Kimberly Cole, an undergraduate student of interior design in the School of Architecture at The University of Texas at Austin, is the recipient of a $30,000 Angelo Donghia Senior Scholarship in Interior Design, the largest interior design scholarship in the United States.
To be eligible, students in their junior year must submit either a residential or a commercial project they have designed. Each student must also meet grade-point average and portfolio requirements and must be nominated by their interior design faculty members.
Cole, a Houston native, submitted the design Austin’s Muller Center, an Alternative Energy Consortium. The commercial design project was an alternative energy consortium for four companies including solar power, rainwater collection, wind and geothermal considerations.
Scholarship judges are top New York City interior designers and editors. The jury included Thad Hayes of Thad Hayes, Incorporated; Amy Lau of Amy Lau Design; Charles Pavarini, of Charles Pavarini III Design Associates; Carolyn Sollis, designer and editor at large; Masaru Suzuki, designer for Donghia, Incorporated; Newel Turner, style director of House Beautiful; and Donna Warner, editor-in-chief of Metropolitan Home.
Cole is the seventh student from The University of Texas at Austin to win an award since the program’s inception in 2002.
The Donghia Foundation was created under the estate of the late Angelo Donghia, a prominent New York interior designer. It provides support for the advancement of education in the interior design field and the discovery of causes and methods of treatment for AIDS. His Donghia Design Studio showrooms are found worldwide, with about 70 showrooms in the U.S.
For photos and graphics of Cole’s submissions, contact Nancy Kwallek at 512-689-0474 or email@example.com.