Students Compete in Redesign Plans for Historic Hotel
Approximately 50 students from WSU’s interior design and design engineering technology programs will meet for instruction in the hotel’s Sunlit Room Jan. 24 at 4 p.m. By the same time Jan 26, they will have selected materials and finishes and have made plans to restore both spaces in keeping with the original style and architectural features.
“The charette is a real-life simulation, very much like the experiences they’ll have in the field,” Arnold said. “Working with other disciplines under a time crunch is a challenge. The charette prepares them in a way that a classroom exercise could not.”
“The management of the Ben Lomond Suites is flattered at this opportunity to have students offer renovation recommendations to this beautiful and historic hotel,” Fenton said. “The ownership, at this time, does not have actual plans for renovation to the proposed areas; however, constant improvements are currently being made, and we relish this potential information for future renovations.”
An awards ceremony will be held in the Sunlit Room, Jan. 26 beginning at 7:30 p.m. Members of the public are invited to watch the awards presentation.
- Kristen Arnold, program coordinator, interior design technology801-690-0809 • firstname.lastname@example.org
Michael Fenton, director of sales and marketing, Ben Lomond Suites801-627-1900 • email@example.com
- Allison Barlow Hess, director of Public Relations
801-626-7948 • firstname.lastname@example.org