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Interior Design Students Win Both Awards at 2019 IIDA NY Gala

Just before the conclusion of the 2018-2019 academic year, two interior design students added an additional award to their resumes.

Angela Cerroni, ’22, and Briana Chriss, ’19, were awarded first and second place, respectively, in the Student Work category at the 2019 IIDA NY Gala. 

All interior design students in Western New York were able to submit an individual project that was completed between January 1, 2015 and December 31, 2018. In order to meet submission guidelines, entries were required to include 1-7 color images of the project, 1-3 floor plans and a short project statement that described the project’s objectives, challenges, solutions and any features that are unusual or unique.

According to IIDA NY, entries were judged on the basis of excellence in aesthetics, design, creativity, and function. The winning design projects were selected by a jury of design professionals from the Western New York area. Cerroni’s first place entry and Chriss’ second place entry can be seen below.








In addition to Cerroni and Chriss’ wins, a handful of Villa alumni were also named winners.

Laura Wax, ’08 and Kristin Ertel, ’99, of L2K Design won the Healthcare Design category for their design of Transit Meadow Pediatrics. 








Todd Piotrowski, ’10, of Carmina Wood Morris won the the Corporate Design Category for the team’s design of Campus Labs.








Harrison Walsh, who was a student in 2005-2006, of CannonDesign, won the Education Design Category for the team’s design of the Laurier Brantford YMCA. 








Some additional photos of the evening can be seen below.

















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