SAVANNAH, GA - Meghan Woodcock, an interior design M.F.A. candidate at the Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD), was awarded Best of Competition for the 2008 Student Sustainable Design Competition, sponsored by the International Interior Design Association (IIDA).
Woodcock will receive $1,000 and a complimentary IIDA student membership for the 2008-09 school year for her "Disaster Relief Transportable Schools" design.
Her winning design focuses on the development of an educational facility as a system of modular components to be used and reused in an existing commercial structure as an answer to inadequate post-disaster response for educating displaced students. This new model can be used for all educational facilities, proportionally reducing long-term costs related to demolition, construction and labor by allowing for maximum interior flexibility.
"The IIDA 2008 Student Sustainable Design Competition honors outstanding design students whose work advocates the principles of environmentally responsible design," says Helena Moussatche, interior design professor at SCAD. "Designs are judged for innovative character of the overall design, responsible use of materials, practical application, visual comfort, and sustainable material application."
About the College
Named one of Kaplan's "25 cutting-edge schools with an eye toward the future," the Savannah College of Art and Design is a private, nonprofit, accredited institution with locations in Atlanta and Savannah, GA, and in Lacoste, France. Undergraduate and graduate degree programs also are offered online through SCAD-eLearning. The college offers Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Fine Arts, Master of Architecture, Master of Arts, Master of Arts in Teaching, Master of Fine Arts, and Master of Urban Design degrees. For more information, visit www.scad.edu.