NEIT interior design students win national recognition

NEW ENGLAND INSTITUTE of Technology student Amira Mohamed took first place at the New England chapter of the International Interior Design Association’s 2018 Design Awards while her classmate, Stephanie McShane, was named a top five finalist. / COURTESY NEIT
NEW ENGLAND INSTITUTE of Technology student Amira Mohamed took first place at the New England chapter of the International Interior Design Association’s 2018 Design Awards while her classmate, Stephanie McShane, was named a top five finalist. / COURTESY NEIT

EAST GREENWICH – Barrington resident and New England Institute of Technology student Amira Mohamed took first place at the New England chapter of the International Interior Design Association’s 2018 Design Awards while her classmate, Stephanie McShane, of Pawtucket, was named a top five finalist.

In prepared remarks, Douglas H. Sherman, NEIT senior vice president and provost, congratulated Mohamed and McShane.

“The creativity and knowledge these students demonstrated to the design community is a true testament to the quality of our interior design program and the expertise of our faculty. We could not be prouder of their outstanding accomplishments,” he said in a statement.

The 11th annual ceremony, which was held on March 14 at the Boston Park Plaza Hotel, saw students from across the region showcase interior design projects. They were evaluated on aspects including real estate, design, construction and engineering.

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The 2018 competition marks the second consecutive year NEIT students have been selected among the top five finalists. In 2017, Mohamed took first-place honors as well.

Other Rhode Island winners included Providence-based Brewster Thornton Group Architects in the Best in Rhode Island category for its work on the Rhode Island Veterans Home, and Jacobs, based in Dallas but with an office in Providence, in the Workspace on a Budget category for its work on the Whole Foods Market Northeast corporate headquarters.

Emily Gowdey-Backus is a staff writer for PBN. You can follow her on Twitter @FlashGowdey or contact her via email, gowdey-backus@pbn.com.