Professor wins National Interior Design Competition

7/5/2011

Karen Clarke's sustainable design for a once-neglected 19th-century home was the co-winner of the 2010 American Society of Interior Designers (ASID) Educator Design Excellence Competition.

Clarke, co-director of the Interior Design program at the New England School of Art & Design at Suffolk University, used sustainable materials, energy-efficient design and appliances, and "Smart Home" features while preserving many of the exquisite materials found on site.

The house, built in 1826 in the Victorian style, then redone in a modernist style in 1948, had fallen into disrepair by the time new owners sought a redesign in 2007.

Clarke was guided by LEED for Homes standards during design, restoration, and construction of the home.

The design has received other awards, and the kitchen was featured on the cover of Boston Magazine's fall 2009 home edition.

project description and additional photos are available on the ASID Web site.

 

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