Interior Architecture Students Win 2016 Donghia Foundation Scholarship

Woodbury University Interior Architecture program seniors Dominic Luna and Carlos Ramirez were selected as two of fifteen recipients of the Angelo Donghia Foundation Senior Student Scholarship.

The Angelo Donghia Foundation’s Senior Student Scholarship Program in Interior Design was launched in 2002. Through this program the Foundation awards scholarships to deserving students who are entering their senior year in a Baccalaureate Degree Program in Interior Design. Each student winner receives up to a $30,000 US dollars scholarship to be applied to his senior year tuition, board, maintenance and books.

While Woodbury School of Architecture had five recipients within the last years, this double win is a premier for the program. Christoph Korner, Chair of the Interior Architecture program, said, “The growing success at this award and other awards and scholarships is testament of the ever-increasing quality of our interior architecture program. Congratulations to our winners!”

“I am very grateful for receiving this scholarship award and I couldn’t have done it without Carlos,” said Dominic Luna after her win. “We both encouraged each other throughout the process, and I am really glad we won this scholarship together.”

Carlos Ramirez shared his excitement and gratitude about the award, “When I first read the award letter I was very excited and proud to find out that we had not only one but two winners representing Woodbury this year in the Donghia Scholarship competition. We could not have accomplished this without the help of our amazing faculty, especially Kristin King, Christoph Korner, Heather Peterson and Brigid McManama. Many thanks to them for their guidance and support.”

Both students chose their projects from Studio 6, taught by associate professor Heather Peterson, for their submittals. In Peterson’s class, the design of a speculative museum of the future started with the exploration of material experiments using unconventional ingredients like wax and glycerin in order to expand into a new palette of tactile and aesthetic experiences. From there, both projects were developed without a specific site solely growing out of the internal logic of the spatial experience.

Access the official press release here.

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