UNI interior design student wins top honors

Stephanie with her designsStephanie McEnaney, a University of Northern Iowa junior interior design major from Calmar, won first place in the regional student Sub-Zero and Wolf Kitchen Design Contest. McEnaney will attend the Integrated Column launch party in Kansas City with an elite group of professionals and other winners. The launch party is a catered event and will have a top Chicago executive chef preparing the meal for the event.

McEnaney first entered the contest while taking a residential-design class with Jillissa Moorman, UNI assistant professor of interior design. Moorman challenged her students to design for people with disabilities. McEnaney's kitchen design was for a family with a parent born with dwarfism and incorporated ideas to suit that particular family.
Moorman, who required her students to enter the contest said, "I'm so proud of my students for getting to a level of design to enter a national competition. This is great because now they know that anything is possible and achieving great honors in interior design can happen for students at UNI too."

Sub-zero Freezer Company was established in 1945 and is a leader in manufacturing premium built-in home refrigeration. Wolf, a manufacturer of professional cooking equipment, merged with the Sub-Zero brand in 2000.

UNI's interior design major in the Department of Design, Textiles, Gerontology, and Family Studies allows students to have hands-on experience creating projects for diverse populations, special purposes and environmental concerns. Students work with the latest technology and computer applications. The coursework provides systematic and coordinated approaches to the design process, resulting in appropriate interior environments in the private and public sector.