Baileigh Petty Named Winner of Daltile Design Scholarship
Philadelphia, PA, November 15, 2017-Daltile, in partnership with the American Society of Interior Designers (ASID) Foundation and the Booz Allen Hamilton Innovation Center, is excited to announce Baileigh Petty as the grand prize winner of the sixth annual Daltile Interior Design Scholarship, presented by the ASID Foundation.
A panel of experts from the design industry and beyond used their experience to judge and award scholarships to Petty and three finalists.
This year’s challenge was to reimagine the Booz Allen Hamilton Innovation Center using Daltile products and incorporating Fitwel components to create a stimulating, comfortable, and futuristic space for employees. Students were asked to look at the entire Innovation Center space and identify areas of opportunity throughout the floor plan that could be redesigned to increase occupant health and comfort, while adhering to a $25,000 to $50,000 budget limitation.
This year’s judges included Shelly Halbert, director of product design at Dal-Tile; Brinda Sen Gupta, deputy director of the Booz Allen Innovation Center; Margaret Fogarty, senior project designer of OTJ Architects; and Kristina Tribell, junior associate at Abel Design Group and the winner of last year’s Daltile Interior Design Scholarship Competition presented by the ASID Foundation.
Petty, a senior at Utah State University majoring in interior design, was named this year’s grand prize winner during a special event at the Daltile Philadelphia Design Studio on November 15. In her winning project, Petty transformed the Center’s recharge room, a space for employees to take a break from their work, enjoy healthy snacks and coffee, and network with their colleagues in a relaxed environment. Her winning design showcased a variety of products from Daltile, including Fabric Art, Amity, Panoramic Porcelain Surfaces, and Volume 1.0.
In addition to Petty, three runners-up were each awarded $2,500 scholarships. This year's scholarship recipients are:
• Grand Prize: $10,000 Scholarship Winner: Baileigh Petty, Utah State University
• First Runner-Up: $2,500 Scholarship Winner: Brianne Brooks, Utah State University
• Second Runner-Up: $2,500 Scholarship Winner: Amanda McRae, Utah State University
• Third Runner-Up: $2,500 Scholarship Winner: Sasitorn Wangspa, Utah State University
Similar to last year’s competition, the school or university with the highest number of completed entries was awarded a $10,000 grant for their interior design program. For the second year in a row, Utah State University won the grant, with 70 students entering the competition.