 2014

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St. Louis Community College-Meramec participants in Boardwalk are, from left, Bridget Gannon, Julie Tesson and Heather Kinkead.

Several St. Louis Community College-Meramec students received commendations at Boardwalk, a regional interior design competition among students from 12 colleges and universities in the Midwest. Maryville University hosted the awards ceremony and gallery opening Feb. 20.

In the Team Project category, Heather Kinkead, Julie Tesson and Bridget Gannon won for their entry, “Wounded Warriors Project.” Students faced the challenge of designing a single-family residence for “wounded warriors” and their families. Their project represented their work in their Interior Design III class, taught by Erin LeClerc.

Kinkead and Beth Engeszer took first and second place, respectively, in the Residential Design category. Students created their designs from a global perspective by choosing a country that was experiencing significant growth. They researched their country’s geographic location, climate conditions, economic conditions and cultural influences. With their data, Kinkead designed an apartment home in Iceland and Engeszer designed an apartment in Norway. This was a project from Interior Design III, taught by LeClerc.

Michael Massey received an honorable mention in the Residential Design category for his project, “Joplin Cottage,” based around temporary housing built for families displaced by the Joplin tornado. The project was from Interior Design, taught by Virginia Heisler.

Kinkead also received an honorable mention in the Retail Design category. Her project, “ICrave Design Competition,” required students to research a “brand” and how it is presently being retailed, and then create a design that translates a “brick and mortar” approach into a futuristic experience using existing as well as yet-to-be-created technology. The project was from Interior Design IV, taught by Heisler.