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Local USM Interior Design student earns award at regional ASID competition

Students from the Interior Design program in the School of Construction and Design at the University of Southern Mississippi earned honors at the regional ASID Awards held by the American Society of Interior Designers (ASID) South Central Chapter, including four Silver and four Bronze Awards.
The South Central Chapter of ASID recognizes the most outstanding work by interior design students each year and includes member universities based in Arkansas, Mississippi, and Louisiana.
“Our students’ work has been recognized through a blind-juried process by professional interior designers from surrounding states,” said Claire Hamilton, associate professor in interior design. “Receiving these awards not only identifies our students as some of the top performers in the region, but proves that their work is meeting rigorous design standards.”
Lindsey King, senior interior design major at USM from Jayess, recognizes the networking and professional opportunities provided by the ASID student chapter.
“As a student, it is a remarkable feeling to know that there are clubs and organizations that we can be a part of on campus that push us beyond our comfort zones,” said King. “ASID provides valuable networking opportunities and offers workshops that have enhanced my education; I am learning the skills needed to become a professional interior designer, and Southern Miss is helping me to pursue that dream.”
King was among those earning awards and received a Silver Award in Hand Rendering.
The hand rendering was created for a class assignment with the goal of learning to visually communicate an idea to clients by using elements of design and a combination of media. The priority for this piece was to show the texture of the materials and vibrancy of the colors of the focal pieces, while having the rest of the drawing fade into the background for contrast.