Mandy Green, an interior design student at Mount St. Joseph University, recently won first place in the 2014 Retail Design Institute International Student Design Competition. She won $5,000 and $500 for the Mount. More than 200 students submitted designs for the competition.
The annual competition simulates the real world conceptual development of a retail store. For Green’s project, she designed a cosmetic store she called, “Fresh Face,” which led her to designing a specialty store for wellness-conscious women.
“I had to take an idea and use the same design process looking at the target market,” she said. “I had to think about what the consumer would buy and create a design with that in mind.”
Green’s project was on display at the Mount’s Studio San Guiseppe and is also featured on the RDI website as well as a magazine.
Green is doing a co-op at BHDP Architecture downtown while she completes her degree in interior architecture and design. She is a 2006 graduate of McAuley High School and lives in White Oak.