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April 3, 2001

CSUS Students Sweep
Regional Awards Competition

More than 140 interior design students from colleges throughout California, Nevada, Utah, Oregon and Washington competed in the recent Student Career Forum Design Competition held in San Francisco and California State University, Sacramento students dominated the event by winning three out of the five first place awards.

The first place winners from CSUS are Kelley Morrison, Sindy Park and Michie Schmitz, who worked closely on their projects with CSUS design professors Jim Kenney and Jill Pable.

Morrison's winning design concept was based on converting a conventional existing home into a residence that would accommodate the changing needs of its occupants as they grew older. Her design included water sculptors, custom fireplaces and many natural colors.

Park's received a first place award for her barrier-free residential bathroom design. Replete with ambient lighting and close attention to Americans with Disabilities Act requirements, Park's bathroom concept was a standout submission to the judges.

Schmitz was given top honors for her kitchen design that incorporated edge-illuminated glass countertops, wood detailing and a creative space plan.

Additionally, CSUS students Erica Blue received a second-place award and Angela Elkins was given an honorable mention award.

For information about when the design will be displayed at CSUS call (916) 278-3962. Media assistance is available at the CSUS office of public affairs at (916) 278-6156.


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