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2014 NKBA GE Charette Competition Winners Announced

July 16, 2014

The National Kitchen & Bath Association (NKBA) and GE Appliances have announced the winners of the NKBA/GE Charette Competition, which awards students with more than $20,000 in scholarships. The competition recognizes students who demonstrate advanced skill in kitchen design by planning a safe, functional kitchen within a three-hour period.

“There is an incredible level of talent and creativity among the students at NKBA-accredited colleges,” said Brandon Hochhalter, design and merchandising manager for GE Monogram. “Each year we recognize the outstanding designs integrating GE Monogram appliances in the kitchen. GE would like to congratulate all the finalists for their excellent designs and wish them continued success in the future.”

Close to 200 students from 19 colleges participated in the challenge, which included creating a kitchen floor plan with specifications, along with a design statement and perspective or elevation of a kitchen featuring GE appliances, completed within three hours.

“We are proud to support the programs that will help develop student designers into the future generation of professional designers,” said 2014 NKBA president John Petrie, CMKBD. “When students have targeted their area of interest in the kitchen and bath industry, we want to offer them opportunity to hone their interest and ability and turn it into a real skill and a solid career.”

The winners include: First place, Donghyuk Kim, Brigham Young University; Second place, Natalie Wood, Brigham Young University; Third place, Breanne Corey, Lakeland College; Fourth place, Katelyn Brands, Alexandria Technical and Community College; and Fifth place, Michelle Talley, West Valley College.
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