Interior Design Student Wins KlingStubbins Award

  • Interior Design Award

For Immediate Release
March 24, 2010

(Philadelphia, PA) Moore interior design undergraduate Stephanie Kozak won first place in the 8th annual KlingStubbins Interiors student design competition. The competition held last fall asked students to design a two-story interactive restaurant. They then had seven hours to come up with a design concept, floor plans and prepare boards.

Winning students received a cash award at a ceremony on November 5, 2009 and were given the opportunity to network with prospective employers in the Philadelphia design community.

Kozak, a student member of the American Society of Interior Designers Pennsylvania East Chapter, was also featured in an article in the chapter newsletter. Fellow Moore interior design undergraduate Kia Witherspoon, Student Representative of the Philadelphia Chapter of ASID, wrote the article about Kozak's win.

“My mind was set on creating something original and creative,” said Kozak, whose restaurant concept reflected her simple and elegant style. The kitchen and bar were the focal point of her design. “The overall feel of the space incorporated elements of texture, color, and a warm and friendly feel,” she said.

Kozak, who is in her senior year, credits the interior design program at Moore for giving her the knowledge and skills to win the competition.

“Moore is still one of the few design schools that focuses on hand drafting and sketching,” she said. “Being able to render a floor plan by hand and draw up quick perspectives is not only important in this type of competition but also in the professional field.”

Besides the thrill of actually winning the competition, Kozak embraced the opportunity to meet professionals in her field.

“Networking at the award ceremony was one of the most memorable parts of the night,” she said. “I collected over a dozen business cards from architects and designers at KlingStubbins, and many other design representatives. I encourage all students to take advantage of these opportunities because you never know where it may lead you.”

Before enrolling at Moore, Kozak, who is from East Windsor, NJ, received an AAS in advertising design from Mercer County Community College in New Jersey.

KlingStubbins is an international design firm with more than 500 employees in offices in six cities, including Philadelphia.

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March 20, 2010
Moore interior design student Stephanie Kozak won first place in the 8th annual KlingStubbins Interiors student design competition and is featured in an article in the American Society of Interior Designers newsletter.

Published on March 23rd, 2010