Senior wins national Sherwin-Williams design competition

Posted May 14, 2013

Senior interior design major Tara Holland has won first place in the national Sherwin-Williams STIR Student Design Contest for her entry in the commercial design category.

"Tara submitted such a great entry for this national competition," says Kitty Wasemiller, professor of interior design. "Healthcare design is a leading field that offers designers an important opportunity to make a major difference in their communities, and materials are certainly integral to a project's success."

Holland's entry, for which she won a $2,500 prize, included elements from an assignment completed in an advanced interior design course with Wasemiller last fall. Her ambulatory healthcare center project, the Gaia Women's Center, is a women's healthcare facility concept that creates an exceptional and positive healing environment for its patients, with a complementary paint palette using shades of Sherwin-Williams paint. Holland carefully chose colors, furnishings, materials and design to engender harmony in the space. 

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