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SEP 2018

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NKBA Taps College of the Year HACKETTSTOWN, NJ — The National Kitchen & Bath Association has named San Diego Mesa College the winner of its College of the Year honor for its outstanding technical merit in student kitchen and bath design. The College of the Year is chosen from among the entries in the Association's annual Student Design Competition. Each school that enters picks its top two entries to compete for the College of the Year. This year, there were nearly 300 entries for the assignment, which was designing a kitchen or bath for a Habitat for Humanity home in Warren County, NJ, near the NKBA's national headquarters. The judging is based on technical expertise and precision of drawing, along with compliance to the NKBA's industry-leading standards. "We are especially proud to have received this honor because we are a two-year program and compete with many of the four-year programs," said Helene Lindquist, adjunct professor in the interior design program at San Diego Mesa College. Lindquist pointed out that, as a two-year school, students are not required to take the same number of general education credits as required for a four-year degree. "But our students get the same amount of design education: They are required to take 60 units in design," said Lindquist. "We teach them how to refine their design processes and follow the NKBA standards and requirements. Most of our design classes include parts of the NKBA standards, but we have one class dedicated to teaching them for kitchen and bath drafting. That makes a difference. Kitchen and bath drafting is done on a different scale from general drafting." In addition, the NKBA recognized the following colleges as its Excellence In Education honorees: Century College, Saint Paul, MN; Front Range Community College – Larimer Campus, Fort Collins, CO; Joliet Junior College, Joliet, IL; Lakeland College, Plymouth, WI, and Mt. San Antonio College, Walnut, CA. The NKBA's 2018-2019 Student Design Competition is now open. To qualify, entrants must be NKBA student members enrolled in an educational institution on the date of submission. All submissions are due by May 6, 2019. Richelieu Names Young Design Winners MONTREAL — The winners of the second edition of the Richelieu Awards for Young Designers were announced during a recent ceremony held in Montreal. The Richelieu Awards for New Designers aim to inspire creativity in today's students and young designers to envision the home of tomorrow. Award recipients – Andréa Jacques, a graduate from a school of interior design in St-George-de-Beauce in Québec, and Charles Laurence Proulx and Gil Hardy-Gro- leau, from the design firm NÓS Architectes in Montreal – let their ideas shine by proposing well-balanced and accessible solutions. Each winner was awarded a trophy and a $1,000 scholarship. The challenge consisted of designing a layout for an optimized and versatile living space in a 450-sq.-ft. micro condo according to universal accessibility standards for people with reduced mobility. Using Richelieu's products, the young designers shared their vision of an adaptable space that adjusts to the age, physical condition and needs of its occupants to make life easier. For more information, visit richelieu.com/us/en/category/latest-news/winners- of-the-2018-richelieu-design-awards-for-new-designers/1206166. Andréa Jacques was presented the Young Designers Award in the Graduate category. Gil Hardy-Groleau of NÓS Architectes was a winner in the Young Professionals category. 16 Kitchen & Bath Design News • September 2018 INDUSTRY UPDATE NOTEWORTHY DEVELOPMENTS IMPACTING THE KITCHEN AND BATH MARKET PUT HÄFELE'S ORGANIZATIONAL SOLUTIONS IN YOUR SHOWROOM AND RECEIVE ADDITIONAL DISCOUNTS! Online & Livechat: www.hafele.com/us Phone: 800.325.6202 Email: experts@hafele.us CALM YOURSELF, GOLDILOCKS. "Nothing fits." "This cereal box is too tall." All these challenges and more can be solved with Häfele's selection of roll-out trays when paired with our Quick Tray (pictured left in white) or X-Bracket pilaster systems. With a simple motion shelves move up or down for full pantry customization to make things just right. Kits are available in standard, full or pantry heights, can be cut for any height and work in framed or frameless applications. Quick Tray is also available in maple. NEW Circle No. 8 on Product Card

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