Moore Graduate Students Take Honors in Design Competition

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For Immediate Release
April 29, 2011

(Philadelphia, PA) A team of students from Moore’s MFA in Interior Design program won second place  in the 2011 Student Lighting Design Competition sponsored by the Philadelphia Illuminating Engineer Society (IES), the Philadelphia International Association of Lighting Designers (IALD) and Lightfair International.

The competition is open to all undergraduate and graduate students enrolled in an accredited U.S. institution of higher learning and majoring in one of the following fields: lighting/illumination design, architecture, engineering and interior design. The team from Moore included Colleen Kane, Bethany Seawright, Jennifer Rusnak and Sandra Kang.

The winning designs will be presented at LIGHTFAIR International 2011, to be held May 17 - 19, 2011 in the Lighting Education Lounge at the Pennsylvania Convention Center in Philadelphia. The winning team at LIGHTFAIR will receive $1,000 and second place will receive $500.

Participants were organized into groups of no more than four students and worked cooperatively to develop design submissions. Each team produced an original, unique and creative lighting design for a provided architectural project. In addition, each team designed one custom, decorative luminaire to be used in the design. The final submission included a short video detailing the design process and approach as well as a presentation board to illustrate the design.

Each design was reviewed and judged by a panel of professionals in the lighting industry. The judges were represented by Philadelphia area IALD and IES members.


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Moore College of Art & Design educates students for inspiring careers in art and design. Founded in 1848, Moore is the nation's first and only women's art college. Moore's career-focused environment and professionally active faculty form a dynamic community in the heart of Philadelphia's cultural district. The College offers nine Bachelor of Fine Arts degrees for women. A coeducational Graduate Studies program was launched in summer, 2009. In addition, Moore provides many valuable opportunities in the arts through The Galleries at Moore, a Continuing Education Certificate program for adults, the 91-year-old acclaimed Youth Art Program for girls and boys grades 1-12, The Art Shop and the Sculpture Park. For more information about Moore, visit www.moore.edu.
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Published on April 29th, 2011