Durkan Announces DSCVR 2022 Competition Winner

May 6, 2022 1:00 pm

Durkan Announces the Winners of their 2022 Student Design Competition, DSCVR

DALTON, Ga. May 6, 2022 — Durkan awarded Corina Amarioarei the Grand Prize in their 2022 DSCVR Student Design Competition May 6 live on their Instagram.  

The Durkan DSCVR student design competition was established in partnership with the Network of the Hospitality Industry (NEWH) to exhibit the talent of designers in the hospitality design field and contribute toward the education of future designers. Students majoring in interior design, textiles and other commercial interior studies from around the country submitted fresh and innovative designs for either a private or public space of a hotel. The winner received $2,500 and a feature in the May/June issue of Hospitality Design magazine, second place took home $1,500, and third place winnings total $1,000. This year, Durkan received over 100 entries. The winners were chosen from a selection of top 10 finalists by a public vote totaling over 5000. 

Corina Amarioarei’s “A Magical Dance” was inspired by Disney fairy tales and ocean waves. She created a design that illustrated the feeling of dancing on a cloud, along with the joy of twirling in the ocean. The Carleton University student was inspired to enter DSCVR because she is passionate about creating unique and exciting designs.  

For second place winner Sarah Clark, she took a different perspective and analyzed mushrooms for her design entitled “Undergrowth”. Mushrooms seem small and simple, but offer a variety of patterns, shapes, textures, and colors. The Savannah College of Art and Design student decided to enter the Durkan competition because of her professor, Katie Buchanan. Her positive words of encouragement gave Clark the confidence to submit her work.  

Emma Street took third place in this year’s DSCVR competition with her design “Fading Nostalgia”. Her concept was based on the space’s function as a ballroom. The Savannah College of Art and Design student was inspired by the idea of dancing and frivolity as well as the study of light imagery. She entered because DSCVR combined two of her favorite aspects of design and allowed her to assume the perspective of an interior designer who wants to create movement throughout a space.  

The top three were chosen from the following list of finalists: 

Amanda Rodier, Savannah College of Art and Design 

Corina Amarioarei, Carleton University 

Emily Caine, Utah State University 

Emma Street, Savannah College of Art and Design 

Erica Evans, Utah State University 

Krista Miller, Savannah College of Art and Design 

Molly Hercules, Utah State University 

Rikkell Nothem, Kirkwood Community College 

Sarah Clark, Savannah College of Art and Design 

Savannah Horton, Utah State University 

For more information on DSCVR, visit mohawkgroup.com/durkan/dscvr. To learn more about Mohawk Group’s Durkan Hospitality, visit durkan.com.  


About Durkan 

Durkan is the leading US manufacturer of custom designed carpet to the hospitality industry. Specializing in durable Public Space, Corridor and guest room carpet, Durkan offers solutions to any custom design need. As design leaders, they offer the largest selection of archived patterns in the USA or they can make your custom design vision a reality.


About the Network of the Hospitality Industry 

The Network of the Hospitality Industry is the premier networking resource for the hospitality industry, providing scholarships, education, leadership development, recognition of excellence, and business development opportunities. Members of NEWH, Inc. are professionals actively engaged in development, management/ operations, architecture, communications, design, distribution, education, manufacturing, production, purchasing, and sales of the Hospitality, Foodservice, Senior Living and related industries.

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