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Thursday, February 28, 2013

UNT Interior Design Team Project Selected As Top Three Southwest Regional Finalists to National IDEC Competition

The UNT Interior Design team project of Tonia Finger, Bridget Williams, and Larry Joe Byer was selected as top three Southwest regional finalists to the IDEC (Interior Design Educator Council) Student Design Competition. The UNT team designed a college space that met the design challenge with a focus on cultural diversity, multiple learning styles and innovative technology under guidance by Interior Design faculty, Cynthia Mohr and Ty Lee. The Southwest region had eighteen submissions to the competition this year and the top three were sent forward to the IDEC national conference in Indianapolis, IN to compete among all regions. There were fifteen total projects brought to this level of the competition from schools across the U.S. and Canada.

The 2012 IDEC competition challenged interior design students to create an innovative college learning space that considered past and present teaching methodologies and the use of technology in the learning environment. The given parameters included the use of existing materials such as wood paneling and brick and space requirements that included a café, a classroom, and a lounge area. 

University of North Texas Interior Design Team Project
Students: Tonia Finger, Bridget Williams, Larry Joe Byer
Faculty: Cynthia Mohr, Ty Lee