NeoCon Student Charette

Attending NeoCon?  Stop by the Student Design Charette and support/cheer on our local IIDA WI participants! 


DATE: Tuesday, June 13, 2017
TIME: 9:30 a.m. - 3 p.m. (Charette), 3 - 5 p.m. (Charette judging)
LOCATION: The Merchandise Mart, 6th Floor, Suite 614

Sponsored by Herman Miller, school-nominated IIDA Student Members from around the country will compete in this live, onsite annual design competition during NeoCon. Students have less than six hours to determine a design solution, develop a presentation, and pitch their concept to a panel of esteemed judges. NeoCon attendees are encouraged to observe the students during the creative and presentation process. Final presentations will take place on Tuesday, June 13 at 3 p.m., with winners announced at the Winners Reception on Wednesday, June 14.

This year’s problem will be created in conjunction with Charrette sponsor Herman Miller. 

Meet our Students:

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Growing up, Janet Estrada, a student at Madison Area Technical College, never imagined she would become an interior designer. Interested in many different things, it wasn’t until later in life that she discovered that her love and desire to arrange furniture was actually a profession. During the past three years, she has developed technical skills such as AutoCAD, Sketch-Up, Hand Rendering and most recently 20/20. The Interior Design industry is her passion. She loves creating efficient and beautiful spaces. After taking a
commercial design class, she fell in love with creating functional commercial spaces that reflect a company’s core values, culture and mission. Her career goals are to find the perfect commercial design job, become a great commercial designer, to always love what she does, and to commit to the fullest in every project.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               Makayla Matsche is studying interior design at Madison College. After starting out as a psychology major at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point, she realized that her true passion was designing homes. She decided to make the switch, move away from home, and start her interior design journey. She loves working on floor plans, treating them like puzzles to
figure out the best new configuration for the client. By using multiple tools together, such as AutoCAD and SketchUp, designs can really come to life and can be easily visualized by clients. She appreciates all aspects of design and isn’t committed to one area in particular. She takes pride in the fact that she’s very organized and timely. She wants to grow and develop as an interior designer in as many ways as possible.

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