FRCC Interior Design Students Place in International Design Competition

Tiffany Murphy, an Interior Design student at Front Range Community College, won first place in the bath design category of the National Kitchen & Bath Association (NKBA) 2016 North American and Canada Student Design Competition, Schoolhouse Charm. She received a $2,500 scholarship.

Student Rachel Elizabeth McGinley placed third in the bath design competition. Student Suzy Morris placed third in the kitchen design category. Each received a $1,000 scholarship.

Murphy, McGinley, and Morris are invited to attend an awards event at the Kitchen & Bath Industry Show in Orlando, Fla., in January, with travel, lodging, and registrations paid by the NKBA.

Winners were selected by a panel of NKBA certified kitchen and bath industry experts. Because they were designing for an actual build, students had to take into consideration restrictions such as space, colors, and products, as well as a specified cabinet line.

Sponsored by Waypoint Living Spaces™, a division and trademark of American Woodmark Corporation, the NKBA Student Design Competition received hundreds of entries from NKBA student members at colleges and universities across North America. The students’ designs offer insight into fresh design trends created by the industry’s next generation of professional designers. The winning designs will be published in NKBA Magazine, which is distributed to industry professionals internationally.

Murphy’s design will be used for a bath installation in a client’s home, a former schoolhouse.


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About Front Range Community College

FRCC offers nearly 100 degree and certificate programs from locations in Boulder County, Larimer County, Westminster, and Brighton, and online. FRCC is a member of the Colorado Community College System.

About the Colorado Community College System

The Colorado Community College System (CCCS) is the state’s largest system of higher education, serving more than 144,000 students annually at 13 colleges and 39 locations across Colorado. Our open access mission ensures all Coloradans who aspire to enrich their lives have access to quality higher education opportunities. CCCS students save time and money with affordable tuition and fees, concurrent enrollment, and guaranteed transfer to any public university in Colorado. Online courses are available via Colorado Community Colleges Online. CCCS also oversees career and technical programs in our 13 colleges, more than 160 school districts, and six other post-secondary institutions. By partnering with business and industry, CCCS helps employers meet workforce needs and prepares students for direct entry to their chosen career pathway. The vast majority of our students are Colorado residents and, after graduation, 97 percent of our students stay in state, becoming the workforce that powers the Colorado economy and the heart of our neighborhoods, businesses, and communities.

About the National Kitchen & Bath Association and the Kitchen & Bath Industry Show

The National Kitchen & Bath Association (NKBA) is the not-for-profit trade association that owns the Kitchen & Bath Industry Show® (KBIS), as part of Design and Construction Week ® (DCW). With nearly 14,000 member companies representing tens of thousands of members in all segments of the kitchen and bath industry, the NKBA has educated and led the industry since the association’s founding in 1963. The NKBA envisions a world where everyone enjoys safe, beautiful and functional kitchen and bath spaces. The mission of the NKBA is to inspire, lead and empower the kitchen and bath industry through the creations of certifications, marketplaces and networks. For more information, visit NKBA.org or call 1-800-THE-NKBA (843-6522). KBIS® and NKBA® are registered trademarks of the National Kitchen & Bath Association

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John Feeley is director of public relations at Front Range Community College.