A PSU interior design student is two for two in national competition. Senior Cassandra Stanley was, for the second consecutive year, on the winning team at the International Interior Design Association’s

Cassandra Stanley

Cassandra Stanley

Design Wars competition in Kansas City. Cassandra was the only student in this year’s competition who also competed in 2013.
“Having a year under my belt, and especially having won last year, I had a good feel for what the judges were looking for,” Stanley said. “That definitely helped me, and I was able to use that experience to help our team.”
The competition required the students to work in teams with students from other universities to develop a spatial layout for office space in Kansas City. Cassandra served on a team with two Kansas State University students.
“It’s a great experience, because it challenges you in the areas of creativity and time management,” Stanley said. “It also puts you in a situation where you collaborate with students from other schools, and you have to work together to succeed.”
Associate Professor Denise Bertoncino said the competition is an important preview of what the students will experience as professionals.