DateJuly 3, 2019
Three students from North Warwickshire and South Leicestershire College were given a design opportunity like none other by award-winning property company, Springbourne Homes.
Interior Design students studying a course at the College’s Hinckley campus were asked to sketch designs and then create computer generated or sketched visuals of house designs based on a client brief.
The designs were then judged, giving students the opportunity to learn how to present their designs to real-life clients – an important part of the selection process.
Springbourne Homes visited the Hinckley campus to reward the winning students with cash-prizes on Thursday 27 June.
The excitement didn’t stop there as overall winner, Jamie Baldwin, was also rewarded with the opportunity to work along-side an interior designer, architect and landscape designer for work experience and be invited to key events during the build of the site.
Jamie said: “I’m really proud and excited about winning the competition. It was fun to play about with different ideas and look at ways to fulfil and exceed what the client wanted. It was great to gain real-life experience and is something that will stand out on my CV.”
Fiona Rollings, Interior Design Lecturer at the College said: “This has been an amazing experience for our students, having to work within the confines of an industry brief, they have had invaluable experience. For Jamie, who is in his first year of studying Interior Design, he has been given a great opportunity to gain industry experience and he is thrilled.”
Lee Harris, Chief Executive Officer at Springbourne Homes added: “Thank you to the College – this has been a fantastic opportunity for us to engage with our local education provider and for the students to work on a real-life brief. Jamie, Jessica and Georgia performed exceptionally well throughout the task, their passion really came through and they managed to get inside the head of the client and pull out what was required.”
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