2013 Winners

ERIKA WATSON
IOWA STATE UNIVERSITY

erikawatsonGraduated May 2014

Erika Watson is a current student at Iowa State University. She has an interest in hospitality design, but chose to enroll in a healthcare-based senior capstone studio her last semester in order to explore the ways that healthcare interiors are enriched by designing with a hospitality design mentality, and thereby improving patient experience.

In the fall of 2012, Erika studied abroad in Rome. This really sparked her passion to travel, and gave Erika an understanding of how culture influences design which she hopes to apply to future projects. This past summer Erika interned with Hirsch Bedner Associates in Santa Monica. California, working with a team of designers on a luxury hotel located in Haikou, China.

Erika is the secretary of the ISU Interior Design Student Association, a member of the National Society of Leadership and Success, and participates in intramural sports at Iowa State.

MARIE MCKENNA
CORNELL UNIVERSITY

Graduated May 2013

SAMANTHA GERACI
CORNELL UNIVERSITY

Graduated May 2015