Interior Design

Great at What We Do


  • Masonry Institute of Iowa Design Competition
    Graduate student Amy Ciani, interior design, and second-year architecture student Justin Massey won first place in the 2009 Masonry Institute of Iowa Design Competition with their entrance design proposal for a historic fish hatchery in South Dakota, developed in an architecture studio class.
  • Hospitality Design Awards
    Designs by three senior interior design students took top honors in the fifth annual Hospitality Design Awards competition (2009) sponsored by Hospitality Design magazine. Michael Goodsmith, Cedar Rapids, won first place in the student category with his conceptual designs for a sustainable nightclub. A concept for an upscale hotel and spa by Anna Anderson, Waukee, and Jennifer Irey, Davenport, was a finalist. They developed their projects in the interior design senior studio taught by assistant professor Jihyun Song.
  • Research in the Capitol
    Gina Assmann, Omaha, Neb., presented her research on medical decision aids to legislators and others at the fourth annual Research in the Capitol event in the rotunda of the State Capitol Building in Des Moines in 2009.