DIT interior designer wins HOK competition

Tanya Smith, a 3rd year BA Interior and Furniture Design student, has won this year's Hamilton Osbourne King (HOK) Interior Design Competition. Julie Campbell, also from the BA Interior and Furniture Design programme, was runner-up. The competition brief was to design an innovative spatial plan for a standard three bed semi-detached house with particular attention to be given to overall spatial design, materials, storage, lighting, services and building regulations. Tanya and Julie were presented with their awards last Thursday evening at a ceremony in Mountjoy Square.

From left: Michelle Breslin, Tanya Smith (Winner), Neville Knott (programme co-ordinator), Julie Campbell (Runner-up), Linda Langohr, Miguel Diaz, Orla Keane, Aideen O Neill, Anna Ushakova.

Speaking at the presentation Tanya said; 'This competition is very prestigious. It provides us, as students, with a great opportunity to showcase our work. It also generates great publicity for us as interior architects. It is a great honour to have won.' As part of her prize Tanya won a laptop and her work, along with the other finalists, will be included in the HOK supplement magazine in the Irish Independent.

From left: Tanya Smith and Julie Campbell with visuals of their winning design.

There were eight finalists in total: Michelle Breslin, Julie Campbell (Runner-up), Miguel Diaz, Orla Keane, Linda Langohr, Aideen O'Neill, Tanya Smith (Winner), and Anna Ushakova. The final was attended by two representatives from HOK, Carolyn Coyle and Gillian Patterson, programme co-ordinator Neville Knott and heads of school from the Faculty of Applied Arts.

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