2008 Student Design Competition

SDC Winner - Charlotte BravoCHARLOTTE BRAVO
Winner of 2008 ASID Student Design Competition

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The challenge for the 2008 ASID Student Design Competition called on students to develop a design for a luxury skybox. The client is the CEO of major music recording company and would use the skybox for the company"s recording artists when they are in town. Students were instructed to custom-design the skybox that incorporated the company"s logo, brand, and aspects of the company"s musical style.

This year, ASID received the highest number of submissions than any prior year with 102 entries. After three days and a difficult deliberation the judges selected Charlotte Bravo"s entry, Urban Heat, as the winner of the competition. Ms. Bravo, an ASID Student Member since 2007, attends George Washington University. As the top prize winner, she received a monetary award of $2,000 and her winning design will be displayed in Chicago at the annual NeoCon Conference.

The awards jury for the Student Design Competition—comprised of Pat Kleutz, ASID; Marsha Faulkner, ASID; and Joshua Brewinski, Allied Member ASID—felt that Bravo"s design solution was well-presented and cleverly implemented. Her design included a strong concept that creatively used the innovation of space planning, material usage, finish application and color theory. She fulfilled all technical requirements while presenting the information in a clear and concise way.

Ms. Bravo wanted her design entry to reflect her Latin upbringing provide his clients with a dynamic and vivid nature of Latin music through its pop of melon colored letters and the silhouette of the dancing woman. The name is indicative of city life merging with the passion of Latin culture. She felt that she was given an adventurous opportunity to showcase the culturally-enveloping design of international artists and art enthusiasts, while exposing them to sustainable design as well as varying art, media and natural finishes.

Asked how she felt to be the 2008 ASID student design competition winner, Charlotte replied "It is intimidating to have complete free reign in a design, and a feeling of total amazement and gratification to see your creation appreciated, recognized and lauded."


Honorable Mention - Rebecca KahlerREBECCA KAHLER
Honorable Mention, 2008 ASID Student Design Competition

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In addition to the winner, the judges also acknowledged Rebecca Kahler as an honorable mention for her creative design in the competition. As a student member of ASID, she attends Arapahoe Community College in Littleton, CO. Ms. Kahler has been a member of ASID since 2008, and plans to graduate within the next two years. The judges commented that her design was extraordinarily creative and innovative in all aspects of design. They also appreciated the individual quality of her rendering style throughout her project.

Again, we would like to congratulate and thank both students for participating in this year"s competition.