Industry Experts Selected to Judge Daltile Competition

April 08, 2014

Daltile and the ASID Foundation have announced the panel of judges for the third Daltile Interior Design Scholarship. From interior designers to industry experts, this year’s judges will identify some of the up-and-coming young professionals in the interior design field.

This year’s scholarship competition, titled “Operation Renovation,” challenges students to find a residential or commercial space in need of renovation and then create a redesign to meet the needs of its users. Once selected, students must identify the current issues in the space and explore changes needed to make the space both beautiful and high functioning.

Entries will be judged on the functionality of the design, the aesthetic design and the creative use of Daltile’s newest product offerings by the following panel of industry experts:

- Charrisse Johnston, ASID, LEED AP BD+C, Assoc. AIA, an sssociate at Gensler’s Los Angeles office. Charrisse is a workplace and educational designer and project manager, and she leads the office’s community service/pro bono design efforts.

- Lori Kirk-Rolley, vice president, brand marketing, Dal-Tile, a strategic marketer who oversees the development and execution of marketing programs for the Daltile, American Olean, Marazzi USA and Ragno brands. She also leads the annual Voice of the Customer research programs that provide insight into design trends, consumer needs and specifier interests and behaviors.

- Barbara Marini, FASID, IDEC, a consultant to architectural firms, developers and clients on issues that influence interior space. She is principal of Marini Interiors Inc., a commercial design firm and been the recipient of awards in both academics and design.

- Erika Templeton, editorial director, Interiors & Sources, manages the direction and strategic development of the ever-expanding I&S universe, including print and digital content, live events, education and research deliverables and industry partnerships.

- Kia Weatherspoon, Allied ASID, is president of Determined by Design, a Washington, D.C.-based firm specializing in multi-family and hospitality design. 

The grand-prize winner of the competition will receive a $10,000 scholarship and will be announced at NeoCon 2014. Winners of the first, second and third prizes each will receive a $2,500 scholarship, and 10 Merit Winners will each receive a $1,000 scholarship.
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