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A&D Firm Turns Spotlight on Local Talent


Philadelphia, PA - KlingStubbins recently held its 6th Annual Student Design Competition for local colleges and universities, where students participated in an all-day design charette.

The winners of KlingStubbins Interior's 6th Annual Student Design Competition were:

  • 1st Place Mike Peffall (Drexel University)
  • 2nd Place Alice Cheng (Philadelphia University)
  • 3rd Place Kim Stone (Drexel University)
  • Honorable Mention Jessica DeAngelo (Art Institute of Philadelphia)
  • Honorable Mention Tiffany Finnegan (Art Institute of Philadelphia)
  • Honorable Mention Veeraya Poramait (Drexel University)

Winners received cash awards of up to $2,500 and were announced at an awards ceremony and reception at the Cira Centre's HUB Meeting and Event Center in Philadelphia. The winning students not only participated in receiving their award at that time, but also had the opportunity to be introduced to the Philadelphia design community. Sponsors for this event included Knoll, Brennan's Office Interiors, Steelcase, Allsteel Inc., Advanced Office Environments, Structure Tone Inc., and many more.

"KlingStubbins has always been a great supporter of the education of students and the development of local talent. This annual event not only features the local schools and their individual winners, but also brings together the entire design community for an evening celebrating Interior Design excellence and camaraderie in Philadelphia," says Kimberly Williams, KlingStubbins' national director of interiors.

KlingStubbins provides professional services in all major disciplines within the realm of architecture, engineering, interiors, planning, and landscape architecture. The firm consists of more than 550 professionals in its Cambridge, MA; Las Vegas, NV; Philadelphia, PA; Raleigh, NC; San Francisco, CA; and Washington, DC offices. Its areas of market focus and specialization include Corporate/Commercial, Government, Healthcare, Higher Education, Hospitality/Entertainment, Institutional/Civic, Mission Critical, and Research and Development.

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