IADT-Seattle Interior Design Student Awarded 2nd Place in 13th Annual Northwest Design Awards

April 3, 2012

IADT logoSeattle, Washington – April 3, 2012 – IADT-Seattle is proud to announce that interior design student Joyce Xia won 2nd place honors and a $750 scholarship in the student design category at the 13th Annual Northwest Design Awards Gala on March 8 in Seattle. Designers, architects and students competed with projects in 14 competition categories.

A panel of  industry experts evaluated submissions through an anonymous process, measuring each project on the basis of proportion, composition, use of space, materials and appropriateness of the design solution.

David Ross, the lead Interior Design Instructor at IADT-Seattle who encouraged students to submit their designs for the contest, was thrilled when Xia approached him with a project that she wanted to submit. (See images from her project here.)

David and interior design faculty member Max Lin provided her with ideas and feedback. “It's exciting to see one of our students win a contest where she will get much local recognition and this is the first from our school,” Ross said. “This is what makes my job so rewarding - seeing students like Joyce being rewarded for what they are so talented at. I couldn't be happier for her!”

Among the more than 275 members of the design community attending the gala were instructors Ross and Lin, several of Xia’s interior design classmates, IADT-Seattle Campus Director of Education Kara Henry and Campus Director of Career Services Laura Nielsen. “We are so proud of Joyce and know that this is just the beginning of many accomplishments to come,” Nielsen said.

About the International Academy of Design and Technology in Seattle
With more than 30 years as an established institution, the International Academy of Design and Technology offers students a hands-on education with experienced faculty dedicated to providing students with the necessary skills, knowledge, support and guidance to pursue fulfilling career opportunities in the design and technology fields. The Seattle campus (IADT-Seattle), which opened in 2004, offers degree programs in Fashion Design, Interior Design, Graphic Design, Digital Media Production, Fashion Merchandising, Game Production, Information Technology and Web Design and Development. Students also have the opportunity to take a portion of their coursework online through IADT-Online. The school is accredited by the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools (ACICS). ACICS is a national accrediting agency recognized by the United States Department of Education. Find disclosures on graduation rates, student financial obligations and more at www.iadt.edu/disclosures. IADT-Seattle cannot guarantee employment or salary and is a member of the Career Education Corporation (NASDAQ:CECO) network of universities, colleges and schools. For more information call 206.575.1865 or visit www.iadt.edu/Seattle.