2014 NKBA GE Charette Competition Winners Announced

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2014 NKBA GE Charette Competition Winners Announced


More than $20,000 in Scholarships Awarded to Students


HACKETTSTOWN, N.J. (JUNE 26, 2014) — For the ninth consecutive year, the National Kitchen & Bath Association (NKBA) and GE Appliances are proud to announce the winners of the NKBA/GE Charette Competition, which awards students with more than $20,000 in scholarships. The competition recognizes students who demonstrate advanced skill in kitchen design by planning a safe, functional kitchen within a three-hour period.

“There is an incredible level of talent and creativity among the students at NKBA-accredited colleges,” said Brandon Hochhalter, Design and Merchandising Manager for GE Monogram. “Each year we recognize the outstanding designs integrating GE Monogram® appliances in the kitchen. GE would like to congratulate all the finalists for their excellent designs and wish them continued success in the future.”

Close to 200 students from 19 colleges participated in the challenge, which included creating a kitchen floor plan with specifications, along with a design statement and perspective or elevation of a kitchen featuring GE appliances, completed within three hours. Each of the colleges chose up to three local winners to receive $50.

“We are proud to support the programs that will help develop student designers into the future generation of professional designers,” said 2014 NKBA president John Petrie, CMKBD. “When students have targeted their area of interest in the kitchen and bath industry, we want to offer them opportunity to hone their interest and ability and turn it into a real skill and a solid career.”

The design challenge: Create a kitchen using GE Monogram® brand appliances, which offer commercial-grade features for clients Janice and Larry Ketron. The family entertains at least once a month and they have requested to remove the wall between the kitchen and family room as well as extend the counter on the same side of the kitchen as the sliding glass door, which will increase the gathering space for meals.

All designs must adhere to the NKBA Planning Guidelines, as well as to the NKBA Graphic and Presentation Standards. The winning designers successfully incorporated these elements into their creations, along with special features that impressed the judges.

2014 Winners

1st place - $5,000 Scholarship

Donghyuk Kim, Brigham Young University – Idaho, Rexburg, ID

2nd place - $4,000 Scholarship

Natalie Wood, Brigham Young University – Idaho, Rexburg, ID

3rd place - $3,000 Scholarship

Breanne Corey, Lakeland College – Vermilion, AB

4th place - $2,500 Scholarship

Katelyn Brands, Alexandria Technical and Community College – Alexandria, MN

5th place - $2,000 Scholarship

Michelle Talley, West Valley College – San Jose, CA

Honorable Mentions - $1,000 Scholarships

Erica Shaw, Lakeland College –Vermilion, AB

April Park, Santa Fe Community College – Santa Fe, NM

Megan MacNaughton, Lakeland College – Vermilion, AB

Eden Hibert, Brigham Young University – Idaho, Rexburg, ID

Charles Kimball, Lakeland College – Vermilion, AB

About the National Kitchen & Bath Association

The National Kitchen & Bath Association (NKBA) is a not-for-profit trade association that owns the Kitchen & Bath Industry Show (KBIS®). With 60,000+ members, the NKBA has educated and led the kitchen and bath industry since its founding in 1963. The mission of the NKBA is to enhance member success and excellence, promote professionalism and ethical business practices, and provide leadership and direction for the kitchen and bath industry worldwide.

For more information, visit NKBA.org or call 1-800-THE-NKBA (843-6522).

About GE Appliances

GE Appliances is at the forefront of building innovative, energy-efficient appliances that improve people’s lives. GE Appliances’ products include refrigerators, freezers, cooking products, dishwashers, washers, dryers, air conditioners, water filtration systems and water heaters. General Electric (NYSE: GE) works on things that matter to build a world that works better. For more information on GE appliances, visit www.ge.com/appliances.

About The National Kitchen & Bath Association

The National Kitchen & Bath Association (NKBA) is a nonprofit trade association that owns the Kitchen & Bath Industry Show (KBIS®). With 60,000+ members, the NKBA has educated and led the kitchen and bath industry since its founding in 1963. The mission of the NKBA is to enhance member success and excellence, promote professionalism and ethical business practices, and provide leadership and direction for the kitchen and bath industry worldwide.

For more information, visit NKBA.org or call 1-800-THE-NKBA (843-6522).

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