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USU Interior Design Students Sweep National Daltile Scholarship Competition

Monday, Nov. 20, 2017

Brinda Gupta, , Tiffany Westover-Kernan, Baileigh Petty and Gabriela Goodman.

Baileigh Petty a senior interior design student at USU Caine College of the Arts, department of Art + Design and the grand prize winner of the Daltile Interior Design Scholarship, presented by American Society of Interior Designers/ASID. Pictured from left to right: Brinda Gupta from Booz Allen Hamilton, Tiffany Westover-Kernan from the ASID Foundation, Baileigh Petty from USU Art + Design, and Gabriela Goodman, Daltile Marketing Manager.

Every year interior design students of Utah State University’s Caine College of the Arts, department of Art + Design, are encouraged to design and submit their projects to the Daltile scholarship competition co-sponsored by the American Society of Interior Designers (ASID).  In previous years USU interior design students have done well, placing in the competition, and have won the $10,000 grant for having the most participants from a school.

This year was no exception. Students were challenged to design for Booz Allen Hamilton, a consultancy firm located in Washington, D.C.  The design brief asked students to incorporated strategies from the Fitwel certification system into the company’s existing Innovation Center to improve the health and wellbeing of their employees. Designs were developed within a budget, using Daltile products, and following the clients’ guidelines and branding standards.

The reputable interior design faculty at USU collaborated their efforts to involve every interior design student in the program, from freshman to seniors, to design for this 2017 Daltile scholarship competition.  With entries from all 110 interior design students competing for the scholarship, the USU Interior Design program swept all four of the Daltile awards as well as the $10,000 grant. All awards totaled to $27,500.00 for USU’s interior design students.


  • University Grant:  Utah State University $10,000 Grant
  • Grand Prize: Baileigh Petty $10,000 scholarship and a trip to Neo-Con East in Philadelphia to receive her award.
  • 1st Runner Up: Brianne Brooks $2500 scholarship
  • 2nd Runner Up: Amanda McRae $2500 scholarship
  • 3rd Runner Up: Sasitorn Wangspa $2500 scholarship

Contact: Laura Gelfand,

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