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Howard University Wins First Student Design House Competition
Congratulations are in order for six Howard University students who won the first Student Design House Competition.  The competition, sponsored by The Washington Design Center and the MADE: In America Foundation, offered young designers in the Washington area the opportunity to re-interpret classic American design for the 21st Century.  Only allowed to use American made products in their rooms stationed at The Washington Design Center, the team chose to undertake an Old World Library featuring a mantle that was designed and created by them.  Team Howard consisted of faculty advisor Mark Watkins, and students Naomi Black, Bretagne Blair, Naada Favitsou-Boulandi, Karen Ennis, Alicia Johnson, and Omar Tulloch.  When asked of the nature of the competition, Favitsou-Boulandi said, “We were asked to pick a room in The Washington Design Center, identify a problem about the room’s design, figure out a solution, and [then] design it.”  Team Howard beat-out students from Anne Arundel Community College, James Madison University, George Washington University, and Montgomery College.  Great job HU!


  1. Thank you for the great news. We are always glad to see our prestigious and powerful HBCUs excel


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