Four Chaminade University Environmental + Interior Design (E+ID) students and two graduates of the program were among the winners of “2017 Design Excellence Awards” presented by the Hawaii Chapter of the American Society of Interior Designers (ASID).
Receiving an Award of Merit were students Gerlie Valdez and Petrice Goto for their design of the Pantawan Arts & Learning Center in the Philippines, and Nicolle Soriano for a classroom renovation project at Holy Nativity School in Honolulu.
In addition, student McKenna Makizuru won an Award of Honor for her design work on Kawailoa Village, a community residence for homeless youth.
Alumna Beverly Clemente with the G70 design firm received an Award of Merit for the Hawaii Pacific Health – Kapiolani Medical Specialists project. Also, alumna Lyndee Park from INspiration Interiors Design Studio won an Award of Merit for the company’s Kitchen, Bath & Closet Showroom retail project.
“At Chaminade, we educate, engage and empower students to respect, appreciate and inspire design of the built environment,” pointed out Joan D Riggs, E+ID program director. Accordingly, graduates are prepared for careers in the fields of interior design, architecture and related professions.
Chaminade is well represented on the ASID Board of Directors for 2017-18. Alumni Nancy Schnur and Cassandra Okimoto are president and communications director, respectively; and undergraduate Jenelyn Sison is the student representative.
Chaminade University’s Division of Humanities and Fine Arts offers the only accredited, degree-granting Environmental + Interior Design program in Hawaii. This Bachelor of Fine Arts program satisfies the educational requirement for professional licensing through the National Council for Interior Design Qualification.