MSU Receives National Recognition for Interior Design Renovations
FOX 47 News
EAST LANSING, Mich. ─ Michigan State University’s renovated living and dining facilities received numerous national recognitions during an interior design competition hosted by the Association of University Interior Designers (AUID). This included receiving top marks for the renovation of the Ernst and Young Communication Center.
MSU’s Planning and Projects Office was responsible for the design and execution of these renovations around campus. The PPO oversees interior design, construction, space planning and contractor relations.
“Our team has proved to be dynamic and creative in resolving problems related to the architecture of MSU buildings,” said Bill Whitbeck, project coordinator for the Planning and Projects Office. “The AUID competition awards reflect MSU’s reputation as an institution dedicated to innovative and sustainable interior design projects.”
The competition hosted 25 universities and recognized MSU in the following categories: renovations under $50,000, renovations between $50,000 and $150,000 and renovations more than $150,000. The Ernst and Young Communication Center ranked first in renovations between $50,000 and $150,000. The University of Texas at Austin hosted AUID’s 2013 Design Competition, inviting design and architectural experts from around the country to judge entries.
“The Planning and Projects Office submitted several projects that exemplified our design style,” said Tanya Zhuravlev, project manager for the Planning and Projects Office. “The Residential and Hospitality Service’s dining and living facilities were noted as our top design projects.”
For more information about Planning and Projects Office awards, visit www.rhs.msu.edu/ar/planning-and-projects-office. To learn more about the Association of University Interior Designers, visit www.auid.org.