Design Showdown 2019

Interior Architecture & Design Students Present Projects in Shark-Tank Style Set Up at Boston Design Center

Master of Ceremonies Eric M. Haydel, Principal Eric Haydel, Haley Jackson, winner, Junior IAD UMassD.  Kristan McLaughlin General Manager Innovation & Design Building/Boston Design Center
Master of Ceremonies Eric M. Haydel, Principal Eric Haydel, Haley Jackson, winner, Junior IAD UMassD. Kristan McLaughlin General Manager Innovation & Design Building/Boston Design Center

When: Friday, March 29, 2019 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Where: Design Showdown at The Loft, Boston Design Center
What: Selected design students presented projects in a Shark-Tank style set up followed by a reception at which winners were awarded.

About the Event

Design Showdown is a competition in which design students are challenged to imagine a showroom of the future in Boston Design Center that combines innovative design, functionality, and elements of social responsibility. The competition is free and open to students currently enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate program in interior design or interior architecture at an educational institution in New England. Each submission must be original work created by an individual student. A panel of design professionals will judge the competition. Design Showdown is a collaboration among the Boston Design Center and the American Society of Interior Designers’ New England chapter.

UMassD students selected to compete

  • Haley Jackson Winner
  • Michael Moriconi finalist Junior IAD UMassD
  • Mary Richards finalist Junior IAD UMassD
  • Rebecca Main finalist Junior IAD UMassD
Michael Moriconi UMassD, Maria Markova BAC, Haley Jackson UMassD
Michael Moriconi UMassD, Maria Markova BAC, Haley Jackson UMassD Master of Ceremonies Eric M. Haydel, Principal Eric Haydel, Mary Richards UMassD, Rebecca Main UMassD
The judges with student winners
The judges with student winners. Gail Ravgiala Design Editor; Brent Zeigler, President Dyer Brown; Maria Markova Boston Architectural College; Haley Jackson University of Massachusetts Dartmouth;  Sam Aquillano, Founder/Executive, Design Museum Foundation. Jennifer Bardsley, Owner Jennifer Bardsley Design, Larissa Cook, Executive Vice President, FBN Construction.

Featured in ID Boston Volume 13.


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