Double design wins for alumnus

Laura Cobb, Class of 2015 interior design technology, is $6,000 richer after placing first and third in student design competitions. 

The National Kitchen and Bath Association (NKBA) announced the winners of its 2014-15 student kitchen design and charette competitions on Sept 25. Cobb placed first in the charette competition and third in the kitchen design competition, earning $5,000 and $1,000 scholarships respectively for her wins.Cobb and her classmates created designs for the competitions during their second and final yearLaura Cobb of the interior design program at the Vermilion campus. She was joined in the winners’ circle by classmates Kayla Soto who won the kitchen design competition and Bree-Anne Hubick who finished third in the charette competition. The placements extend Lakeland’s winning streak in student design competitions to 12 years.

Quotable quotes:
“The wins are confirmation for me that I do have the skill set I need to be successful in this industry. It’s a huge confidence boost,” says Cobb. 

“It’s a great program and I would recommend it to anyone. I think the reason it’s so successful is the instructors and their passion for the program and the students. They’ve created a (design incubator) setting that is very positive and encouraging.”

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Photo: After graduating from the diploma program in the spring, Cobb began a practicum as an office planner at SaskPower in Regina. She’s since been hired full-time.

October 13, 2015