LSU Interior Design Student Gets National Award for Store Design

(Baton Rouge) – Third-year Interior Design student Lane Schofield recently received a third-place award in a national student design competition for her design of a children’s store. She was one of five LSU students who participated in the annual competition sponsored by the Institute of Store Planners (ISP); all five students made it to the final tier of judging.

The annual competition drew nearly 90 entries, showcasing the design talents of up-and-coming students enrolled in architecture, interior design or environmental design programs. Students were challenged to create a prototype design for a kids store targeting boys and girls between the ages of five and 13.

Schofield received the $300 third-place award for her “3:30” retail design. She was just a second-semester sophomore when she submitted her entry last spring, though design talent runs in her family: Her grandfather was an LSU graphic design professor before retiring, and he designed the “eye of the tiger” on the football field in Tiger Stadium.

“This one-of-a-kind hybrid store emphasizes fun and creativity through not only the activities offered, but also by the layers of curious, innovative materials that surround them, fueling their imagination,” Schofield said of her design.

ISP is a 46-old international professional society dedicated to the challenges of retail store planning and design. The competition was coordinated by the organization’s St. Louis chapter and included four judges from that region.

“This is a tremendous honor for Lane, the School of Interior Design and the College of Art and Design,” said T.L. Ritchie, chairwoman of the department. “It speaks to the standards of excellence we strive to maintain in this college.”