Recent graduate from LaSalle College Vancouver's Interior Design Bachelor's Degree program, Jean Claude Kwizera, was selected as a finalist for the PlaidFox Student Design Challenge, out of more than 200 submissions.
On January 22, 2020, Jean Claude Kwizera, who graduated from LaSalle College Vancouver during Winter 2019, was among the 5 finalists invited to present their “Final Pitch” to a panel of judges at Montauk Sofa. The judge panel included Mathew McCormack, Ben Leavitt, Anika Quin, Ema Peter and Aziz Varani.
The PlaidFox Design Challenge with Western Living had students design a new Vancouver boutique hotel, giving the finalist's winning proposal the green light and working it into the design of the hotel. The goal of this new scholarship is to help talented and driven aspiring designers get noticed, get work experience and ultimately attain a career in interior design. The prize for the Interior Design challenge includes a $2,500 scholarship, a $2,500 personal branding package and and internship with PlaidFox.
PlaidFox Studio is completely gutting a sleepy hotel in Vancouver's West End and redesigning it into a wild and spectacular boutique concept featuring an experimental mishmash of old schoolhouse, Scandinavian modernism and art deco. Designing for the lively, successful, globally minded future guest, they look to revive and celebrate the building's history with a new (vintage-inspired) look, inside and out - and want one student to be a part of it.