All four of the Finalists for the Autodesk sponsored Connect the Future competition were VTID students.
L-R Ari Horowitz, Luisa Lacsamana, Katie Simmons, & Jarett Volkoff.
Rooy Parco Winner
Malith Waharaka, a senior in the Industrial Design program, was a winner in the Rooy/Parco Challenge to design a shoe for the fashion-casual Japanese millennial consumer. Rooy will prototype the shoe and Parco will display the shoe in its department stores.
“The Ko-JD Loafer is a minimalist and sustainable piece of footwear that targets the sustainable conscious consumer, one who appreciates quality materials, products and with a high sense of fashion.”
Read more at Parco and Rooy
Const. Safety App
Mary Lee Carter, a senior in the Industrial Design program, led an interdisciplinary student research team which won 3rd place in the 2015 CIS Mobile App Competition, for their Construction Safety App. The team was comprised of students from IDS, ISE, CEE, and CS with Faculty Advisor Brian Kleiner, Director of the Myers-Lawson School of Construction.
Eyewear Design Winner
Daniel Choi won the International Eyewear Design Contest, sponsored by OWP, a German eyewear manufacturer. Daniel received a 4-week internship in the OWP Design Department including travel, accommodations and board for his winning submission. Read more at OWP International Eyewear Contest Winners.
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Situated in a rigorous workshop environment with open studios and dedicated desk space, the Industrial Design Program at Virginia Tech endeavors to facilitate learning by doing and to catalyze a student’s independence – thinking for oneself. This intensive making culture, advocating experimentation and iteration, is part of a curricular foundation derived over 50 years, from our linkages to the legacy traditions of the Bauhaus, Black Mountain College and the Ulm School. The students’ experience culminates in a forward-thinking-global perspective, a capacity for both collaboration and teaching one another, and a sensibility toward ut prosim, the University’s pledge for service.
IDSA STUDENT MERIT AWARD | Jonathan Kim
Graduating Senior Jonathan Kim was selected as this year's VTID Student Merit Award Winner. A page from the portfolio of work Jonathan submitted for this award. See more of Jonathan's portfolio here.