Interior design majors named to Metropolis Future 100 | Nebraska today

Two undergraduate students from the College of Architecture’s interior design program have been selected for the Metropolis Future 100, a list naming the top 50 interior design students and top 50 graduate architecture students in North America this spring.

Jiang Chen and Lauren Shaul, nominated by Interior Design Program Director Lindsey Bahe, were named to this exclusive list through a competitive process.

From 300 entries and 47 schools from the United States and Canada, Chen and Shaul were selected by a jury of design experts from Metropolis magazine. Those selected are recognized for their potential to define and reinvent the practice of architecture and interior design.

“I am very honored to be selected for the Metropolis Future 100. It is a wonderful affirmation of my academic and design skills that have been developed over my four years as an interior design student,” Chen said.

After graduation, Chen plans to enroll in the Master of Architecture program at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, where he will continue to focus on creating functional, sustainable, and resilient design solutions that blur the boundary between the built environment and nature.

“I’m so excited to be on the Metropolis 100 list,” Shaul said. “Being nominated was already such an honor, but being named to the Future 100 was exciting because I know there are so many talented designers at both ONE and around the nation. As I prepare to graduate and enter the workforce, I think this was a great confidence boost and a great way to end my college career.

Shaul was first exposed to interior design as a child when her father worked on beautiful new homes and was inspired by the whole process. After graduation, Shaul is still exploring the career path option she plans to pursue.

“Recognition of the excellence of our students’ work by such a prestigious international design publication and by a jury of design influencers speaks volumes about the caliber of work that our students achieve after committing to our program. four years,” Bahe said. . “This is proof of the creativity and rigor of our students, our dedicated faculty, and the quality of our distinctive program which aims to educate future interior designers who are driven to pursue interior design solutions. authentic and informed people who are deeply connected to our societal fabric and strive to have a positive impact on our culture.

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