Senior INTD major, Gracie Ferreyro, received FIRST PLACE honors for her entry in the TX Chapter of the American Society of Interior Designers Student Competition for 2013. The announcement of her win came during the TX Chapter of ASID Student Symposium in Dallas. Gracie’s entry, The Candor Boutique Hotel, competed against other student entrants across the state. Her FIRST PLACE win was in the Hospitality Design category which judged portfolio projects showcasing hotels, restaurants, spas and etc. Gracie’s project included the public lobby of the hotel, a luxury spa, and two types of hotel guest room options. Her solution utilized cutting edge technologies and portrayed design features that would be responsive to a young generation of emerging professionals. The youthful design, based on the popular Grammy hit, “We are Young,” by the band fun. features a mixture of patterns, finishes and details expressive of the post college crowd of professionals seeking lodging for business and pleasure today. Congratulations! Gracie!