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Hodge honored by Association of University Interior Designers

Holly Hodge, director of interior design at Elon, was recognized for her work at the association's recent annual meeting. 

Holly Hodge, director of interior design at Elon University, recently received four awards from the Association of University Interior Designers for her work on campus projects

Holly Hodge, director of interior design

Hodge attended the association's annual conference at Washington University in St. Louis and was honored at an awards banquet for winners in the association's design contest. The competition offers an opportunity for university designers to have their work reviewed and critiqued by professional practicing interior designers, with awards presented based on the type of project and project budget. 

Hodge received the following awards for excellence in design: 

  • 2nd Place, Renovations over $500,000, for Long Building renovation. Elon recently reopened Long after an extensive renovation that prepared the building to become home to the Master of Arts in Interactive Media program and the Department of Sport Management. 
  • 2nd Place, Renovations $150,000 to $500,0000, for Maker Hub at Downtown. In August, the university opened a second Maker Hub on the top floor of Elon Town Center with new equipment including 3D printers, a CNC router, a laser cutter/engraver, tools and vented soldering stations.
  • 3rd Place, New Construction, for Schar Hall. Last academic year, the university celebrated the completion of Schar Hall, a central element of the expansion of the School of Communications that included multiple new capabilities and spaces for the school including Turner Theatre, the Snow Family Grand Atrium, new faculty offices. classrooms and gathering spaces. 
  • 3rd Place, Renovation under $50,000, for Carlton 221 classroom. This project updated the classroom with new technologies and features, with the space used as a language media center. 

"I am very honored to have been able to be a part of these projects and work with very talented faculty and staff across the university," Hodge said. "Planning, Design and Construction Management aims to create and design environments that enhance the students’ learning experience through materials, color, and furniture. The most exciting part about designing for higher education is that each project is uniquely different."

Hodge has previously been recognized for her work by the Association of University Interior Designers. Last year, she received an award for her work on the Alamance 207 classroom and in 2013, Hodge received a first place award for her design of the Student Center on the first floor of Moseley Campus Center.

Owen Covington,
10/13/2017 10:35 AM