Renovation Project Selected to Appear as an Outstanding Design in Competition

Columbia University's Carman Basement Lounge renovation has been selected to appear as an Outstanding Design in the August 2013 American School & University Educational Interiors Showcase, a competition honoring education interiors excellence. The lounge was designed by AARRIS ATEPA Architects, a local/certified Women and Minority Business Enterprise, (WMBE).

This year, the panel of Educational Interiors Showcase judges selected 80 projects to be featured in the August issue of American School & University. The complete list of 2013 projects selected for publication is posted on the site

Nicole Hollant-Denis, principal of AARRIS Architects, says that the Carman Hall lounge project was a lifeline for her five-person firm, which like many design studios both big and small, has struggled through the recession and economic downturn. "This was a make or break year for us," she explains, "and so it is a great opportunity."

 To read more about the renovation project, please click here.