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SASD student Danielle Anderson wins American Society of Interior Designers 2012 Design Challenge

Leslie Geary
Monday, March 19, 2012

Danielle Anderson, a senior majoring in interior design at the Shintaro Akatsu School of Design (SASD), has won the American Society of Interior Designers (ASID) Design Challenge for plans she created for a museum installation.

Anderson will be awarded $1,500. She also qualifies for an internship at the consumer interior-design magazine, Fabulous Floors.

The ASID Challenge this year invited students to design a museum exhibit for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Museum in Cleveland.

Anderson won after submitting plans for an exhibition about Ray Charles that included “zones” featuring autobiographical information about his life, video monitors that play clips from Charles’s performances, an interactive game area, as well as display cases to showcase memorabilia.

“Danielle is one of those students who is serious about her work,” said John Kandalaft, chairman of the interior design program at SASD. “For a senior student, wining the competition is a good first step to entering the profession.”


Media contact: Leslie Geary, (203) 576-4625, lgeary@bridgeport.edu