Marywood University News

Interior Architecture Students Win Top International Design Awards

In 2020, Marywood University senior Interior Architecture students were notified that they received three of the top ten international design awards from Formica Brand Corporation. Jessica Reid, Oxford, N.J., was awarded third place for her “G Table”, and she received $500. She will also be featured in Form Magazine. Allison Plunkett, Hatboro, Pa., received fifth place with her “Imagination Table” design; and Brandon Freely, Clifford Twp., Pa., rounded out the top ten designs with his “Geode Table” design.

The senior interior architecture students designed their pieces as part of their Comprehensive Studio Design Project under the direction of Maria MacDonald, director of undergraduate interior architecture studies, and Thomas Gongliewski, shop manager/technician for the School of Architecture. The project called for designs that included constructability with working construction drawings as part of the design submission. 

More than 175 architecture and interior design students across the United States and Canada demonstrated their creativity at the Formica Corporation’s 2020 FORM Student Innovation Competition. Students showcased their creativity by designing furniture pieces for resimercial spaces that embraced the blurring lines between nature and technology. The designs also incorporated patterns from Formica’s SurfaceSet® 2020 Collection.