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Interior Architecture Students Win Top International Design Awards
Comprehensive Studio Design Project Class
Comprehensive Studio Design Project Class
June 09, 2020

Marywood University senior Interior Architecture students were recently notified that they received three of the top ten international design awards from Formica Brand Corporation. Jessica Reid, Oxford, N.J., was awarded third place for her “G Table”, and she received $500. She will also be featured in Form Magazine. Allison Plunkett, Hatboro, Pa., received fifth place with her “Imagination Table” design; and Brandon Freely, Clifford Twp., Pa., rounded out the top ten designs with his “Geode Table” design.

The senior interior architecture students designed their pieces as part of their Comprehensive Studio Design Project under the direction of Maria MacDonald, director of undergraduate interior architecture studies, and Thomas Gongliewski, shop manager/technician for the School of Architecture. The project called for designs that included constructability with working construction drawings as part of the design submission. 

More than 175 architecture and interior design students across the United States and Canada demonstrated their creativity at the Formica Corporation’s 2020 FORM Student Innovation Competition. Students showcased their creativity by designing furniture pieces for resimercial spaces that embraced the blurring lines between nature and technology. The designs also incorporated patterns from Formica’s SurfaceSet® 2020 Collection.

For additional information about Marywood University’s School of Architecture, please visit, or call the Office of Admissions, at (570) 348-6234. For additional information about the Formica Brand Corporation 2020 Student Design Competition, please visit  Formica Corporation.


(First row left to right): Reva Pettaway, Owings, Md.; Allison Plunkett, Hatboro, Pa.; Thomas Gongliewski, Shop Manager; Courtney Mackrell, Peckville, Pa.; and Natalia Colasurdo, Bloomfield, N.J.

(Second row left to right) includes: Peri Sheerin, Winter Park, Fla.; Emma Johnson, Kresgeville, Pa.; Brandon Freely, Clifford Township, Pa.; and Brooke Ann Jennings-Takach, Dunmore, Pa. Absent from photo: Jessica Reid, Oxford, N.J.

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