UI 3D Design Program adds top prize in New York to impressive year of accomplishments

Monday, May 18, 2015

3D Design students and faculty at ICFFFor the second time in the 2014-2015 academic year, the 3D Design Program in the University of Iowa School of Art & Art History won the top prize at a nationally prestigious competition.

Students and faculty from the program traveled to New York City May 16-19, 2015, to exhibit their work and compete against many of the nation's top design schools at ICFF, a global design showcase for interior furniture, seating, carpet and flooring, lighting, outdoor furniture, materials, wall coverings, textiles, and kitchen and bath accessories.

The University of Iowa won the 2015 Editors' Award for Best School, beating out programs from the Rhode Island School of Design, Virginia Tech, New York School of Interior Design, and other highly regarded design schools.

Hailey Kurtz video still

Watch a video of Hailey Kurtz (Class of 2015)
telling about her amazing year in the UI's
3D Design program

Also this year:

  • In November 2014, the UI 3D Design Program, led by Associate Professor Monica Correia, won the design school competition at SOFA, the other top North American furniture, sculptural object, and design fair, which takes place annually in Chicago.
  • In April 2015, several of the program's students and faculty traveled to Milan, Italy, where they were one of only two American programs invited to exhibit their work at the internationally prestigious Salone Internazionale del Mobile di Milano, or Milan Furniture Fair.
  • In August 2015, the UI unveiled its new Iowa State Fair booth, which was designed by students and faculty in the program.

The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at the University of Iowa is a comprehensive college offering 73 majors in the humanities; fine, performing and literary arts; natural and mathematical sciences; social and behavioral sciences; and communication disciplines. More than 17,000 undergraduate and 1,900 graduate students study each year in the college’s 37 departments, led by professors at the forefront of teaching and research in their disciplines. The college teaches all UI undergraduates through the General Education Program, and confers about 70 percent of the UI's bachelor's degrees each academic year.