A point of pride for Primo and Verda at last week’s IIDA Northern California Honor Awards: San Jose State University’s strong standing in the student awards categories.  Both of our principals are alumni of SJSU’s Interior Design program— and Primo is teaching a class there this semester– so it was especially satisfying to see SJ students do well in the competition.  All five of the student awards (two each for first and second place) were split between SJSU (pictured above)  and another great school, California College of the Arts (pictured below).

Congratulations from the design staff at O+A to this year’s student winners:

First Place:  Lynne Tainter, SJSU and Julianne Malnick, CCA

Second Place: Chase Lunt, SJSU and Tuan Tran, CCA

Third Place:  Jessica Sikoryak, SJSU

The level of design expertise on display in these student projects– from a super-modern bookstore to a coolly atmospheric vegetarian cafe– is truly impressive.