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2011 NKBA/GE Charette Competition The winners are announced.

By Sherylin Doyle, AKBD, NKBA Manager of Academic Relations

The NKBA and GE for the sixth consecutive year announced the winners of the 2011 NKBA/GE Charette Competition, which awards students over $20,000 in scholarships. This competition recognizes students who each demonstrate kitchen design skill by planning a safe, functional kitchen duringa three-hour timed test. “GE is committed to the emerging design community and proud to recognize the talent and creativity of students at NKBAaccredited colleges,” said Monogram Marketing Manager Brandon Hochhalter. “It is exciting to see the designs including GE Monogram® appliances in their kitchens. We congratulate all the finalists for their outstanding designs.”

More than 400 students from 28 colleges participated in the challenge, which tests students’ abilities to apply their knowledge of kitchen design by producing a floorplan with specifications, a design statement, and a perspective or elevation of a kitchen featuring GE appliances—all within three hours. Each of the 28 colleges chose up to three local winners to award $50 each. This year’s scenario asked students to design a kitchen using GE Monogram® series appliances, which offer commercialgrade features, into the design for their clients, Greg and Mariana Temple. Mrs. Temple has just published a cookbook and hosts cooking classes in her ranch home. The clients desired a contemporary style kitchen with seating for four and space for seven people to watch the cooking class. All designs were required to adhere to the NKBA Planning Guidelines, as well



2011 NKBA/GE CHARETTE COMPETITION 1ST PLACE WINNER: Kelsey Warren – Alexandria Technical & Community College, Alexandria, MN

as to NKBA Graphic and Presentation Standards. The winning designers successfully incorporated these elements into their creations, along with special features that impressed the judges. First-place winner Kelsey Warren, from Alexandria Technical College located in Alexandria, MN, was able to create a design that best utilized the space to meet the needs of the clients and was aesthetically pleasing. She created a strong focal point for the room by placing decorative glass tiles above the GE Monogram 36” Dual Fuel Range and under the GE Monogram Professional stainless steel hood. Art was added to two walls to accentuate the vertical feel of the room.

WINNING STUDENTS 1st place - $5,000 Scholarship: Kelsey Warren Alexandria Technical & Community College; Alexandria, MN 2nd place - $4,000 Scholarship: Katelyn Shipe Virginia Tech; Blacksburg, VA 3rd place - $3,000 Scholarship: Ryan Young East Carolina University; Greenville, NC

4th place - $2,500 Scholarship: Courtney Simper Brigham Young University- Idaho; Rexburg, ID 5th place - $2,000 Scholarship: Jennifer McKell Brigham Young University- Idaho; Rexburg, ID Honorable Mentions - $1,000 Scholarships: Jennifer Murray-Huffman Baker College of Clinton Township; Clinton Township, MI Alexandria Van Nuys Virginia Polytechnic Institute; Blacksburg, VA Kevin Fields Virginia Polytechnic Institute; Blacksburg, VA Jenna Nibourg Lakeland College; Vermillion, AB, Canada Nozomi GallowaY West Valley College; Saratoga, CA

NKBA Magazine Spring 2011  
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