The interior design of the newly opened William Monroe Trotter Multicultural Center was awarded second place in “New Construction” category at the Association of University Interior Designers (AUID) national competition. The AUID is a national organization for University Interior Designers which annually hosts a yearly competition open to all AUID members. In total, there were 76 entries from 22 designers this year.
The Trotter Multicultural Center design team, lead by Sarah Watson, Interior Senior Designer Auxiliary Capital Projects, received the award.
“We are very honored to receive this recognition and pleased that our efforts to provide a welcoming, inclusive environment for students via the use of design elements, have been recognized by our peers,” Robert Yurk, Housing Services Facilities Director and Auxiliary Capital Projects Director, said.
Criteria for the award included any university project using either “in-house” design and project coordination or outside architects and designers with university review and project coordination. Entries, which must have been completed within two years of the competition date, were judged by professional interior designers, architects, and representatives of the design community.