Our sincere congratulations go to the winners of the NKBA 2010/2011 Student Design Competition. The projects were once again very challenging. And nearly 350 students across the country were up to taking on that challenge. I am sure that you will agree that the creativity and long hours of work invested in producing the entry are obvious and the results totally amazing. Each year the contest sets the stage with a design problem that gives the students a look at what a career in the kitchen and bath industry is like: challenging, gratifying and never, ever boring. We’d also like to thank the judges who give up their personal time to thoughtfully evaluate these entries. It is no small task. I would also like to recognize the colleges, instructors and coordinators all across the country for their contribution to the students, association and the industry. Without them, we would not have such well prepared future designers. So whether you had a winner this year, in the past or are planning on one in the future, we congratulate you. Waypoint Living Spaces, a brand of American Woodmark Corporation, is proud to sponsor this meaningful event for seventh consecutive year. To the winners, we wish you every success. You make us all proud! Sincerely, Connie Edwards, CKD, CBD, Director of Design Waypoint Living Spaces
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On behalf of Sub-Zero, Inc. and Wolf Appliance, Inc., we congratulate the winners of this year’s NKBA Student Design Competition. Your selection as the best of the best is a significant achievement and something to be proud of. The ability to create beautiful designs on a blank sheet of paper takes dedication, skill, training, and self confidence. At Sub-Zero and Wolf we admire these attributes and are pleased to recognize them through this competition. Through supporting skilled professionals we can jointly raise the profession of kitchen and bath design in the eyes of your peers, allied associations, and the general public. As leaders in manufacturing residential appliances, we understand what it takes to succeed in a competitive market. Those are the skills you have demonstrated in achieving the winning kitchens and baths and the determination you have put forth in pursuing your education. A student’s passion for fine design separates those individuals from others while ensuring a great future for the kitchen and bath industry. We look forward to seeing more beautiful work using our award-winning products, and if there is anything we can do for you, please let us know. Congratulations again, and best of luck in the future. Sincerely, Michele Bedard, Vice President of Marketing Sub-Zero, Inc. and Wolf Appliance, Inc.
NKBA.org | NKBA MAGAZINE–SPRING 2011