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Source: Amy Boesen,
News release prepared by: Barbara Anderson 785 532-1304,

Monday, May 3, 2010


MANHATTAN -- A Kansas State University interior design student has earned the Student Gold Award in the third annual Mid-America Design Awards, sponsored by the International Interior Design Association's Mid-America chapter.

Amy Boesen, senior from Sedgwick, earned the top honor for the New York City loft design project she completed in 2009 for an interior design studio class taught by K-State's Lindsay Clark, assistant professor of interior design.

In announcing the honor at the competition April 16 in Wichita, Cheryl Durst, CEO of the International Interior Design Association said, "The winner was selected for implementing well thought out space planning supported by detailed 3-D renderings and an appropriate application of color."

"I am so excited to win the student Gold Award at the Mid-America Design Awards," Boesen said. "I am so honored by the comments made about my project and I got to meet a lot of great people here. I think this event is a great opportunity for students to get involved and network with professionals."

Boesen said she was encouraged to enter the competition by Catie Carpenter, a 2008 graduate of K-State in interior design who now works at GLMV Architecture in Wichita.

The International Interior Design Association is an international professional networking and educational association with more than 13,000 members from more than 30 chapters around the world. It is committed to enhancing the quality of life through excellence in interior design and the advancement of interior design through knowledge, value and community. The association's Mid-America chapter covers Kansas and Missouri and has three City Centers in Kansas City, St. Louis and Wichita.