Habitat for Humanity Honors Interior Design Students

Texas Tech University interior design students recently had floor plans named after them and made available for future Habitat for Humanity families to choose from.

Written by Cory Chandler

News Release
For Immediate Release
DATE: Feb. 12, 2008
CONTACT: Georgia Godfrey, georgia.godfrey@ttu.edu
(806) 742-3263

Habitat for Humanity Honors Interior Design Students
Student-created floor plans selected for new habitat homes.

Interior design students in the Texas Tech University College of Human Sciences were recently honored by Habitat for Humanity in Lubbock for their unique floor plan designs.

These selected plans will be named after each student and made available for future Habitat for Humanity families to choose from.

For three-bedroom houses, 1st place was awarded to Phillip Caekaert, 2nd place was awarded to Jessica Grabham, 3rd place was awarded to Jordan Riley, and 4th place to Cherese Wheeler. Four-bedroom house awards were given to Madison Krueger for 1st place, Kristin Hoffmann for 2nd place, Julie Broyles for 3rd place, and Michael Rodriguez for 4th place.

"These interior design students are making a lasting contribution to the Lubbock community and those around them who are in need" said Linda Hoover, dean of the College of Human Sciences. "Through hands-on experience and interaction with the community, these students also are able to gain the skills and knowledge they need to enter their professional field."

Interior design students worked with Habitat for Humanity during the spring 2007 semester to identify residential design and construction needs. Students spent the semester designing residential plans that met the Habitat for Humanity housing standards.

Lubbock Habitat for Humanity is a non-profit Christian organization committed to eliminating substandard housing in the Lubbock area. Habitat for Humanity is dedicated to the idea that all people deserve a safe and decent house in which to live. Currently, the organization is building in more than 75 foreign countries and more than 1,600 cities in the U.S. and Canada.

The Department of Design in the College of Human Science encompasses the fields of apparel design, interior design and environmental design and strives to contribute to new knowledge in these areas through design education, research and community outreach.

CONTACT: Georgia Godfrey, coordinator for college development and external relations, College of Human Sciences, Texas Tech University, (806) 742-3263, or georgia.godfrey@ttu.edu.